Washington: Robert Pattinson jumped at the chance to play a ruthless lothario who beds lots of hot women in his new movie ‘Bel Ami’ because it was so different to his role in ‘Twilight’.
The Twilight actor was thrilled to get the offer to play Lothario Georges Duroy, whose conquests include characters played by Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott Thomas, in the film.
“There are lots of attractive women in the film. Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott Thomas ... And I sleep with all of them!” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Scottish newspaper The Herald.
“The thing that stands out in the story in ‘Bel Ami’ is just his behaviour - the women that he manages to screw over are all attracted to him to begin with and so he starts having affairs with them and destroys their lives afterwards. That’s kind of nuts,” he said.
The 25-year-old actor also revealed it was fun to play a character who is the exact opposite of vampire Edward Cullen, who has an old fashioned view of romance, from the ‘Twilight Saga’.
“My ‘Bel Ami’ guy doesn’t have a conscience. Most fictional characters are driven by some target, but he is like a reverse character. ‘With ‘Bel Ami’, I guess there is something quite fun about going from Edward Cullen to playing a guy who pretty much abuses women to get money out of them.
“Edward so wouldn’t approve! So, yes, I thought that was a funny irony. But the story, independently, is great, and I only thought about the irony afterwards,” he added.