Robert Pattinson said that people behaved differently when he wore the full suit for “The Batman.”
“It has such a kind of totemic power,” Pattinson told Fandango.
“The crew looked a little bit scared,” he added.
Robert Pattinson said that wearing his full costume for “The Batman” made people on set act differently around him.
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“It has such a kind of totemic power,” Pattinson, who stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, told Fandango. “The crew looked a little bit scared. It’s really weird. If you don’t say anything and you’re just standing there, people get freaked out by it.”
The actor said that the aforementioned moment happened when he performed the camera test, which was the first time he had the entire suit on.
“People start kind of behaving differently around you,” Pattinson said.
Pattinson will make his debut as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming film, which costars Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler. “The Batman” will take inspiration from writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli’s “Batman: Year One” comic.
Reeves and Pattinson have both previously said that the movie will focus less on Bruce’s playboy persona and more on his detective skills, similar to the comics.
In a recent cover story for GQ, Pattinson said that he felt “like an idiot” for being oblivious to Batman’s reputation as a skilled sleuth.
“I didn’t even know that Batman was ‘the world’s greatest detective’; I hadn’t heard that in my life before — but it really plays,” the “Harry Potter” alum said.
Pattinson also described the movie as “sad” and said there’s “a nihilistic side to it.”
“It’s kind of about him trying to find some element of hope, in himself, and not just the city,” he said. “Normally, Bruce never questions his own ability; he questions the city’s ability to change. But I mean, it’s kind of such an insane thing to do: The only way I can live is to dress up as a bat.”
“The Batman” hits theaters on Friday, March 4.
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