Actors have to cry on cue all the time, whether it's TV, film or animation. With the exception of animation, crying on cue usually requires viewers to see the speaker with tears streaming down his or her face.
But Robert Pattinson has his own weird method for making the tears flow.
Pattinson's Picking Up Some Good Roles
Robert Pattinson has been on a streak lately; earlier this year he garnered rave reviews for his role in Robert Eggers' black and white movie The Lighthouse.
He's also worked with David Michod for a second time, for the Shakespearean adaptation The King, which just premiered in August at the Venice Film Festival.
In May this year, it was announced that Pattinson would play a young Batman in the aptly named movie The Batman, which is due for release in 2021.
Maybe It Was Just the Rainy Weather
Willem Dafoe, who starred with Pattinson on The Lighthouse, spoke on this for The Journal:
“He’s not interested in craft, I think. He wants to throw himself into deep water and he feels like it will only be true if he’s drowning. Which, for this role, is perfect because that’s the state he’s going to be in. For me, that seemed wacky. But I’m not trying to judge."
For Willem Dafoe to be disturbed by Pattinson's method is saying something. Either way, The Lighthouse is getting good reviews, so maybe it's not a bad idea to see what all this crying is about.