• Robert Pattinson made his big break in Twilight in 2008
  • He's now going to be the lead role in The Batman
  • Pattinson said he loves to choose wild films

Robert Pattinson isn't afraid to get real about his crazy journey from Twilight, to indie films like The Lighthouse, and how it all landed him to where he is now, playing "Bruce Wayne" in the upcoming The Batman film. 

Robert Pattinson is happy where he's at

35-year-old actor Robert Pattinson got candid with GQ Magazine and opened up about his crazy career and why he takes on such wild roles!

Robert Pattinson attends the 'High Life' photocall during the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival

"I’m constantly doing risk assessments, which drives everybody crazy, trying to predict every single element that could possibly happen," he told the outlet.

"And then, at the end of it, just being like: 'Ah, f**k it! I'll just play a lighthouse keeper who f**ks a mermaid. I think this is the right move!'" he joked, referencing The Lighthouse, which he starred alongside Willem Dafoe.

The Lighthouse was critically adored, earning many nominations during award season, and later that year, rumours of Pattinson being the next "Batman" started circulating. 

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During the novel Coronavirus hitting North America, life was filled with uncertainty, but despite most things being put completely on hold, Pattinson's career launched into a busier version than he was used to.

Along with The Batman, Pattinson also wrapped up filming The Devil All Of The Time, a brilliant thriller starring alongside Tom Holland.

Talking about his schedule he said, "I was so incredibly busy the whole time, doing something that was also super high pressure, by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was still playing Batman at the end of the day, even though the world might end."

He added that being in his suit had its own set of challenges and that filming this new movie wasn't a walk in the park.

"Even just being in the suit all the time, you’re not really allowed out of the studio with the suit on, so I barely knew what was going on at all outside," he said.

"The first shot is so jarring from any other Batman movie that it’s just kind of a totally different pace," he noted.

The Batman comes out March 4th, along with his GQ cover.