Robert Pattinson: ‘I get so depressed in England that I’m glad to get back to LA’


Robert Pattinson got the best reviews of his life for his work in The Rover. It premiered in America last week, and got a limited release two Fridays ago. Apparently, the film “bombed” although… I mean, if we’re comparing it to the major releases, then yes, it bombed. But it’s a small, indie movie that might benefit from some old-school word-of-mouth. Or it could just be that this has nothing to do with Rob and Guy Pearce and people are just tired of apocalypse-themed movies and TV shows. You know? We get it, the end is coming. Enough!

Anyway, Rob has been his charming self throughout the promotion. He always gives good interviews, and he’s managed to barely reference Kristen Stewart throughout the promotion. When asked about his friendships, Rob said to one outlet: “I think loyalty is probably the most important trait in a friendship. It’s definitely very important.” Which everyone thinks is about Kristen. But I don’t think he was making a pointed comment at all. Whatever. Anyway, Sparkles has a new interview with The Telegraph, which you can read here. Some highlights:

His anxiety: “I would love to go into therapy but it makes me too anxious…. I’ve been talking to a lot of people about it and I don’t know. I kind of like my anxiety in a funny sort of way and I like my peaks and troughs. Luckily depression never lasts long with me.”

The rumors about Indiana Jones, Star Wars: “They don’t come into my orbit and I don’t really see myself in a lot of mainstream parts. I’ve never been part of the group that gets these roles.”

He likes living in America: “I spent two months in England last year which is the longest I’ve spent there in six years, which was nice, but I always go back to England at Christmas time and get so depressed that I’m glad to get back to Los Angeles. I’ve really grown to like L.A and I guess it’s my home at the moment.”

Living in smaller places: “I had this great house which I bought four or five years ago,” he says. “It was incredible, absolutely completely crazy. It was like Versailles, with an incredible garden, but I just stayed in one room. I sold it because I suddenly realised I’m not quite old enough to be dealing with plumbing and stuff. So I spent about six months borrowing peoples’ houses, which was nice. Now I’m renting a place which is much smaller.”

He doesn’t have any clothes: “I’ve started wearing the same thing pretty much every day like a uniform. I haven’t taken this jacket off for weeks. It’s ridiculous. I don’t understand how I don’t have any clothes. I’ve basically stolen every item of clothing that anyone’s ever given me for a premiere but in my closet there are literally about three things. I’m sure there’s some kind of random storage box full of them somewhere.”

Wait, WHAT?! He was romantically involved with his co-star Stewart for three years but the romance ended when she reportedly had an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. He is currently dating model Imogen Kerr although he politely declines to talk about his romantic life.

[From The Telegraph]

That’s interesting that The Telegraph slid in that ID on Rob’s “girlfriend.” I wonder if he confirmed that off the record, or if it was an assumption on The Telegraph’s part. Imogen Kerr is the blonde he was photographed with back in May – go here to see those photos. She’s pretty, I guess. And she’s not Katy Perry. Personally, I tend to think he’s single-ish these days, meaning he’s hooking up with different ladies but none of the relationships are serious. But I shall anxiously await the Twihard Proof!


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  1. Corrie says:

    You posted a nice article about Rob. Nice improvement. He gets so much slack for what I never will understand. You still snuck in a sparkles for harmony sake lol. Baby steps. Robs movie is really exceptional. Also you were right, his movie didn’t tank in wide release, no one but fans knew it was out because A24 didn’t do a national advertising campaign, no on air or signage. Impossible against blockbusters with no national campaign. Thanks for the progress… You ready for Rob and Cumbie in January. Robs a good guy, let’s cut him some slack. PS that girlfriend thing I hear is hogwash. Lol

    • Loopy says:

      Did the twihards come up with that nickname?I only ever watched the last movie.

      • Corrie says:

        I have no idea. I’m not a twi-anything. lol. I just think he’s a good one. Charming actor, Little Ashes, Remember Me, The Rover and has lots of potential with opportunity without all the smarmy guy, bs you get from alot of actors out there. He’s a non-conformist. I dont want HW to sell me slick bullshit. I’d rather a real guy making his way.

    • T.C. says:


      This is Celebitchy not Twihard central, I don’t know why Pattinson fans don’t get this. They always expect nothing but worshipping when their god is mentioned, that’s not healthy. Everyone but Cumberbatch gets some snark. Believe it or not Kaiser likes Pattinson but she’s not a sycophant like you Robssed.

      Yes his movie the Rover bombed. It was in wide release but couldn’t even make a million dollars. There have been many Indie films who have done really well in wide release. So this isn’t in comparison to blockbusters. The problem is that Pattinson has many female fans who are in love with him but only watch his perfume commercials or romance films. Male audiences see his name in a film and they aren’t interested in the Twilight guy. They film got mixed reviews and it like only 67% fresh on rotten tomatoes, lower from top critics. Also it should have been marketed on the director’s or Guy’s name. Indiewire has The Rover as one of the most advertised Indies this year so awareness was not the problem. I know I will be attacked or get this deleted by the RobTwihards in 3,2,1 because you guys can’t handle the truth.

      • Corrie says:

        TC Babe. You’ve pegged me wrong hun. I’m no twilight fan. Matter of fact, I read CB because shes Cumbie fan. Clearly you missed the sarcasm in my tone. I read all her stories… but for Pattinson this time her tone was different. Rover didn’t bomb, check the numbers against indie specialty. Its off 300k, not 1 indie in 2nd week goes to 1M in that time frame. A24 was lazy with nat’l ad spend. They got cheap. Went wide too early. Also you should learn to spellcheck you notes before you deliver inaccurate faux shade.
        Also, I’d turned two shades more orange before I’d let anyone refer to me as a rob-anything. Def not pressed which you seem to be… Take a Mylanta dear. The rest of your rant is ridiculous so i’m ignoring you now. Have a great day dear. Cheer up.

  2. Soy says:

    I like him in movies; he’s a good actor (but pairing him with Reese-no-charisma-W was not a good move).
    The Rover looks so boring and apparently has no storyline. I wouldn’t listen to the reviewers except the last film the same guy wrote and directed was Animal Kingdom, which was terribly overrated.
    I think he should buff up and do mainstream as well as indie films. He shouldn’t paint himself into a corner re roles.

    • Em' says:

      it’s absolutely dreadful. I swear they wrote the script on a piece of toilet paper or maybe they didn’t write a script at all… I mean it was so long I felt like I aged 10 years while I was in the theatre.
      Guy Pearce and Rob were good though. But the movie has no point or whatsoever.

    • Becca says:

      The Rover is Fresh on RottenTomatoes, a majority of the critics loved it. I’ve seen it and it’s the best movie I’ve seen all year. If you thought it was slow, you must have the attention span of a gnat and the intelligence, too.

      Its a film that requires you to think. If you missed the point, I just feel sorry for you. Go see 22 Jump Street, that sounds more your speed.

    • Geekychick says:

      @ Becca Vow, so if someone doesn’t share the same taste in movies, the person must be of lower intelligence? Classy and not at all rude.
      I don’t like Pattinson as an actor. Never have, doubt the Rover will change my opinion. It must mean I should have never lived by your judgement, non?

  3. AG-UK says:

    boring… never got his appeal and I saw a couple of those films on the plane. I too get depressed living here but lucky for him he has an option (:

    • LadyMacbeth ex Hiddles F. says:

      I don’t 😉 I wouldn’t swap England with Los Angeles for a million dollars…. Maybe it depends on what you like in life. Big cities don’t do it for me.

      • Isadora says:

        That was my thought too: Why would anyone want to live in L.A. when you can live in London? 😉 But different tastes and such… (Btw London isn’t exactly a small city either *g*)

      • Anname says:

        He says his friends all left London, I imagine that’s a big part of his decision to not live there. I would have thought he would move to NY? But maybe it’s easier to maintain his privacy in LA. At some point that maybe will change.

  4. Kali says:

    I have to be honest – with the career path that he’s chosen over the last few years, I am really genuinely interested to see where he ends up. I think he could have a potentially similar path to Brad Pitt in getting much more interesting an actor the older he gets (and less “pretty” he becomes). Am keen to see the stuff he’s doing around 35-40 if he’s still choosing to act and not just roll around on his piles of Twilight cash.

    • Kimmy says:

      I definitely get the impression that he is actively trying to improve and distance himself from Twilight. I can’t hate of him for that.

    • Corrie says:

      Totally agree… that’s where i was originally going. He’s got a promising career. I think he’s a fine actor and we’ve all seen other actors like Pitt, DeCaprio, Depp get pegged the same way. Watch and see with this one.

  5. Anname says:

    So bummed The Rover didn’t do well this past weekend. But it’s nice to read this article that isn’t so negative about it. I’m sure Rob is aware that he needs a box office hit every once in a while, but there is nothing (that we know of) on his slate that is even remotely commercial right now. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

    • Deidra says:

      Maybe that movie with Cumberbatch will be epic? There’s hope… Really want him to do smth mainstream. With the weird stuff he films we’ll never know how he’s perceived by general public…

    • Jen says:

      Why are you bummed? It has no storyline and it’s about some freaks out in the Australian desert or something. I like indie movies but none of that is appealing to me.

      • Jamie says:

        Because some people like Rob and want him to do well.

        Just because something isn’t appealing to you doesn’t mean there’s no audience for it.

  6. Mia4S says:

    LA over London?! Yeah sorry Sparkles, I’m never going to see your appeal! 😉

    Yes the movie bombed, badly. The per screen average was awful, even for an indie. It’s not necessarily on him but it’s clear his hard core fan base is very small. Twihards will not see him in just anything. Not just him, it’s a common problem for franchise actors, c’est la vie.

    • me says:

      I agree that Twihards won’t see him in just anything, but look at the type of indie films he’s making. They are difficult often dark films, where he plays odd characters. He needs to make some more up-beat accessible films, to garner interest from other movie goers. The Rover not performing isn’t on him though. A24 going wide so quickly destroyed any momentum, many found the film too bleak and it probably would have done better in a Fall release. But he has got pretty stellar reviews for his performance, even from those critics who didn’t particularly like the film. I hope he can go on from here, I think he’s very watchable and not just another cookie cutter Hollywood actor.

      • MyOp says:

        I just can’t see how he got great reviews for this movie. I saw the trailer and immediately thought Rob’s acting was just plain “awful”. He is not a good actor and seeing him next to Guy Pierce really brought that out. Rob, take some acting lessons while in LA, maybe that will help!

        Same thing in his movie Cosmopolis. His only decent acting scene was the last one and by then it was too late. All through the movie I kept thinking he was a horrible actor and any other actor would have been better. I couldn’t even watch the movie all the way through without taking breaks. lol. Yeah, it was that bad.

        So, acting wise, Rob sucks. I just can’t given him any more chances because it seems Edward was the best he could do.

    • blueclouds says:

      No actor has a fan base big enough to guarantee box office, though. Didn’t Johnny Depp’s recent movies bomb badly? And they were blockbustors with huge marketing budgets. The movies Rob’s chosen post Twilight don’t appeal to the masses. He wants to prove himself as a serious actor, but it’s also not good when you see headlines like “Pattinson’s new movie flops”, even when he’s getting fantastic reviews from both critics and moviegoers, and he’s not the lead either. “Maps to the Stars” might do a little better but it’s another polarizing movie.

    • Emma says:

      Twihards were never his fans, they were fans of Edward, not Rob. He has found a whole new audience with The Rover, and for those worried about his career, both Idol’s Eye and Lost City of Z are big budget, big promo, studio films.

      He has three other films already in the can and one of them will probably be at TIFF. He’s got a career any actor his age would envy. He’s working with the world’s most respected directors and has the respect and admiration of everyone he’s worked with. He has a great reputation, and that’s what counts when a director is considering you for a role.

      This box office is just a blip. Five years from now, no one will remember the box office, but they will recall the great reviews and the warm reception The Rover got at Cannes.

    • Geekychick says:

      I seriously can not understand that sentiment: “Hm…..London or L.A? I’ll choose L. A.” Especially as a European-of all my friends who went to live to USA, not one could stay in L.A more than a few months-the need for car to get you to anywhere, the lack of urban feeling of the city you get in NYC or european cities, the culture…they all usually can’t stand it there. Especially the hipster, alternative ones (ie Sparkles style). I don’t get it. He either isn’t what he touted himself as all this time (artistic, well-read, private, normal hipster-especially considering his past year at Chateu Marmont/Moron/that place you could see LiLo all the time) or…..he’s out of his mind, IMO.
      Just kidding, just kidding.
      I mean, I accept that there are European artistic hipsters who love reading and art and would choose LA over LOndon or NYC…but I think that the chance to find one is the same as the chance to find a real unicorn. So….

      • Lou says:

        What a ridiculous sentiment. So if one chooses to reside in LA, they are neither well read or artistic. Good to know. RME, as someone who lives in London, I can most certainly understand the desire to live in sunny LA!

  7. MeganDraper says:

    I bought that beautiful house for Kristen and him, of course he sold it. One thing about him, he’ll never slag her or anyone else he dates in print or media.

    I won’t go pay to see The Rover (another end of world thing??) but I will watch it on dvd. His accent was good. I so surprised to hear it on the previews. He’s getting there with his acting.

  8. Allie says:

    Can anyone just call themselves models these days? I mean, my friends take pictures of me, so I guess I’m a model too.

    Love me some Rob.

  9. PunkyMomma says:

    Shoot me now, Twihards. I’m a Rob fan but it’s my opinion that his goofus interviews actually hurt box office for The Rover. This is a very serious movie, with an interesting dynamic between the two leads. When Guy Pearce promoted the movie, he spoke in such an intelligent manner, making the content of the movie something I’d want to see, Sparkles or not. Rob’s giggle fest, not only on Kimmel, but Seth Meyers, as well as Popcorn, made me wanna slap him upside the head. (BTW, no to Imogene Kerr – my money’s on Rebecca Dayan.)

    • me says:

      I don’t agree Rob’s interviews had that sort of negative impact on the box office, but I do think he has to try and deal with his anxiety – which is basically what the giggling, silliness is. That’s his way of coping and as time goes on, he seems to be more and more anxious. I think if it’s that difficult for him, he should maybe give the big TV shows a rest for a while. In recorded interviews without an audience, he comes across very intelligent and thoughtful.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        @me – this film was so important for him – he gained major cred for his performance. Rob’s been in the business long enough to know the game. If anxiety is his issue, he should have devised a strategy for his appearances by now. Some of his interviews were asinine and inappropriate. While I agree his print interviews are generally better, he still comes of as a of a bit neurotic adolescent – “I suddenly realized I’m not quite old enough it to deal with plumbing and stuff”. Really?

      • me says:

        @PunkyMomma I do agree with you to a certain extent. I really like Rob, but couldn’t watch Jimmy Kimmel. I do think he comes across a little immature at times and should get a handle on that. But I also think his random weirdness is one of the things that endears him to people.

    • RME says:

      Sorry but the movie failed because of the interviews? That is ridiculous. Do you watch other Late Night interviews? no one is serious in them and I never heard people say it hurt their movie. Did you look at all the other interviews Rob gave where he talked about the movie, the plot, his charcter and how he found him.
      The movie failed because it had to compete with huge blockbusters and the plot of the movie is very dark and bleak and most people don’t like that.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        My point was he didn’t help his cause. It’s a very existentialist movie and the Late Shows, while are geared for general entertainment, are still platforms to promote the industry. I watched all the late night interviews, as well as the Peter Travers interview, GMA, I could go on. Rob came off as a goofus in many of those interviews. The movie tanked in wide release for MANY reasons, I don’t dispute that. Again, my point, a little more maturity on his part may have helped his cause.

      • Nick says:

        @RME no the movie failed because people weren’t interested in seeing it. Other indie movies like Belle, Grand Budapest Hotel and Chef have been consistently performing well among the blockbusters (eg Spider-Man, Godzilla, XMen). The Rover was more promoted than others yet still underperformed. A movie can have have everything going for it but if moviegoers aren’t interested then it’ll bomb. Pattinson isn’t as much as a draw as people think either (like a Ryan Gosling).

        For what it’s worth, I’ve seen the movie (liked it a lot).

    • MyOp says:

      Yeah, his giggles don’t help. At. All. Sorry to his fans, but he just doesn’t have “It” to have a great acting career. Seems like he is very immature and unprofessional. His interviews were a turn off. I feel sorry for Guy this movie bombed because he is a great actor and deserves better. I think Rob has a lot to do with the movie bombing. Bad acting, unprofessional interviews, and the way Rob handles his PR all reflect bad on him. His life seems like a mess. He is 28 and says he is not old enough to deal with plumbing? Yup, he will never grow up and his giggling during interviews show that. Next.

      • Angel says:

        He got called “the best thing about The Rover”- js.
        Have you seen the movie? It seems you have not and now just look for things to bash him for.
        What is wrong about him not wanting to deal with plumbing? Who wants to deal with plumbing?

      • PunkyMomma says:

        Angel – I shelled out fifteen hard earned dollars to see that movie Saturday. It’s dark, not for everyone, a very existentialist subject matter. I found it disjointed, disturbing, not a bad film, but not a pleasant experience. Guy was terrific, Rob has definitely improved in his acting skills. This movie is not everyone’s cup of tea, the marketing should have used Guy Pearce more. JMHO.

      • Miss Eliott says:

        I think you placing entirely too much responsibility for the lack of box office on Pattinson. The movie is bleak, hardly a feel good summer movie. Critics have said that Pattinson did a great job on the whole. And how to you know his life is a mess? He seems to be working a lot and has a number of interesting rolls lined up. His interviews are always amusing and surprising. What’s wrong with that? We get that you can’t stand him but that’s not an excuse for making up garbage.

      • lu says:

        what? he got great reviews for his acting, but whatever floats your boat.

    • ernie says:

      I’m not so sure it hurt the box office, but the Kimmel interview was embarrassing. Even Jimmy couldn’t follow.

    • Maggie says:

      Who goes to see a film based on a two minute talk show interview? No one. Rob created buzz and that’s exactly what he was supposed to do.

      And The Rover box office is not a big deal. Let’s remember last year’s Lone Ranger and Cowboys and Aliens. Those were huge bombs.

      This won’t be the biggest loss for an actor. Channing Tatum, Tom Cruise, and George Clooney’s films flop as well. The monetary loss is usually much larger because their budgets are so big.

      I don’t get why these headlines are making the rounds. Where are James Franco’s headlines for his last few indies? It smacks of hypocrisy. Oh well. The Rover still has one of Rob’s most acclaimed performances and that’s what counts. He was great, and directors like Quentin Tarantino have noticed. That’s better than indie box office.

      • Geekychick says:

        You are mixing apples and oranges. Channing Tatum carried such a hit that it instantly torpedoed him onto at list A- list-he also co-wrote the script or something-and that wasn’t his only success.
        George Clooney…don’t get me started on George Clooney-he’s a legend, practically. He is a lesson in how to perfectly steer your career and make good choices (his only mistake was Batman, he said it himself).
        Pattinson had one successful franchise and realistically, he didn’t turn out to be such a draw HW expected of him-Water for Elephants, that film with the girl from lost before WE-it’s not about one flop, it’s about several flops. And even that wouldn’t be such a problem here, if his acting was critically acclaimed; but it’s not. Honestly, no one from my group wants to go and see Rover bc Pattinson is in it-they believe his acting will ruin the movie-I’ll quote my bff: “Yeah, his best acting is in that movie. Considering his acting before, I think his best acting ever can’t lick Fassbender/Cumberbatch shoes.” And that is his problem-he’s not the only actor loved for his looks, and many more are loved for their acting also-McAvoy, Fassy, Cumberbatch, Garfield…..

  10. mel says:

    I wouldnt say The Rover has bombed at all. Firstly it’s only just come out, and had a good turn out in LA n NYC with initial theatre takings. Last weekend wasn’t brill but time still, with word of mouth, for this to move up!! Plus other countries yet to see it.
    Loads of buzz on internet re this film plus Guy and Rob’s performances are fantastic!!
    Yes, you’ll probably say I’m biased but hundreds of non Rob fans on twitter can’t be wrong.
    Personally I think this movie will be a star/classic. Only time will tell!!

    • Corrie says:

      I agree with you. I don’t think it failed – besides it was distributed terribly… to a wide audience where most dont know its out there. All his fans combined twice couldnt have filled all the seats without national advertising, means big bucks. Unless you wait – for word of mouth. They did neither. I think its a great film but needs specialized fanboy base to catch up.

  11. jane says:

    He is boring.

  12. mia girl says:

    With the path he seems to be taking as an actor, he accomplished what he desperately lacked.. good/great reviews and some credibility with male critics.

    IMO he needed that even more than box office performance.

  13. Tig says:

    It always kills me that no one says “Guy Pierce’s film bombed”- and I really like GP. I’m seeing The Rover this week. Hope Rob continues to pursue interesting roles.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      @Tig – love Guy Pearce, too. He’ll have an Oscar one day – he’s such a terrific actor.

      • RME says:

        @PunkyMomma I couldn’t reply to you above.
        Did you watch the press conference and the other press junket interviews? Guy Pearce and David Michod were also funny in their interviews and the Q&As, but only Robert gets the blame. He was much more mature during Cannes and this promo than he was during Twilight promo tours.
        Rob has always been goofy in his interviews and sorry Kimmel could have done a better interview if he wanted too, but he asked the same questions he always does.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        @rme -yes, I did watch the Cannes interviews, as well as the junket interviews. Rob did much better surrounded by David and Guy, you could see that. My point, again, someone needs to sit down with Rob and talk some strategy when his anxiety issues surface. IMO, at age 28 a professional actor, who needs to put seats in a theatre, should have a better handle on his public persona when selling his product. And again, I LIKE ROB, I want to see him succeed. His little mannerisms are endearing, but there is a time and place for those and it’s not when you’re promoting a film that had virtually no ad campaign, other than the media interviews with the film’s principals. As for Kimmel, et al, those shows usually do a pre-interview with a producer contacting the guest’s pr/management team for the purpose of determining what’s acceptable to discuss. It’s an industry. They’re selling a product. Rob’s staff should have anticipated the homeless line of questioning and prepared him for that, given him segues he could have used to redirect the interview back to the movie. Rob was so unprepared. I cringed at the “erotic spit” reference because one could see that “erotic spit” would be the take away from that interview, not “gee, that movie might be worth a look”.

      • RME says:

        I think you might give the late night interviews too much importance, but that is just me. He did well in promoting the movie and he cannot be blamed for the movie being a failure. He has gotten amazing reviews all around, but it is a difficult movie and many people do not like that.

      • Tig says:

        IMO he should have gotten an Oscar for LA Confidential- he was just so good in that movie. But he’s had his “under-performers” at the BO but he keeps on keepin on- and that’s a career!

      • Jamie says:

        I disagree that Rob’s interviews hurt the movie. The movie hurt itself by having inaccessible subject matter. It’s just not something that appeals to a mass audience.

        Rob’s interviews, on the other hand, are a lot more accessible, and frankly probably more entertaining to most people than the film.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        @Tig – Guy was nothing short of superb in LA Confidential. He’s got a great resume, such a terrific talent –

  14. mel says:

    hey, Celebitches,
    Re. many of the rave reviews, here’s just one of many…

  15. Tig says:

    OK today opened up and saw the movie- I really enjoyed it, and this is not my usual movie choice! The landscapes were so eerie and such an integral part of the movie. Both Guy P and Rob were very good, and couldn’t believe how well Rob got the accent down. It is a bit of a puzzle as to why they elected to bring such a dark movie out in the summer.