Robert Pattinson recently sat down with The New York Times and Mr. Porter to make a series of possibly TMI revelations.
Pattinson, who has spent much of his career emerging from the pigeonhole he felt he was in after Twilight, discussed his desire on the set of The King (he plays the Dauphin of France in the Netflix production alongside Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp), to really expand his horizons.
"I was like, ‘I want to play a princess, too,'" Pattinson said.
The 33-year-old also said he was pretty excited to do the "ferocious masturbation scene" in The Lighthouse.
"It's always nice to do something massive for your opening shot, and I went really massive on the first take," he told the publication, noting the scene was actually the first one he shot. "It was a 180 from everything we'd done in rehearsal, and I could see director Robert Eggers 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."
His 64-year-old The Lighthouse costar Willem Defoe, tells Mr. Porter that Pattison's work ethic is "wacky."
He explained: "He's not interested in craft, I think. He wants to throw himself into deep water and he feels like it will only be true if he's drowning. Which, for this role, is perfect because that's the state he's going to be in. For me, that seemed wacky. But I'm not trying to judge. He has a good sense of the visual, of what's needed in a close-up. Sometimes he'd beat himself up so bad. He'd stick his fingers down his throat, things like that."
Pattinson explained that he used that technique to appear emotional. "I would sneak off into a corner and gag, away from Willem. I think everyone feels very emotional when they're throwing up, and it's quite a nice little trick to get there," said Pattinson. "He didn't know I was doing it until one scene where I was absolutely forced to do it in close proximity."
The Lighthouse drops October 18th. The King is out November 1st.
Kate Middleton and Prince William had a terrifying incident Thursday during their royal tour of Pakistan. After a full day of events in Lahore, the pair were set to travel back to Islamabad on a jet when an electrical storm hit.
At one point, lightning could be seen over the right wing of the plane as it got jostled about in the wind, according to reports. Despite the efforts of the RAF Voyager's pilot to land at two airports, the plane had to turn back. A flight that was set to take 25 minutes ended up taking 2 hours.
"Those big flashes are the RAF Voyager, carrying William, Kate and traveling media, going through lightning – two aborted landings at Islamabad due to the storm and we're back in Lahore," tweeted Press Association reporter Emma Louise Bowden.
After landing, William joked to reporters that he was doing the flying. A RAF spokesman told reporters: "On background, can confirm Royal flight turned around.
"Everyone safe and sound back in Lahore."
JAMIE FOXX ROMANCE HEATS UP? Jamie Foxx hung out with Natalie Friedman for a third time, months after his split from longtime love Katie Holmes, The Blast reports. The site snagged video of Foxx and Friedman partying in New York with a gaggle of friends, including Lil Kim.
SCARJO TOUTS COLIN JOST'S PROPOSAL: Scarlett Johansson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to discuss her new film, The Marriage Story and her own marriage story with fiancé Colin Jost, starting with his proposal. She said: "He did do it in a romantic way, he killed it. "It was a very James Bond situation. It was surprising. He's got a lot behind that news desk he's hiding." Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds and Romain Dauriac. She and Dauriac share Rose, 5.
SELMA BLAIR TALKS CHEMO: A year after learning that she had multiple sclerosis, Selma Blair says that she felt like she was "out of options." She was having trouble managing her pain and grappling with physical issues that can stem from MS. "The disease modifiers did not work for me at the time, and I was really declining more rapidly than I found acceptable," Blair, 47, said during a panel at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York City on Thursday. Eventually, she turned to chemo to restart her immune system. "I was warned," she said. "You kind of make your plans for death, and I told my son I was doing this and he said he wanted me cremated. I had more chemo than they usually do for cancer patients, because they almost kill you. And it's the stem cell that allows you to live with that amount of chemo. The chemo is the MS cure, if it does in fact happen." She says she isn't back to her old self, but she's putting her best foot forward for her son. "My dream was just to lie next to my son at night and be there as long as I can."
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS TO HONOR AVENGERS: The Hollywood Film Awards will honor Avengers: Endgame and Pharrell Williams for the 2019 ceremony. The hit movie will take home the "Hollywood Blockbuster Award" after becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. Williams will receive "Hollywood Song Award" for his track, "Letter to My Godfather." Ron Riggle will MC the event, which goes down Sunday, November 3rd at The Beverly Hilton.
SUZANNE SOMERS DOES BIRTHDAY IN THE BUFF: Suzanne Somers is celebrating 73 years of looking fabulous. The acting and exercise icon shared a shot of herself nude, surrounded by flowers. "Here I am at 73 in my Birthday Suit!!!" she captioned the photo.
Ever since Kylie Jenner sang "Rise and Shine" to her baby Stormi in a YouTube tour of her Kylie Cosmetics HQ last week, social media has been giggling. On Thursday, Ariana Grande joined in the fun, trolling her with the caption, "@KylieJenner can I sample."
The 22-year-old billionaire was a good sport, responding, "Yes, yes you can @arianagrande. As long as I'm in the music video."
She even changed her Instagram bio to "Rise and Shine" and Photoshopped her face into the sun, writing, "No caption needed." Later, Jenner posted a remix of her take, saying "i think I'm just gonna drop an album," before deleting the clip and replacing it with a new video of Stormi dancing to the sunny beat.
While some fans are soaking up her silliness, others are saying that recent points point to her and estranged love Travis Scott's reunited status. She shared a video of Stormi dancing to one of Scott's songs, and she captioned it "daddy's girls." Fans leaned in on the plural.
Teresa Giudice is setting the record straight after a sneak peek or The Real Housewives of New Jersey appears to show the 47-year-old cheating on her husband Joe. On it, she admitted to hooking up with another guy. But her lawyer tells People that the incident happened 30 years ago.
He was prompted, he says, to clear things up after their eldest of four daughters, Gia, called him upset.
"She and her sisters have watched both of her parents go to prison, they are right now dealing with the deportation of her father, and then the headline yesterday is that her mother admitted to kissing another man. The problem is, and it always is, nobody ever tells you the full story or the real story," attorney James Leonard Jr. tells People. "The real story is that Teresa did kiss the man in the supertease. His name is Tony. She kissed him more than 30 years ago when they were in high school together. But nobody calls to ask, they just write a headline to get clicks."
He accuses Bravo of willingly mislead viewers.
"They have been writing about cheating and divorce rumors for the last 10 years, but guess what? Nobody is cheating, nobody is getting divorced," he adds. "The truth? Teresa and the girls are going to see Joe the first week of November. They talk and FaceTime everyday. Everyone is happy. No one is fighting. There is an amazing story of love and perseverance, but I guess that doesn't sell magazines or get clicks on websites. Even if you don't like Joe and Teresa, think about their four daughters and please stop trying to destroy this family. They have been through enough."
While she didn't cheat on Joe, Teresa does appear to be struggling as the family waits to find out whether Joe will be permanently deported.
"I haven't been happy in so long," she tells sister in law Melissa Gorga in the tease. "And I just want to be happy again."
Meanwhile, in a new video that Gia shared on Instagram, Joe can be seen practicing martial arts in Italy. While he was behind bars, Joe lost about 50 pounds and trained as a martial arts fighter.
Jeremy Renner and his ex Sonni Pacheco are embroiled in an ugly custody case over their daughter Ava, 6, with each side accusing the other of potentially dangerous, abusive behavior.
New filings obtained by People show the 48-year-old actor's former live-in nanny Naomi Moore recalling a time when Renner wanted his 28-year-old estranged wife dead.
"The most common topic of Renner's conversations with Ms. Moore in Fall 2018 were his constant complaints about Pacheco, how horrible she was, and that it would be better if she were dead," Pacheco's lawyers state in the documents. "In one particular conversation, Ms. Moore heard Renner state he was going to go to Pacheco's house and kill her and then kill himself, and that it was better that Ava had no parents than to have Pacheco as a mother."
Renner previously denied allegations Pacheco has made—of drug abuse, mental abuse, gun-use, and threats of violence—through his lawyer. Renner has claimed that Pacheco is sex-obsessed and sent pictures of his groin to their custody evaluator "for no other purpose than to cause me extreme embarrassment."
NEW GUY FIERI SHOW IN THE WORKS: The Food Network and celebrity chef Guy Fieri are teaming up on the five-episode Tournament of Champions, which will feature 16 chefs competing in cook challenges using a variety of ingredients and special cooking tools. The new series will begin production this December and launch in March. Fieri actually issued a call to action from his fans on social media, and the RFP has already snagged more than 1 million views. "Cooking and sports are two of my greatest passions," said Fieri, in a statement. "What people don't realize is that the competitive fire that drives professional athletes also drives the best chefs in the world. So, with Tournament of Champions, I'm having the greatest culinary athletes in the world go head-to-head in a knock-down, drag-out bracket style competition that's going to be off the hook. Let the games begin!"
BET UNVEILS FIRST UNSCRIPTED ORIGINAL: BET Plus is debuting its first new original unscripted series, American Gangster: Trap Queens, a look at female gangsters. "BET is excited to bring American Gangster: Trap Queens to BET ," said BET's head of unscripted programming Marisa Levy. "We've reimagined this long running series by letting women take center stage. Each episode features one of America's most successful and notorious female criminal masterminds recounting her cautionary tale. Given the success of the original long running American Gangster television series, we hope Trap Queens will become a fresh fan favorite in the true crime genre as well."
JONAH HILL PASSES ON THE BATMAN: Jonah Hill has turned down a role in the upcoming The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. He was reportedly under consideration for roles including the Penguin and the Riddler. Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz are starring. No word on why he passed.
JENNIFER ANISTON TALKS INSTAGRAM DEBUT: Jennifer Aniston has had a busy week making her Instagram debut and breaking the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to reach 1 million followers: 5 hours, 16 minutes. Now, she tells Jimmy Kimmel, she's "baking content" for 11 million followers. She appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday, and also discussed her new Apple series, The Morning Show. She says she had dinner with Diane Sawyer, who dished on what really happens behind the scenes on morning news show.