Robert Pattinson Says Girlfriend Suki Waterhouse's Reaction to 'The Batman' 'Changed the Entire Thing' For Him

The actor admits to being 'absolutely terrified' ahead of the release of the superhero film.

Robert Pattinson got the ultimate approval for his lead role in The Batman. The 35-year-old actor, who is taking on the part of the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves' movie, admitted on Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live that he's "absolutely terrified" ahead of the film's release. 

"I haven't been this scared to a release of a movie in such a long time," he shared, admitting that it's difficult for him to watch his own work. "I need to be in the perfect balance of serotonin to watch my own stuff. I need to workout for two hours before, and I need to have an enormous amount of sugar and caffeine. So whenever I'm watching, I'm like, 'Yes!'"

He noted that he saw The Batman in its entirety for the first time earlier this week with his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, by his side. 

"It was really her reaction that kind of changed the entire thing because I'm pretty sure she's not normally into watching superhero movies," Pattinson said of the 30-year-old British actress-model. "And just seeing that it was capturing her attention the entire time and then she held my hand and touched it [to her face] and I could feel a little tear. And I was like, 'No way!'"

Kimmel joked, "And then after the movie was she just all over you? Super sexed up from Batman?"

"I mean, yeah!" Pattinson quipped, laughing. 

Pattinson and Waterhouse have been romantically linked since 2018 and have mostly kept their romance private, never walking a red carpet together. 

Though he had Waterhouse by his side for the screening, Pattinson recently described filming the DC Comics movie as a very isolating process. 

"The nature of the shoot was so kind of insular, always shooting at night, just really dark all the time, and I felt very much alone," he told GQ. "Even just being in the suit all the time. You’re not really allowed out of the studio with the suit on, so I barely knew what was going on at all outside."

The Batman hits theaters on March 4.