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Robert Pattinson praised for 'creepy' voice-acting as he does it for first time in new trailer

Robert Pattinson praised for 'creepy' voice-acting as he does it for first time in new trailer

Robert Pattinson is trying his hand at voice acting - and it seems to be a hit with people online.

Hayao Miyazaki's latest film sees Robert Pattinson make his voice acting debut and viewers are calling it 'creepy' - but in a good way.

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Pattinson is one of the world's highest-paid actors with his most memorable performances being in the likes of The Twilight Saga and most recently, The Batman.

But, for the first time ever, the actor is stepping away from the silver screen and entering the voice acting world for the English dub of Studio Ghibli's The Boy and the Heron.

"A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead," the film's synopsis reads.

"There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning.

"A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki."

Robert Pattinson is well-known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga.
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And Pattinson, who has played a bat, is now playing a bird, The Grey Heron.

Bit of downgrade, but we move.

After watching the trailer, fans were astounded by how 'the animator can make the everyday and ordinary things in life seem so interesting'.

"I've never felt such a deep mixture of wonder, excitement, and dread from a trailer before," one viewer wrote.

"Knowing that this is Miyazaki's last film (although he has "retired" multiple times in the past, so we can't be certain this will truly be his last one, but it looks pretty final to me) gives me such a painful stab of nostalgia knowing that his career is coming to an end.

"It makes me reflect on how old I am, being almost 30 and having loved his movies since I was a child."

"Miyazaki is undoubtedly one of the greatest creative minds of our time," another commented.

However, some viewers couldn't get over how different Pattinson's voice sounds.

Pattinson is voicing The Grey Heron.
Toho

"Honestly this is some great voice acting! it’s as creepy as ryuk in death note," one person tweeted.

"So The Bat voices The Bird," another joked.

Another said they loved that Pattinson 'went all out' for his role by doing an 'insane voice', adding: "He always understands the assignment and delivers on it."

And someone else said: "Robert Pattinson gotta be up there as one of the favorite actors with a ton of range."

While some thought his voice might have been inspired by one of his co-stars.

"He sounds like Willem Defoe, honestly," a third thought.

While a fourth viewer added: "My man spent WAYYYY too much time with Willem Defoe."

As well as Pattinson, The Boy and the Heron also stars Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Willem Dafoe, Man Hamill and Florence Pugh.

The Boy and the Heron is set to land in cinemas on 8 December.

Featured Image Credit: Variety via Getty/ Studio Ghibli

Topics: Robert Pattinson, Celebrity, TV and Film