Robert Pattinson on ‘Bel Ami’ Role: Edward Cullen Wouldn’t Approve!

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Robert Pattinson stars in the racy film Bel Ami and it’s quite the departure from Twilight.

“Edward so wouldn’t approve,” Rob said about his character. “So, yes, I thought that was a funny irony. But the story, independently, is great, and I only thought about the irony afterwards. The thing that stands out in the story in Bel Ami is just his behavior —the women that he manages to screw over are all attracted to him to begin with and so he starts having affairs with them and destroys their lives afterwards. That’s kind of nuts.”

Continued Rob:

“But, to answer your question, I don’t think about doing things just because they are different from Twilight, no. Honestly, Bel Ami was just such an intriguing film.”

Pattinson also acknowledges the pros and cons of being apart of the massive Twilight Saga films.

“Doing something like Twilight opens doors and it closes others. You can say, ‘Oh if I was still unknown, then no-one would judge me,’ but at the same time, nobody would give a s*** either,” laughed Rob.  “It’s a weird little balance.” 

“With Bel Ami, though, I guess there is something quite fun about going from Edward Cullen to playing a guy who pretty much abuses women to get money out of them.”

Check out the trailer for Bel Ami below!