In “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Robert Pattinson reflected on his “claim to fame” as Hogwarts student Cedric Diggory. “I remember holding a wand & thinking that it felt so dorky to hold it like a magic wand, so I’m carrying it like a gun with two hands, thinking I’m in a ‘Die Hard’ movie,” Pattinson said in a new GQ video promoting his March 2022 cover story. “I think I’m even looking down with one eye closed like it’s got a viewfinder on it.”
Pattinson co-starred in the fourth installment of the beloved franchise, based on J.K. Rowling’s popular fantasy novels, with Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, & Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. Cedric, a popular Hufflepuff student, was chosen to represent Hogwarts in the Triwizard Tournament in the film.
Pattinson told GQ that being a part of the “Harry Potter” film was “so terrifying.” “I remember the first episode I ever shot for that was in the magical maze at the end & I had never done anything with special effects and stunts before, and it was a big deal at the time,” he recalled. “It was extremely intimidating.”
Pattinson started reading a book on method acting and that the only thing he learned from it was to beat himself up before every scene. “I was psyching myself up as if I was going to get into a fight or something before these scenes.
And he was just screaming into a pillow, punching me, and ripping my clothing and stuff. He explained, adding that his routine caused the prosthetic wounds on his body to melt and had to be reapplied.