I really think he’s a terrific actor. He’s extremely inventive. He surprised me every day on ‘Cosmopolis’ with the nuances and things that he did which were unexpected. Of course I was very familiar with the dialogue and yet he would surprise me,” Cronenberg enthused. “And I thought, this is a guy who I would like to work with some more, which is how I felt with Viggo Mortensen. When you find an actor who surprises you everyday, you figure, he could do it some more with a completely different role in a completely different movie.
David Cronenberg talking about Rob (x)
justjennc
I met Rob for the first time at the audition. On that day, four guys auditioned (for Edward). I felt the chemistry the moment Rob came in. The chemistry can be built between two professional actors, so it not really necessary from the start. But we already had it there. I had no authority to decide the role, but I had no doubt that ‘he was the one.’ I even wrote his name on the script.
Kristen Stewart, Exile (x)
tomsturridg
Fans of the series of course want to know what the cast is “really” like. The boring but true answer is they’re real. Love or hate Rob and Kristen’s awkwardness but don’t doubt the sincerity. I’ve seen these guys on and off camera and there’s no difference. And that was the case in my first interaction with them, and it was the case on Monday night when Rob told me he thought a bird had just crapped on him and Kristen told me all she wanted was to take off her shoes. Looking for canned talk show answers? Move on. They’re not playing that game.
Joshua Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz)
I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, ‘Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting, There’s something in his eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic.
Patti Smith is a fan of Rob and Kristen (x)
There’s so much secrecy, security and mythology surrounding Rob as a person that when you arrive on set and do your scene with this actor and never spend any significant time with them, it feels bizarre. That’s what our characters are like: Two people who don’t know anything about each other. They never seem to find each other and when they’re together and it’s like they’re speaking two different languages. And then they both disappear into the city.
Sarah Gadon mentions Rob with Toronto Standard