Huffington Post Interview with David Cronenberg

Been wondering why David Cronenberg cast Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis? In an interview with the Huffington Post, Cronenberg tells which of Robert’s previous performances caught his eye.

Cronenberg: Actors need to scare themselves. When I started to talk to [Robert Pattinson for Cosmopolis], it became apparent that he was terrified, as Keira was terrified to do Sabina, and that’s always good.

HP: Why did you want Pattinson for the part in Cosmopolis?

Cronenberg: Well I’d watched a movie that I think not too many people have seen called Little Ashes, where he plays Salvador Dali, and he plays him as a young man and plays him with a Spanish accent. So I thought, well that’s really interesting, I mean this was before he was a Twilight star, because, it takes a particular handsome young man to decide to play that role. And then I did watch some of the Twilight stuff and I watched Remember Me and I felt that he had a lot going on. He’s supposed to be a super smart billionaire at a young age, 28 he says in the movie. It’s intuition. I didn’t know him as a person, but I’d figured from the movies that I’d seen, like Little Ashes, that I could maybe interest him in doing something that’s not Twilight obviously.

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