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    Robert Pattinson's "Heavy Role": Cosmopolis Director David Cronenberg Praises Twilight Star

    Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis Caitlin Cronenber/ Alfama Films

    While Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were living it up in their standard low-key style at Coachella last weekend (with BFF Katy Perry, of course!), we couldn't stop thinking about our fave couple at the Cannes Film Festival.

    We just could not be more excited to see R.Pattz and K.Stew trade their Converse for glam when they strut the red carpet and support each other's lastest flicks—Rob's Cosmopolis and Kristen's On the Road, with Jules Stewart in tow as well.

    So we recently asked you which movie you're more excited for (Kristen barely beat her beau), but we've got some new scoop on Cosmopolis that may just change your 'tude…

    READ: Kristen Stewart vs. Robert Pattinson at Cannes: Whose Movie Are You More Excited About?

    For starters don't expect any cheesy Twilight-esque dialogue—Cosmopolis is incredibly faithful to the Dan DeLillo novel that the movie's based on and even Rob admits it was a whole different style of acting:

    "In my earlier films, the dialogues were flexible. This time, however, was like acting in the theater: when you take Shakespeare on stage, you certainly can not change directions," Rob explained in an Italian interview with Cinerepublic.

    And if the latest trailer's any indication, Rob's acting chops are perfectly on point—there's enough sex, violence and action packed scenes to make your head spin—and R.Pattz never misses a beat.

    But although Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg has repeatedly praised Rob's acting ability—calling him "profound" in the past—this is the first time where we truly see R.Pattz fully shed his vampire ego. Oh and by the way, we love the Edward Cullen departure.

    READ: Kristen Stewart Plans On the Road Date Night With Robert Pattinson...and Her Mom!

    Rob's also lucky to have the role—the part originally went to Colin Farrell but because of Farrell's previous commitments, Cronenberg decided tweak the role for a younger star.

    Cue Robert Pattinson, who Cronenberg just cannot stop gushing over. The director even praised Pattinson during his interview with Cinerepublic:

    "Yes I found him interesting in Twilight…I saw him in Little Ashes and Remember Me, and I am convinced that he could be my Eric Packer," Cronenberg explained. "It is a heavy role, he appears in each scene and I do not think I've ever done a movie before where the actor is always on the screen. The choice of an actor is a matter of intuition, there are no rules or instructions."

    Well our intuition is telling us Rob's going to kill it in this role and we think his performance might leave the audience forgetting Twilight ever took place (or at least until Breaking Dawn Part 2).

    Sorry Kristen, but it looks like Rob's giving you a serious run for your money.

    Hey, a little competition never hurts, right?

    PHOTOS: Rob & Kristen Romance Diary

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