Robert Pattinson punched himself before his ‘Harry Potter’ scenes

Most Robert Pattinson fans remember his rise to immense fame after being cast as brooding vampire Edward Cullen. However, his main role in the dusk the movies weren’t the first time he’s been cast in a massive movie franchise. Three years before duskPattinson landed a very good role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

‘Harry Potter’ alum Robert Pattinson | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Who did Robert Pattinson portray in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies?

In the Harry Potter movies, Pattinson portrayed Cedric Diggory. Hufflepuff’s golden boy, Cedric was selected as the “true champion of Hogwarts” and competed alongside Harry in the Triwizard Tournament. Unfortunately, Cedric meets a tragic end at the hands of Lord Voldemort, and his death marks a turning point in the beloved series.

Many fans of Harry Potter will agree that Pattinson did a good job portraying Cedric. So they might be surprised to learn that the actor was extremely nervous when shooting his scenes. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was only Pattinson’s third professional acting job, and this inexperience made him a little nervous about getting it right.

‘The Batman’ star was very nervous about playing Cedric Diggory

“I kind of fell into it,” Pattinson said. QG about being thrown into Harry Potter. “I mean, it was so terrifying. I remember the first scene I shot was in the magic maze at the end, and I had never done anything with special effects and stunts. And that was a big deal back then. It was very, very, intimidating.

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Pattinson was particularly intimidated by his scenes which required a lot of physical acting. He did his best to research ways to prepare for his action sequences. However, his preparation method ended up being extremely intense. the New Moon The actor admits he used self-inflicted violence to motivate himself for several of his scenes.

Pattinson resorted to punches to prepare for his action scenes

“I think I would have read a book on method play,” Pattinson shared. “The only thing I really took away from it was fighting before every scene. It was basically my only concept of how to prepare for a scene. I was preparing like I was getting into a fight or something like that before these scenes, and I was just screaming into a pillow and fighting and beating myself up and kind of tearing my clothes and stuff apart but I had all these prosthetic sores, and all the prosthetics were melting on my face, and I had to redo all my makeup, but I had no idea how to get into a psychedelic physical state.

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Being part of the cast of ‘Harry Potter’ inspired Pattinson to pursue an acting career

Pattinson may not have been able to prepare himself emotionally for Harry Potter, but he enjoyed his overall experience. In fact, it was his shooting experience Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which cemented his desire to pursue a professional career as an actor. Before that, he assumed he would pursue a career as a musician. However, the Harry Potter was so warm and welcoming, Pattinson decided he was really going to try acting.

After Pattinson finished filming Harry Potter, he was determined to teach himself how to act. His plan was to make a few little movies that no one would ever see. However, that thought disappeared when he booked his role in dusk. Still, considering Pattinson’s career, we’d say he’s done pretty well.

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