At the Cannes Film Festival, director David Cronenberg dismisses comparisons between Robert Pattinson's character in 'Cosmopolis'
and his 'Twilight' vampire Edward Cullen, while Pattinson reveals what drew him to his latest role. (May 25)
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HEADLINE: RPatz swaps Cullen for CronenbergCAPTION: At the Cannes Film Festival, director David Cronenberg dismisses comparisons between Robert Pattinson's character in 'Cosmopolis' and his 'Twilight' vampire Edward Cullen, while Pattinson reveals what drew him to his latest role. (May 25)CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUBSCRIBERS PLEASE ENSURE THAT FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE OR THAT THEY COME WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL WINDOW FOR YOUR TERRITORY. SHOTLIST(including transcript):-AP EntertainmentCannes, France, 25 May 20121. Wide shot director David Cronenberg arriving along with cast including Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti2. Cutaway cameraman3. Wide shot Cronenberg and cast seated for press conference 4. SOUNDBITE (English) David Cronenberg, director - on if he compared Pattinson's character in this film to his character in "Twilight":"It's very easy to say that this character Eric Packer is a vampire or a werewolf of Wall Street, but really that is fairly superficial and he is a real character, he's a real person in the movie and, you know, an actor cannot play an abstract concept. You can't say to an actor 'You are the symbol of Capitalism, I want you to play that,' you know, how do you play that? No, this is a real person with a history and a past and the history and the past is not 'Twilight,' it is 'Cosmopolis.'"Stone Angels5. Trailer clip: "Cosmopolis" AP EntertainmentCannes, France, 25 May 20126. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Pattinson, actor - on how he approached the character:"I think it's impossible to approach this like you would a normal character. What I liked about the script initially was its lyricism and just the rhythms of it and stuff and I think that is … Normally when you do a movie you can blur the lines and make it your own, but with this I didn't want to change - that's the one thing I knew about it - I didn't want to change a single word and I think that's - you were quite strict on that as well, even the punctuation and that made it easier. It's like you're doing a song instead of a movie and it was interesting. It freed you up."7. Wide shot press conference 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Giamatti, actor - on having lots of scenes with Pattinson:"It was interesting. There was a certain kind of isolation to it, which was nice for me, at least. It was just me and Rob and I got to just gaze into his eyes the whole time and just be in love with him and it was great. I mean, yeah, it was little mini movie, which was nice. It was just the two of us and it doesn't happen a lot. It was a very intimate feeling, so it was great." 9. Wide shot "Cosmopolis" cast standing up at end of press conference Stone Angels10. Trailer clip: "Cosmopolis"