Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz recently spilled details about their ‘intense’ audition for the highly-anticipated film The Batman.
In a new Entertainment Weekly interview, the costars and director Matt Reeves reflected on their remarkable chemistry test together”. The chemistry read was really intense,” said Kravitz, 33, as per People. ” Rob was wearing the Batsuit, and it was a proper camera test with the DP there and everything on a soundstage. It wasn’t just reading lines in a room. So it was intimidating, to say the least.”
Pattinson, who had already been cast in the role as Bruce Wayne, says, “The first time I’d even said lines from the script was in Zoë’s screen test. They had this idea that they wanted me to be taller at the beginning, so I basically had high-heeled sneakers on, and I’m tottering around in this strange Batman outfit. The camera’s not even on me, it’s on the back of my head, and I’m literally having this major panic attack, just looking for emotional support from Zoë, who’s trying to get the part.”
The audition apparently went off extremely well, as director Matt Reeves says, “Everyone could see there was something really special between them.” Once COVID hit, it was really difficult for us to get together off-set,” Kravitz adds of the difficulty in maintaining their chemistry on-screen.
Pattinson adds, “Normally, I don’t have a problem [shaking a character off at the end of the day], but this was so all-encompassing. I just stayed in a hotel for the whole week right next to the studio because I’d have to get there at like 4:30 a.m. to start training, and then you’d train after, so you’d be finished at, like, 9:30 at night. You’re just constantly in that world. When I look at photos of myself from the makeup test on the last day, I don’t even look human by the end of it. I look like I’m a piece of bubble gum that’s been stuck on the streets for, like, three years and has just been scraped off and put in a Batman outfit.”