Kristen Stewart Defends Robert Pattinson’s Casting As Batman

"I feel like he's the only guy that could play that part"

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Kristen Stewart has officially championed Robert Pattinson‘s recent casting as Batman, insisting that “he’s the only guy that can play that role”.

The 29-year-old actress – who starred alongside former boyfriend Pattinson in the Twilight franchise – told Variety: “I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part. I’m so happy for him. It’s crazy. I’m very, very happy about that. I heard that and I was like, ‘Oh man!’ It’s awesome.”

When asked whether she would reunite with Pattinson for a superhero movie, the star replied: “I’m down. I’m definitely not turning that down.”

It was reported earlier this year that Pattinson would replace Ben Affleck as the caped crusader in director Matt Reeves‘ upcoming trilogy, with the first set for release in 2021. The news provoked an online backlash against Pattinson because of his Twilight background, although the actor later told Variety that “it was less vitriolic than I was expecting”.

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Meanwhile, Stewart recently reflected on her highly-publicised relationship with the 33-year-old Good Time star with Harper’s Bazaar UKand explained why they tried to keep it private back between 2009 and 2013.

“When me and Rob were together, we did not have an example to go by,” she said. “So much was taken from us that, in trying to control one aspect, we were just like, ‘No, we will never talk about it. Never. Because it’s ours’.”

Stewart was promoting her new biopic Seberg, in which she plays the iconic and ill-fated film star Jean Seberg, who was known for her support of the civil rights movement and the Black Panthers. A false story planted by the FBI claiming she was pregnant with a Black Panther’s baby led to the deterioration of her mental health and suspected suicide in 1979.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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