Published On: Sun, Oct 6th, 2019

Robert Pattinsone ‘ate mud, p***ed my pants and made myself VOMIT’ for The Lighthouse | Films | Entertainment


Awards season wouldn’t be the same without a few boundary-pushing indies. So far The Witch director Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse has screened at a couple of film festivals to great praise from the critics. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattison as two 19th century lighthouse keepers, the black and white horror follows the pair as they descend into madness in their isolation. And now Pattinson himself has revealed the “revolting” preparation he took for the part.

Speaking with Esquire, the 33-year-old said: “Because you’re playing a mad person, it means you can sort of be mad the whole time.

“Well, not the whole time, but for like an hour before the scene.

“You can literally just be sitting on the floor growling and licking up puddles of mud.”

While for scenes where his character was supposed to be drunk on kerosene, he says he was basically unconscious the whole time.

Pattinson continued: “It was crazy. I spent so much time making myself throw up.

“Pissing my pants. It’s the most revolting thing. I don’t know, maybe it’s really annoying.”

READ MORE: The Lighthouse London Film Festival review

Meanwhile, Pattinson has been cast as the new Batman in Matt Reeves’ solo outing.

Set for release in summer 2021, the film will follow a younger Dark Knight in the 1990s and feature a string of villains.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is out this weekend and is set in 1981 with Bruce Wayne as a boy.

This has sparked speculation among fans that the two incarnations could crossover.

However, Joker director Todd Phillips has put this idea to bed.

Phillips told Variety: ““No, definitely not. 

“Oddly, in the states, comic books are our Shakespeare it seems.

“And you can do many, many versions of Hamlet.

“There will be many more jokers, I’m sure, in the future.”

The Lighthouse is released in UK cinemas on January 31, 2020.



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