Belfast Telegraph

Pattinson won't step into Ford role

Robert Pattinson has denied he is in line to take on two of Harrison Ford's most famous roles.

The Twilight star dismissed any suggestions that he is a favourite to portray the younger version of Indiana Jones in a new reboot and Star Wars' Han Solo in a spin-off project, as he attended the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, The Rover.

"I don't know why. Why is that coming out? I honestly don't understand what it's all about," he told in response to rumours about Indiana Jones.

As for Han Solo, the 28-year-old said: "I didn't even know there was a Han Solo spin-off coming out."

He added: "Sounds like a cool spin-off. I'll watch it."

Robert, best known for playing vampire Edward Cullen in the big-screen adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's novels, had to perfect his Southern accent for his role as Rey in David Michod's dystopian crime thriller The Rover alongside Guy Pearce.

"I keep trying to do it in my real life. But nobody can understand what you are saying - like my real accent - so you get away with a lot!" he said, adding: "Well, with my accent at least!"


From Belfast Telegraph