ROUNDUP: Inside The Rover Q&A with David Michôd, Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and Liz Watts

After a screening of The Rover, Sydney Film Fest & Vivid hosted a Q&A with David Michôd, Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and producer, Liz Watts. This is a collection of a few pictures, articles and tweets from Inside The Rover.

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Excerpt from Daily Telegraph:

Robert Pattinson appeared in Sydney Town Hall to whoops of joy from legions of female fans

ROBERT Pattinson has continued his charm offensive in Sydney, appearing onstage for a Q&A event inside Town Hall.

The 28-year-old Brit actor was greeted onstage at the Inside The Rover talk at Town Hall by a mostly female crowd who whooped and eagerly applauded when he entered via a side door to appear on stage.

Pattinson joined co-star Guy Pearce, 46, director David Michôd and producer Liz Watts to have an open discussion about his Aussie-made film.

The Q & A-style event was hosted by Margaret Pomeranz as part of the Sydney Film Festival — with a chance for fans to question Pattinson directly. Remarkably, none of them asked him about Twilight.

The vampire saga most definitely was the white elephant in the room, with the crowd being part sniffy and part hysterical — divided between film snobs and diehard Pattinson fans.

Pattinson who oozed his own brand of effortless cool, didn’t mention the T-word. Discussing The Rover, he said filming in the outback was”beautiful” but there was buzz of a different kind.

“The second you wake up, you have like 700 flies on your face and its so insanely hot,” he said, a laugh.

And when Pattinson laughed, so did the audience, with most ladies swooning over his words.

From Daily Mail:

While most Hollywood leading men are obsessed with working out and getting rock-hard abs, Robert Pattinson has been revealed to have a refreshingly normal – and slightly weird – diet.

The 28-year-old British actor is said to have ‘survived on white bread and barbecue sauce for weeks’ while filming The Rover in Outback Australia.

Director David Michod opened up about the former Twilight Saga star’s unusual dietary requirements at a question and answer at Sydney’s Town Hall on Sunday.

Pattinson laughed at the revelation, adding that he found waking up with ‘700 flies in the immediate vicinity’ just one of several quirky aspects of shooting the movie in the abandoned town of Hammond in South Australia.

‘I also met this bar man who told me he was part of Anonymous and on the run from M16… and then there was the extra who claimed he assassinated (John F) Kennedy in 1967,’ he said.

Michod is part of Australian film collective Blue-Tongue Film which includes Joel Edgerton and his brother Nash, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Spencer Susser and Luke Doolan.

Pattinson revealed that he ‘hunted down’ the members of the mini-Aussie movement because of a strong desire to work with them.

‘David was actually the last of the Blue-Tongue guys I had met,’ he said.

‘I was actively seeking to break into his group of friends.’

It seems to have paid off, with a ‘totally random’ meeting with Michod and a four hour audition landing him the role.

‘Nash (Edgerton) wanted me to meet with him and I hadn’t seen any of the Twilight films, so I had no idea who I was meeting,’ said Michod.

‘I really liked his physical demeanor and just the way he was… He had a can of coke in front of him and a cup of coffee which he added six sugars to.’

Pattinson’s performance is being hailed as ‘career redefining’ but the media-shy star has shrugged off the praise and pressure of audience opinions.

‘If I don’t like something, I don’t give a s**t about what the audience thinks anyway,’ he laughed.

‘A friend of mine watched the movie last night and was like “Wow, this is the first time you’ve played yourself”.’

Tweets about the Q&A under the cut!

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