Robert Pattinson bags £8million for racy Dior ad
Robert Pattinson has picked up £8million for filming a campaign video for French fashion house Dior. The Twlight actor is said to have got "stuck right in" to the ad campaign, which has been described as "pushing the boundaries".
"The advert is sexually explicit," a Dior source told The Sun. "It is pushing the boundaries of what you can get away with in advertising."
They continued: "Robert is topless for part of it and kissing one of the models. He really gets stuck in. According to the people on set, he didn't take much persuading to get into the role."
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The film, which showcase the famed fashion house's new menswear collection, will be released in May.
Meanwhile, Robert recently unveiled a new hairdo – he has replaced his trademark floppy locks for an almost clean-shaven head. But fans of his signature locks will be glad to know that the actor's new hairstyle was for his role in new film The Rover.
He has been filming the modern day Western in the Australian outback for the past seven weeks.
The film, in which he plays the role of a thief, was shot in the height of the sizzling Australian summer in the small town of Marree, around 400 miles north of Adelaide.
The British actor, whose on-off relationship with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart is the subject of much speculation, admitted that the remote location and conflicting time zones had affected his personal life.
"Yeah, it's tough," he said. "But at the end of the day, it's only two months."
But the challenging filming conditions didn't faze him. "It's added lots to the performance – being covered in dirt, pouring sweat, with tons of flies around," he said. "You lose your inhibitions quite quickly."
The 26-year-old will now take a three-week break before beginning his next project. But while filming the $12 million production, it wasn't clear whether he had any plans to return to the US to be with Kristen.
"Robert's beginning to get nervous about returning to LA and Kristen," a source was reported as saying. "He left in frosty circumstances and needs to make a decision on what to do next."
Meanwhile Kristen has recently been spotted in LA spending time with Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner, Rob's onscreen rival. The pair spent a sunny afternoon at a baseball cage last week just days after spending an evening at a concert at Hollywood's legendary Troubadour club.