Robert Pattinson praises Kristen Stewart following recent reunion (Exclusive)

Robert Pattinson like you’ve never seen him before!

The 32-year-old actor has made a name for playing sullen and dark characters, but in his new Western (with a twist), Damsel, he’s taking on comedy.

“It was really fun. I really wanted to do one for ages,” Pattinson told ET’s Katie Krause at the Hollywood premiere of the film on Wednesday. “I mean, I've played a lot of serious psychopaths so I thought I'd play a funny psychopath.

The film turns the Western archetype on its head thanks to Pattinson’s co-star Mia Wasikowska’s character Penelope.

“It seemed kind of subversive. Most Westerns, the archetype lead cowboy is someone who's sort of, they can handle anything and it’s them against the world and they come to save the damsel but pretty much every single male character in this movie is completely inept,” Pattinson explained. “They think they’re trying to save the damsel but actually they’re incapable of anything at all. They’re incapable of saving themselves.”

Pattinson himself has worked with many strong boss ladies in his lengthy career, and named a few for ET.

Oh tons! I mean, I've worked with some real power houses. Definitely Mia is one of them, obviously. Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman,” he said.

But what about his Twilight co-star and ex, Kristin Stewart?

“Kristen Stewart, Kristen too! Kristen Stewart as well, yeah, yeah, yeah,” he insisted. “Catherine Hardwicke, too. She's great.”

Earlier this month, Pattinson and Stewart reunited at Lily-Rose Depp’s 19th birthday party at the Chateau Marmont. It’s been almost 10 years since the film version of Twilight was released, so what would R.Patz say to his younger self for his first day on set?

“I don't know, just have fun!” he said. “The whole ride's been really great. I've just been incredibly lucky in my career and my life. I'm really appreciative of everything.”

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' after party at Club Albane during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Club Albane on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' press conference during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the Premiere Of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson arrive at The Lost City of Z UK premiere on February 16, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: (L) Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson pose at a photocall for 'The Lost City Of Z' at Corinthia London on February 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' premiere during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Zoo Palast on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' press conference during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs attend the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Robert Pattinson arrives at the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for GO Campaign)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Paloma Jimenez, Vin Diesel and Robert Pattinson attend the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for GO Campaign)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the Closing Night Screening of 'The Lost City Of Z' for the 54th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Robert Pattinson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: FKA Twigs (L) and Robert Pattinson attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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