Robert Pattinson on his fame: ‘People don’t realize how lonely you are’

Robert Pattinson has a new interview in GQ Spain, I guess to promote his new Dior campaign, which hasn’t been released in its entirety yet, because the people running Dior’s campaigns are idiots. This is pretty much the first interview Rob has done since breaking up with Kristen Stewart back in May. He sounds lonely and sad and sparkly. Rob’s always a good interview though – he’s so English, and he has a dry sense of humor and a quiet sensitivity that comes across well in print interviews:

On being a movie star: “It’s strange, you don’t have a normal life anymore. You spend much time trying to fight it, but in the end you find another way to live. People don’t realize how lonely you are. In any case, I feel fortunate because success didn’t reach me very young, at least, I had the opportunity to have a life before.”

Becoming an adult at the age of 27: “I don’t know, I think it’s the age. It’s strange, you start to change, childhood ends and suddenly you feel that your physical appearance is different, you feel heavier. When I see the photos from the campaign or my last film I feel with a very different look than what I’ve had in other things I’ve done, I look older, like an adult, as if before I was.. “oh lord! You’re like a kid faking it..” Yes, I think it’s the age.”

Twilight’s success caught him off guard: “I lived in a small apartment when the premiere arrived and didn’t even know if the sequels would be made,” he admitted. “Then came the weekend of the premiere and it was, ‘Oops, now we must do the sequels.'”

Humility: “Yes, I’m trying to fix that. Before I didn’t like appearing like I had a big ego, now I do. Now I have a big ego (laughs). I will never again pretend to be humble (uses evil voice).”

Does he feel the need to apologize for early success? “When you become famous, it’s so easy for people to hate you just because you are famous. …So you try to beat yourself up so others can’t.”

[From GQ Spain via Thinking of Rob]

Do you hear that, Twihards? Rob is super-lonely. He just cries himself to sleep every night because of his crushing fame. Only you can make him feel whole. I also like his admission about “trying to beat yourself up so others can’t”. I feel him on that. Poor Sparkles!

Photos courtesy of WENN and GQ Spain.

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  1. Hannah says:

    This guy is such a bore.

  2. Anna says:

    Aww, Sparkles is the new LonelyBoy. Tear!

    • blue marie says:

      ha ha, is that white in his beard?

    • Guest says:

      He is not lonely. He is taking the piss out of Kristen Stewart. He is getting his new house ready for his real girlfriend.

      • another nina says:

        Tell me about that! These Beverly Hills properties are such a mess, you just can’t move in without renovation and total disinfection.

      • Jen says:

        This article isn’t about Kristen but you Rob haters have to bring it up. Rob is a good guy and I don’t see why some of you have to bash him because he isn’t with her. Go on one of the Kristen sites and you can bash him all you want there. I know this is Celebitchy but enough is enough.

      • RPG says:

        Jen: Go away, delusional RPattz stan. That kind of post belongs on Just Jared.

  3. V4Real says:

    Robert go cry in your bowl of soup somewhere else. It pinches my nerves when celebs talk about how lonely they are and no personal life now that they are famous. You chose this profession and succeded at it. If it gets too much like with any job you have the option to quit.

    • Maria says:

      sure but do you think a guy like him can just quit and people wont recognize him?
      he will always be famous even if his careers goes down the toilet.
      so also the problems in personal relationships will be the same: are those people with him for his money or fame? it wont just magically disappear.

      he has that kind of fame that never really goes away.

      • Blech says:

        Oh, it can go away, fairly easily. He doesn’t want it to though. That is where it get’s interesting. I can’t get too wrapped up in these interviews. I feel like he is just telling folks what he thinks he should. He has never let folks into his private self (something still true since they were told he wouldnt talk about KS), I still don’t think he is doing it now. I forget who once said he is a constant “storyteller” and you never know when he is being sincere.

      • V4Real says:

        @Maria yes I absolutely think it will go away over time. People might recognize him and then that’s that. If Robert quit the business right now within 5 years even the Twihards would be over him; simply because these girls themselves would have gotten older and a bit more mature. They would move on to their next celebrity crush. Rob can go live his life of anonymity in peace if that’s what he really wanted.

      • T.C. says:

        If you start making movies you will get famous at some point. He knew this. He can quit and people will forget about him in no time.

      • another nina says:

        @Blech Nikky Reed said that. I agree with you.

      • CC says:

        Yea seriously. He’s living in LA. That doesn’t scream “I want to vanish” to me.

      • Dannielle says:

        Gotta second the sentiment about his fame not being forever, here. Honestly, how many teen idol-types have come and gone in the last 50+years of Hollywood? I mean, my gosh…there’s way too many to list off.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      But there are down sides that go with ANY job, and I feel like celebs are treated with a double standard. You can hear a doctor complain about being on call, yet people are never like “Find a different job then!”

      There are pros and cons to everything, I don’t see the problem with acknowledging that.

      • V4Real says:

        Some doc’s choose to be on call as well. However they are not complaining on a public forum like Sparkles is doing. They are probably complaining to their friends and love ones. So if Sparkles must complain he should complain to his friends. Sorry no sympathy here.

  4. QQ says:

    And rich actors dont realize how little of a fuck we give , seriously, if you’re lonely go to London with your friends and family and chill for months on end, bro… Most of us IRL will never know what is like to have that access,luxury and resources to change our moods

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      “rich actors dont realize how little of a fuck we give”


      regular people’s problems > loneliness

    • Laura says:

      I Totally agree with you QQ, at times I feel like your my spirit sister. You know whose lonely? My sister whose in New york all alone, doing her internship at some hospital who gets to see us once, maybe twice a year. Imagine having to go through all the long hours and crazy studying all alone and only getting to see your family through skype. And we are very close. So I have no sympathy for you Sparklez sry.

      • QQ says:

        let’s be spirit sisters!

        Listen! or how i havent seen my dad in 10 plus years cause he lives in a quasi dictatorial crumbling country and i work like a dog for sole practitioners that only give me 2 weeks vacations with the trick that OH BUT PLEASE DONT TAKE EM ALL AT ONCE! So really spending my fictional 1500 for a 2 week trip traversing my gone to shit homecountry isnt feasible

        While this douche sits in the Marmont with the scum and hangers on of Hollywood talking about he is lonely like he has no choices or actions to be taken on this matter: Boy. Stop

      • ORLY says:

        QQ – while I get where you coming from, there are people (like me) whose dad died when I was an infant. I could just as easily say, you haven’t seen your dad in 10 years, at least you’ve had time with him and have memories you can forever cherish, I have none. I could just as easily say “GIRL, STOP”.
        It’s all relative, you know.
        Being privileged doesn’t invalidate a person’s feelings nor should it dehumanize them.
        I’m sorry you haven’t seen your papa in so long. I hope you’re able to see him soon. 🙂

  5. Aww says:

    Aww. There is something so… melancholy about this interview. I know it’s easy to hate celebs, but in cases like this, their life is completely changed and they have to kiss a normal way of living goodbye. Fame is a bitch.

    That part about at least living a life before fame hit when he was younger was kind of sad:(

    I know celebs have a lot of pros but no one ever really considers the cons. I will take the money but would never trade it for my anonymity.

    • jess says:

      This. Money cant but you happiness. Fame brings people in your life who are just in it for the money and who want to be along for the ride. Once Its gone, they are gone. I cant imagine being famous, i would be afraid to trust anyone.

    • Amory says:

      I agree, but I can’t believe that he doesn’t move back to London or at least spend more time there. He’s said before that his childhood friends are there and he seems close to his family. And plenty of actors do just fine with a European home. I get what he’s saying, but a real adult takes action and he has the luxury of alternatives.

      • Anname says:

        No, he said London is not the same for him anymore. He hasn’t lived there in 6 years, and his friends have all scattered. He is trying to do the “adult” thing and build his life in LA. I’m sure Kristen was a big part of that decision to settle in LA at the time, so he bought his house there etc. I think he would be more likely to move to NYC than London now, since that seems to be where many of his friends have landed. And it’s half way between LA and London (work and family).

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      “I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.”

      Bill Murray

      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        “Try to be poor, Bill Murray, working 3 jobs just to cover your bills. Then you can talk about how hard your 24/h being famous job is.”

        – average person

  6. Shelley says:

    He became unattractive the moment he had sexual relations with that female.

  7. Nikki says:

    He still seems mostly genuine and actually quite grounded, it’s not like he’s being “wah wah poor me” about it just stating a fact. Everything has a price I guess. I agree that he is actually looking more adult and less like a kid playing dress up.

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      “So you try to beat yourself up so others can’t” – Sparkles.

      Yes, this is pretty much “wah wah poor me”.

      • Trek Girl says:

        That’s not “Wah, wah, poor me”, that’s a legitimate defense mechanism used by many people, and it is effective.
        I see no reason why a person who is in the public eye wouldn’t use it, especially considering the sheer number of detractors they can have.

      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        I would have believed in a defense mechanism, if he had not also whined about being not understood and buh-huh-lonely. I just have no patience with ~sensible/broken~ privileged dudes.

  8. CandyKay says:

    Reminds me of David Cassidy – the R-Patz of the 1970s – who famously said “I had thousands of girls screaming for me, but I couldn’t get a date for Saturday night.”

    • ORLY says:

      Must be difficult to trust new people. You’d never know their true motive for wanting to be in your life. Everyone you meet could be a tabloid source.

  9. Francie Nolan says:

    He and Kristen Stewart really need to disappear now.

    Also, that is a disturbingly awful photo of him.

    • patty says:

      Robert Pattinson will be here for a long time, so you better dissapear and bring the homewrecker with you

  10. Helvetica says:

    I like this guy. Always have. He is humble, modest and isn’t a famewhore. Keep on being your bad self, Robert.

    • Vee says:

      He’s a good guy. I like him and will follow his career.

      • Lucy says:

        Same here. I kinda have a soft spot for him, even though I don’t like Twilight at all. I want him to do well and be happy, and I hope he’s okay!

      • Janet says:

        I like him too but I honestly don’t think he’s got much a career left to follow. He’s just not that good an actor. I think he’s going to do a slow fade from here on out.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      Yup. I’ve always liked him. Ever since he admitted he has to take an anti-anxiety med before he can do love scenes.

      • J.Mo says:

        I like him too (and I’m a mature professional who got a laugh out of the Twilight movies. Yes -all of them haha)

  11. Val says:

    I’m so lonely and wealthy and famous! Woe is me!

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      Oh, you poor thing, just rest you head on my soft manic pixie dream breasts. Let me caress you and cure your bleeding heart. Let me teach you how to love and to trust again…

      … because I don’t have a life on my own and your sparkly “loneliness” is the worst problem, that mankind ever had to face.

      *side eye*

  12. Jojo says:

    Well RPATZZ, if you keep making horrible movies that no one sees, you’ll have all the time in the world to yourself.

  13. AustinMJ says:

    I can help you out with that lonelyness, Rob.

    With how much Twilight sucked, (they had to know when filming) I’m sure none of them expected to be thrust into instant fame. Didn’t have any idea of the crazed Twi-hards.

    He needs to 1. Move. out. of. Hollywood. 2. Maybe drop out for a while and take some acting lessons or get into his music. Work on your craft, man.

  14. ORLY says:

    I’m surprised by all the anti-Rob sentiment in these blog comments lately. Has our sparkles recently done something evil that I’ve missed?
    I’m used to us having a laugh and throwing some snark his way, now, there is a lot of genuine dislike.
    What am I missing?

    • suzeque says:

      Kristen stewart fans are what happened. They’ve turned on him.

      • Emily C. says:

        I think they are both incredibly annoying. I used to be able to tolerate Rob better than Kristen. Now I can tolerate her slightly better — Rob crossed the Rubicon with this self-pitying nonsense. But I do not like either of them.

        I think both their personalities got warped from playing those vile Twilight characters for so long. They both need to get out of the limelight for at least a few years and stop staring at their belly buttons, or they’re only going to get worse.

    • lvk1978 says:

      ^ Orly’s comment +infinity.

      I just don’t get all the shade thrown his way. He seems like a decent fellow to me and I will continue to support him in whatever way I can.

      And I honestly don’t believe that he’s being particularly “Woe is me!” either. He’s melancholy and after the demise of a rather lengthy relationship (by Hollywood standards or any other standards nowadays), I find that it’s not an unreasonable place to be.

      • ORLY says:

        This isn’t the first time he has said he’s lonely though, is it? I seem to recall he said something similar years ago, I think it was in that magazine where he was wearing an alligator on his shoulder (dumbest cover ever. Ha).

      • Anname says:

        He has compared the Twilight years to being strapped onto a runaway train and trying not to fall off. I think he is still trying to find out where he is now that the train has stopped. I don’t know if lonely is the right word – but Twilight ending and his 4 yr relationship ending are two rather big changes to deal with.

      • Esmom says:

        +1, lvk1978, very well said.

    • another nina says:

      Yeah, Orly, you know us, Kristen’s fans – we are ruthless to everything alive. In fact, I’m thinking of changing my screen name…What do you think about “another michele?”…Or is it too ambitious ?;)

      Anyway, I don’t know about public sentiment in general but I find him exceedingly annoying recently. I sort of thought he was a relatively sincere guy – if such thing is possible in this business but then many of his meaningful/defining statements turn out to be bs…Like he waved this banner of choosing an indie career, etc and then comes out Garfield’s interview in UK and it turns out that sparkles did auditioned for spider-man, he just did not get it…Which is fine, but then stop this I don’t WANT to be attached to big-budget project b/s. You want it alright like everybody else, you just can’t get it. Then there was this famous turning down of Burberry campaign – “I’m an actor, I’m not a model!” Never mind, for $12 mil of Dior he is a model alright. His new interviews don’t contain a fresh thought either, just the same bs, which sounded interesting (“brooding” and “melancholic” and in love with elephants aligators) five years ago, etc. And his “acting” just makes me cringe.
      I dunno. He looked like a promising creative person several years ago. Now he just turns into a cliche.

      • Olivia says:

        Rob auditioned for spiderman? I have never heard this. Do you have a link? He said he couldn’t be a superhero and also that he didn’t want that type of film but maybe they didn’t want him.

      • Anname says:

        Lol, the Spiderman thing again… I know we are argued this out once, and I won’t beat a dead horse here, but nowhere in that Garfield article does it ever say Rob was interested or ever auditioned for the role. Your stating that as fact is incorrect.

        You are faulting Rob for growing up/maturing, and realizing he needs to stay in the public eye to make the type of movies he wants to make.

      • another nina says:

        Anname — I had a chance to verify it.

        On the contrary, I’m faulting him on NOT having grown up, on whining on a same note and being pretentious.

      • ORLY says:

        NINA!!! I missed you! Another Michele. 😀

        I haven’t read either of the interviews you mentioned that’s why I asked if I was missing something. Based on what you’ve said, I can understand why feel the way you do. I get being annoyed, it isn’t the same as genuine dislike.

        I’m not at my wits end with Rob (yet). I like him, I will see some of his movies if the subject matter is interesting to me but not just because he is in them. I’ll definitely see the new Cronenberg movie because I never skip his movies.

      • Anname says:

        Ok random person on the Internet, I’ll completely believe that you “verified” Rob’s Spiderman audition. I think it’s funny since he cannot manage a forward roll (see Breaking Dawn BTS), so logically he would audition for a gymnastic-type Superhero. It’s good he didn’t get the part then.

      • another nina says:

        @ Anname He is unsuited for acting in general. That I give you.

        Re-read my message — I’m talking about MY PERSONAL OPINION as opposed to a general public sentiment. so, I’m fine with my verification and fine with you having a different opinion. What’s the heck with all this policing? Remember, you are a white knife here, not KGB, brace yourself @Anname 😉

      • RPG says:

        another nina:

        Kristen has also “waved the indie career banner”…and then turned around and signed up for a second big-budget franchise in SWATH.
        Kristen did a high-profile fashion campaign last year (Balenciaga).
        She sounds all the same in her brooding BS-laden interviews herself when she’s not swearing every other word.

        Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

      • Olivia says:

        @rpg except Rob was supposed to be better than Kristen when in reality, he seems as moody, ungrateful and whiny as she is. Someone said to the other day, Rob “looked” better when he was with Kristen because everyone focused on her flaws for the past few years. Now hat he is on his own, people realize he isn’t the guy they thought he was. Or st least the guy he sold to the public. He likes to party with wannabes, he wants fame but wants to complain about the invasion.

    • Tig says:

      Amen- the level of spleen being vented last week reached epic proportions- I could almost feel the spittle coming through the screen. I’m surprised that they aren’t here now.
      I enjoy watching him on screen, so hope he hangs around.

      Re moving- remember one time he was asked where would you live if no twitter, etc- and he said So Calif! Not the first person to fall in love with it.

    • Melymori says:

      I’m with you on this one. Every comment during his press for Dior has been taken as if he were acting like a douche, which I don’t he is. Any man, specially one with the fame he has, that tried to save a relationship when he was publicly cheated, says a lot about his character. It is really sad that nowdays everyone judge him, when he is only trying to move on with his life….

    • mia girl says:

      ORLY – the winds have shifted to be sure… these Pattinson threads are not as fun as they used to be.

      From my POV I don’t really see Sparkles doing anything more “evil” than he’s ever done (well aside from shoving that security guard).

      A big part the difference is there are a host of new posters from the Twi Universe since the recent break up with Stewart (happy for CB if it increases traffic to the site). So, you have that whole invested level of energy in many posts that we didn’t see before (except for Michelle 🙂 ).

      Add to that the fact that now that all things Twi are over, including the epic love, I feel many fans have moved on while many super invested are still hanging on – thrashing, lashing out and trying to hold on to whatever things/side they think is best. It seems comments overall have become uglier.

      As eluded by others up and downthread, I also agree that Sparkles is increasingly pissing off many of his fans by going out, being messy (by pretty tame standards IMO)… for some, this is not the image or expectation they have of him. for others he’s making it very hard for them to continue believing they will get back together or are still secretly dating.

      • ORLY says:

        Mia – I think that’s the mistake people make, having expectations of virtual strangers. None of us know Robert Pattinson, we just know his public persona. He has sold himself as self-deprecating and down to earth, we all “loved” that about him. People grow and change, he is no longer the 22 yr old lad that people loved. This version may be unappealing to fans of “old” Rob, I guess. Personally, I can take or leave him. I’m just trying to understand the anger and dislike. There was bound to be backlash at some point.

  15. Nev says:

    Fantasic top pic.

  16. Trek Girl says:

    I think it’s funny and sad how so many people here don’t seem to believe that being famous and/or rich can cause problems, or that they are not as important as our problems. Have we not had enough examples of this and other problems related to fame in the past several decades — basically since Hollywood started?

    Fame can be a terrible thing, more than just what Robert is talking about.

    He’s telling the truth, that’s all.

    • Anname says:

      Totally agree. Acknowledging the downsides to fame is not whining, imo.

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      Maybe it is just hard to feel sorry for a privileged white dude who has unpleasant feelings, when you face homophobia (and you’ve even lost parts of your family over this), misogyny, student loan debts/empty bank account for decades to come… I don’t know, real life problems – other than … “loneliness”.

      • Emily C. says:

        And it’s not like the only people who feel lonely are the rich and famous, either. We have that to contend with on top of whatever other problems we have.

      • Another Ann says:

        When did he ask anybody to feel sorry for him? He’s simply answering the questions asked of him. If he gave answers that it’s awesome to be rich and famous, people would say he’s an insensitive douche. Face it, he can’t win.

        I agree it would be nice if interviewers could come up with some new questions. The “how do you deal with fame/tabloids/paparazzi” has been done to death.

      • Trek Girl says:

        @*Unf* Joan Jett: So their problems aren’t problems because you have problems that you think are more important, even though they are not life threatening in the very least? I could name people with issues way more pressing than yours, yet I acknowledge that, for you, your issues are important.

        I’m an African American women who is also of a religious group that most would not expect. I have issues because of the color that I am — something that cannot be hidden — and the fact that I am female, yet I don’t have the attitude that just because he’s a white male that his problems aren’t problems.
        Are they as important to other people and in need of lots of attention as, say, migrant workers and the hell they go through just to live? Heck no. Are they as important as the problems of children who are facing abuse of all kinds? No. Are they more important than women who need prenatal care, but can’t get it? No. But they are problems.

        Do you see what I’m saying? All of these problems aren’t on the same level and needing the same amount of attention, but they are issues that can affect someone’s life. That’s all I’m saying.

        To me, you sound the way you think he sounds.

      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        @ Another Ann:

        “When did he ask anybody to feel sorry for him?”

        I don’t know, when he did that. This is my first time on a Sparkle thread, I believe, so I am not confident to answer your question. But Trek Girl wandered, why nobody is sad for Sparkles. And I replied why I am not.

        @ Emily C.:


        @ Trek Girl:

        “To me, you sound the way you think he sounds.”

        And I believe it to be for the very same reason: Because you think, I am more privileged than you. And you might be even right with this, maybe not. But I still have no patience for his rich, white, male tears. I rather listen to people’s problems who really face oppression. But often times they sadly don’t get the same kind of a public voice Sparkles is given.

      • Trek Girl says:

        @Emily C.: Nobody said rich/famous people are the only one’s who feel lonely.

        What I am saying is that being famous and/or rich can present a host of problems. Some of them are major. Robert speaking about his loneliness is just him telling the truth about one of the realities of fame, not the worst one, but a reality nonetheless. That’s all — just talking about reality.

      • ORLY says:

        Agreed, Trek Girl. Like I said above, it’s all relative.

      • Trek Girl says:

        @*Unf* Joan Jett: I never, ever wondered why people don’t feel sad for him.

        I said that it was funny and sad that many people don’t seem to realize that being rich and/or famous doesn’t mean that they don’t have problems. Even though we have decades and decades of proof to the contrary.

        Seriously, I did not say or imply what you seem to think I did.

        And I never said or implied, nor do I think, that you are more privileged than me. I used my life as an example. What are you reading?

        Can someone help me out and tell me if what I wrote is actually what Unf Joan Jett is reading?

      • Emily C. says:

        @Trek Girl: Imo, you’re talking past each other. And again (just imo, could be wrong), it’s rooted in how much pity each of you can muster for this rich white dude. Personally, I’m more with Joan Jett on this; Pattinson sounds like a self-absorbed whiner to me. It’s hardly the worst thing to be in Hollywood, but it also doesn’t make me like him at all, but then I’ve been disliking him more and more every time I see him. And it has nothing to do with Kristen and everything to do with his self-woobifying act. Which I do think is an act.

        But I think it’s fine that you can find it in yourself to feel bad for this guy. He’s not a horrible person, though he needs to do something to get out of his own head for a while. To me, he’s like nails on a chalkboard.

      • UsedToBeLulu says:

        @Trek Girl: *unf* Joan Jett seems to be reading what she wants to read. Even if it’s not really there.

        This quote seems apropos:

        “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”


      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        Okay, maybe ~I~ think, I might be more privileged than you because race is a huge, huge factor when it comes to discussion of oppression (sociology major, sorry). And while I am technically bi-racial, I basically never not pass for white. But then again, I am an (1st generation) immigrant from Eastern Europe and everything I have I earned myself (which is debts mostly, haha). So… ? I don’t know.
        (And it is not really that relevant, so let’s just stop here.)

        I don’t think, that anybody on this thread said, that rich and famous people don’t ever face problems. Several people however try to make the point, that ~feelings of loneliness~ are less of reason to whine about:

        racism > feeling of loneliness
        misogyny > feeling of loneliness
        child abuse > feeling of loneliness
        parental care > feeling of loneliness

        If you are Angelina Jolie and you face an 80% chance of getting cancer, that is a problem.

        But dude who just wants a girlfriend… ugh…

        But, like Emily C. said, if you have a kind and gentle heart to feel for him, do so. Nobody is judging. I don’t.

        I just don’t feel sorry for not feeling sorry for him. That is all.

        @ UsedToBeLulu: All reading is interpretation.

      • Aww says:

        It just feels like you are doing a lot of projection. IA about your own personal life problems and hope that you work through them. I genuinely do. I especially feel you on the student loan debt.

        But, have you ever thought that your complaints may sound like whining to someone much less unfortunate than you? That maybe you should stfu b/c at least you don’t have both parents dead or aren’t missing a limb or going through cancer, etc?

        I’m so sick of these “pain Olympics” coming from some commenters. Who are you to tells someone that their problems don’t matter? Being rich doesn’t absolve you from real life problems. My aunt is upper class and I’m middle, and I can tell you that I’m living a better quality life than her in the areas that it really matters. She’s even told me this, and IA.

      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        Jesus, I am not even complaining or saying, my problems are the most important in whole wide world. My life and I am at an okay place right now, no need to feel sorry or hoping for “working trough”. Because, guess what, it is something, I already considered. Shocking.

        “But, have you ever thought that your complaints may sound like whining to someone much less unfortunate than you?”

        Yes, I have and I even OPENLY ADMITTED it?!

        But like I said, I wasn’t actually complaining about my life. I just used it as an example, why I have no patience with Mr Sparkles.

        And I never said rich people don’t have problems. Seriously, READ the actual comment, it says: “I don’t think, that anybody on this thread said, that rich and famous people don’t ever face problems.”

        Intersection is a thing, I know.

        Still don’t feel sorry for a dude whose only complain in life is him being oh-so-lonely. Not dead parents. Not a missing limb. Not cancer. Just him not having a girlfriend.

      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        Oh no, wait… he has another very serious issue: Someone named him Rpatz. Poor baby, life is hard on him.

      • UsedToBeLulu says:

        Ah. Highly interpretive reading, I would say.

      • *unf* Joan Jett says:

        Ah. Sparklestans. Highly irritating, I would say.

    • Trek Girl says:

      @Emily C.:

      I don’t pity him, nor have said that anyone should. Go back and read what I wrote, if you feel like checking. I never said anyone needs to or should feel bad for him.
      What I am saying, and what I said, is that being rich and/or famous does not mean that someone can’t be lonely or have problems.

      I never said how I felt about him or his loneliness. Go back and read what I wrote, if you feel so inclined, because you won’t see anything about pity for him.

      The point of what I wrote is this: being rich does not solve or prevent all problems. Being famous does not solve or prevent all problems. He spoke about loneliness, something that many, many celebrities have mentioned about for decades. Because it is a reality.
      He was not whining, he was talking about his situation, because he was asked.

      You read several things that I didn’t write, Emily.

      • A says:

        Trek Girl, I agree with you. I get what you are saying and find it weird how some don’t. It’s pretty frickin’ clear.

  17. Olivia says:

    He sounds as depressed as he did when he was with Kristen. He certainly didn’t sound this way after the first break up. His interviews post scandal were upbeat and he was confident. Now he is back to the life is so hard, most of my past jobs sucked, my fans are creepy and scary, I am lonely. Shouldn’t be be at the top of his game now. Twilight is over, Kristen is out of the picture and he has work plus all this Dior promo. If he didn’t want all the fame and attention, don’t sign up for an endorsement that spends months promoting you. Dropping pictures of the commercial every day. Take a step back and let your actual work as an actor do the talking. Taking the Dior job just assured him attention and fame but still no acting credibility. I think he realizes he might have made a mistake. He sure has nothing positive to say about Dior.

    • patty says:

      Taking Dior shows he is very careful in his decisions and they let him have input on the creative ad. He can choose projects he likes with auteur Directors (Michod, Cronrnberg Werzog), not studios reboots and crap (Garfield yucks)

  18. Nanz says:

    He’ll always be Cedric Diggory to me.

    • another nina says:

      My 9 y.o. niece watched HP for the first time last July. She almost had a heart attack when I showed her that Cedric grew up and turned into Robert Pattinson (I showed his version with a beard.) She is in mourning…

  19. Annie says:

    I was actually having a discussion about this with a friend on how celebrities need to realize that nothing is ever going to be a normal experience for them, ever again. Going to a bar or a club, going to the movies, going to the grocery store. It will never be a normal experience for them ever again. They need to make peace with that because any of them who says they didn’t dream of becoming famous is lying. Millions of people devote their lives to acting and music and never once tried to be famous. But when you have the ego that
    Makes you want to be in a profession where people only look at you, on a large screen, you can’t play the woe is me card. It’s almost like false modesty. Equally annoying and not the least bit believable. So stop bitching and be glad you get to do what you love, that you don’t live pay check by pay check and that you don’t have to worry about money ever again. Also, lots of people in the world are lonely. Fame didn’t give you loneliness. Some people are just lonely, always.

    I’m getting tired of Rob’s whining, to be honest. And he says he’s not like Edward? He IS Edward and every single way. This is why the twihards became obsessed with him. He is Edward.

    • Emily C. says:

      He IS Edward and every single way.

      I think that’s unfair to Rob. I don’t believe he’s done any of the following:

      1) Sexually abused anyone. (Edward forces a kiss/makeout session on Bella in New Moon.)
      2) Taken the engine out of his girlfriend’s car to keep her from seeing her friends.
      3) Been an accessory to murder. (Edward lends his car to visiting vampires in Breaking Dawn so that they may drive places where they can eat people.)
      4) Been a smug, insulting, emotionally abusive douchenozzle to anyone.
      5) Withheld sex in order to get a hormone-addled teenage girl to marry him.

      I do think Rob’s participation in the Twilight franchise, and particularly his playing Edward, have made his personality significantly worse. No one can be so immersed in such absolute crap for so long without it affecting them. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

  20. Emily says:

    What happened is that Some of his supposed fans turned on him bec he didin’t do what they wanted means staying with a cheater. Now they’re mad at him.

  21. Corrie says:

    Dior hurry up already. Love the campaign though. looks great. Dior has no idea how his fans find every morsel of information on him and have no patience for dribbling it out. Love this interview… ha!! Don’t think he was thinking of his ex but of the current state of fame. He’s a cool dude though. Hottie. Can’t wait for future roles.

  22. Emily C. says:

    He has now officially crossed from “annoying” to “gtfo”. And if this wasn’t his publicist telling him to burnish his poor widdle woobie image, I’ll eat my hat. He can go away now.

  23. Vl says:

    I just can’t with that face.
    Looks like he ran headfirst into a wall just to have something heavy land on his head.
    So unattractive.

  24. Dani says:

    All I hear is….balh blah blah.

    • ORLY says:

      Nothing passive/aggressive here. I’ve been posting here for many years.
      You didn’t seem to want to contribute to the ongoing, very interesting conversation amongst posters, but instead comment on his face. Bleh. Who cares? He’s attractive to some and not to others.
      If you stop by everyday, you must have something more to add, no?
      Let’s talk. 🙂

      • Vl says:

        I didn’t feel a need to add to the ongoing conversation as I don’t find him or his behaviour interesting.

        I read most of the articles posted on CB because I like the writing style, it amuses me even when the subject is of no interest to me.

        I commented, off topic perhaps, on his looks as they are what he is famous for.
        Didn’t think he pulled off acting even in Harry Potter and have not seen him in anything since.

        But even the fans must surely agree that he is far more famous for his looks than his acting/personality?

        As for why I’d bother bringing it up at all: I have not looked at pictures of him lately and in these he is, to me, especially unfortunate looking.

        Never been a fan of his looks but he is not aging well, pretty-boys rarely do.

      • ORLY says:

        VI – okay, that makes sense.
        I responded originally because lots of people do “drive-by posting” just to leave nasty comments about Rob or Kristen. I don’t like Kstew, but I only comment on her personality or such. Neither of them have control over their genetics, so unless they have cosmetic surgery, I find the whole looks thing irrelevant.
        You’re entitled to post whatever you like, obviously, and you’re right, Pattinson is known for his looks, so totally valid in this case. He does need a bit of acting classes.

      • Dani says:

        Was this posted to the wrong message as I didn’t mention anything about his face. O_____O

  25. Janet says:

    What’s with all the spite and vitriol against this guy? I don’t get it. He seems like a fairly decent person to me.

  26. Lark says:

    Sigh. Sparkles needs a real publicist. The bit about being famous–I’m starting to think he’s purposefully playing up this “Bambi” image of his for his fans when the real Sparkles enjoys the Chateau scene. There’s nothing wrong with the latter, but he needs to stop playing this pity me game if he’s going to go out and enjoy the LA nightlife.

  27. val says:

    Says he whilst he counts his millions. GMAB.

  28. jess says:

    We all got problems. We all are aloud to vent. That doesnt make him whinny. He was asked a question and gave an honest answer.

  29. Jessica says:

    I have a big issue with the fact that he just signed on to a 3 year, multi-million dollar deal with Dior and complains about the pitfalls of fame. If he has such problems with it, he could quietly live in London and do a few smaller films each year where he has less of a public life. Instead, he parties at Chateau Marmont, is living in Beverly Hills, and does a highly public campaign. It’s fine if that’s the kind of life he wants….he just needs to admit to it and stop whining about how hard it is to be famous. This is coming from someone who still TRYING to remain a fan of his.

    • katie says:

      Agreed. When asked a question about the fame thing, he should just say something like “The paps suck but it’s part of the profession” or something. He sounds so ungrateful lately.

  30. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I just wish one interviewer would ask him why he clings to the backward facing baseball cap look. Especially at his age. What’s the point?

  31. Carolyn says:

    Rob has such a funny sense of humour.

    If he’s really lonely he should get over himself and just find someone. Not throwing him a pity party.

  32. PunkyMomma says:

    I’m a fan of Sparkles, but reading some of his comments in these interviews makes me want to get out my little violin and start playing for him.

  33. LaurieH says:

    Oh boo-hoo-hoo. I am so sick of these “it’s lonely at the top” stories from celebrities. Don’t like being lonely? Don’t like not being to go anywhere without being papped? Don’t like doing interviews, walking on red carpets or having your life in the tabloids? Then drop out of the business, go to dental school, set up shop is Des Moines and quit yer bitchin’.

  34. UsedToBeLulu says:

    @Aww: Well said!

  35. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    A Pattinson-Fergie relationship would be an interesting pairing.

  36. lisa2 says:

    I think the worse thing for many of these young actors is staring in these franchise. It builds a fanbase, but a fanbase based on a character they want yo to be and play for the rest of your life. It boxes you in. Hinders your professional progress. I think the worse thing for he and Kristen was having a relationship on screen and off. It would have been different if they were older maybe. But now their fans only want them to be Edward/Rob and Bella/Kristen.

    He has become famous in a different time than some of the other heartthrobs of years before. They weren’t in franchises so they could becomes something different than the audiences wanted them. They could shake it up. I understand some of what he is saying.

    He needs to figure out what he wants and the rest of the world be damned. If the fans don’t go with him on his new journey..then build a new fanbase.

    • pippa says:

      Sounds from his latest interviews that he HAS figured out what he wants. Smaller movies. To get them made he has to have his face out there. Either in the form of big budget super hero yucky movies or endorsements. He has chosen the latter so he can pursue what HE wants. His true fans do understand and stand by his decisions. Who the fuck cares about fair weather fans. He can well do without them.

  37. leelaloo says:

    I’m no longer reading posts about Sparkles. I grow more and more disappointed in him every time/boohoo

  38. Lori says:

    It’s hard to feel sorry for someone who is young, rich, and famous but who chose to dump his girlfriend of 5 years because he wanted to rid himself of everything Twilight. Was that the plan all along?

    Sorry you don’t like the fans that have supported you and made you rich. Sorry if you think they’re all crazy and have nothing better to do with their time than follow you. I hope you’ll be happy when they leave you alone and your films tank. But, hey, you’ve got a great new image cultivating as a Hollywood playboy hanging out with pop stars and B-list actresses with drug and alcohol problems. And, you moved to Beverly Hills with all your awesome friends, who I’m sure are a blast to hang out with as long as they don’t get their monitoring bracelets wet in your new hot tub. So, you’re probably having a blast partying it up every night at CM and Soho House, right? Nobody is forcing you to stay in L.A. You made your own choices for the good of your “new image” and career. Hope it pays off for you in the end – but please don’t expect sympathy from the people who gave you your career, your money and your fame. It kinda sucks when you don’t have anyone to share it with anymore, doesn’t it?

    • lindyuk says:

      So are you trying to say we are supposed to feel sorry instead for a dirty, foul-mouthed, arrogant little shit of an ‘Actress’ who cheated on her boyfriend while wearing his clothes in full view in a public place????? Thank God HE DID DUMP HER. Best day ever LOL!!!! Let him live his life as he wishes now and she can live hers – under a rock hopefully.

  39. blueclouds says:

    The comments on this article prove exactly what he said: Some people hate him just because he’s famous, and because he’s in Twilight. I don’t find anything wrong with this interview. Rich and famous people have their own problems. Money and fame don’t make a happy life. And who can say they never complain about their lives?

    P/S: So many Kstew fans’ comments on his articles lately.

  40. TherapyCranes says:

    What is with the hate in these comments? Holy! Just because the man has money and fame doesn’t mean he’s problem free. He’s just answering a question honestly.

    I thought the interview was fine and he seemed humble and sincere. The top pic he looks really handsome, the other other ones weren’t so great.

  41. MaraFan says:

    Believe me you don’t have to be a Kristen Steward fan to not like this guy. lol Funny how any negative comment this ungrateful, untalented crybaby gets has been blamed on her fans.

    Guess all the less than praising comments said about her is done by his fans (AGAIN I can tell you that’s not true..).

    • Francie Nolan says:

      Yeah, his fans seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole. Any criticism of their Sparkles must mean you are some kind of rabid Team Kristen supporter.

      The mentality is baffling, but seems pretty on par for the Twilight fandom.