Robert Pattinson may be branching out from his famed role in Twilight, but he has told Parade magazine that he doubts he will ever star in a comedy role. In fact, Pattinson said his only comedic skills come out of a physical deformity.
One of my legs is shorter than the other one, so that makes everything look really awkward. I can look like an idiot, but I don't know if I can be witty, the actor told Parade.
While Twilight's success has made it difficult to picture Pattinson in a role besides Edward Cullen, he has been experimenting with different characters in various films this year.
His next film, Bel Ami will premiere in March. Pattinson plays the part of a young man in 19th century Paris who manipulates influential and wealthy women to rise to power. The film also stars Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Later in the year, we expect to see Pattinson in Cosmopolis, -- an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel that ultimately tells the story of a 28-year-old multimillionaire, Eric Packer, who makes an epic trip across Midtown Manhattan to get a haircut. The film is directed by the internationally acclaimed David Cronenberg.
The film has a lot more depth to it than initially meets the eye. The tale is one of deep-routed father-son conflict, gambling, sex and vulnerability. As the limo moves through the city's mid-day gridlock, Packer is confronted by a bomb explosion, a water-main break, lavish anarchist violence and a direct threat to the millionaire's life.
In his new role, Pattinson has been brought back to the everyday life and there is not one vampire in sight. Don DeLillo's work is recognized for its careful detailing of life in America in the past century.
The film also stars Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Sarah Gadaon, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, Emily Hampshire and Patricia McKenzie.
Pattinson's film Water for Elephants' was nominated in the People's Choice Awards in the Favorite Book Adaptation and Favorite Drama Movie categories. It was also nominated for a Satellite Award. Pattinson won the Teen Choice Award for best actor in the film.