Robert Pattinson: My Movies “Are Weird And Don’t Make A Lot Of Money”
By Andrew Shuster | 12:30 pm, August 18, 2017
Robert Pattinson talks about his penchant for starring in small, offbeat movies in the years since his blockbuster Twilight franchise ended in an upcoming interview on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
The actor became a household name playing handsome vampire Edward Cullen in the popular Twilight series, but he’s opted for mostly independent projects in recent years. Pattinson’s latest film, the gritty bank robbery drama Good Time in which he stars as a low-life New York criminal, is another example of the actor playing against type.
“I think so much of life, people are trying to put you in a box and define you all the time,” Pattinson says in his CBS interview, which airs this Sunday. “And it’s just exciting to have a job where you can consistently break the walls of the box around you.” He adds, “It’s not like, ‘Oh, I’ll come down from an ivory tower to be…’ I mean, these roles are hard for me to get. It’s not like I’m Leo [DiCaprio] or something.”
Pattinson goes on to note his fame is helpful in “getting financing” for small films, which he says are often hard to get funded because “the movies I do are weird and they don’t make a lot of money, a lot of the time.” The actor further expresses gratitude for the opportunity to make films he’s passionate about because show business can be very fickle. “I always think that, like, at some point Karma is like, ‘Oh, that’s all your luck run out.’ And now it’s, ‘so a whole bunch of bad stuff’s gonna happen,’” he says.
Also during the interview, Pattinson discusses his childhood, early acting career, the tabloids, personal relationships and more. The actor’s full “CBS Sunday Morning” interview airs Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on CBS.