VIDEO: New Cannes Interview- Robert Pattinson & David CronenbergCannes Cast Interview David Cronenberg Director Interview Robert Pattinson Video
There’s some comments from Rob in here we’ve not heard before on what drives Eric Packer (see our notes below the video.) Cronenberg speaks again about why he had Rob read the book before filming, but not Paul Giamatti.
Pattinson says of Eric, it [his self confidence, lack of fear] is linked to how he makes his money, it’s abstract. His whole life is abstract, the fact that he had a body is abstract even.
He finds it so easy too compartmentalize everything, that he’s just desperately searching for any kind of chaos so there’s something he can find that he doesn’t understand.
It’s about wanting something new so much, that that desire overcomes the fear for him.