Robert Pattinson Dishes on Sex Scenes in 'Cosmopolis'

Robert Pattinson isn't forthcoming about his personal love life, but he's more than happy to spill about his on-screen romance in Cosmopolis.

In possibly the only high-profile interview Pattinson has done since Kristen Stewart's cheating scandal that didn't delve into his break up, the Twilight star spoke to MTV First's Josh Horowitz about his performance, not his heartache.

"You want to get tears, you've got to give me the big bucks," the 26-year-old actor replied when Horowitz promised that there would be no Dr. Phil or Oprah talk during their convo.

Instead, Pattinson shared about the experience of working with acclaimed indie director David Cronenberg, who added a last-minute sex scene to the plot and informed Pattinson about it the morning the scene was shot.

"It becomes funnier [as you go along] as well," Pattinson recalled of shooting the scene, which features a naked woman crawling all over him during a constant banter of dialogue.

"The mechanics of a sex scene, 'There's a climax' and stuff. You're trying to figure that out...That was my idea, the climax scene and saying, 'Do you find this interesting?' afterwards. We're doing it in one take, you have to figure out what to do. I'm trying to hide my belly."

Unintentional ab shots aside, Pattinson explained how landing the role was "one of the first times I actually considered myself an actor."

"It was total luck, like a gift to get the job," he said. "I sort of fell into acting, it's not like I've been striving since I was a kid. I like movies more than acting, I think. I like the idea of being in movies that I like, so at least I've contributed something.

Cosmopolis opens in select theaters Aug. 17.

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