Robert Pattinson avoids working out for ‘Batman’: ‘No one was doing this in the ’70s’

/ 02:41 PM May 13, 2020
Masturbation talk aside, Robert Pattinson is terrific in ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Pattinson in “The Lighthouse”. Image: courtesy of A24

Robert Pattinson, the latest star set to don the Batsuit, admitted that he has lately been avoiding his “The Batman” trainer and argued that he does not need to be “ripped” for the superhero role.

Pattinson has been trending on Twitter since yesterday, May 12, after an interview with GQ was published, in which the world was given a glimpse of the actor’s life in isolation.


Quarantined with his girlfriend in a London apartment provided by the “Batman” producers, the actor is stuck with a broken laptop, poor internet connection, two phones and a diet set by his trainer.

Although required for the role, Pattinson made it clear that he is no fan of constantly working out.


“I think if you’re (other actors) working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he was quoted as saying. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean—he wasn’t exactly ripped.”

While Zoë Kravitz, who is also set to appear in the film, has told Pattinson that she has been exercising five days a week, the actor noted, “Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”

Pattinson has been temporarily living in the United Kingdom to shoot “Batman”, but the production of the film has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pattinson in isolation

Akin to his role in Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse”, in which he has been lauded for an amazing performance, Pattinson has been doing things that can be labeled as bizarre while in isolation.

For one, netizens have found it hilarious how Pattinson demonstrated in a video call with a GQ reporter his “business idea,” which is to make a “fast food version” of pasta.

“Robert Pattinson attempting to demonstrate his “fast food version” of pasta to a GQ reporter is peak comedy, I think,” said one Twitter user @ephwinslow, clearly a fan of Pattinson’s role in Eggers’ horror-drama.


Pattinson plans to name his brand “Piccolini Cuscino” which means “Little Pillow,” and hoped that with his interview with GQ, “maybe, like, a partner will just come along.”

Pattinson rose to fame after leading the “Twilight” film series, but has since chosen to appear more in indie films, including “The Lighthouse” and “Cosmopolis”.

With the DC Extended Universe film “The Batman” and the upcoming Christopher Nolan film “Tenet”, however, the actor seems to be making his way back into the mainstream. Ian Biong/JB


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