Robert Pattinson Explains Appeal Behind “The Rover”

Posted Monday June 16, 2014 11:13 AM GMT

His new movie “The Rover” hits theaters June 20th, and Robert Pattinson chatted with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association about just what drew him to make the dystopian Australian flick.

When asked, “What fascinated you when you read the script?” Rob replied, “I met [director] David [Michôd] about a year before. Not about ‘The Rover,’ but just because I really liked ‘Animal Kingdom’ and I just wanted to meet him. And I got sent the script and I connected to it like immediately and really, really hard.”

“I thought it was an offer, and I was like, ‘Yes!’ immediately. Then I found out he was auditioning tons and tons and tons of people… And I really kind of wanted to fight for it.”

Furthermore, “That little group of Australians are all very talented and that was one of the reasons why I wanted to do The Rover, because it’s a little clique and they all kind of support each other and I like the idea of being part of a movement. I’m like the only American person who’s ever done stuff with them – hey wait, what am I talking about - I’m not even American. I just play one in the movies!”

Check out his full interview here!