Playing the role of Batman brings certain expectations for an actor. Whoever will don the cape and cowl has to get pretty yoked.
Robert Pattinson, preparing to star in the latest incarnation of the Dark Knight on the big screen, already explained how this movie will be way different than the other movies about Bruce Wayne’s side gig.
Pattinson is even doing the polar opposite of the other actors who’ve played the Caped Crusader.
He admitted he’s doing jack squats.
Wait. I read the interview wrong.
He’s doing JACK SQUAT, as in – nothing.
In fact, Pattinson admitted to GQ that he’s ghosted his trainer since the self-isolation started.
The film studio hired a trainer who left Pattinson with a Bosu ball, a single weight, and a sincere plea to use both, but right now, he says, he’s ignoring her.
“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he says in the story, that “you” referring to other actors. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean—he wasn’t exactly ripped.”
Pattinson called another actor on the film, Zoë Kravitz, the other day, and she said she was exercising five days a week during their exile from set.
Pattinson, well: “Literally, I’m just barely doing anything,” he says, sighing again.
Pattinson made it clear that he’s never been a big fan of working out and getting jacked for a movie role. The actor even shared a funny story from his days as a teen vampire.
Pattinson recalled a time on the set of Twilight with a possible shirtless scene. “The one time they told me to take my shirt off,” he told GQ, “I think they told me to put it back on again.”
The 34-year-old actor still has time to get jacked – if he even wants to – and special effects and buffed bodysuits can hide any lack of size.
I’m sure once the movie hits theaters there will be more than a few “how Robert Pattinson got shredded in a hurry” stories floating around online.
Let’s just hope Pattinson puts more effort into playing The Batman.