Ever since Twilight, Robert Pattinson has been doing his best to shed his Edward Cullen persona by taking on unique and complicated roles. The actor’s latest effort is Maps to the Stars, which sees him re-teaming with director David Cronenberg after the moderately successful Cosmopolis. Unlike in that film though, this time around, the actor takes on more of a supporting part.
Maps to the Stars is a biting satire that focuses on Hollywood and the cult of celebrity. It’s a sharp, comic look at the entertainment industry and boasts several great performances and clever writing. Though not for everyone, I enjoyed the film quite a bit and am happy to see that it’s been receiving mostly positive reviews thus far.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Pattinson while he was in Toronto promoting Maps to the Stars. Excited to talk about his newest film, he discussed with me why he enjoys working with Cronenberg, what caused his nervous breakdown on set, his thoughts on the cult of celebrity and much more.
Check it out in the video above and be sure to catch Maps to the Stars as it’s now playing in theatres.