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Robert Pattinson tells Jennifer Lopez he’d love to see HER play the role of caped crusader Batman 

Robert Pattinson says he’d love to see Jennifer Lopez in the role of Batman.

The Twilight actor revealed his surprising casting suggestion when he sat down with the triple-threat for Variety’s new Actors on Actors issue, out now.

While talking about what it’s like to step into the role of the iconic comic book character, Pattinson told J. Lo how he thinks she’d make an awesome caped crusader.

Give her some wings: Robert Pattinson suggested Jennifer Lopez would be a great Batman when the two sat down for Variety’s Actors On Actors issue, out now

'Crazy': The subject came up when Robert was asked what it's like to be stepping into the iconic role, played by Christian Bale in the above image from 2005's Batman Begins

‘Crazy’: The subject came up when Robert was asked what it’s like to be stepping into the iconic role, played by Christian Bale in the above image from 2005’s Batman Begins

Pattinson said it’s ‘crazy’ to be stepping into a role that is so beloved.

‘Whenever I see that little action figure, I still haven’t really got my head around it yet,’ he explained.

Jennifer seemed to fully support Robert’s new part, telling him: ‘I think you’d be a great Batman. An awesome Batman.’

She went on to say: ‘Seriously, because he’s a dark character.’

The Lighthouse actor shifted the focus away from himself, telling Jennifer ‘You would be as well.’

‘I could be Batman,’ she replied. ‘Why not?… I think as an actor, it would be fun to explore.’ 

Still sinking in: 'Whenever I see that little action figure, I still haven’t really got my head around it yet,' he explained

Still sinking in: ‘Whenever I see that little action figure, I still haven’t really got my head around it yet,’ he explained

Up for the challenge! The Hustlers actress was totally on board, telling the Twilight actor: 'Why not?... It would be fun to explore'

Up for the challenge! The Hustlers actress was totally on board, telling the Twilight actor: ‘Why not?… It would be fun to explore’

During the chat, Robert also talked about Jennifer’s role as Ramona, the queen-pin of The Hustler’s gang, wondering if she was worried about playing such a gritty part.

‘As an actress, no,’ Jennifer said. 

‘The actress in me looks at it on the page and goes, “Oh, this is going to be so much to sink my teeth into.” And then there’s Jennifer the mom, and Jennifer the public person. I go through all those silos and I think about it. But in the end, the artist always wins out, because that’s what I love to do.’

Q&A: During the chat, Robert also talked about Jennifer's role as Ramona, the queen-pin of The Hustler's gang, wondering if she was worried about playing such a gritty part

Q&A: During the chat, Robert also talked about Jennifer’s role as Ramona, the queen-pin of The Hustler’s gang, wondering if she was worried about playing such a gritty part

Loves a challenge! 'The actress in me looks at it on the page and goes, "Oh, this is going to be so much to sink my teeth into"

Loves a challenge! ‘The actress in me looks at it on the page and goes, “Oh, this is going to be so much to sink my teeth into”

Jennifer also talked about the importance of Hustlers having a female director.

Asked by Pattinson how the film would be different if directed by a man, Jennifer explained: ‘I think it would be so different if it was directed by a man.’

‘I think what Hustlers exposes is that men have a very secret life, and they have a way that they think about and look at women that is very objectified a lot of the time. 

‘Lorene Scafaria, the director, was really great. It was a nonjudgmental lens. Whereas I think from a man, these women would have been judged, because men put women in categories.’

Behind the lens: Asked by Pattinson how the film would be different if directed by a man, Jennifer explained 'I think what Hustlers exposes is that men have a very secret life and they have a way that they think about and look at women that is very objectified a lot of the time'

Behind the lens: Asked by Pattinson how the film would be different if directed by a man, Jennifer explained ‘I think what Hustlers exposes is that men have a very secret life and they have a way that they think about and look at women that is very objectified a lot of the time’

Boss lady: 'Lorene Scafaria, the director, was really great. It was a nonjudgmental lens' J. Lo went on. Scafaria (in red) is seen in her element with Jennifer and the crew, above

Boss lady: ‘Lorene Scafaria, the director, was really great. It was a nonjudgmental lens’ J. Lo went on. Scafaria (in red) is seen in her element with Jennifer and the crew, above

Talking about the challenges of their craft, Robert went on to discuss his role in The Lighthouse. 

‘So The Lighthouse — incredible performance and a transformation for you,’ Jennifer wondered. ‘When you read the script, what was it about it that made you think, “Yeah, this is the next one I’m going to do” — because it’s risky?’

The quirky Brit compared his role in the psychological horror film to Lopez’s Hustlers part, saying: ‘I mean probably the same thing that appealed to you about Hustlers.

Eerie: Talking about the challenges of their craft, Robert went on to discuss his role in the psychological horror film The Lighthouse (above)

Eerie: Talking about the challenges of their craft, Robert went on to discuss his role in the psychological horror film The Lighthouse (above)

Self-deprecating: I don’t approach parts if there’s something relatable. If I was going after parts which seem somehow relatable to my real self, I would be consistently playing chronically insecure losers'

Self-deprecating: I don’t approach parts if there’s something relatable. If I was going after parts which seem somehow relatable to my real self, I would be consistently playing chronically insecure losers’

‘You’re thinking, “Oh, I can be a stripper.” I’m like, “Get to have sex with a mermaid, and constantly naked. I have a cool mustache.”

‘I love finding something where I have absolutely no idea how to do it. I don’t approach parts if there’s something relatable. If I was going after parts which seem somehow relatable to my real self, I would be consistently playing chronically insecure losers.’

Both Hustlers and The Lighthouse have earned critical acclaim. The Lighthouse is currently in select theaters while Hustlers will start being available for rent on streaming platforms come November 26.

Cashing in: Hustlers will start being available for rent on streaming platforms come November 26

Cashing in: Hustlers will start being available for rent on streaming platforms come November 26

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