VIDEO+ : Cosmopolis Press Conference in PortugalCast Interview David Cronenberg Director Interview Premiere Robert Pattinson Video
Warning: you might want the volume off at the very start! (Fan girls screaming!) Excerpts from the press conference, reporting on the day, chatting with fans.
Dozens of fans are lining up to see the actor Robert Pattinson in Lisbon, whose film is scheduled to premiere tonight CCB 05/29/2012
The director David Cronenberg and actor Robert Pattinson were present on Tuesday at the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, at a press conference for the film ‘Cosmopolis’, produced by Paulo Branco Portuguese, while dozens of fans in the street waiting for the premiere, scheduled for this evening.
The film, which premiered in official selection of Cannes Film Festival in France last week, which did not take any prize, has its second public exhibition in Lisbon, a premiere at the CCB, at 20:30, with Cronenberg and the film’s protagonist, Robert Pattinson in attendence. A second premiere is scheduled for 22:00 in the Monumental cinema, also with the presence of both.
In a meeting today with the press, the Canadian director and British actor accompanied by producer Paulo Branco, were telling some details about the shooting of the film, an adaptation of the novel’s namesake American writer Don DeLillo.
At the entrance of the CCB, where the red carpet is already placed, close to twenty Pattinson fans at about 12:00, have kept a place for the night in order to see the premiere. Among them were four Spanish residents of Valladolid, on site since Monday night, describes the agency Lusa.
‘Cosmopolis’ joined for the first time, David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson, after it has been the protagonist of the vampire saga “Twilight,” a box office success worldwide.
Robert Pattinson plays the role of a millionaire, Eric Parker, who want to go through New York in a limosine for a haircut.
The trip, which lasts a whole day, is a metaphor for his life and character of its own destruction until a final showdown – a crucial dialogue from the movie – with a former employee (the actor Paul Giamatti).
“There was the dialogue from the book that gave me the certainty that this could be a movie. It was dramatic, interesting. Don DeLillo has very specific conversations and transcribed them all for [the argument], “Cronenberg said, quoted by Lusa.
Robert Pattinson, who is in “Cosmopolis” the first major dramatic role of his career, admitted he was “alarmed” at the beginning of the shooting because he did not know if the film would result, since it had too much text, the story is happening inside a limousine, and he appeared in almost every scene.
Having made the movie, the actor admits that now he is thinking about the representation and the film differently. Regarded as protagonist of the sequel to “Hunger Games – Hunger Games’ [us: they must mean Breaking Dawn?] are not known plans for new movies on the agenda of the actor. Pattinson says he does not know that other characters would like to represent in the future, but has a wish: “I just hope to make good characters.”
Cronenberg caused a hearty laugh at the press conference when he said that Pattinson chose because “it was cheap, was available and was directed by filmmaker.”
“I saw some interviews of him on YouTube and it showed me how, if you have sense of humor. Have fun in the long run, even though the film is heavy (…). I had to convince him, not because the movie was good, but because it was the right person for the role, “he said.
David Cronenberg, 69, author of films such as “Videodrome” (1983), ‘The Fly’ (1986), “Crash” (1996) and “A History of Violence” (2005), said he is still digesting everything the film represents.
“We showed the film at Cannes and was the first time I saw him in public. Still do not know what the movie brought to my life, but already had an impact. We have been quoting parts of the movie. The film has many meanings,” he said.
This was the first time that Paul White worked with David Cronenberg, who suggested the adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo.
‘Cosmopolis’, which has its commercial debut in Portugal on Thursday, is considered an independent film and low cost, with a budget of 15 million euros.