“Do you happen to know if Leos Carax is around? ” asks Robert Pattinson ingeniously. ( White shirt and khaki moth eaten T shirt) when we mention Juliette Binoche and “Les amants du Pont Neuf”, one of his favourite book. We explain him that Monsieur Merde ‘s daddy is not a party goer at Cannes but it’s likely to come across him every morning, at the moment to eat a croissant and drink a coffee in a pub in the 10th arrondissement . “Wow, are you joking?”. Rob seems to be ready, immediately after we leave him, to jump in a High Speed train, to head to Gare de Lyon. A movie with Carax and Pattinson? Why not? Nothing seems to be forbidden for the Brittish actor, who became a star with the Twilight saga, who was sucked the lifeblood out by the paparazzis since his relationship ( and breaking out) with Kristen Stewart, and today he’s wooed by the most prestigious directors in the world.
Look by yourself : Lawrence of Arabia for Werner Herzog ( already shot) , explorer with James Gray ( to be shoot next year), gangster in Chicago in the 70s for Olivier Assayas and a role to be determined yet in Harmory Korine ‘s upcoming project… And of course, Two movies this year at Cannes film Festival : in the official competition with David Cronenberg ( but this time he’s the one to drive the limo) and at the Midnight screening in the beautiful The Rover from the australian David Michôd : “Honestly it was really what I was expecting. I’ve been working like crazy for 5 years and I’ve been trying to tie relationships with directors I admire”… The unfolding of the battle plan seems indeed irreprochable.
“Robert is an extremely malleable actor, very smart, nice and easy to direct” adds Cronenberg. As for David Michôd, he was impressed by his ability to show initiatives ” He arrived at the screen tests with a precise idea of what would his character be . It was astonishing”. And don’t forget his friendliness and his singing sessions, in the evening , in the middle of the desert, around the fire – He strangely become shy when we ask him what kind of music he likes to play.
By the end of the interview, he finishes the entire bottle of water ( a lot have apparently been drunk last night) and moves away towards a new destination ( Café des Arts, 80 street Belleville, Paris 10th arrondissement . But hush hush, we didn’t tell you anything)