Step back in time: Robert Pattinson becomes a French social climber for latest role

By Scott Warren
Last updated at 1:33 PM on 08th March 2010

Robert Pattinson and Life On Mars actor Philip Glenister look every bit the 19th Century gentlemen as they shoot scenes for their new film Bel Ami.

The movie is an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel about a peasant-born former soldier who becomes a journalist in Paris and climbs the social ladder through a series of affairs with well-connected women.

It also stars Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Playboy: Pattinson plays lethario journalist Georges Duroy

Playboy: Pattinson plays lethario journalist Georges Duroy

Life in the 19th Century: Glenister takes a break from filming, a red mark across his forehead from wearing a too-tight top hat while shooting scenes

Life in the 19th Century: Glenister takes a break from filming, a red mark across his forehead from wearing a too-tight top hat while shooting scenes

Fuel on the go: Pattinson sips a warm drink as minders walk him to the set

Fuel on the go: Pattinson sips a warm drink as minders walk him to the set

Raunchy: Thurman's character is seduced by the film's protagonist

Raunchy: Thurman's character is seduced by the film's protagonist

Pattinson, who shot to fame in the Twilight franchise of films, plays the lead character Georges Duroy.

Filming has been taking place in London since early Febuary, with scenes to be shot in Erith, Kent, this week said to include Pattinson's character taking part in an orgy.

The racy scene will be shot at the Grade 1-listed Crossness Pumping Station, famous for its Victorian cast

Kent News reported a source saying: 'It will be tastefully done with lots of candlelight and lace, but it will be the sexiest thing Robert’s ever been seen in and will get his female fans even more excited.'

The cast will then travel to Budapest, Hungary, to film outdoor scenes.

Co-star Natalia Tena - who co-starred with Pattinson in Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - spoke about the film's nudity, writing on her MySpace page: 'I start Bel Ami in less than two weeks, slightly nervous especially seeing as you’ll see my naked cleavage.'



 

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I like Netti & her posts, at least she stands up for herself. She's obviously on another planet. But people have different opinions. Its what makes the world interesting. And i agree, Robert isn't all that.

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How many times has this 'Netti' individual commented?? My god she really must have a lot of time on her hands!

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Netti is the only name dropper in the village......is there anyone you haven't met???

Oh and the man is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Robert Pattinson in real life not attractive? Are you all blind?!

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I thought he was gorgeous in twilight, but i was a bit disappointed when i seen pics of him in real life

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Oh I agree with you, I don't find him attractive at all, I just seem to remember that every single comment you put in here talks about you knowing the person in question, it just makes me laugh, that's all lol
- Lauren, London, 08/3/2010 16:53

Not every single one at all! The only people i tend to comment on are Kate Moss & VB & any attractive men. I've only ever said i met Kate Moss once. Lee McQueen briefly. I've shared a pint with Liam Gallagher. My uncle also used to be an actor on Eastenders & a few other BBC shows. Still have a couple of friends in that industry, but i'm well out of it. My sister actually knows alot of actors & publicity people. I don't know anything important, just tittle tattle! And a few things that i can count on 1 hand which will never be printed that i'd love to gossip about!! Of Robert, my sister says, he's just a really nice guy, but a plonka who could maye do something about his personal hygeine. I don't pretend to be any font of knowledge! I like u.

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