Dude, I’m very quick to make fun of Robert Pattionson, but maybe I shouldn’t? He seems- admittedly- like kind of a good dude?
Thus, in speaking with The Observer, Robert empathizes with his upcoming role as James Dean‘s photographer in Life. Here are some snippets from the interview:
“The idea of taking a photographer back to my family’s house… it’s just insane!” he says. “It’s not really even to do with the photographs – it might be nice to have a really good photographer do it, but it’s bringing your family into the public domain and then having to have them deal with this horrible cacophony of demons who live on the internet.”
He continues, “That’s really ruined a lot of things, internet trolls, because no one wants to put themselves out there. Even if you can ignore it, and I don’t think anyone can really ignore it.”
“I definitely feel like I need to prove something, and I’m not entirely sure what it is,” he reveals. “So that’s probably what my turmoil is.”
He continues, “In a lot of ways, I’m quite proud that I’m still getting jobs. To go from starting a job by accident when you’re 16 and maintaining it somehow and learning how to do it on the job as well. Because of falling into a job, you always feel like you’re a fraud, that you’re going to be thrown out at any second. So yeah, the main thing I do hope is to gradually get rid of that and really be doing without feeling like you’re faking it.”
Life hits theaters Sept. 25. And you know what? I hope it does well because Robert genuinely seems like a good dude who just wants a nice career, wife and life.
What do you think of this interview?