AceShowbiz - British actor Robert Pattinson is eager to push his body to the limit and transform himself into a ballet dancer onscreen.
The "Twilight" star reveals he's always been fascinated by the idea of making a film set in the ballet world, even though he hasn't the slightest clue about the highly technical dance.
"Something I was trying to find for years was to do a ballet movie," he tells Jennifer Lopez in Variety's Actors on Actors series.
"And then my agent was like, 'Why? Do you know how to (do) ballet?' I'm like, 'No'."
Pressed for more details about his dance desire, Pattinson says, "I think there's a ballerina inside me... I really wanted to do it."
The 33-year-old admits part of the attraction is tackling a role no one would expect from him, just like his latest release, psychological horror movie "The Lighthouse".
"I'm like, 'Get to have sex with a mermaid, and constantly naked. I have a cool moustache'," he shares of how he decided to sign on for the project.
"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."
Agreeing with Pattinson, Lopez, who has garnered award season buzz for her role as a stripper in "Hustlers", says, "I think that's what people don't understand about actors and their choices. It's about finding something you haven't done."