Robert Pattinson has been enjoying talking about his sexual escapades.
The 33-year-old actor has been busy promoting his latest psychological thriller, “The Lighthouse”. One particular scene has been making headlines this week. Spoiler alert: R. Patts masturbates in a shed.
Not only did Pattinson performed the “ferocious masturbation scene” (his words, not ours) multiple times, it took place on the first day of filming. Whether that ended up being a good icebreaker is up in the air, but it certainly took director Robert Eggers by surprise.
“It’s always nice to do something massive for your opening shot, and I went really massive on the first take. It was a 180 from everything we’d done in rehearsal, and I could see Robert a little in shock afterward. But I was like, ‘O.K., cool, I didn’t get told to stop, so I’ll keep going in that direction’. As soon as I’d done that, it was like the road started getting paved,” the Brit told The New York Times.
The Hollywood star went on about fully committing to the scene, saying, “I want to do it different every time, and if you rehearse it 30 times, you have to think of 30 different ways to do it — even if the first way is probably the best way. I just hate it when I do a second take exactly the same as the first take. They might as well fire me.”
In separate interview with Variety, Pattinson talked about noticing a pattern emerging from his movies. “I keep masturbating. In the last three or four movies, I’ve got a masturbation scene. I did it in ‘High Life’. I did it in ‘Damsel’. And ‘The Devil All the Time’. I only realised when I did it the fourth time,” he explained.
Time will tell if the masturbation scene at the beginning of the movie will encourage people to watch “The Lighthouse”. Recently, a friend of his send him a screenshot of the many headlines with his name and masturbation in it.
“I do find it quite entertaining. It definitely gets people talking about the film,” Pattinson mused. Having said that, he confessed, “The other day, I was saying to A24, ‘I’m not sure how successful I am at doing this promotional stuff’.”
We’re pretty sure those masturbating GIFs are already circulating on the internet.