Robert Pattinson keeps on masturbating in his films

Gregory Wakeman
Contributor
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Robert Pattinson attends "The Lighthouse" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/WireImage)

Robert Pattinson’s recent performances in the likes of High Life, Damsel, and now The Lighthouse have all been acclaimed. It turns out there’s another recurring element in each of these performances, too.

That’s because they each include scenes of Pattinson masturbating. In fact, Pattinson recently admitted that his work in next year’s The Devil All The Time also features a scene where he masturbates, which is when he noticed the disturbing pattern.

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“I keep masturbating,” Pattinson told Variety last month. “In the last three or four movies, I’ve got a masturbation scene. I did it in High Life. I did it in Damsel. And The Devil All the Time. I only realised when I did it the fourth time.”

Earlier this week Pattinson opened up even further about this particular scene in The Lighthouse, telling the New York Times that it was actually his very first shot on the production, which immediately set the tone for the rest of the chaotic shoot.

Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse

“My first shot was this ferocious masturbation scene,” recalls Pattinson. “It’s always nice to do something massive for your opening shot, and I went really massive on the first take. It was a 180 from everything we’d done in rehearsal, and I could see Robert [Eggers] a little in shock afterward.”

“But I was like, ‘OK, cool, I didn’t get told to stop, so I’ll keep going in that direction.’ As soon as I’d done that, it was like the road started getting paved.”

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Eggers, who wrote and directed The Lighthouse, even went as far as to tell The Daily Beast that this moment was “inspiring,”

UK audiences will finally get to see Pattinson in The Lighthouse, which revolves around him and Willem Dafoe trying to remain sane on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s, when it is released on January 31, 2020.