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Uma Thurman and Holliday Grainger Talk Rob in “Bel Ami”

I love that his co-stars have such nice things to say about him!

See what his Bad Mother’s Handbook and Bel Ami co-star, Holliday Grainger had to say!

You worked with R-Patz five years ago. Does that mean you weren’t all googly-eyed over Twilight’s ‘Edward’?

If I hadn’t have known him I might have been slightly intimidated. I hadn’t even seen Twilight but I watched the first film after Bel Ami and I was like: ‘Now I get what all the hype is about.’

Is he the same bloke, except now he’s called R-Patz?

Yeah, I think he’s handled it brilliantly and managed to stay down to earth. When we went to the Bel Ami premiere, he went early so he could go and sign all the fans’ pictures. As much as I’d love to be a successful actor, the thought of being recognised in the street is petrifying.

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Here’s what Uma Thurman had to say:

The 25-year-old actor became very involved for his role as 19th century Parisienne womaniser Georges Duroy for the film, and Uma insists he is constantly working hard to bring his skills up to the “next level.”

In an interview with Stylist magazine, she said: “He’s very serious. He did a huge amount of rehearsals in his own time. I think that’s what you do when you’re a young actor, when you take your work very seriously and want to take it to the next level.”

Uma, 41, rose to fame as a teenager in films including ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ and while she finds it hard to be as serious as her co-star – famous for his role as Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ franchise – she did offer him advice on set.

She added: “When you’ve been doing this a really long time, it’s hard to take it all so seriously. I said to him, ‘Don’t get too upset about it, because, before you know it, ‘Twilight’ will just be an old film that made you lucky enough to get another job. But when you’re in that position and you’re young, it’s hard to hear through the noise.”

Uma doesn’t like to watch her oldest roles again, and she displayed a similar attitude to Robert in her earlier years.

She added: “I find it excruciating to watch myself as a teenager. I’ve made a vow never to do it. I was only 17 and working with some of the finest people you will ever meet in the industry, but you don’t realise until you’ve spent 25 years trying to work with such a group again.”

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  • Jenn!

    Thurman's advice is smart.

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