Robert Pattinson calls for ‘treacherous’ standards for male acting body


Hollywood star Robert Pattinson has shared what a fluctuating body — a necessity for some male actors in various movie roles — has taught him about body image pressures for men.

The Dusk and The batter Chieftain described the variety of diets he has used to change his body for roles as “treacherous”, adding that he hopes he can get to a place where he can be more consistent in how he eats and moves.

“Yeah, it’s crazy,” Pattinson told me ESwhen we talk about the pressure men and boys can feel to look a certain way.

“And it’s also very, very easy to fall into that pattern. Even if you’re just watching your calorie intake, it’s extremely addictive — and you don’t realize how insidious it is until it’s too late.”

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“Tried Every Fad”

Pattinson said he’s never had any body image issues, “but I’ve tried pretty much every fad you can think of, anything but consistency.

“I once only ate potatoes for two weeks as a detox. Just boiled potatoes and pink Himalayan salt. Apparently it’s a cleanse… you’re definitely losing weight.

“And I once tried to do keto. I was like, ‘Oh, there’s a diet where you eat deli meats and cheese all the time?’ But I didn’t realize you can’t have beer because it completely defeats the purpose.”

Pattinson actually didn’t have to exercise at all The batterwhere he played a more sinewy, mysterious and cerebral version of the famed superhero.

Robert Pattinson as Batman.

He got a trainer for the role who gave Pattinson a Bosu ball, one weight, and instructions to use both.

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Pattinson ignored the trainer.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he shared GK at that time,” he said.

“You are setting a precedent [by working out for roles]. Nobody did this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped.

“One time they told me to take my shirt off [when filming Twilight]I think they told me to put it back on.

He said Batman co-star Zoe Kravitz worked five days a week for the role.

‘barely doing anything’

“Literally, I’m just barely doing anything,” he said of his own approach.

He later clarified that he found it “very embarrassing” to talk about your exercise plan and that his comments GK were more of a joke.

“I got in so much trouble for saying I don’t train, not even from my trainer who said, ‘Why would you say that?'” he shared ES.

It’s not the first time a male Hollywood actor has spoken out about the film industry’s unrealistic body standards and the message it could send to other men, especially boys.

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John Boyega, Jacob Elordi and Jonah Hill have also raised the issue.

Pattinson’s next film, Bong Joon Ho’s project Mickey 17will be released in Australia in March.

It is Bong’s first film since directing Parasite in 2019, which won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

“The movie is so crazy, it’s a completely different way of working,” said Pattinson.

The film is based on a science fiction novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton.