Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman after being cast in Matt Reeves‘ new The Batman project, and Pattinson not only remembers the moment he got the call about getting the part but also remembers the first time he put the suit on.
In a new interview with Variety, he reveals that the final audition for the role was when he got to try the suit on for the first time, an audition he did after flying back to L.A. after a screening of The Lighthouse, which he got a standing ovation for.
“It’s maybe the craziest thing I’ve ever done in terms of movie stuff,” Pattinson says. “I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”
“You do feel very powerful immediately,” Pattinson said. “And it’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.’”
While Pattinson knew how he wanted to play the character of Batman, he did say he had to adapt to doing what he planned out in that suit, which comes with its own challenges.
“You’re trying to think of the way to balance, how to bring something new to it and not want to scare people off,” Pattinson sid. “And work in the confines of the costume
Read more at ComicBook.com.
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According to documents filed Monday in California, Grande alleged that Forever 21 wanted her to endorse its “clothing and accessory products.”
This partnership, however, did not come to fruition because Forever 21 was unwilling “to pay the fair market value for a celebrity of Ms. Grande’s stature,” she said, and the singer declined its offer.
To get around this, Grande’s team said Forever 21 launched an “unauthorized marketing campaign” using the singer’s photos and “falsely suggested” her participation by hiring a model who bore a striking resemblance to the “Thank U, Next” vocalist.
Read more at BuzzFeed News.
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