Batman star Robert Pattinson explains how he held his wand like a gun in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The Batman Star Robert Pattinson – who once starred as Cedric Diggory in the 2005 film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – recently revealed why he felt the need to hold his wand like a weapon.
Pattinson sat down GQ to discuss some of the iconic roles he has played throughout his career, the first of which was that of Cedric Diggory in the fourth Harry Potter film over a decade and a half ago. “I remember holding a wand and thinking how silly it feels to hold it like a wand, so I hold it like a gun, with two hands thinking I’m in it, like, a Die Hard movie,” Pattinson admitted. “I think I even closed one eye looking down like it had a viewfinder on it.”
While Cedric was briefly portrayed by Joe Livermore in the 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabantook over Pattinson as a character for Goblet of Fire, in which young Hufflepuff played a much larger role. Cedric’s death at the hands of Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall) at the end of Goblet of Fire is often cited as the moment of Harry Potter Franchise has grown up, so to speak.
“He’s the first dead in Harry Potterthat’s my claim to fame,” Pattinson said in GQ Video. The actor also revealed that introducing the character of Cedric was his idea Goblet of Fire by making him jump from a tree. This would become a running theme in Pattinson’s career than his dusk Character, Edward Cullen, also had an affinity for climbing trees.
Discussing how he got the role of Cedric in the first place, Pattinson said, “I kind of fell into it. I mean it was so scary the ending and I had never done anything with special effects and stunts – and that was a big deal at the time. It felt very, very intimidating.”
Additionally, Pattinson revealed that he had attempted to meddle Harry Potter, which – from what they’ve gleaned – consisted simply of beating each other up before a scene. “That was basically my only concept of how to prepare for a scene,” he said. “I was pumping myself up before those scenes like I was going to get into a fight or something. And just yelled into a pillow… hit myself, ripped my clothes and stuff.” According to Pattinson, his attempt at “method acting” resulted in the makeup department having to reattach his prosthetic wounds.
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