Robert Pattinson Spent Time Behind Bars for New Role

Robert Pattinson went to great lengths to prepare for his new film role. So great, that he actually spent some time in actual prisons.

According to Page Six, the former Twilight star spent some time in many different New York jails, including Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, in order to help get into character for his new film Good Time.

In the movie, Pattinson plays Connie Nikas, "a Queens hood who robs banks and watches over his mentally challenged brother."

He went through quite a significant physical change for the role as well.

In the newly released trailer for Good Time, Pattinson has set aside his "clean shaven, bed-head hair" look and traded it in for a scruffy goatee and a bleach blonde mop top.

He also appears to have dropped a lot of weight as well, as his frame seems significantly slimmer.

The blonde hair doesn't seem to be a constant look throughout the film, as it's only briefly shown in the trailer, but even without it Pattinson still does not look like Edward Cullen any longer.

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Speaking about filming in his new look, Pattinson said, "We shot an entire movie on the streets of New York, and not even a single person took a cell phone picture. It was crazy."

Below is the official synopsis for Good Time:

"After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine 'Connie' Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance."

Good Time debuted at the Cannes film festival to a standing ovation that lasted six minutes and is already garnering Oscar buzz. It is scheduled to hit theaters in the U.S. on August 11.

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