Robert Pattinson Batman filming in the dark led to skin turning green


Robert Pattinson reckons he’s spent so many hours filming The Batman in the Dark that his skin turned green.

The Twilight actor’s role as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming DC Comic’s flick was mostly shot at night, leaving the actor feeling quite isolated.

In a recent interview with British GQ Magazine, Pattinson opened up about the realities of taking on his new role, which filmed a lot of scenes in Glasgow across some iconic locations.

He previously described Glasgow as a “brilliant Gotham.”

The star, 35, said: “It’s not at all surprising to me that Glasgow has become a sort of unofficial Gotham City. When you think of Gotham you think of a wonderfully Gothic city – and that’s why Glasgow works so well.”

The Batman is in cinemas March 4
The Batman is in cinemas March 4

Glasgow has been used as a backdrop for Gotham city in many DC Comics projects – including The Batman, The Flash and Batgirl.

Pattinson added: “I was really, really, really dead afterward. I looked at a photo of myself from April and I looked green.

“The nature of the shoot was so kind of insular, always shooting at night, and I felt very much alone.

Robert Pattinson in The Batman, 2022 movie Warner Bros pic Free to Use

“You’re not really allowed out of the studio with the suit on, so I barely knew what was going on at all outside.”

Still, at least he kept chipper on set as he got into character. “I have to really, really feel like I’ve hit rock bottom,” he tells GQ.

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“Where right up until the moment I have to perform it’s, ‘Wow, I’m the most empty piece of s***’.”

Pattinson in GQ Magazine
Pattinson in GQ Magazine

“Laughing, Rob adds: “You have to feel the pain. And suddenly it’s like God gives you a little treat, ‘Here’s an idea you’ve never thought of before’.” So every cloud…

Green skin is definitely an unusual look for someone who is supposed to be taking on the role of Gotham City’s masked vigilante.

The Batman films in many iconic Glasgow locations, and many fans even speculated that Batman’s famous Batcave lair may even be located “under” the city’s graveyard.

Other locations include around Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. And Hartwood Psychiatric Hospital in Shotts will double up as Gotham’s orphanage.

While it’s Robert’s latest big franchise following Harry Potter and Twilight he claimed: “It’s like nothing like I’ve ever done before.

“It was such a fun experience. It’s one of the big characters in 21st century fiction. It’s a massive honor to play him.”

Robert admitted: “There were times in filming that I caught glimpses of myself in the reflection of something – and it was a reminder that ‘wow this is crazy I am actually Batman’.

“Anybody who has played such an iconic superhero remembers the first time they put on their suit – and yeah it was pretty special. The suit does a lot of work for you in fight scenes but it’s not always the easiest thing to wear.”

The March issue of British GQ is available via digital download and on newsstands on March 1.

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The Batman is in cinemas on March 4.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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