You know what? I’ll admit it – I like Robert Pattinson with a beard. He’s so pretty when he’s clean-cut, but when his hair is shorter and he has a beard, he looks rather sexy and masculine. Of course, if he’s going to do the beard on a regular basis, I wish he would cut the stuff on his neck. But that’s a minor thing. Anyway, Rob covers the new issue of Sunday Style (an Aussie magazine) to promote his Dior contract. I know I’ve made fun of Dior’s terrible marketing and the way they teased Rob’s campaign, and while I stand by those criticisms, I have to give Rob some credit: I didn’t expect him to give a dozen interviews to prominent magazines all to promote Dior. That part of it is smart, because every new sparkly interview makes news and Dior gets all the credit. Here are some highlights from the interview:
The reluctant movie star: “I just didn’t expect any of this and I didn’t ask for it. It was literally all luck. I just stumbled from job to job.”
Lack of privacy: “It’s difficult to remain sane. It’s really difficult. In the beginning I didn’t even notice my life had changed so massively, because I was always working. I suppose eventually I got used to it.”
Sparkles in transition: “I’m in a vaguely transitional phase in my life. I’m trying to get out of being perceived as really young and I think doing [Dior] helps along those lines. I’m 27 now and I can feel people looking at me differently. It’s a weird year. With Twilight ending and other films I’ve done, like Cosmopolis, I suddenly feel like I’m being treated like an actual actor.”
Walking the red carpet: “I get a ton of anxiety, right up until the second I get out of the car to the event, when suddenly it completely dissipates. But up until that moment I’m a nut case. Body dysmorphia, overall tremendous anxiety. I suppose it’s because of these tremendous insecurities that I never found a way to become egotistical. I don’t have a sixpack and I hate going to the gym. I’ve been like that my whole life. I never want to take my shirt off. I’d prefer to get drunk.”
But nothing bothers him? He also says “there’s not very much that really bothers me. I don’t ever feel the need to forgive or expect people to be. I judge people on their actions. I don’t really care if it’s wrong or right, I give them the benefit of the doubt. If they do something I can’t be bothered to deal with, I just cut them out.”
The sparkly romancer: “I’m quite sensitive, and I do like a bit of grand gesturing, but that’s just my ego. I like to give people presents and I think of myself as the best gift giver, but only because I get stuff for myself and then make it work for the other person.”
Why Dior Homme? “I just got so smelly that I had to start wearing it,” he jokes.
[From Sunday Style via Gossip Cop]
We heard his six-pack ab lament last week too, but I believe him when he says he’d rather get drunk than work out. That will change, Sparkles. That will change. And soon. Right now he’s enjoying the last moments of his youthful metabolism, where he can still drink like a fish and not put on too much beer-weight. But that will change around the age of 30.
As for his gift-giving… I think that’s sweet! I’m kind of like that too – I find it hard to shop for people if I’m actively trying to find something for a specific person, but when I’m picking out stuff for myself, I’ll suddenly realize, “Hey, I bet Celebitchy would like this!” And then I forget and I just keep it for myself. HA!
Last thing: “I don’t really care if it’s wrong or right, I give them the benefit of the doubt. If they do something I can’t be bothered to deal with, I just cut them out.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, is probably the closest thing we’ll get to an explanation of why Rob dumped Kristen.
Photos courtesy of Sunday Style, Dior.