The Zellner brothers, who wrote and directed “Damsel,” sat down with the film’s stars Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival to discuss making a “different” Western.

Robert Pattinson, who plays Samuel Alabaster, a newcomer to town who sets out to rescue his kidnapped fiancee, said his character is a “collection of characteristics that don’t really go together.”

“Hopefully, at the end of the day, you won’t really know who the character is, I don’t even think he knows who he is,” Pattinson said. “Even from the first few images, you’re like, ‘this is not the Wild West.’ It doesn’t geographically make any sense, it keeps establishing the tone and then the rug keeps getting pulled out from underneath you every step of the way.”