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Robert Pattinson calls out the ‘insidious’ body standards men face in and out of Hollywood

Robert Pattinson calls out the ‘insidious’ body standards men face in and out of Hollywood

Indeed, the beloved actor Robert Pattinson is no stranger to getting in shape for movie roles. Being known for his roles as Edward Cullen in Twilight and the caped crusader in The Batman, the actor has been outspoken regarding the “insidious” body standards men face, both in and out of Hollywood.

In a new cover story of ES magazine, Robert shared that while he had never struggled with his own body image, he has “basically tried every fad you can think of, everything except consistency.”

“Even if you’re just watching your calorie intake, it’s extraordinarily addictive — and you don’t quite realize how insidious it is until it’s too late. I once ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks, as a detox. Just boiled potatoes and Himalayan pink salt. Apparently, it’s a cleanse… you definitely lose weight.”

Robert Pattinson on losing weight as a Hollywood celebrity

Meanwhile, Robert also noted that one of his goals for 2023 is to “try consistency.” He detailed some of the other diets he’s tried, including keto. The Twilight actor shared,

“I was like, ‘Oh, there’s a diet where you just eat charcuterie boards and cheese all the time?’ But I didn’t realize that you can’t have beer as it completely defeats the purpose.”

In an interview with GQ, Robert previously spoke about his workout regimen (or lack thereof) for The Batman. Ahead of the film’s release, he shared, “I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem. You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean — wasn’t exactly ripped. Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”

Robert later admitted that those comments came back to haunt him in an interview with MovieMaker. “I just always think it’s really embarrassing to talk about how you’re working out,” Robert clarified at the time. “You’re playing Batman. You have to work out.”

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In the ES magazine story, he recalled, “I got in so much trouble for saying that I don’t work out, even from my trainer, who was like, ‘Why would you say that?’”

Elsewhere in the cover story of the magazine, Robert teased his upcoming film Mickey 17, directed by Bong Joon-ho, saying, “The movie is so crazy, it’s a completely different style of working.”

Mickey 17 is set for release in March 2024. Meanwhile, Matt Reeves, the director of The Batman teases the sequel of the movie.

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