What can you expect when Robert Pattinson stops by our studios this Thursday for an interview about his new film, “Cosmopolis“? Actually, nobody knows! Partly because we can never predict the madness that will ensue, and partly because the renowned surrealist weirdness of the story means that any number of things could go down. (What sort of things? Without revealing too much, let’s just say that we wouldn’t be surprised if there was a potato gun and a bear suit involved. AND THAT’S ALL WE’LL SAY.) But here’s what you probably won’t get: a concise-yet-illuminating summary from the lead actor of just what happens in this mindjob of a movie. Because as evidenced by Josh Horowitz’s attempts to elicit one from various folks on the premiere red carpet, it is really hard to do.
We asked Emily Hampshire, Paul Giammati, Sarah Gadon, and even director David Cronenberg to describe “Cosmopolis” in 10 seconds or less—with some of them doing better than others. Some gave us too little; some gave too much (yes, Paul, we’re talking about you); and two of them delivered single-sentence summaries that we’re pretty sure they stole from the movie poster, so no fair and it doesn’t count. (Personal favorite: Emily’s prolonged “UHHHHHHHHHH?”… which, let’s be real, probably tells you more about the film than any of the more articulate responses we got.)
The takeaway: Some questions are best left unanswered. But if you want to see Rob give his own summary a shot, you can request one! Just mark your calendar for MTV First: Robert Pattinson this Thursday on MTV at 7:49 p.m. ET, when RPatTz will premiere a brand-new clip from “Cosmopolis” and then take fan-submitted questions for a 30-minute interview on MTV.com. Want to get in on this craziness? Tweet us a question @MTVNews, using the hashtag #AskRob!
Which “Cosmopolis” summary did you like the best?