He may always be known as Cedric Diggory or Edward Cullen, depending on whether you’re Team Harry Potter or Team Twilight, but in recent years Robert Pattinson has steered clear from big blockbuster franchises, opting for more alternative indie film releases.
His most recent film is no exception, with the 31-year-old actor starring in the upcoming release Good Time, playing a thief called Connie Nikas.
According to Robert, this film was different from most, with him having his heart set on the role from the get-go, just for the opportunity to work with the directors, the Safdie Brothers.
The independent filmmakers, Josh and Ben Safdie, are based in New York and are known for their past work Daddy Longlegs and Heaven Knows What, one that Robert Pattinson in particular is a big fan of.
‘I love [their] film Heaven Knows What and I knew right away that I had to try and meet them and hope they’d let me work on their next project,’ Robert explained to OK! Magazine, emphasising how much of a fan he was of the Safdie Brothers.
‘I don’t like waiting around for my agent to call me, I like to go after films on my own because I know my own tastes and the kind of films I want to do better than anyone else.’
It seems he went a bit further than usual with this film though, with Robert admitting how desperate he was for the role, explaining ‘I told the brothers I’d be willing to do anything to work with them, even the catering.’
He continued: ‘They were working on the script for about a year before we started shooting. They told me they wanted to shoot the film in “guerilla” style, without booking locations in advance or using security staff to block off streets or traffic while we were shooting.’
There’s no word yet as to whether the actor had to follow through on catering for the cast and crew, but we can’t wait to see Good Time when it comes to cinemas in August.