Actor Robert Pattinson is currently on the promotional trail with his latest flick “Life,” a film about the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photos of James Dean. Robert plays photographer Dennis Stock. He dished this week about seeking out poor reviews of his work, claiming he’s addicted to it!
Robert revealed, “I do read reviews to a fault and it’s an awful thing to do. It’s an addiction. And you only read the bad ones too, just to foster hatred, self-hatred, self-loathing. It’s a weird habit. I definitely feel like I need to prove something and I’m not sure exactly what that is. So that’s probably what my turmoil is.”
Rob’s “Life” director shared his thoughts on Robert being hard on himself. “I don’t know if it’s insecurity but he’s far more gifted than he gives himself credit for. Obviously success came relatively easy for Rob with ‘Twilight’ and ever since then he’s take on left-of-center roles to prove – I guess to himself – that he is an actor and not just a famous act. That’s really courageous of him but he underestimates his own quality. He’s nervous. I think he beats himself up a lot – unnecessarily so in my eyes.”
Since Robert’s ‘Twilight Saga‘ films, I think I’ve only seen three of his movies: Water for Elephants, Remember Me, and Bel Ami and really enjoyed them all. Have you seen Remember Me? That one had an ending I never saw coming since I saw it opening weekend – before the spoilers got out, thankfully!
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