In October 2009, the New Zealand Herald published an interview with Robert Pattinson in which he spoke candidly about his upcoming roles including his role as Georges Duroy in Bel Ami.
“…I’m doing Bel Ami, based on the Guy de Maupassant novel in January as well, and I don’t really know how I’m going to fit that in. I have to gain weight – but I don’t think they’ll let me put on much as I have to shoot the final Twilightmovie afterwards. I have to look older, as the character Georges Duroy has been living hard for a good six years just getting drunk all the time.So I want to look a bit haggard.”
Rob emerged from Bel Ami pre-production today in London to participate in the Hope for Haiti telethon and appears to have maybe started gaining some weight…hot pockets and Heineken anyone??! Another requirement for Bel Ami is facial hair (think mustache), and the boy can rock a beard! He looks so great!