Robert Pattinson Talks Cosmopolis Re-Team, Says Cronenberg Wanted to Film His Junk

Robert Pattinson - CronenbergOn the eve of his Cannes debut in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson spoke with Metro France about a host of topics, most notably his fear of being fired from the film and his eagerness to reunite with the director on a “really weird” film about the film industry. And, oh yes: His balls. More specifically, how Cronenberg really wanted to get them in a shot for one particularly revealing scene…

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Granted, the nuance of language gets a bit lost via Google Translation (hat tip to fan blog Robert Pattinson Life for their translated version). Either way, temper your expectations: The Pattinson junk did not make it to the screen as planned.

“Five minutes before we filmed, David told me, 'I want to see the bottom of your balls on the top of the frame.' At the moment, I reminded myself that I would do anything for him. So I went back to see him and told him that wouldn't happen. He took it really well. At the start, it's a very bizarre scene that you won't see again in another movie, I promise.”

Oh, that Cronenberg!

Pattinson also told Metro France about the film he hopes to reunite with Cronenberg on after he hunts Saddam Hussein in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's Mission: Blacklist: "I don't know when exactly we're going to shoot. It will be David's first movie in America. In Los Angeles, to be exact. It will be about the film industry and I promise that it's going to be really weird."

As it should be. Read more here and here, and follow Movieline's Cannes coverage as Cosmopolis debuts tomorrow.


  • Max Renn says:

    'I want to see the bottom of your balls on the top of the frame.' -- is the quote of the week!

    • j'accuse! says:

      Haha. Yup. He could always use a sack double if he's not into that kinda thing though...