News Robert Pattinson presented his break-through film
Published: July 07, 2018| 02:11 PM
British actor Robert Pattinson visited Karlovy Vary on the last day of the festival, where he is to receive the Festival President’s Award during the gala Closing Ceremony. Before that, he presented to the full Karlovy Vary Theatre his favourite movie The Rover, a quasi-futuristic western, where he portrays the gang leader’s brother.
“I am grateful that you screen the film at this festival. I immediately felt a connection to the screenplay and fought hard to get the role. I went through a three-hour casting at director David Michôd’s home and thought I had got the part, as it had taken so long. Later, I learnt that almost every young actor in L.A. had spent several hours at his place. Nonetheless, even the casting as such was perfectly directed. I consider David one of the best directors,” noted Pattinson. Indeed, he starts shooting another film with Michôd in the following days.
The actor also revealed that Rover, made in 2014, was a break-through film for him. “This was the first movie where I was allowed to act against my natural character. I liked that and now I only take parts through which I can find something new in myself,” said the popular British star.