Robert Pattinson whines about MTV & ‘morons sitting on comment boards’

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Robert Pattinson is still saying words to promote his new film, Life, where he plays a photographer on a journey with James Dean. Sparkles covers the new issue of NME, a British magazine. He chats about how much he hated the Twilight Era of his life, and he comes across as… I don’t know? Usually, Rob was sort of diplomatic about that time in his life, but now he seems to be saying that the whole experience took a lot out of him. I don’t doubt that, and I don’t doubt that he feels far removed from the Twihard insanity. That being said, he does sound like a melodramatic whiner a little bit. Like, OMG, poor me, I made tens of millions of dollars and everybody thought I was hot, how terrible! Some highlights:

The craziness of the Twihard era: “I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy. I didn’t go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, ‘Is he gonna sell me out?’ I just don’t have to think about that stuff anymore.”

The most embarrassing thing: “I find the most embarrassing photo that can ever be taken of you is when you¹re in a bookshop and everyone can see what book you¹re buying. They might as well just take a picture of me having a wank.”

He’s humble: “I’ve never wanted anyone to hear what I¹m saying, because it’s probably stupid.”

He sometimes Googles himself: “To reinforce my negative opinion of myself…I go through periods where I don’t do it at all and feel glorious! Then I’ll fall back into this pit. It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment board. It’s always that person who’s needling away at you, who you either want to destroy, or convince them to love you.”

The VMAs: “I was watching the MTV VMAs the other day and thinking how bizarre it was that I ever did that s**t. I remember doing those awards and saying the dumbest stuff. And I was hungover for most of it.”

[From The Daily Mail & The Mirror]

While I think it would be incredibly intrusive to be photographed at a book store, I don’t get how that’s the most embarrassing moment? Books = having a wank? As for the good old days when he was always required to attend the MTV events… he was always better at that stuff than Kristen Stewart. Those were the days when Kristen plucked my last nerve and even if Sparkles was drunk or hungover, he managed to get through it with some grace.



Cover courtesy of NME, vintage MTV photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ella says:

    Well that comment wasn’t really about Twilight fans, was it?

    • Naya says:

      Let’s pretend it was though. Twihards are just so fun to needle.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Of course not! He was talking about the Harry Potter fans who stalk his house, stalk him on the Internet and everywhere he goes so they can get on the Internet and talk about where they saw him and how dreamy he is, what socks or underwear he bought. LOL. I love that the twihards and his older female fans don’t understand that he is talking about THEM. Heavy denial.

  2. meme says:

    whine whine whine. if it was for twilight, you wouldn’t have a career.

    • ninal says:

      He whines and then mocks himself so it all evens out.

    • Josephine says:

      It didn’t even come across as all that whiny to me. I don’t think it’s whiny to admit that it drove him crazy to have people in front of his house every day. He’s always seemed pretty normal and gracious to me.

    • Caro says:

      I think Pattinson is largely misunderstood by people who aren’t that aware of him and are just reading interview quotes from him.

      His personality seems very irreverent and almost everything out of his mouth is said in a wryly humorous and usually self deprecating way. He rarely is serious or even when he is, he’s often joking still.

      I think he’d be much more attuned to comedy than drama. I think he’s quite funny/witty.

      He’s said enough things about twilight for most to get that he thought it it a weird strange trip that’s he was grateful for.

      sad thing about Pattinson…I think he really loved Stewart, and in the beginning when he was just crushing and before they hooked up – it really did seem as if he was naturally free and open ans wore his heart on his sleeve and didn’t mind if the whole world knew everything. He became severely closed off when they started Stewart was intensely private and seemed embarrassed about them even being together.

      • Caro says:

        ETA: now we know why (re Stewart) I think she was struggling with her sexuality and who she was…while at the same time loving Rob and being swept up by him.

        I remember when the Sanders thing broke. I was on a board that discussed them a lot. We were all stunned and looking for an explanation…and I said then…the only thing that explains this is her struggling with her sexuality. Little did I know I was right.

      • Lou says:

        Hang on, who says she struggled? Why are you automatically cancelling out her attraction to guys just because she is now dating a woman? Bisexual invisibility is a real problem. How about she loved her first boyfriend, she loved Rob – she got bored as 22 year olds do, obviously they could not go out and have fun like a normal couple which probably breeds resentment and boredom – and there was an older guy giving her attention and she acted on it? This stuff happens all the time. It doesn’t mean she was confused and lost about her sexuality.

        It’s weird how people love to transfer difficulties with her sexuality onto Kristen. She’s never hidden anything. Just because she isn’t shouting to the world about her current relationship doesn’t mean she is ashamed or embarrassed. And really, she’s admitted she doesn’t see gender as important in falling in love – what more do people need to feel like she has given them enough information?

        I admire people like her and Cara D who don’t make a big deal about who they date. They just get on with their lives.

        It’s not like Ellen Page who clearly struggled and was scared of the reaction.

      • Caro says:


        I don’t know why people always get defensive about Stewart and people speculating about her.

        We do it with most celebrities, why is she off limits?

        I’m surmising based on what I’ve heard and read about her, which includes her own quotes. You are surmising as well.

        Maybe I’m wrong ….maybe you’re wrong.

        Why i think I’m not wrong; If I read that a young woman has said she doesn’t know herself, and is confused and that she’s hurt the most important person in her world…I tend to start wondering and surmising…on why she might have acted in a certain way…her struggling with her sexuality (be it within herself or sharing that part of herself in the open) makes the most sense….since she comes across as a mostly sincere sensitive and loyal person who wouldn’t just act out due to boredom or for kicks.

        You can of course think she’s always had it together, grew bored with Rob, itchy to fck Sanders, and has always been cool and open with relationships with women…but the public record and her remarks don’t jibe with that.

      • Luca76 says:

        @ Lou I think that it’s really obvious on so many different levels that Kristen most definitely isn’t comfortable with herself. I don’t think anyone is transferring difficulties onto her they are just listening to the awkwardness and immaturity of her interviews and some of her actions. (Most blantantly the Saunders debacle and the cringe-worthy quotes she gave to People Mag in its aftermath). Cara is actually frank and comfortable with herself in a way that Kristen probably never will be. Honestly she’s emulating Jodi Foster in her awkwardness around her personal life and sexuality. She may very well be right that it’s nobody’s business but it’s still uncomfortable to watch.

      • Caro says:


        You nailed it.

        In fact, I’ll go one further– I personally think Stewart, like Foster, from a young age probably rebelled against people’s assumptions that she definitely was gay because of her outward characteristics/tendencies (more easily discernible as a kid ) and decided to defy expectations…maybe not even on a conscious level. She got a boyfriend when very young, and another one with no break in between. Maybe she had time to explore..but as heavily tracked by media as she was, and with an adoring boyfriend I doubt it.

      • senna says:

        @lou: Stewart might be in a glass closet, and she’s not hiding (as she has said herself) but she’s not officially out. After her mom outed her in an interview and subsequently recanted, I don’t believe I’ve seen ANY paparazzi photos of her and Alicia together. That doesn’t exactly scream, “I’m comfortable being out” to me. And “I’m not hiding” is not quite the same thing as declaratively saying, “I am gay/bi, as “not hiding” is open to interpretation. (The HKN crowd has inferred that this comment refers to Kristen’s secret children with Rob, for instance). There are a few parallels between her and Ellen Page actually, who was also in a glass closet for quite a few years before officially making an announcement about her sexual orientation and making public appearances with her current girlfriend. Kristen is not doing those things.

      • senna says:

        @Caro: I think you are spot-on about Rob. He’s just got the British self-deprecating humor down pat. I don’t see his negative comments as aimed at the stupidity of Twilight itself, but at the ridiculous nature of celebrity culture where it intersects with a young fandom who enjoy blurring fantasy and reality. I think in his mind, he can play it down as “I’m not a big deal and the hype was ridiculous,” or say, “yeah, I was really hot stuff in that movie,” and the 2nd option isn’t how he sees himself.

      • Lou says:

        Alicia was at the American Ultra premiere, Kristen sat beside her and they left together. Fans saw them and there are photos. What’s ‘glass closet’ about that? A huge publicity event together isn’t exactly hiding is it?

        Kristen has never talked about her relationships and Rob didn’t walk the carpet with her for her non-Twilight movies. Why is it any different with Alicia? This is where equality comes in. Why should she have to be super open about being with Alicia when she never was with Rob? You don’t make any sense.

        I don’t recall Jodie Foster holding her partners hand at LAX and Coachella when surrounded by photographers and fans or kissing her on a beach in Hawaii knowing paparazzi were probably following them. Ellen never did that prior to last year. So no, it’s not the same. It’s basically people’s morbid obsession with outing celebrities and demanding they have full disclosure, otherwise they are ‘ashamed’ or ‘hiding’ or ‘in the closet’. People should be allowed to live their lives privately without being accused of struggling with their sexuality. It’s laughable that you think Kristen is hiding anything when she has admitted that she is attracted to people regardless of gender – some people would only be ‘satisfied’ if she walked the red carpet holding her hand/PDAing or talked lovingly about her in interviews. Hello – this is Kristen Stewart – that ain’t happening. Might as well get used to it

      • Caro says:


        She’s not out if she’s halfheartedly maybe claiming some kind of homogenized mainstream fluid sexuality ala Miley Cyrus or Megan Fox that goes down better with casting people and perv directors like woody Allen. Would he have cast her as a teen Lolita in short skirts and Bobby socks if she had come out as a lesbian? Doubt it. Lol

        Also. Stewart talked about Angarano a LOT.

        It was Robert she clammed up with. I have theories about that. I think she knew she wasn’t being genuine and herself as others have relayed better than me.

        She’s treating Alicia the same way she treated Rob.

        I think she’ll continue to throw crumbs to significant others as long as she’s got one leg in the closet

      • abra says:

        You Patti fans really need to stop projecting. Of coarse the only reason she could cheat on a sample of manliness like Sparkles is because she was “struggling” with her sexuality. Stop embarassing yourself. You have no idea about her sexuality and you´re clearly completely uneducated in terms of sexuality in general and all its facets. Also “being out” is a made up social concept that the media and people like you perpetuate. Not talking about someone publicly doesn´t mean hiding it. You should really look in the mirror when you claim someone is in the closet and look at what exactly bugs you. Maybe a scorned former robsten fanatic? Am I getting warm?

      • Carmen says:

        @abra: Not even close to lukewarm. One thing I’ve noticed about KStew’s fans is they tend to be ridiculously overprotective of her. It’s like they still haven’t recovered from Pattinson dumping her and as a result they let all the stops out demonizing him. It’s beyond silly.

      • Caro says:


        You Kstew fans really need to stop knee-jerk *objecting* to the assumption and likelihood that Stewart is a lesbian, lest people think you’re sad homophobics with your head in the sand.

        You might feel comfortable ridiculing ‘the most important person in Stewart’s world,’ but clearly she was sincere and devastated.

        Unless you think she was lying and just fcking around looking for a quick way to ditch him and destroy a family in one fell swoop. If so, what’s so admirable about such an awful person that you happily step up to kick ‘Patti’ in the head?

        Very obviously I think more of Stewart than you do. Lol

        Personally Stewart can stay in and half come out at 55 like her mentor Jodie Foster…personally I think Ellen Page has a head start on living a more fulfilling life…but what do I know. My point is, I’m free to speculate and weigh in…the question is…

        ..why are YOU upset at the obvious notion that Kstew is a lesbian?

        Look in a mirror yourself hon. Lol

      • abra says:

        I´m not putting my head in the sand about anything nor am I upset about anything. I don´t care who she´s with.I just like to point out ignorance and lack of education on issues like sexuality when I see them. You talking about the “obvious notion of her being a lesbian” when she clearly said she didn´t feel like labels were right for her, it seems like you´re the one who can´t accept anything but your version of events. Obviously it makes you feel better about your idol being cheated on was confused sexuality.Also bringing up Ellen Page when they literally don´t have anything in more obvious. She is her own person with her own life. I wouldn´t even try to speculate who has the more fulfilling life since thats completely ridiculous and embarassing but I guess you have some special insight on intimate things like these. Oh and I´m pretty sure I was right with former Robsten/Kstew fan. You cleary have an agenda here, but I hope you educate yourself a little in real life on sexuality and stop calling fluidity a trend.

      • senna says:

        @Lou in spite of the fact that you’re conflating my comments with other comments (ie I never said Kristen was hiding or should be officially out, just pointed to the lack of declarative statements she’s made about her sexual orientation), I think you raise some really valid points. We ARE obsessed with deconstructing celebrities’ sexuality when it’s ambiguous and it’s kind of creepy and laden with all sorts of imposed moral obligations (ie. that they have the imperative to be out for the cause). I didn’t intend to analyse her vs. Ellen Page as “good” or “bad” examples of being out/closeted, either. My statement was that Ellen is officially out – she has stated her orientation in so many words- but Kristen is not. Ellen has publicly claimed her girlfriend as her girlfriend, while Kristen has not. This is the PR aspect of their respective sexual orientations, not a comparison of which one of them did it the right way.

        So…fan photos of her and her “friend” not named as a girlfriend at an event are not the equivalent of pap photos of a couple showing PDA, right? And we haven’t seen examples of those since Kristen’s mom’s interview, unless I’m missing them totally in the celeb media cycle. I recall seeing almost weekly coffee shop stroll photos of Alicia and Kristen of them for months and months and in the past while, nothing. Also, the business about Kristen’s mom’s interview is odd, if Kristen is really “not hiding anything.” Who knows what happened – i find it odd that a journalist would make up extended quotations about Kristen and her girlfriend by her mom and append them to a sanctioned interview with Kristen’s mom. It is possible, but I think unlikely. The other alternatives are that Kristen’s mom blabbed off the record, or was confused about what was on the record, or just didn’t think and outed her daughter by mistake. This is Kristen’s business. If she wants to not state anything forever, that is totally her right (and Foster is a great example of that before she “officially” came out, which was almost unnecessary. But Kristen is not official like Ellen is official. That’s all.

        I do totally agree about bi erasure, btw. It could be why Kristen has not come out with declarative statements about her sexuality, because of the backlash. But she’s never publicly called herself bi, and I believe in calling people the labels they want to attach to themselves when they’re comfortable with that identity and not before.

      • Caro says:


        Again, you seem very angry, resentful and nasty towards Pattinson, not to mention your over the top reaction of posters speculating about Stewart’s life and actions like they do most everyone else on these boards. Pattinson is not ‘my idol,’ anymore than Stewart is yours…although scratch that, since Stewart does seem like your idol and you seem way overinvested in protecting her from the scourge of ‘lesbianism.’ Pattinson is lovely, and I like Stewart as well. I just think she’s not an authentic person and she makes her life unnecessarily hard on purpose. She seems to live in a state of angsty unnecessarily.

        But I’m not an actress and to me its obvious she loves acting more than anything in her world. I do think she would lie by omission and/or obfuscate, or just be very very private, to get the best opportunities as an actress that she can. In that way she’s very much like Foster or a Spacey.

        That said

    • abra says:

      @Carmen Where did I demonize him? I just pointed out the embarassing delusion some of his fans have that the only reason she could have cheated on him was because she was struggling with her sexuality. Plus how do you know he dumped her? To claim such personal personal insights is ridiculous.

      • cat says:

        Who knows if Kristen is struggling with her sexuality. She and Rob seem to be happy. No one knows who broke up with who. I imagine it was difficult breaking up, because I would imagine the studio was freaking out. Their being a couple certainly helped the bottom line. Perhaps they both wanted out and hung in there long than they should have.
        I truly believe Kristen is a private person, who likes keeping certain things private.
        I like that Kristen was nervous and ill at ease. It seems real. In her position, I would rather just be me, and not self medicate, to look comfortable on stage. She may have been uneasy, but she genuinely seem to appreciate the awards.
        Rob needs to not insult his fans, who voted and voted to get him at those silly awards shows. I am glad he has moved onto more adult movies, but he needs to remember, Twilight made him famous.

      • Caro says:

        @abra continue–

        That said….

        Yes ‘bi-erasure’ is a thing, but so is the bi-bridge,’ that 90% of gay men and lesbian women cross to their true orientation..and by that I mean: they will state that they are bisexual to family/friends before they eventually admit to being gay or lesbian – as it goes down better.

        Everyone knows this.

        Gay men and lesbians have discussed the bi bridge to their real orientation that most everyone takes initially. There have been books my friend.

    • abra says:

      How am I angry or over the top? By pointing out how ridiculous it is that your best explanation for her cheating is her sexuality? You´re clearly not good at reading people.
      Also I´m not protecting her from anything, I simply stated I don´t know about her sexuality. Wheter she´s with women for the rest of her life, it makes no difference to me. But since she clearly refused all labels- including bi- that blows your whole bi-bridge theory out of the water.
      That 90% figure is complete BS, you´re literally pulling some number out of your ass (i.e. some blog/non-scientific book).
      Again, I´m pretty knowledgeable on the subject and I suggest you properly educate yourself and don´t spout that nonsense in real life too.
      Or keep being ignorant and clueless since it seems to satisfy your need for an explanation for her cheating. Your agenda is painfully obvious.

      • Caro says:

        Oh dear Abra–

        Kstew most likely being lesbian really stings you…which is ridiculous. Grow. Up.

        Look at the evidence, she imploded her universe and hurt ‘the person she loved more than anyone in her world, who was most important in her world.’ SHE said that my dear. I’m not making it up. Pattinson to his credit stood by her. Ask yourself why that was. Did she share her struggle to figure out who she was? i assume she did. Not too many young men stay around to support a young woman after being so thoroughly humiliated publicly. I think his love superseded his embarrassment and he recognized her anguish. He loved her and wanted her to be okay, more than anything. I think he was more than aware that her ‘momentary indiscretion,’ was a symptom of that larger struggle.

        Now I’m sorry if that completely valid speculation of a certain set of facts, irritates you and annoys you.

        But that’s what we do here. :)

        I don’t consider lesbian a bad word. I don’t think Rob does either.

        Ask yourself this, if he’s the most important person in her world that she loves more than anything – if she’s bi, then why isn’t she still with him?

        I think she told him who she was, he accepted her truth as hard as it must have been for him, because he loved her and wanted to support her not destroy her…he got her through a bad time, and now she’s living her life with a woman.

        That’s a very reasonable rational reading.

        Sorry you want to so desperately trash Rob that you can’t believe Stewart would have been with him if she could. Then that’s your issue.

      • abra says:

        My last comment wasn´t posted for some reason, so I´ll just say this. You should stop writing fanfic and as an educator I really suggest you inform yourself better on this subject instead of spouting this BS to support your agenda. Cognitive dissonance is a real thing- look into it.

      • enya says:

        Sounds to me like the people pushing the she’s-gay-and-struggling theme are the angry ones. Get a life and give it a rest.

  3. Shambles says:

    Oh, Rob, you glorious a$$hole. Never change.

  4. Andrea 1* says:

    Haahahaha I love this interview!
    Lemme go and get my popcorn this thread promises to be very interesting…..

    • Anname says:

      Yeah, I think he is going to get a bit slammed for this one, LOL. He usually doesn’t let all that frustration from those years show in his interviews, and has acknowledged in the past that no one wants to hear celebrities whining about stuff like this. He must have been in some sort of mood when this interview took place – it is a bit out of character for him I think.

      The VMAs comment made me laugh – we all know those shows are ridiculous but for him to say it like that is surprising.
      Morons on comment boards – this I can understand even based on some of the stuff I have seen about his girlfriend, anybody would go nuts reading some of that stuff.
      He definitely isn’t one of those guys who only pretends not to like the attention, he genuinely doesn’t like it, and seems happier with the lower profile. Seems like he is moving his career and life in a direction more suited to him than it used to be.

      • Naya says:

        Yes, i would definitely side eye him if he wasnt upset about the stuff his “morons” put his girlfriend through. In fact it’s shocking to me that she has had to defend herself against the racist attacks, he should be the one doing that. It wouldnt end the harassment but it would be a powerful thing to have an actor order his stans to f*ck off of his woman.

      • Lou says:

        Well he didn’t have any issue with his fans harassing his ex-gf and sending death threats. He just shoves his head in the sand and is fine as long as it doesn’t affect him.

      • Anname says:

        Oh Lou, it wouldn’t be an Rob post without you coming to defend Kristen in some way. Have you ever considered that Kristen probably wouldn’t have wanted him to “defend” her? He seemed way more into her than she was into him, he would have done anything she asked I suspect. Look at the way she handles her private life, does it make any sense at all that she would let him be her knight in shining armor? They avoided that kind of thing at all costs. When he thanked her at some awards show, she covered her face in her hands and wasn’t thrilled about it. He couldn’t have stopped that online hate, anymore than he can stop it with twigs. He is much more open about being seen with twigs than he was with Kristen, so it seems clear that whole “secrecy” thing was Kristen’s wish, not Rob’s. That isn’t shoving his head in the sand, it is respecting her wishes.

      • Lou says:

        Well anname, i could say the same for you about ‘defending’ Rob, so don’t act so condescending here.

        Kristen has been much more open about being with Alicia, she holds hands with her in LAX, Coachella etc – so your theory of it all being Kristen’s need for privacy doesn’t hold much water. It’s not ‘clear’ at all.

        And you have no idea about who loved who more, so that’s irrelevant.

        Of course, there was the little old issue of his crazy fans sending her death threats – so that may have dampened her need for PDA, y’know?

      • Anname says:

        I don’t run to Kristen articles to talk about how great Rob is. I realize that tactic won’t win any new fans for Rob and will probably just be annoying and turn people away from him. Hint hint. Defending Rob on a Rob article makes a bit more sense, yes?

        I guess twigs must be a stronger or more committed woman than Kristen, since the online hate hasn’t seemed to dampen her affection for Rob. She is getting those same threats and the bonus of racial hatred directly on her social media.
        It is disgusting that it happened/happens to both Kristen and twigs, it’s not a contest to see who had it worse. And it’s not Rob’s fault, he can’t stop it or control hateful “fans”, and it hurts him just as it hurts twigs now, and Kristen in the past.

        Naya – a great majority of the nasty comments are not coming from Rob fans, but from ex-Robsten fans, or bitter Twi fans that don’t even like Rob anymore. He has no sway with them, and they would probably just increase their efforts if he directly called them out. The type of “fan” who would leave hateful comments on social media isn’t going to listen to any plea from Rob to stop.

      • Lou says:

        I have definitely seen your name on Kristen articles. But good to know for future reference..

        LOL Twigs has been dating Rob for barely a year, lets see how she feels in 3 more years!!! Besides, it’s not the same thing, they’ve mostly been able to go about their lives as normal. So no, it’s not the same as when he was dating Kristen and followed by paparazzi everywhere they went. He just said it in this article – he couldn’t leave his house or go to a supermarket. Twitter completely turned them into stalked prey. You obviously pay attention, so you know how intense that fandom was. He can go about his life as normal in the UK and not a lot of people even know who twigs is, so it’s not like being in a hot ‘celeb couple’ like Rob and Kristen were. Kristen stuck it out for 4 years and kept her sanity amidst all the criticism – i think that makes her pretty strong! Maybe in the end Rob just didn’t make it worth taking all the crap. It’s not as cut and dry as you like to make it.

        but i’m glad you aren’t continuing to argue that it was Kristen who was oh so precious about her privacy while poor Rob just wanted to hold his gf’s hand/eyeroll

      • Naya says:


        I hope you dont take this the wrong way but I’ve always wondered this, so bear with me. I’ve always been curious as to hiw Kristens fandom views the Sanders photos. Do they think it was a stunt or Robsten was already over or that it was an open relationship or that she was cheating? I ask because she appears to have retained many of her fans, so how do they rationalise that incident and still consider her likeable.

        Please stay off this question, Robsten fans. I’m not interested in a fan war, I just want to understand the inner workings of Kstews camp.

      • @ Naya, I’ll take a stab at answering your question. KStew fans don’t all think alike on the Sanders incident. Some feel she had a full blown affair because she was attracted to him, his position, his artistry and his experience; and that her affair really devastated Rob. Others think she a Rob had an open relationship and they both were cool with being with others as long as it was discreet. Some feel she never had an affair, that the pics reveal nothing but a kiss; and that she may have been caught off guard when Sanders made his move. It doesn’t matter though. Most fans like her and stuck with her because she is a young woman who was pilloried and reviled for s personal transgression. They also like her talent, her awkwardness and her determination to not be girly or cookie cutter. To be honest most feel her affair is her affair. Most people in Hollywood have had affairs, they really don’t owe the public Perfection in their private life. Statistics show more than 90% of American males and more than 50% of American females self report having had at least one affair. I don’t think it is an admirable quality but also I don’t feel like damning anyone because of it. I have no moral high ground to stand on. She owes the explanation to her partner and they are the only ones who know what truly went on. And for what it’s worth we all know Brad and Angie met when he was married and we know how that turned out. He was married, just like Sanders. It is what it is. Marilyn and Kennedy, Taylor and Burton I could go on and on.

      • Naya says:


        Thanks. I did feel very uncomfortable during her public stoning and I’m glad she has gone on to have a bigger career than the guys involved, too many women lose their careers over mistakes than men get away with. I just thought her fandom would lose some steam and move on to some other ingenue. Thanks for responding though.

  5. Allie says:

    I think book taste is pretty personal, so I think he’s comparing that to another personal matter, like masturbation. It’s obviously not the same thing but it’s not meant to be taken literally. I love a good cheesy romance novel, so I’d be pretty embarrassed if I was photographed buying something ridiculous like that.

    • Megan says:

      Yeah, I totally get this. After my split with my husband, I bought a bunch of “rebound” books… “How to Love YOU”, “Coloring Books for Lonely Hearts”, “Dreaming a Better Life”… I would NOT have wanted anybody to track my purchases during that period.

      I mean, books are my addiction, rather than drugs or alcohol… so I bought a LOT of them too. And I always worried that maybe the people at the bookstore would notice and be really sad for me. I know it was crazy, but I would go to different bookstores to avoid what I thought MIGHT be knowing glances from the world’s freshest faced teenagers at the checkout.

    • Shambles says:

      I totally agree with you, Allie. Finding out what books someone is reading (I just ordered “Scar Tissue” by Anthony Kleidis and “The Mindfulness Coloring Book” lmao) is like taking a glimpse into their soul. It’s no small matter, and it can tell you a lot about the person. I can see what Rob meant in making that comparison. That said, of course Robert Pattison would compare it to j*cking off, of all things. Lord.

      • Sixer says:

        Ok, Shambles. I’m up for it! My most recent book purchases:

        Satin Island, Tom McCarthy (cos it’s on the Booker shortlist and I haven’t read it yet)

        Good Times, Bad Times, John Hill (cos I’m a social policy/politics nerd)

        Getting By, Lisa McKenzie (cos I’m a social policy/politics nerd)

        The Rest Of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness (cos I enjoy good YA)

        Do I pass the Shambles test or fail miserably?!

      • Shambles says:

        Sixer, you’ve passed with flying colors! Your soul is a fascinating place. I may or may not have just taken a screen shot of your book list for my next book-ordering spree. Muahahaha

      • Sixer says:

        Yay me! (I won’t mention the time I bought an entire horror-for-middle-grade-readers series to read, not to the Sixlets, but to myself!)

    • mia girl says:

      Funny story – When I bought my teenager a Kindle, I didn’t realize (dumb me) that putting her on my Amazon account would mean we would share everything.
      When she and my husband first set up her kindle and downloaded her first book, they were able to see all the books I had on my kindle! They were like, “Um, why are you reading X, Y, Z?!” My very eclectic – from bad to good – mix of books was revealed! It was both embarrassing and kinda of infuriating. Like if they had peaked into my diary or something… reading is a very personal thing for me, and I guess I like to be somewhat private about it.

      So, I agree with all of you and get what Pattinson meant.

      • Livvers says:

        I understand completely. I started making a list of my favourite romance novels for a friend who has never read the genre before, and I am struck by just how incredibly personal and revealing this is turning out to be. If the list was for any other friend I would definitely not send it, but now I have a greater sense of just how much I value this friend and what I would trust her with. An interesting exercise!

      • EN says:

        My husband tries to sneak behind my back and read the books I am reading. And I just shut them in his face, lol. He knows better.
        I don’t want him quoting something silly back to me for the next 50 years.

        But if I am reading Nietzshe or Borges or Faulkner, sure he can look. ))

    • Dee says:

      As an avid reader, i know what you mean. My book collection is as personal to me as my UW collection, and I don’t want anybody to see it and judge me for it. There are books I read for myself and those which I read for others, so that I can flaunt about having read them and talk to people afterwards about them. I am sure my books say a lot about me, most of which I don’t want others to know.
      I can understand what Rob is talking about and I like him so he can whine as much as he like, and I’ll always be like, ‘ah… poor baby’.

    • insomniac says:

      Yeah, that made me laugh too. It reminded me of when I was in my 20s and I actually cared about what books people saw me reading on the subway. I always saved the Very Serious Intellectual Shit for my train rides so I’d look smart. Silly, right?

  6. dr mantis toboggan says:

    Geez, what kind of books is he buying?

  7. sauvage says:

    It doesn’t sound like whining at all, to me. I just hear someone being happy to not have crazies camp out in front of his doorstep anymore. I would be happy about that, too, if I were him. To me it sounds like he is enjoying the freedom to do everyday stuff, like going to the supermarket.

    (The bookstore comment I found a little pretentious.)

  8. Esteph says:

    I think he’ll change his tune when he can’t find steady work. For right now, he should own what he did, and move on.

  9. kay says:

    He has is it so hard. Poor white rich man in Hollywood.
    So being part of a public scandal with your contractual girlfriend who f-cked her married director in broad daylight isn’t your biggest embarrassement?
    Okay, I’m sure his fans will lecture me soon why that’s the case.

    • Jay says:

      Yeesh why so angry? I got the vibe he was joking and being light hearted. He’s obv not going to bring up his cheating ex in an interview.

  10. Algernon says:

    Oh please. Twilight was probably not the most fun thing to be involved in (the movies weren’t any good and no one has ever really seemed proud to be part of that franchise, the way people are proud to be from Harry Potter or Hunger Games), but it made you incredibly wealthy, RPattz. So wealthy that you never have to worry about taking a job you don’t like just for cash ever again. You can make all the little indies no one will ever see that you want (I don’t mean that as a slag, either, he’s made some interesting movies with interesting filmmakers recently, but no one is watching them), and you have lucrative endorsements to ensure the money train never stops even if you’re not getting paid much for your movies anymore (because little indies). I don’t expect you to lie, but you could be more gracious about literally the only thing that made you relevant. It’s not like it was Twilight + other stuff that brought him to the public eye, it was literally just Twilight. Take away Twilight and he doesn’t have anything that he has today. It all came from that one thing. So suck it up and show some effing humility.

    And let’s not forget, if an actress talked like this, she’d be crucified. But he’ll be “poor woobie!” because he’s a handsome white dude and/or because people have always cut this guy an insane amount of slack. He was just as rude as KStew during the Twilight years, but for some reason he never got called out on it like she did. Probably because his rudeness came with a (fake) smile and hers didn’t.

    • Nina says:

      Yep, he was always as much of a sullen asshole as Kristen was.

      • Anname says:

        And yet, he charmed millions of people. He was able to find the humor in the situation, Kristen could not. It was absurd, we all knew it, and he survived it by acknowledging that.
        But surely you can understand how horrible it must have been sometimes? Being trapped in your hotel room for years and hunted down all the time? Is any amount of money worth that, completely giving up any semblance of normalcy? He very clearly chose a different path after Twilight, deliberately seeking a lower profile. And he has acknowledged many times over that he owes Twilight his career, of course he knows that. But that didn’t come without a price.

      • Nina says:


        My point was, he’s an asshole just like Kristen is, but because he laughed when he said his shitty remarks he was treated better (also because he’s a man).

      • Algernon says:

        @ Anname

        The Powers That Be: If you give up four years of your life, once it’s over you’ll have so much money you’ll never have to worry again, and can do whatever the eff you like with the rest of your life.

        Me: Give it up how? Will I be forced to work in the sex industry? Have to spend four years murdering puppies? Vote Trump?

        TPTB: No, you’ll get to travel the world and got to amazing places and meet fascinating people, but sometimes people may yell your name at you and take your picture. A few meals will probably get interrupted. You probably won’t be able to go to the grocery store for a while. But once it’s over, that stuff will be much less of a problem.

        Me: Oh yeah, sign me up. That sounds like a great deal.

        Celebrities have the easiest lives ever. let’s not pretend like any of what he’s describing is an actual hardship. The rewards they get for these inconveniences are literally beyond our wildest imaginings. We only see the tip of the iceberg in terms of what celebrities get with all the freebies and perks. A commercial actress once told me she got an all expenses, VIP trip to Morocco from a company after doing an ad for them, and she’s just a commercial actress. She’s not anyone you would recognize. I cannot imagine the stuff A listers like RPattz get. The “price” is so miniscule as to be laughable.

      • another nina says:

        He is capable of laughing of his Twilight experience now but it did seem like a nightmare. Here is an old comment from gawker, which gives a good perspective on it…
        And by all means that price was not so miniscule as to be laughable…
        I worked on an episode of a tv show a while ago the subject of which was “spitting image celebrity look-alikes.” The look-alikes were taken out and about in New York and followed by fake “paparazzi” snapping photographs, to attract attention to them to see how ordinary bystanders would react.

        One of the look-alikes was this kid from Kansas who if I hadn’t been on it, I would absolutely have thought was Robert Pattinson. And the way this kid was treated by his “fans” was flat-out frightening. It got so out of control that we had to circle around him and, at one point, shove girls away from him because they were hurting him, and start calling PAs to come bring a van around to get him out of there. Thankfully, a boutique opened its doors (we were in Soho) and led the kid into the basement. People were pounding on the boutique windows like animals until the manager went out and threated to call the police. This was the first time this kid had been out of Kansas in his whole life, and he was terrified. The segment producer was pretty shaken up and called off the rest of the shoot, and the look of relief in this kid’s eyes when she told him a car was coming to take him to his hotel and he was done…poor kid.

        Anyway, I couldn’t help but think at the time how terrifying that must be for the real Robert Pattinson. From the sounds of this VF profile…it was pretty much spot-on.

        (Caveat: I realize that I and my coworkers were complicit in creating this “appalling” scenario I’m clutching my pearls about. All I can say is that, gauging from the first three “celebrities” we filmed, who were mostly treated politely if invasively, we had no idea the Pattinson segment was going to be the way it did, and had we known, I feel reasonably certain our segment producer wouldn’t have done the shoot in the first place.)

      • EN says:

        > Celebrities have the easiest lives ever. let’s not pretend like any of what he’s describing is an actual hardship

        I strongly disagree with this. The complete luck of privacy celebrities have to endure is not something an average human unless they are some sort of exhibitionist like Kardashians can handle. It does things to people. It is inhumane.

        Another thing that gets out of control quickly is millions of people judging every single word, move, look, outfit. And then those things going viral. It really can hurt mentally and emotionally.

        We force the celebrities to grow thick skin, to lose a large part of their humanity in order to be able to deal with it, and THEN we crucify them for being rude and unfeeling.
        Those who don’t grow thick skin are called whiny.

      • Algernon says:

        I just have such a hard time having any sympathy, even for the “lack of privacy”. They get **so much** in return, and there are plenty of celebrities, even very famous ones like Cate Blanchett, about whom I know very little because they just don’t put their kids and personal lives front and center. It is a totally manageable experience, but the reality is, most of them don’t want to manage it. They want the attention, even the stuff we deem “scary”. Everyone who’s really interested in celebrities should live in LA for a few years, just to see how they move around and go about their lives day-to-day. It is entirely possible to be both very famous and rarely photographed, even in LA. There are just a few places to avoid (like the Brentwood Country Mart), but again, most of them don’t actually want that.

        And yes, I’ve seen the screaming hordes of teen and tween girls that stand outside hotels and follow celebrities down streets. And then I’ve seen the celebrities, once inside and away from prying eyes, laugh and mock those fans. It doesn’t bother them nearly as much as they make you think. But “loss of privacy” is the one thing they can garner sympathy on, from their wildly priviledged position (barring actual tragedy, like a serious illness or death in the family), so they milk that cow for all it’s worth.

      • EN says:

        >I just have such a hard time having any sympathy, even for the “lack of privacy”. They get **so much** in return, and there are plenty of celebrities

        @Algernon, I think this is where I disagree with you. Right there.

        Right now there are people who are suffering beyond imagination – in war zones, from hunger, watching their children or loved ones die. People without any hope for better lives and on and on. It doesn’t negate suffering and hurt experienced by people in the first world countries, even though their problems seem very silly from that perspective.

        Really, everything discussed here on CB is first world problems, even the racial and feminism issues. Yet , they are still real.

      • Algernon says:

        @ EN

        I’m not saying it’s a suffering Olympics. I’m saying that the extravagant compensation celebrities receive, from million-dollar salaries to all the freebies and perks they get for being famous, outweighs whatever inconveniences they experience for being famous. And it is just *inconvenience*. None of what Rpattz, or any other celeb who harps on this, is talking about is a real problem. It’s a blip on the radar of an otherwise wildly privileged life. It has nothing to do with people suffering in war zones, it’s just that having his picture taken, even by annoying people who follow him down the street and shout dumb questions at him, is worth it in trade for the $100 million dollars he made off Twilight, and the subsequent endorsements/higher salaries he got because of Twilight. Ditto for “morons on comment boards.” Those are the same people who made you famous, kiddo, and made your current lifestyle possible. You don’t have to like them or be their friends, but maybe have some self-awareness that everything you have is because of morons on comment boards.

      • Caro says:


        Not true. A quick Google or YouTube search of his promotions and interviews during Twilight demonstrate the exact opposite. His personality pre the romantic Stewart relationship was polar opposite from hers, he was open, gracious, funny, irreverent, polite and self-deprecating. That didn’t totally change when they were together, but he seemed to become immensely more closed mouth about his feelings for her at what I assumed was her insistence.

        I don’t recall any sh*tty remarks ..he seems nice and polite to a fault.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        I mostly agree with Algernon. However, there have been rare occasions I feel bad for celebs: breaking into their homes/stalking them in a crossing-the-line way and when they get hacked, like the JLaw photo leak from last year bc some loser hacked into hers and others iclouds. I would never want fame for that reason. What do the perks even matter if you are hacked, stalked and so vulnerable to being attacked/abused? You can’t protect yourself from every danger out there, even with body guards, gates and security cameras. We live in a scary world where we are already vulnerable enough just walking down the street in a large city alone.

      • Violet says:

        “I strongly disagree with this. The complete luck of privacy celebrities have to endure is not something an average human unless they are some sort of exhibitionist like Kardashians can handle. It does things to people. It is inhumane.”

        Oh please, this is the life they asked for. Most of them are exhibitionists they just don’t have to resort to Kardashians methods to get attention and/or are more covert about it. To call the press “intrusion” of millionaires who can hop on a private jet to anywhere in the world at a second’s notice, who have access to police escorts, private islands and privileges most people can’t imagine “inhumane” is totally ridiculous. You have no idea of what that word means. Everything is life is a trade off, the benefits clearly outweigh the disadvantages or they wouldn’t be doing it (they have the luxury of not HAVING to work) – one of the reasons Thandie Newton gave for not doing Charlie Angles was she didn’t want to attention/level of fame being in that movie would attract. Avoid big budget movies and go to broadway or stick to independent movies/other ways to be creative behind the scenes if you don’t want fame. Celebrities are constantly pushing themselves further into the public eye aside from their “art” for no reason other than promotion either through twitter, interviews, ad campaigns or a dozen different ways – I have no sympathy.

      • Algernon says:

        @ Winnie Coopers Mom

        First of all, great name.

        Second, I should clarify that I think there are problems that are universal and transcend privilege/wealth/celebrity. Stalking is not the unique domain of the famous, millions of regular people are stalked, too, and it’s terrifying. Same thing for what happened to jennifer Lawrence. “Revenge porn” is a real thing and women, and I’m sure men, too, find themselves victimized when exes dump intimate photos online for whatever reason. We tend to talk about it more when it happens to a famous person because, well, they’re famous, but those are things that can happen to anyone and is terrible regardless of who it happens to. Because of their high profiles, famous people are undoubtedly targets for that sort of thing, too, in a way that regular people aren’t. Like with JLaw, those hackers were targeting her and other celebrities because they thought they could get money, either by ransoming the stolen material or by selling it. That does suck, and it isn’t fair, but stalking is not the same thing as an actor being ungracious. I just have no tolerance for actors whining about paparazzi and fans.

    • Shambles says:

      Are you forgetting his 40 minutes of screen time in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire!?!? GASP! Without Twilight, he would still be That Pretty Guy From Harry Potter!

    • ninal says:

      I could understand if he was self-serious, but he’s mocking himself the whole time. i can’t get mad at someone mocking a shitty franchise when he’s mocking himself in equal parts. He always makes himself like a total neurotic pansy, so it’s not like he’s like “take me serious now!”

  11. Illyra says:

    I always love reading his comments.

  12. Naddie says:

    I like him, probably because he never came across as a womanizer. Promiscuous guys are such a turn off.

  13. minx says:

    He does nothing for me.

  14. Kami says:

    in a strange way, I respect Kristen more for making her contempt for those award shows clear. Perhaps because I hold those shows with contempt too and I hated those pop vampire films. And also because I hate the idea of an actor smiling “appreciatively” at cameras while inwardly laughing at the “morons who buy this shit”. I would much rather you laughed at the morons openly, maybe then the culture of celebrity adulation will die, fast.

    • Franca says:

      God no. When you’re being payed millions of dollars for doing something you love you better fake a smile and be gracious about it. Besides, there are 1000 of guys just like him just waiting for theri chance. They’re all replacable.

      I never felt like Kristen was showing contempt, more being awkward and incredibly anxious.

      • Naya says:

        “Heres a million bucks, now go act a monkey for emotionally stunted middle aged women who are going to watch our nonsense movie regardless because they are so lonely and unfulfilled. No? Thats ok, just keep the money and heres more money for another stupid film”.


        Stop paying them insane money for this silliness because frankly you are the fool if you think they wont piss on it as soon as the check clears. This is human nature and it should surprise nobody in Hollywood after a century of seeing the cycle repeated.

    • Saks says:

      Kristen has made some unfortunate comments but she always came across as more honest. She also seems to suffer from anxiety so it must have been really difficult being in constant spotlight, yet she has always being teared apart while people keep on making excuses for sparkles who is as rude as her.

      • Lou says:

        Thank you for this comment. It’s amazing how much you can get away with when you have a british accent and a penis.

      • Angela says:

        Kristen is teared apart for her one-note acting, banging her married director and lack of coherent quotes in her interviews… What does it have to do with having a penis and a british accent?

      • Lou says:

        Kristen gets top reviews consistently, gets hired by A list directors , wins prestigious awards. She made a mistake when she was 22 which she apologized unreservedly for and people like you continue to slut shame her for it. She may not give cutesy media friendly quotes that gossip blogs want to applaud, but I can understand her just fine.

        Guys – especially the brits and the ‘hot’ ones can get away with doing more or less whatever they like in the press. Very few are held to task the way women are. This is undeniable. It’s like how everyone has forgotten how Arnold cheated on Maria for years and fathered a kid with the housekeeper, how Tiger Woods screwed his way around the world on Elin, how Tom Hanks, Sting, Bruce Springsteen etc all married their mistresses yet their marriages are held to such high esteem, how its never Brad who gets the blame for his marriage to Jen dying – it’s either temptress Angelina or horrible childless Jen who was the reason, how people are already forgetting that Ben Affleck was banging the nanny and god knows who else — men can get away with a whole lot of bad behavior but none of you will ever let Kristen forget kissing some director when she was 22. It’s so hypocritical and tiresome.

        It’s astonishing that you won’t even admit that guys have it easier than women in Hollywood. Like, everybody says this. Even the guys! LOL

      • Angela says:

        Guys have it easier in HW, but she’s still not in the league of other actresses of her age. JLaw, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Margot Robbie, Elle Fanning, etc etc are bigger than her, because she’s a one-note actress with the reputation of a homewrecker and painfully inarticulate… Do you prefer it this way?

      • mia girl says:

        Lou – Yes, in most ways men have it easier than women in Hollywood

        That said, everyone talks about Arnold and Tiger Woods’ exploits. Personally, I side eye Springsteen often because of his past and rumored present. If the cheating isn’t brought up more for Tom Hanks it is because that happened ages ago and not as common knowledge. And who exactly is giving Ben Affleck a pass on any of this?

        Unfortunately for Stewart, she was caught in photos with her married w/kids director. That will stay with her for some time. Everyone makes mistakes, and it may not be fair, but it is how it is (see Sienna Miller)

        But you react as if she is the only celeb with a scarlet letter. It just isn’t true. Cheating stuff is brought up about a lot of celebrities both male and female.

        And fact is, if the men you named are “getting away with it” than isn’t Stewart? As you said yourself she is getting accolades and cast in movies with great directors. I am not aware of any journalist or interviewer who has ever asked her a question or held the scandal over her head.

        You seem to like Stewart for many of the qualities that seemingly bother others. It appears you and many of her fans see her through a different lens than most and have an appreciation for her as an actor, for her quotes, etc. Great. Stick with it. But get used to commenters who are not really invested in her to bring up the scandal. It’s the nature of celebrity gossip.

      • Caro says:


        Funny, I think most of her “anxiety” is because she knew she wasn’t being “honest,”..with who she was. Lol

        I recall an interview someone posted when she was 11 or so (fr panic room?) and she displayed none of that sullen, anxious, jitteryness.

        Similarly she seems more calm today.

        Maybe it was a confused adolescent phase whereas now she has a growing acceptance of who she is.

      • Tiny Martian says:

        @Saks IDK. From what I’ve seen, Kristen is frequently given a break because her anxiety is so apparent. People always defend her comments and actions by suggesting she has some kind of anxiety disorder, although she’s never said she has one. Isn’t it possible that Robert is/was just as anxious, only he’s better at hiding it? He’s spoken pretty candidly about how incredibly anxious he gets before any kind of promo, but he doesn’t necessarily show it.

        Frankly, I think most celebs deserve to be given a break! No one can be lucid, likable and clever every time, especially at the drop of a hat. Everyone says stupid things sometimes, so it must be stressful to know that everything that comes out of your mouth is going to be dissected and put under a microscope!

  15. Vera says:

    The book/wank comparisons have always been his trademark in interviews, he used to say “the dumbest stuff” and he still does, but he quite succeeds to avoid really offensive things. You never hear him say that Twilight experience was “like genocide” or Bella was a whore *coughchrisevanscough*

  16. ninal says:

    it’s funny. He’s dishy and neurotic and basically in interviews all the interviewers ask him are about crazy twihards cause that’s probably the main thing that makes him unique. Most people i would call whiners who complain like him but twihards are grade A crazies so he can complain about them and all you can do is be like, “well…yeah.”

    • Dee says:

      I so agree with you. Twilight hysteria is what makes his experience unique and he’s gonna be asked about it over and over…

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      I equate this hysteria to the 1D members…even in 10 years, whatever they are doing in their respective lives, they will forever be asked about ans known for their days as a “Directioner” lol

  17. PunkyMomma says:

    Bookstores are a passion of mine – it’s my bliss zone. I can understand the idea of not wanting anything or anyone to intrude that particular experience. But as much as I enjoy reading any interview of Sparkles, I am a bit fatigued by what I perceive to be his current pity party.

  18. Dee says:

    Although he’s a rich white guy and I’m not really feeling sorry for him, but I remember how hard he had it during Twi… He was worshipped to death by his fanbase, but largely mistreated by general public. All guys used to despise him for being a sparkly vampire, here at Celebitchy we discussed that he’s “as sexy as a turnip” and were looking forward to the days when his 15 min of fame are over, and then that cheating scandal happened and the hell broke loose… I’m kinda happy that he’s in better place now, happy in love, having projects lined up and critics seem to be on his side these days…

  19. Peach says:

    I hope the “morons on comments boards” was a dig at the remaining robsten loonies who still think they’re married with babies and who say horribly racist stuff about FKA Twigs. Believe me, if I were him, I’d want to say A WHOLE lot more.

    • ninal says:

      I think he was talking about folks who are over-invested in him period. I think it’s cooled off though, the crazy, and he seems happier for it.

  20. kri says:

    Ahhhh………..actors, You need to be a certain kind of nutty to become one. But I still like him. Maybe every time he buys a book he goes straight home and wanks? Now we know what he uses for a bookmark.

  21. coco says:

    if he’s so holier than thou, why doesn’t he find a good cause to shine a light on and perhaps benefit from just a little bit of the millions he made?

  22. Didra says:

    I’ve seen Life and Sparkles is very beautiful in it. Dane DeHaan as James Dean is interesting and the whole movie is elegantly-filmed and visually gorgeous.

  23. Bridget says:

    Maybe he was buying 50 Shades Of Grey.

    • Tig says:

      That was good for a giggle! All kidding aside- I always wonder if actors try and scope out books that they hear are being considered for a screen adaptation?
      I had-small- hopes that the seemingly inevitable KS crusaders would not post on this site, but no such luck. Wish everyone would just acknowledge that Anna Kendrick has had the most commercially successful career post-Twi and let the rest go.
      I can’t begin to imagine what non-stop papparazzi pressure must be like- it almost did in Britney Spears, and the scenes from the Amy Winehouse documentary were just awful. I give him a pass on any negative comment on that issue.

      • Bridget says:

        Remember when Ted Casablanca would constantly speculate on which Twilight cast member would be the first to be nominated for an Oscar? He certainly never guessed Anna Kendrick (whom I love). Twilight was certainly an incredible, all-encompassing phenomenon at some point. It was ridiculous for both Pattinson and Stewart.

    • ninal says:

      well, he could just go read the fan fiction for free online, so…lol How creepy it is that woman basically made millions off him and bella writing her masturbatory fantasies about them.

      • Tig says:

        I think there was some interview show where Rob indicated that he knew the name of the fanfic right as FSOG was published as FSOG. It was too funny- like maybe his sisters were giving him a hard time about it? I am glad to see another Anna K fan here- she was really getting dragged on a post here a week or two ago.

      • Gatita says:

        He name-checked the original fic, Master of the Universe. It was hilarious.

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t get how people can not like Anna Kendrick.

  24. Smd says:

    I still like him and respect his candor! It must have been an insane time, the Twi Hards were obssessive and were/are no joke. He couldn’t go anywhere for a long while and with modern media every little thing you do, say, or wear gets analyzed. He seemed pretty good natured about it at the time, very sweet to the fans ( autographs and pictures). But now, years later? I’d be over that too.

  25. FingerBinger says:

    From these quotes it doesn’t sound like he’s whining.

  26. EN says:

    To me he didn’t come through as whiny. I loved the interview. There are so many gems there. Thank you for making my day.
    Like “I’ve never wanted anyone to hear what I¹m saying, because it’s probably stupid.” Yeah, I can relate to that.
    Or the thing about reading negative stuff about himself and how it brings him crashing back to reality.
    Or the thing about people always sitting around his house. This happens to so many celebrities. I can’t imagine how it must feel, being under 24 hr surveillance.

  27. Lily says:

    I like him. He seems very honest about the reality of Hollywood and doesn’t sugarcoat things, and at the same time he doesn’t take the fame thing seriously. There are actors who think they are God’s gift and they have been in less successful movies!

  28. 7-11's Hostage says:

    Here I am, just another moron on the comment boards. I wonder why.

  29. Stacey says:

    About halfway through that insane level of celebrity you’d give back every dime if people would just leave you the hell alone. In a previous job, I occasionally worked with celebrities who had that level of celebrity and even the most mature, grateful and well adjusted people just about lost their mind. You have no idea what being that hunted feels like, day after day, month after month, year after year. You’re a prisoner. It’s very easy to say “oh poor you and your millions”, but no one seeks that level of fame– the incredible invasion of even the most basic privacies, the lies reported as absolute fact, the character assassination by people who know nothing about you, the deliberate baiting of you and your family every time you leave the house just to get a reaction, etc. It truly ‘happens to you’.

    • EN says:

      Thank you for this comment, very insightful.
      The fact that they have millions doesn’t make them less human.

    • Kitten says:

      I cannot imagine how terrible that must be–and I say that with no shade. I would lose my sh*t within minutes of having to deal with that.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      It’s really awful, isn’t it? I’ve never understood celebrity worship. I might read Celebitchy, but I’d never even approach a celebrity, let alone stalk them! I’m a private person, and it makes me shudder to even think about what it would be like to be recognized everywhere you go, and have your every move watched and recorded. And Pattinson literally got swarmed during the Twilight years! He was like all 4 Beatles rolled into one in terms of the attention he received. Ugh.

      • Gatita says:

        There were some amazing interviews he gave in the early years where he looked haggard and wild-eyed and described the screaming fan girls as sounding like the noise at the gates of hell. He clearly had no idea what he was in for when he signed up for Twilight.

  30. perplexed says:

    I think he doesn’t want anyone knowing of the title of the book he’s picked up. Sometimes we pick up embarrassing books out of curiosity because of some kind of pop culture phenomenon everyone is talking about, but you don’t want anyone thinking you’d actually read that for real as a general rule. Which is also probably why some people put newspapers over their book covers on subways.

    Rob Pattinson probably doesn’t want a photo circulating out there of him picking up Fifty Shades of Grey.

  31. Lou says:

    Whatever, i loved Kristen’s inability to pretend to be loving being in the spotlight. Anyone who thinks she was putting on an act clearly doesn’t understand what social anxiety feels like. Guys can get away with it, but a girl has to be peppy and smiley and so GRATEFUL!!!

    Kristen doesn’t insult the thing that made her – others could learn from it.

  32. Josefa says:

    I like Rob and, knowing a bunch of Twihards personally, I can’t blame him for not remembering that part of his career so fondly.

  33. shannon says:

    Um, if it wasn’t for the MTV crowd, you wouldn’t have a career. Whatever career you have now.

    He sounds ungrateful. I wonder if he feels the same way about the Kid’s Choice? I doubt you would hear Angelina making such comments.

  34. perplexed says:

    I thought he was talking about the fans who make racist comments about his girlfriend. But maybe I’m wrong. That’s where my mind went when he said “moron.”

  35. Corrie says:

    I don’t think it was really a whine. This feels like spin into he’s whining but really he just said i’m glad no one cares about my groceries. lol

  36. Jayna says:

    Aw, I love him. I get how he felt after years of that twihard period. It’s not politically correct for him to whine or tell the truth on how he felt. I find it refreshing.

  37. Jenny says:

    He’s sort of whiny but in a funny way. And I totally get how embarrassing it would be if someone took your picture in a bookstore – it all depends on what books you read, you know, Kaiser… If you only read Dostoyevsky et al, sure, take as many pics as you’d like, but if you like me read almost exclusively the smuttiest kind of mommy porn then hell yes, it would be embarrassing… Not saying poor Sparkles reads mommy porn though. ;-)

  38. Katie says:

    The problem is he said this already like 50 times he needs to stop talking about it.
    In my opinion Both him and kstew are overprivileged whiny actors who don’t realise how fortunate they are. None of them are particularly talented which is why people find it a bit rich. But rob is male and to be fair more charming so he gets away with the same things kstew gets crucified for.

  39. iheartgossip says:

    So go away. Ain’t nobody go time for your sullen azz anyway. Bye, Felicia

  40. Trinity says:

    Frankly he hasn’t said anything different that other actors haven’t said about what twilight cast went through so I don’t see it as whining -ESP Bc he said it as past tense from Media harassing him for years. A nonstory.

  41. Emily C. says:

    So STOP GOOGLING YOURSELF. Jeez, I feel sorry for anyone about whom people say unfair and cruel things, but there is a point where the well of sympathy runs dry. Plenty of people in the world can’t escape pain — maybe Google some news next time and get some perspective? Actual news, not gossip. Yes, I get it, you’re a masochist, please ask Twigs to tie you down and spank you instead of involving strangers in your masochism.

    • Anname says:

      He said once in an interview – if you know people if the next room are talking about you, wouldn’t you want to know what they are saying? Of course – that’s human nature. It’s like any other temptation – you know it’s bad for you but sometimes you do it anyway. We all are guilty of that, he is no exception. The online nastiness towards twigs is bad, I am sure it weighs on his mind, no matter how much he tries to ignore it. Think about the interview from last week when he said how he hates that it affects his family/loved ones. So it’s not just about him either.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Lol, in general, I feel the same way, Emily C. But then I think of all the young people who become depressed – even suicidal- due to online bullying. And I always wonder why they don’t just stay away from social media, but clearly for many it just isn’t that easy. I can only imagine that being famous and knowing there are always going to be people trashing you online is similar.

  42. Who ARE these people? says:

    Robert Pattinson whines about morons sitting on comment boards.

    Present company excluded, of course.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Lol! Well, to be fair, he doesn’t say that all people who comment on boards are morons………so I’m just going to assume he’s referring to the ones who spend time there endlessly dissecting and attacking celebs :)

  43. Hannah says:

    I love the book analogy!

    I can totally relate to that. Same with being caught buying music by a colleague or ex.

    I still don’t know about this guy. My friend, who is a film critic, says he does actually have talent but…I dont think so.

  44. Otaku Fairy says:

    It’s a little whiny in the grand scheme of things, but I know I’d be irritated by strangers stalking me outside my home too. I probably wouldn’t be as nice about it either.