Robert Pattinson is busier with pasta than working out for his superhero film while on isolation, here's why:
Robert Pattinson is not bothering to work out for Batman, but with a good reason.
The 34-year-old actor who is set to play the billionaire Bruce Wayne slash vigilante Batman said that he isn't going to work out despite instructions from Warner Brothers to do so.
Pattinson is firm on his decision not to bulk up despite pressure from viewers who might want otherwise.
“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,”
“You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean—he wasn’t exactly ripped.” Pattinson said via GQ during the lockdown.
Warner Brothers reportedly hired a trainer for Pattinson who left him a Bosu ball and a single weight, then pleaded with him to use both.
Pattinson also shared that he is in contact with Zoe Kravitz who is set to play Catwoman.
And while she has told Pattinson that she has been working out five days a week, Pattinson remains unmoved.
Pattinson, however, follows a meal plan for Batman which he also credits for his survival while in isolation due to the pandemic
"I’m essentially on a meal plan for Batman. Thank God. I don’t know what I’d be doing other than that. But I mean, yeah, other than—I can survive. I’ll have oatmeal with, like, vanilla protein powder on it. And I will barely even mix it up. It’s extraordinarily easy. Like, I eat out of cans and stuff. I’ll literally put Tabasco inside a tuna can and just eat it out of the can." The actor said in the same interview.
Instead of working out, the actor seems to have shifted his focus on unexpected matters during the quarantine, mostly has something to do with pasta.
The actor shared that he's been googling how to microwave pasta.
He is also continuing his quest to invent a pasta that consumers can hold in their hands.
“Pasta really had the same kind of fast-food credentials as burgers and pizzas? I was trying to figure out how to capitalize in this area of the market, and I was trying to think: How do you make a pasta which you can hold in your hand?” Pattinson said.
Pattinson seemed serious about this project and has even conceived a brand name for his product.
Pattinson's take on the Batman role involves refusing to be the shadow of his jacked predecessors like Ben Affleck or Christian Bale.
While others may view Pattinson's decision as a mediocre take on the superhero film, we'll have to give him credits for trying to send a positive message to the public.
Pattinson's co-star Andy Serki earlier revealed that the center of The Batman will be darker than the previous versions.
In the meantime, here's a look at the new Batsuit that Pattinson is set to wear soon.
The Batman is set to release on June 25, 2021, directed by Matt Reeves.
Starring alongside Pattinson are Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.