Sunday 25 March 2018

Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce adapted very differently to Aussie outback in 'The Rover'

Londoner Robert Pattinson found it much more difficult to adapt to the Australian outback than co-star Guy Pearce.

Their new film 'The Rover' is is set in a dystopian future, ten years after a global economic collapse when many survivors have moved to Australia.

The Twilight actor joined co-star Guy Pearce at the BFI on London's Southbank at a special screening of the film.

Of the harsh conditions of the outback, Pattinson reveals, "It was really in the middle of nowhere - it wasn't even like Ayer's Rock, touristy Outback. There's nothing at all.

"I don't even know what people were doing out there, I think it was opal mining or something.

"It's not really something you can find good advice on.

"I realised the hats Australian people wear with the corks on... I thought that was just for the look, but it's actually to keep away flies and it worked very well."

Aussie Pearce, however, revelled in the tough conditions, "It was fine for me, I love it. I'm in the heat, all of the stuff that's supposedly difficult, the isolation, the heat, the flies, to me just adds to the unique nature of being out there to be honest. 

Starring alongside Pearce and Pattinson are Scoot McNairy, David Field, and Tawanda Manyimo, whilst David Michôd directs.

The Rover releases in Irish cinemas on August 15.

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