Hunnam opened up to Screen Daily about shooting The Lost City of Z alongside Pattinson and how the two definitely didn’t form any kind of lasting friendship on set.
“I had a couple of rehearsal sessions with Sienna [Miller], but I didn’t spend any time with Tom [Holland] or Robert,” Hunnam said. “I wanted these relationships to evolve naturally on screen, through the work. I don’t think I said more than 10 words to Robert off camera. I didn’t know if he was just ‘in that zone’ or if he genuinely didn’t like me. There was a real distance between us.”
Hunnam did admit, though, that the chilliness between them made for the “right dynamic onscreen.” So, while he makes Pattinson sound like a little bit of a jerk, it all worked out for the best. After filming wrapped, Hunnam said, Pattinson warmed up to him just a little bit.
“He’s reached out to me subsequently, making overtures for us to be friends now,” Hunnam explained. “So I think it was about the work.”
As People magazine reports, though, it could be that Pattinson was just really hangry. While acting in the film, portraying explorers lost in the Brazilian jungle, he and his co-stars lived on as little as one meal a day, he said.
“I had literally eaten nothing for the entire time,” Pattinson added. “I loved it afterwards, for like a week in London, where I have a 28-inch waist. I was like, ‘Ooh! Skinny jeans!'”
The Lost City of Z hits theaters April 14.