Robert Pattinson fielded a blush-inducing question during a press conference for his film Maps to the Stars today in Cannes. A reporter pointed out that Robert has had backseat romps in limos in not one, but two of his films: with Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars and with Juliette Binoche in Cosmopolis. Julianne feigned outrage at the question, turning to Robert and exclaiming, "What?! Her too?" A slightly flustered Robert recovered gracefully when the reporter followed up by asking who was a better passenger. "Both, like, sevens," Robert joked, before adding: "Obviously Julianne. It was a wonderful experience, just extremely sweaty."
Robert has two films in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, which is a rarity, and is enjoying some of the best reviews of his career. The actor was at the premiere of The Rover last night with his costar Guy Pearce, and today, he was in a lighthearted mood as he took pictures with his Maps costars Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Julianne.
The Rover opened to universally strong reviews, while Maps to the Stars is polarizing critics, who seem to either love or despise its darkly comic take on Hollywood. But Robert said he didn't think twice about taking on the role in Maps. "I said yes to it before I'd even read the script — sorry, Bruce," he laughed as he gave a nod to the film's writer. He added that "it's always an extremely exciting thing" to be a part of director David Cronenberg's world.