Robert Pattinson barely spoke to Charlie Hunnam while filming ‘City of Z’

67th International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'The Lost City of Z' - Premiere

Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam didn’t seem particularly friendly last month while they were touring Europe to support The Lost City of Z. They had worked together for months, and they were stuck together promoting the film, and I kind of thought they seemed awkward around each other because A) Sparkles was dressed in some hilarious Dior nonsense and Charlie didn’t want to be photographed next to him and/or B) they had simply run out of sh-t to say to each other. Apparently, though, it’s a thing. They didn’t get along, or at least Sparkles made an effort to NOT speak to Charlie.

Charlie Hunnam has revealed that Twilight lead Robert Pattinson basically didn’t talk to him on The Lost City of Z set, making him think he had a problem with him. The 36-year-old Hunnam wasn’t entirely sure if Pattinson had a problem with him or if he was just trying to stay in the zone for filming.

Speaking with, the King Arthur star said: “I had a couple of rehearsal sessions with Sienna [Miller], but I didn’t spend any time with Tom [Holland] or Robert [Pattinson]. I wanted these relationships to evolve naturally on screen. Through the work, I don’t think I said more than ten words to Robert off camera.”

He added: “I didn’t know if he was just ‘in that zone’ or if he genuinely didn’t like me. There was a real distance between us. But it creates the right dynamic on screen. He’s reached out to me subsequently, making overtures for us to be friends now, so I think it was about the work.”

[From Express]

So the “method actor” who ghosted his girlfriend for five months so his character would be more “authentic” had an issue with another actor trying something equally “method”? Hm. I don’t know if I believe that Sparkles is such a Method Actor. Isn’t it far more likely that he just didn’t like Charlie all that much? From what I remember of Rob’s actorly process (or how he describes his process in interviews), he tends to want to hang out with costars and make friends. But I guess not. Or maybe not with Hunnam. Anyway… boy drama. If this was about two actresses, the tabloids would be going crazy creating a narrative about girl-fights, etc.

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  1. justsaying says:

    Rob’s outfit in that second photo – just no.

  2. Jenns says:

    So basically Charlie is saying that it’s weird when someone doesn’t talk to you for months? And this is the same guy who didn’t talk to the the woman he loves for months?


    • Anna says:

      I have a feeling that may be why Robert didn’t want to be his friend. Charlie is too pretentious

    • Lindsey says:

      It’s cool as long as you buy them a nice sized shiny rock at the end 😉

  3. Wren33 says:

    True, while people may roll their eyes, male actors (and artists) are given much more leeway to be assholes.

    I am all about men taking fashion risks, but those clothes really are ridiculous.

  4. Squirrelgirl says:

    I can’t help but laugh when I see Robert’s outfits here.

  5. Div says:

    As much as I enjoy gossip, I always side eye famous people who make their beefs public (even if I enjoy it on a superficial level). So….I can believe RPattz was a dick to Charlie (albeit it might have been a side effect of being method) but I also think Charlie is an equal dick for making it public. I am kind of cackling at this method boy fight tho cause you know if these were women the sexist media would be eatin’ it up.

    Also, those outfits that RPattz is wearing are bizarre and not in a good way. Hope that’s a one time thing.

  6. mia girl says:

    I’m crying foul. I’m pretty sure I read a few weeks back an article that Pattinson said it was actually Hunam who was so method and that’s why they barely talked.
    Let me try to find it…

    • mia girl says:

      Ok I extended as much energy as I’m willing to give on this topic and can’t find the specific article or clip saw. But did see in one where he said that Hunam was super militant and stayed in character the entire shoot.

      My take – Hunnam is pretentious and really disingenuous to wonder if Pattinson was so method as a way to deflect his own behavior.

      But my 10 min google search did find Pattinson talking about his sartorial choices in these pictures! Ha!

      ‘That red carpet in Berlin [where he rocked the overcoat] was one of the more terrifying experiences I have had recently, just because I wanted to wear something different. When you live any sort of public life, it is impossible to know which way is right to do anything. The only thing I want to do is get the jobs I really want. And not to go crazy.’

    • BangersandMash says:

      This is what I believe too.

      Pretty boy fights are the LEAST juiciest of them all. But I’m siding with RPatz here cause he just doesn’t seem like the type to ghost people or be ‘too method to talk’ type Daniel Day Lewis tip.
      Charlie on the other hand, pretty much admitted to being method like that.

      Besides, it’s WORK… We can’t all get along and want to kiki every g*ddamn time we are ‘on lunch break’. Even if RPatz didn’t want to talk too him, move on, his GIRLFRIEND get over it, he can too.
      Pretty boys (rolling eyes)

      • Emma says:

        Rob made a comment laughingly on a red carpet that if he behaved like Charlie no one would ever speak to him again. Rob is one of the nicest guys ever and I think this is more Charlie’s doing. Sienna actually told Hunnam to chill at one point so it seems he can be a bit much. I don’t like how he put this on Rob as it’s well known how good he is.

    • Another Anne says:

      You’re not crazy, I read the same thing. And Hunnam’s statement above that he didn’t spend time with Tom or Rob so that the relationships would evolve naturally kind of confirms that. Sounds like it was Charlie that was all method here.

    • Raina says:

      First world problems lol. May we all be blessed with ’em.

      • Godwina says:

        Pretty boy fights are in the best because then some of us can speculate it’s a secret one-time-fling spat/cooling-off.

  7. OSTONE says:

    Or maybe Charlie wanted to be all method and thespian-like and Sparkles was like, nah dude bye Felicia.. i honestly doubt Sparkles takes himself that seriously to be method acting.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Yeah, Robert always strikes me as easygoing and friendly. Like he’ll become best friends with the caterer. He probably just didn’t care for Charlie’s method and went to hang out with everyone else.

      • Raina says:

        Maybe Pattinson tried to shake Charlie’s hand and Chuck was all “Ewww gross actor germ hands! Just take a dump in my mouth why dontcha’ ya crud” and Pattinson retreated indefinitely. Germs are not a plaything people.

  8. PunkyMomma says:

    Both strike me as extra-special snowflakes – Charlie is still talking about his decision re FSOG, and ✨Sparkles✨ – please – just say “no” to the outfit.

  9. Mia4s says:

    Enough with the STRUGGLE. Ugh. “Oh it’s so hard and deep and emotional being millionaire actors, we struggled every minute! We go to such dark places! SACRIFICE!!!”

    Shut up. All of you. Shut up. I’m looking at you Jared Leto and Leo Dicaprio. And you Sparkles if this really was some method crap (but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt for now….but your clothes are awful) You don’t sound like deep artists, you just sound like douches.

    You know, some of your peers (who are better actors than you) will admit to having fun. It’s allowed!

  10. manta says:

    I remember Pattinson doing promo for The Rover, the only thing with him I cared to watch, along with Cosmopolis (directors tend to be my barometers more than actors). He and Pearce seemed to be really at ease and Michôd talked about the relaxed climate on set despite hard conditions too.
    So I’m inclined to think Hunnam is the piece of work here.

  11. HeidiM says:

    I’m finding that Charlie gets less and less attractive the more he speaks. I can’t see Bob ghosting Twigs. He’d pine away for her.

    • mia girl says:

      The same with me! I had this impression of Hunnam that seems to be the opposite based on how he comes across in interviews. He just seems so precious, while I always thought he was a laid back guy.

      Funny enough, it was the opposite with RPatz years ago. I thought he was full of himself but the more he was interviewed, the more I found him charming, funny and self-effacing.

    • Anname says:

      Yes, in one of his red carpet interviews, Rob said that if he did what Charlie did (ghosting his loved ones), no one would ever talk to him again.

  12. Margo S. says:

    Not shocked. Hunnan sounds like a huge d bag.

  13. Vava says:

    That chic with the nose piercing really has affected Rob’s wardrobe. in a bad way.

  14. Stella says:

    Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance.

  15. Luca76 says:

    Hmm I’m team Pattinson on this one. His co stars tend to gush about how nice he is so I tend to believe CH is the a hole.

  16. Spiderpig says:

    Tuck your shirt in

  17. Kristen says:

    Da fuq is he wearing?

  18. Sansa says:

    Charlie comes from the Sons of Anarchy where he displayed very wooden acting skills. Katey Segal and Maggie Sif made that show. He is a nice looking man and the Jax character was an emotionally repressed man so he got by. I expect poor reviews on his further movie roles. Rob Patterson is pretty much from the same profile as Charlie, very nice looking , limited acting skills, played a vampire that doesn’t require great depth. These guys probably have nothing else in common (lol) so they would not likely end up as mates. Seems like some poor publicity for their movie.

    • Anname says:

      Actually, Rob is getting really great reviews for his performance in this movie. Critics consensus is that he is really growing into a great character actor (building on The Rover, Cronenberg movies, etc). And overall Lost City of Z is at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.

      • Craven says:

        He was crap in Cosmopolitan. So unengaging in a movie that spends 90 minutes in close focus of his face. Or maybe that was Cronenbergs fault. Either way, after that and Water For Elephants, i gave up spending money on this boy. If his movies pop up on inflight entertainment i may sleep watch them but I’m done buying tickets

    • kennedy says:

      Pretty sure LCOZ got rave reviews, specifically for Charlie Hunnam. I agree that Siff and Sagal made SOA but Hunnam actually gave a pretty great performance on the show for the most part.

  19. Tiny Martian says:

    From what I read, they both basically were starving themselves during this shoot. So I’ll give them both a break for not feeling their sociable best at the time!

  20. Anname says:

    I know I am a biased Rob fan, but it’s bizarre that in this same interview, Charlie talked about how he didn’t talk to anyone on set, had his own little hotel room hut, and avoided everyone. So it’s super irritating to hear him throw shade at Rob like this. It’s a strange thing to do. Charlie may be great to look at, but yeah he is giving off some major-jerk vibes.

    Tom and Lorenzo loved Rob’s fashion choices in these Berlin pics. Props for trying something new and selling that Dior, but I agree it’s a little weird, lol.

    • Another Anne says:

      Agreed. When it comes time to do US promo, hopefully they’ll stifle Charlie a bit, and let Rob and Tom do more of the talking, they’re much more charming and funny.

    • Emma says:

      Charlie has been contradictory. And I vaguely remember him saying something about Rob during 50 Shades casting. Charlie is throwing shade at a great guy that has never had any problems with anyone. I think Charlie thinks a bit much of himself.

  21. Forestlass says:

    Feud season 12… But im sure we gonna have a bromance pr tour!

  22. Rae says:

    Totally believe Rob more than Charlie.


    Rob, you look like shit. You’ve always been hit and miss, your foot face just sometimes doesn’t work, but it’s like you’re tying to make yourself uglier with those hideous clothes.

    Try hard fugly.

  23. FishBeard says:

    Can you truly be a “method” actor without possessing any sufficient skills to begin with? Neither of them are that talented, and going down the route of the ‘serious, method actor’ niche makes them seem insufferable. It’s bad enough on legitimately talented male actors.

    I’ve never watched Sons of Anarchy, so perhaps I’m missing something, but I thought Charlie was terrible in Pacific Rim. Very wooden and couldn’t keep his accent. Idris and Rinko were far better, and they had crummier lines.

    Pattinson is just as bad. No charisma, very cringe worthy to watch “emote”. His fan girls will hysterically deny it, but he’s simply a bad actor. At best, he simply can’t hold the screen in comparison to his peers, Garfield and Redmayne.

  24. Dumbledork says:

    It’s Dieter.

  25. Erica_V says:

    These outfits on Rob are just so hilariously stupid looking. His faces too oh my God I’m crying he looks so ridiculous.

    • ZGB says:

      Lmao!! I like the long coat in the top pic( or the idea of it) but yeah. And the pictures deliberately chosen for this post makes it even more hilarious!

  26. Egla says:

    I thought the point of being an actor was to, you know, act and after that going back to your daily life. I wonder how the theater stage actors do it? Do they go method all the time? If yes who the hell wants to live with them???

    As for these guys: I like Pattison and he has given many interviews where he talks about his family and friends and seems very laid back, if a little bit shy in the beginning. This Charlie guy, may be hot but he seems like e tool. Method acting my a!!. If someone stopped our life just to go method upon his return he wouldn’t find me there waiting for him anymore. And then he screams victim??? Sure Jane, bye Jane

  27. Jay says:

    Sounds like a Charlie issue here deflecting it on others if you read the rest of the interview. Going to see the movie though. I loved this book & ive seen great reviews for it and lots of Rob is a scene stealer comments about it too.

  28. Raina says:

    They each made tons of cash, but they didn’t talk to each other much. Aww. I remember in high School when I didn’t talk to every single person. And for free.