INTERVIEW: “The Rover Is Just A Story About Survivors” ~ Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson spoke to TheVent about playing the character of Rey, shooting in the remote Australian outback and how to him The Rover is a story about survivors.


Here’s an excpert from the interview:

Filming The Rover in a remote part of south Australia with cast and crew all staying in a local pub was just about perfect, says Robert Pattinson. The filmmakers all mucked in together, braved filming in soaring temperatures, and at night bonded over a drink or two. Pattinson wouldn’t have had it any other way and says that it helped director David Michôd and his cast and crew build an unbreakable bond.

“It was amazing,” he says. “Because the whole crew was staying in the same place and there was nothing else to do, we were living in a pub. It’s annoying if you’re in an unfamiliar city and all the people you work with are from that city, they all go home, so you’re just stuck in your hotel.

“When you can hang out with a bunch of new people, you get close to them really quickly, especially when there’s literally nothing else to do. It’s really fun. I hadn’t done that for a long time. I had a fantastic experience making this film.”

Q: How was shooting in rural Australia?

“For me it was really fun. It was kind of relaxing. I loved shooting out there. There was no pressure, and no one around.”

Q: Was it a relief getting away from people?

“Yeah, just in terms of performance. I like doing little things before a take, sort of staying in character a little bit, and if you’ve got a bunch of people trying to take pictures of you doing a stupid face or something, then you’ve just constantly got it in your head, and you’re never really quite in what you want to do. Out there you can kind of do anything you want. They might think you’re a weirdo, this guy doing all this weird stuff (laughs), but it was quite freeing.”

Q: Did you enjoy playing a less beautiful character?

“Yeah, I mean it takes away constraints. If someone’s saying, ‘You’ve got to look pretty!’ for one thing you feel like a bit of an idiot, because you’re a guy, and then you’re kind of thinking about stuff that really doesn’t mean anything – you’re just posing. As soon as you take away the allowance for your own vanity, then it’s kind of a relief.”

Q: How would you describe the themes of The Rover?

“I think it’s just a story about survivors. I think they’re quite simple people in extraordinary circumstances. They’re trying to figure out how to live when it seems like there’s not a lot of hope. It seems like there’s nothing to do tomorrow, so what are you supposed to do at any point during your day? Even the gang I’m in, they’re stealing money and there’s nothing to use the money for at all (laughs). Eric [Guy Pearce] says, ‘It’s worthless, it’s just paper.’ It’s very difficult to know why to keep living if everything seems totally worthless, and yet people do.”

Read the full interview over at TheVent

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PHOTO: NEW Pic Featuring Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson + Earlier Release Date For Brazil

Another new promo pic of Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson from the Brazilian distributors along with the news of a change in the release date.

From Vitrine Films Facebook Page:

We have some great news to give: THE ROVER will arrive early to theaters! Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce are on the screens from 7 of August!”


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LONDON: David Michôd, Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson appearing at Meet The Filmmakers event Aug. 7th

If you’re in London on Aug. 7th, save the date and make a reservation to attend the Meet The Filmmakers workshop at the Regent Street Apple Store.

David Michôd, Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson will participate in discussion for The Rover, opening in the UK on Aug. 15th.

Join actors Guy Pearce (LA Confidential), Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga) and writer/director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) as they discuss their latest film.

Reserve your spot HERE and if you can’t attend, we’ll be posting video and pictures from the event.

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Screencap from Regent Street Apple Store website

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PHOTO: David Michod & Robert Pattinson Have A Serious Chat On The Set Of ‘The Rover’

Check out this new behind the scenes photo of David Michod & Robert Pattinson where they look to be having a pretty serious chat the set of The Rover. Does anyone else wish they were a fly on the set to listen in on their convo?

Thanks to the Brazilian Distributors for the pic.

We’ve added it to our gallery page over HERE where you’ll also find many more behind the scenes photos and great stills from the movie.


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‘The Rover’ Key Art ~ Poster Outtakes Featuring NEW Pics Of Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson

Jeremy Saunders the graphic designer behind The Rover Movie Australian Posters treated us to some new pics of Guy Pearce as Eric & Robert Pattinson as Rey in some outtakes of the posters on his site.

Saunders says “The basic idea with the ‘head shots’ are to make Robert’s character the direct entry into the film – he’s as close to an innocent in the world as it’s possible to get and his guileless, direct stare is in contrast to Eric’s unknowable avoidance of gaze.”

He also explains the creative process involved in how the final design (1st poster below) was reached.
Head over HERE to read and click on each pic below to take a closer look at the outtakes.

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The teaser poster that was used in Australia.

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