Robbert Pattinson breaks norms in Hollywood by refusing to work out for role of Batman.

During an interview with GQ magazine, The Twilight alum shared his thoughts on Hollywood’s toxic norms.


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Robbert Pattinson is shown in this new slim, and dark representation of the new Batman.

Robbert Pattinson will not be working out because he does not want to set any precedents in Hollywood.

Pattinson has not been following the workout routine set out for him but has been following his diet.

“Literally, I’m just barely doing anything,”

Robbert Pattinson believes that working out for every role in Hollywood is toxic and shouldn’t be mandatory.

“You set a precedent,” Pattinson said, “No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean — he wasn’t exactly ripped.”

He didn’t get into shape for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight.

“The one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again,” Pattinson said ofhis time working on the teen series.

His view is quite different than his his costar Zoë Kravitz, who has been working out five days a week at home.

“I had been training now for maybe four or five months and the first couple weeks that I self-quarantined, I remember texting the director, I texted Matt and I was like, ‘We might have to make the catsuit a few sizes bigger when this is over.”

Pattinson believes the first step to changing these body norms in movies is for each actor to start with him or herself.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” said Pattinson.