Robert Pattinson’s interview with Reuters at Cannes 2017
Narrator: Robert Pattinson, a man used to being pursued by fans and paparazzi, managed to shoot an entire film on the streets of New York without being recognized. Pattinson was speaking to Reuters ahead of the movie Good Times while premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
“So I was really practicing ways to kind of disappear, because it just needs one person, and like literally on the shoot it wasn’t just one person the entire time, which is just…it’s crazy. I’ve never been on a shoot where not a single still, there’s not a single cell phone picture of the entire shoot.”
Narrator: Good Time was filmed guerilla style among real people on the streets. Pattinson who plays a man trying to get his younger brother out of jail after a botched bank heist, said anonymity was crucial, as the crew were using real locations and couldn’t cordon off the public. Co-directors brothers Josh and Benny Safdie said Pattinson had approached them after seeing their previous film Heaven Knows What. Pattinson was full of praise for the brothers’ work.
“But yeah they did like pretty wild stuff in the movie. We were like shooting in an emergency room in a hospital with no permission and stuff. We’re just going, just walking in and, shooting it with a Steadicam and it’s amazing what you can get away with… just that, like without telling anyone, without asking permission. You just go in and do it and then you’ve got it. And that’s fine.”
Narrator: Critics at Cannes said Good Time could cement Pattinson’s position as a grade-A actor as well as an A-list star
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