Robert Pattinson reacts to Batman nicknames “R-Batz” and “Battinson”

Robert Pattinson reacts to Batman nicknames “R-Batz” and “Battinson”
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Robert Pattinson who was notoriously coined “R-Patz” by celebrity tabloids, has not warmed up to the idea of having new nicknames following his casting as the caped crusader.

That’s right, the British actor wants you to stop calling him R-Batz and Battinson isn’t exactly his thing either. Pattinson was in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival last Saturday when Entertainment Tonight asked him about the ridiculous nicknames people are trying to coin.

When asked which one he preferred over the two aforementioned nicknames, Pattinson simply grinned and answered: “I don’t know … I’m trying to avoid… avoiding nicknames.”

And honestly, we shouldn’t be surprised. Playful nicknames are the least of his problems as the actor thought he almost missed out on the Batman role over initial fan reception of his prematurely announced casting.

During the interview, Pattinson also discussed his role in The Lighthouse, which stars him along with veteran actor Willem Defoe. The actor admitted that it was quite difficult to grow his own mustache for the film.

“The only thing about the ‘stache is I had to keep dying it all the time because my mustache is very blonde, so it kinda looks like…like I’m a 12-year-old with a hormone problem,” the actor quipped. Check out Pattinson and Defoe acting opposite each other in The Lighthouse’s trailer below:

When asked about how daunting it was to film The Lighthouse under extreme conditions in Nova Scotia, the actor reveals he actually appreciated it.

“The conditions are nice though,” Pattinson told the press at the film’s premiere. “It’s nice when something feels real.”

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