Robert Pattinson may be in coronavirus isolation in the United Kingdom, but that hasn't stopped him from being the latest cover star for GQ.
During an interview with the magazine Tuesday, the actor, 33, discussed how he has "almost immediately totally lost all sense of time" amid the pandemic. He said he's related to the feeling before, having to spend a lot of time alone due to an early career that launched him into the spotlight.
"I spend so much time by myself, ’cause you’re just kind of always forced to, that I can’t really remember what it was like not really having that kind of lifestyle,” Pattinson said. “I just realize, everyone is so, so vulnerable to isolation... It’s quite shocking.”
Pattinson, who is in London where he was filming "The Batman" before production shut down due to COVID-19, also has a relatable outlook on working out while in isolation.
“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he said, "you" meaning other actors, the outlet reports. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped.
“Literally, I’m just barely doing anything," he added.
Pattison reflected on playing Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" franchise, recalling how "the one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again.”
“I look at the Twilight movies... and I think in a lot of ways they seem more like sort of existential art house movies than the things that were intentionally that," he later added.
New 'Twilight' book 'Midnight Sun' coming Aug. 4; author Stephenie Meyer says 'it’s definitely darker'
Luckily, the actor is still receiving food from the "Batman" team.
"I’m essentially on a meal plan for Batman. Thank God. I don’t know what I’d be doing other than that," he explained. 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."
He continued, laughing, "It is weird, but my preferences are…just sort of eat like a wild animal... Like, out of a trash can."
Coping with COVID-19:Are you breathing correctly? Plus, more weekend tips and hacks
More:Easy recipes you can make during coronavirus quarantine with five ingredients or less
Pattinson also talked about starring as the masked vigilante in the new "Batman," which saw its release date delayed four months to October 2021, and why he decided to take on the iconic role. Batman has previously been portrayed by George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale.
"What are the reasons not to do it?" he laughed. "I think sometimes the downsides – which I’ve definitely thought about – the downsides kind of seem like upsides. I kind of like the fact that not only are there very, very, very well-done versions of the character which seem pretty definitive, but I was thinking that there are multiple definitive playings of the character."
He continued, "It’s fun when more and more ground has been covered. Like, where is the gap? You’ve seen this sort of lighter version, you’ve seen a kind of jaded version, a kind of more animalistic version. And the puzzle of it becomes quite satisfying, to think: Where’s my opening? And also, do I have anything inside me which would work if I could do it? And then also, it’s a legacy part, right? I like that."
Staying Apart, Together:A newsletter about how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic
Review:Tom Hardy shines as the feral remnant of an infamous gangster in the wild new 'Capone'