Talking to the Harper's Bazaar UK magazine, Uma Thurman gushed on the looks of Robert Pattinson in Bel Ami. She said, “Robert is good-looking in person, but he doesn"t have that diamond-sparkle skin like in those Dracula movies." The actress added, “He"s a very disciplined, very serious, very ambitious, very organised actor."
However, the film Bel Ami is about how a young man manipulates influential and wealthy women to rise to power in Paris. Robert Pattinson is playing the young man, while Uma Thurman appears as his secret love interest. Talking about her role, Uma says, “It was a fun character, a nice, meaty, dramatic role, and who doesn"t love an excuse to wear a corset?"