Robert Pattinson reckons he smells ‘like a crayon’

Robert Pattinson has been told on more than one occasion he smells “like a crayon”.The British actor, who has been the face of luxury fragrance Dior Homme since 2013, candidly discussed his unique personal scent in an interview with Allure, and joked t…

Robert Pattinson has been told on more than one occasion he smells “like a crayon”.

The British actor, who has been the face of luxury fragrance Dior Homme since 2013, candidly discussed his unique personal scent in an interview with Allure, and joked that it resembled that of embalming fluid used to preserve dead bodies.

“Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon,” he told the magazine. “Like I’m embalmed.”

In addition to his unusual confession, Pattinson also said he doesn’t wear fragrance all the time as he finds it too powerful, but makes an exception for the Dior Homme scent, which he described as “fresh”.

“I hardly ever wear fragrances. If I wear a fragrance, I find it quite overbearing. But this one, for some reason, you don’t really notice you’re wearing it,” the 33-year-old commented of the high-end cologne. “I can never really describe it. People are like, ‘Is it woody smelling?’ But I don’t really know what wood smells like. It definitely makes me feel more awake. There’s something fresh about it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Twilight star Pattinson revealed that he was always shocked when he was picked for “good looking” roles in movies and was stunned when he was chosen to play school hunk Cedric Diggory in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

“I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people. My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get,” he explained.

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Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to repeat himself with acting roles

Robert Pattinson tries to pick diverse film roles because he becomes self-conscious if it feels like he’s repeating a performance.The British actor rose to fame after starring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before playing vampire Edward Cullen …

Robert Pattinson tries to pick diverse film roles because he becomes self-conscious if it feels like he’s repeating a performance.

The British actor rose to fame after starring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before playing vampire Edward Cullen five times in the Twilight movie franchise. Since it concluded in 2012, he has been working on a diverse mix of independent films, such as Good Time and The Lost City of Z.

In a new interview with Little Whites Lies magazine, he admitted this was a conscious decision because he hates repeating himself.

“I feel like as soon as I repeat myself even a little bit, I suddenly get really self-conscious. If you’re pushing something out into the unknown a little bit, you can’t judge yourself, because you don’t really know what you’re doing,” he explained.

The 32-year-old added that he would also get bored repeating himself and fall into lazy habits. For this reason, he tries to change up his accent for each role to keep things interesting.

“Even with a voice I can’t really do it more than once, because then I think, ‘Oh, this is my acting voice,'” he said. “That’s why I can’t even do anything in my normal accent, because it doesn’t feel like I’m working.”

Like many British actors, Robert has appeared in his fair share of classic period dramas, but he really fought hard to ensure he never got stuck in that genre.

“When I first started… if you’re tall and have floppy hair and a posh accent, they’re like ‘Period dramas!’ And then you’re exclusively in the period dramas box. I was like, ‘No! I don’t want to do period dramas!'” he joked. “I’ve done a couple, and as soon as I put on the high Edwardian collar, I’m like, ‘Ughhh’. Your costume is out-acting you at all times.”

He has many projects in the pipeline, with High Life, The King and The Lighthouse all set for release in 2019.

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‘Ignorant’ Ralph Fiennes almost turned down Voldemort role

Ralph Fiennes almost turned down his career-making role of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies.The 56-year-old actor first starred as the iconic villain in 2005 movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and reprised the role until the end of the…

Ralph Fiennes almost turned down his career-making role of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies.

The 56-year-old actor first starred as the iconic villain in 2005 movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and reprised the role until the end of the franchise. However, during an interview filmed ahead of Saturday night’s (16Mar19) The Jonathan Ross Show, Ralph admitted he wasn’t sure about taking on the part at first.

“The truth is I was actually ignorant about the films and the books,” he explained. “I was approached by the production. Mike Newell was directing the film that they wanted me to be in… the first time Voldemort was going to appear physically.

“Out of ignorance I just sort of thought, this isn’t for me. Quite stupidly I resisted, I was hesitant.”

And it was Ralph’s sister who eventually persuaded him to play He Who Must Not Be Named in the films.

“I think the clincher was that my sister Martha – who has three children who were then probably about 12, 10 and 8 – she said, ‘What do you mean? You’ve got to do it!’ So then I rewound my thinking,” he smiled.

Ralph recently starred in movies such as Spectre and Holmes & Watson. He’s also turned his hand to directing, and helms upcoming movie The White Crow, which features ballet star Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev in the tale of the dancer’s defection to the West.

While making the film, Ralph was keen to shoot a scene inside the Rembrandt Room at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, to show Nureyev’s passion for art.

However, as the Hermitage bans film shoots on the premises, the screen star had to do some persuading.

“We put a lot of energy into the mission. The director (of the museum) listened and said we could shoot because we’re making a film about a great artist and because, thankfully, we were interested in one particular painting,” Ralph told the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye.

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