Robert Pattinson ignoring The Batman training during lockdown

Robert Pattinson attends the Film Independent Spirit Awards in a tent in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA, on 03 March 2018. Where: Santa Monica, California, United States When: 03 Mar 2018 Credit: Hubert Boesl/picture-alliance/Cover Images

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown.

The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shut down.

Pattinson had been working with a personal trainer, who the film studio hired to get him in superhero shape, and the trainer left him with a BOSU ball and a single weight and pleaded with him to continue using both while he self-isolates. However, he is currently ignoring her.


“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” the 34-year-old explained to GQ magazine. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped… Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”

He added that when he was filming Twilight “the one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again.”

Pattinson’s comments are in stark contrast to his co-star Zoe Kravitz, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman. She has been keeping up with her workout routine for The Batman five days a week during lockdown so she’s still in shape when production resumes.

Pattinson, who is usually based in Los Angeles, is currently isolating in London and living in an apartment that The Batman producers are renting for him.

And he also admitted going outside for exercise, which is currently permitted in England, scares him.

“I went for a run around the park today,” he added. “I’m so terrified of being, like, arrested. You’re allowed to run around here. But the terror I feel from it is quite extreme.”