As the world is holed-up in their homes amidst the coronavirus lockdown, “being productive” is the new trend and working out to attain fitness its poster boy. Oh, and our celebs are the by-default brand ambassadors of flaunting this fad, especially the male actors who are expected to have that ripped bod and rippling muscles, but if you ask the up and coming Batman i.e., Robert Pattinson, he will share how he detests working out and the actors embracing exercising as a necessity than something they want are just feeding the stereotype.
Robert Pattinson was in London, shooting for the latest Batman production by Matt Reeves when the coronavirus sent the world reeling into a state of global lockdown. It pushed the release date of the film all the way to 1st October 2021 and left Pattinson stranded in London in an apartment provided by The Batman production, with his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, eating meals they are sending to him, though “the other day he got nervous, that they might just stop or forget. Or were the owners of his apartment going to need it back?”
But while he is busy experimenting with making food and passing time, the 33-year-old actor is definitely not inclined in the slightest towards staying in shape, even though the trainer hired by the film studio has given him a Bosu ball, a single weight, and requested him to continue working out. According to Robert Pattinson, who is busy ignoring his trainer, actors who exercise frequently are “part of the problem”, as he shared in a new cover story for the June/July 2020 issue of GQ magazine.
“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem. You set a precedent,” Pattinson said, calling out the stereotypes of male actors with a must-have toned body.
“No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean — he wasn’t exactly ripped,” he added. The late actor was famous for roles in East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause.
And the fact that his co-actor in The Batman, Zoë Kravitz, who is playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the film, told him that she has been working out five days per week hasn’t deterred Robert Pattinson the least.
“Literally, I’m just barely doing anything,” the Twilight actor said. In fact, obsessing over how he looked has never been his priority. He recalled the time when he was shooting for the Twilight series and was asked to “take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again.”