Robert Pattinson is notoriously known for not being a fan of exercise but it seems something has changed as the 31-year-old has been pictured working out on a beach in Antigua.
And the British heart throb had a smile on his face (most of the time) as he lifted sandbags and ran along the sand.
The Twilight actor has reportedly been spending a week on his own in Antigua at a house at Half Moon Bay owned by Jazzie B, the famous band member of Soul to Soul; it is thought that he stayed within the compound for his entire stay on the island.
He had previously spoken of his body dysmorphia and the ‘overall tremendous anxiety’ he suffers from, joking that he believes he doesn’t get jobs ‘because I don’t go to the gym; I am literally the only actor in Los Angeles who doesn’t have a six pack’.
‘Even though I am [exercising], I still think it’s so lame and embarrassing — I am doing it out of necessity, that’s all,’ he told Harpers Bazaar.
‘I don’t have a six-pack and I hate going to the gym,’ he told Australia’s Sunday Style in 2013.
‘I’ve been like that my whole life. I never want to take my shirt off. I’d prefer to get drunk.’
Rob found fame in 2008 as Edward Cullen in what was supposed to be a small indie film with Kristen Stewart and directed by Catherine Hardwicke; it went on to become a five-film phenomenon but don’t go expecting him to join in with any ten-year celebrations.
When asked by Metro.co.uk if he had any plans to celebrate the anniversary, he was shocked to realise that ten years had indeed passed and that his only plan was to ‘work’ and keep himself busy.
‘I’m trying to avoid… I’ll probably just get some work done,’ he politely said.
‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.