Robert Pattinson was seen leaving the screening of Cosmopolis at Curzon Cinemas in London, England on Friday (June 1). The actor – who plays a Wall Street billionaire – had just finished a Q&A with the press.
The Metro reports he discussed doing love scenes with co-star Patricia McKenzie. The 26-year-old said he doesn’t “really have a problem with those scenes or nudity in general.”
He explained, “I think it’s more complicated for actresses who are worried about how those scenes can be exploited by the media and how naked photos are constantly getting posted on the internet.”
Mentioning one scene in particular he adds, “The sex scenes with Patricia were more difficult. It was kind of strange but in the script we were supposed to climax at the beginning of the scene then have this discussion afterwards. But David (Cronenberg) had the brilliant and inspired idea to have us talk while we were having sex.”
Pattinson also said he hopes to distance himself from the Twilight films.
“When you’re part of an immensely popular film franchise like Twilight, it tends to overwhelm anything else you’re doing while those films are still part of the public consciousness. I should be very grateful for what the Twilight films have done for me. I have led a charmed life so far as an actor. But I’m trying to find as many different and complex roles as possible. It’s up to me to show what I’m capable of now.”
As for all the attention he gets – Pattinson takes it in stride.
He shared, “You just learn to deal with everything and not be bothered by the attention. First of all, it’s flattering and as a performer you’re obviously seeking the approval of audiences. Secondly, it means that people appreciate your work. So it’s pointless to let that attention annoy you because it’s a contradiction and self-defeating. I live pretty much the way I want to.”