Robert Pattinson landed in Australia this morning! The British actor touched down at Sydney Airport to kick off his press duties for The Rover, which will have its local premiere during the Sydney Film Festival on Saturday night at the State Theatre; the movie recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to decent reviews, where Robert looked sharp in a tux for the glittery red carpet event.
The Rover is the follow-up feature from Animal Kingdom director David Michôd and was shot in Australia over three months in 2013; in that time, Robert apparently fell in love with the country and its removal from Hollywood. Rob plays a supporting role to Guy Pearce in the gritty and bleak film, which follows the two men as they travel through the outback in an Australia set in the future (an exact timeframe isn't given).
Rob's career focus may be on The Rover for now, but in a recent interview he talked about the role that turned him into a household name: Edward Cullen. Robert told The Hollywood Reporter that Edward was "quite a constricting character, in a way," and that the Twilight movies were "one of the hardest jobs I've ever done."