“High Life” star Robert Pattinson came to the rescue when director Claire Denis was missing an important cast member, just one day before they started shooting.
“We had some casting problems at the beginning and Claire was just so relaxed about it,” Pattinson told TheWrap at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I was like, ‘What are we going to do?’ She was like, ‘Well you know, we find someone or we don’t, and if we don’t, we do a movie with you and the baby.’ This is like three weeks before we were supposed to start shooting!”
Denis added, “This night before we started shooting, we didn’t even have a baby!”
According to the director, Pattinson called his friend who just had a baby, and they flew the toddler in from London for the film.
“Just mailed it,” Pattinson joked.
“High Life” had its world premiere at TIFF on Sept. 9, and is Denis’ first film in English. Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth also star in the drama that follows a group of criminals who are tricked into believing they will be freed if they participate in a mission into deep space.
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