Robert Pattinson: I Like to Do "Weird Things" While I'm Working

We catch up with Rob at the L.A. premiere of his new movie The Rover

By Marc Malkin Jun 13, 2014 4:17 PMTags
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Attention, all filmmakers wanting to work with Robert Pattinson!

You should consider shooting your movie in a desolate faraway desert.

Twilight's most famous vampire tells me he loved filming his new drama The Rover (opening in theaters today in L.A. and NYC and nationwide on June 20) in the South Australian desert because he didn't have to worry too much about the pesky paparazzi.

"You don't have to be looking over your shoulder all the time," Pattinson said last night at the movie's L.A. premiere. "It was really really great.

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"I like to do weird things in between takes to really get into it," he continued. "Normally I'd be hiding in a corner somewhere."

Despite the mostly paparazzi-free location, the 28-year-old Brit actor isn't looking to move there or to any similar area anytime soon. "I don't know if I could live there," said Pattinson, who also happens to say he's currently "homeless."

In The Rover, Pattison plays an injured young man who is enlisted by an ex-soldier (Guy Pearce) to help him find his stolen car. The David Michôd-directed film takes place in a post-Apocalyptic world in a location never identified in the movie.

Pattinson uses a somewhat southern American accent for his character.

"I think it's Floridian," Pattinson said with a laugh. "But I hadn't really done proper hardcore dialect work on it. It wasn't from a specific place."

Many reviews have touted Pattinson's work in the movie as one of the best jobs he's done and goes a long way to prove his acting chops.

"He's really great in the movie, really vulnerable," Pearce said. "It's such a heartbreaking performance I think. It was a great choice of David's to cast Rob and I think also great for Rob."

For more from Rob at The Rover premiere, check out E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

And you gotta watch the video below to find out who Rob likes to sing most at karoake!

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