ARTICLE: Robert Pattinson talks Queen of the Desert, T.E. Lawrence and compliments Nicole Kidman

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While promoting his film The Rover in Sydney, Australia, Robert Pattinson mentioned Queen of the Desert during press events. He was talking about playing T.E. Lawrence and working with Nicole Kidman.

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Pattinson, who spent a month on location in South Australia while filming David Michod’s hotly-anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, says the closest he is ever likely to come to playing a classic leading man is his role as T.E. Lawrence in Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, which stars Nicole Kidman.

“I was playing Lawrence of Arabia! They are huge shoes to fill,” he said.

“I think it was my most challenging role so far. It was certainly the scariest, even though I only had a few scenes.”

The 28-year-old actor said Kidman was very different to how he expected she would be.

“I guess maybe I saw her as quite untouchable. I was only in Morocco for about 10 days, but she is really funny and super accessible — just hanging out with her kids.

“She was really easy to work with. I really liked her.”