Robert Pattinson Isn’t Bulking For 'Batman' Because It ‘Sets A Precedent’
The actor, 34, has explained he won't be getting ripped for the role, as many Batman actors have done before.
Speaking to GQ from his home in London, Rob revealed he's been ignoring his personal trainer's pleas, who left him with a Bosu ball and a single weight at the start of lockdown.
"I think if you're working out all the time, you're part of the problem," he explained.
"You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the '70s. Even James Dean - he wasn't exactly ripped [...] Literally, I'm just barely doing anything."
Speaking about his role in the Twilight saga - of which he was acting alongside mega beefy Taylor Lautner (who played Jacob) he added: "... the one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again."
He is sticking to the meal plan, however.
This involves oatmeal, with a mix of vanilla protein powder as well as canned tuna topped with Tabasco.
It's a completely different attitude to how Christian Bale approached the role back in 2005.
Just the year before, he had lost over four stone for his role in The Machinist but within just six months of wrapping on the psychological thriller, he gained over seven stone for Batman Begins.
"I had a lot of work to do because Batman [is] one of those parts you have to be in decent shape for," he told Femme Fatales.
"I ate like crazy, trying to put on pounds. I actually went way overboard. When I arrived in England, Chris Nolan looked at me in shock, saying, 'God, you're like some sort of grizzly bear!'
"It was not a very healthy thing to do; I could lift a lot of weights, but you asked me to run across the room I'd be exhausted. So I started working out and doing a lot of running to bring my weight back down again."
Rob Pattinson's, The Batman is expected to be released in October 2021.
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