After landing the role in The Batman (2022), Robert Pattinson resisted the urge to work out and get a ripped body for the role. The actor, who broke through as a teenager in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) as Carlo Diggory, spoke in a new interview about the constant pressure men in Hollywood face to look a certain way. He shared that he went on many different diets to lose weight and stay in shape for movie roles. (Also: Mickey 17 teaser: Robert Pattinson’s first look at the Bong Joon Ho movie is out and it’s chilling. Watch)
Joining The Twilight Saga movies as vampire Edward Cullen after the Harry Potter franchise brought Robert more fame and more movie roles, but the actor shared that he doesn’t feel comfortable being labeled as a sex symbol. He went on to say that it was embarrassing to answer questions about his workouts because there will always be someone in better shape than him. Robert took over the role of Bruce Wayne aka The Batman from actor Ben Affleck who played the superhero for him.
In an interview with ES magazine for their cover this month, Robert shared how watching his food intake and maintaining his body took a toll on him. He said, “Even just watching your calorie intake, it’s extremely addictive — and you don’t realize how insidious it is until it’s too late.” The actor went on to say that he tried every fad he could think of, anything but consistency.
Robert adds: “I once only ate potatoes for two weeks as a detox. Just boiled potatoes and pink Himalayan salt. Apparently it’s a cleanse… you’re definitely losing weight. He will also return for the sequel to The Batman, which was announced in April 2022. Director Matt worked on the script with writer Mattson Tomlin. No other cast member has been announced yet.
The actor is currently working on Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi film Mickey 17, which will be released in March 2024. The Hollywood film is an adaptation based on Edward Ashton’s dystopian science fiction novel Mickey7. The actor has a double role in which he plays two versions of himself as clones who have to work together.