Two Robert Pattinson interviews

This interview totally cracked me up. It’s even weirder than his usual I think. I totally died when he started talking about his Dali film:

?In a lot of ways,? Pattinson says, ?I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing. I had to do all this naked stuff.?

See, Little Ashes contains a fair amount of homoerotic activity, some of which is portrayed artfully and obliquely (Dalí and Lorca dive together in a moonlit sea) and some of which is, y?know, not (Lorca makes athletic, spiteful love to a woman while Dalí masturbates gloomily in a corner). It?s the kind of project you could imagine a guy in Pattinson?s place taking on post-Twilight as a way of telling the world he?s versatile and/or fearless. Except it wasn?t.

?I thought I?d never get another acting job again,? Pattinson says. ?So I was like, ?Yeah?why not try to do something weird?? There?s all these gay sex scenes. And y?know, I haven?t even done a sex scene with a girl, in my whole career.?

(While he says this, he?s pinching the skin on the back of his left hand and sort of twisting it clockwise with his right.)

?And here I am, with Javier [Beltrán], who plays Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward. And because we?re both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous.?

(Now he?s sort of laughing.)

?Trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie-style. And it wasn?t even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves.?

He?s pretty sure the only reason Little Ashes is getting any kind of promotional push is that he?s in it.

?It?s nothing,? he says. ?It would never have been released. I mean, that?s a terrible thing to say, but this was a movie where we didn?t even have stand-ins! We were scrambling, the entire time. We didn?t even have trailers.?

I think he might be making the sex scenes sound more explicit than they actually are ;) Judging by reviews, the romance between Lorca and Dali is relatively chaste in the film. Lorca’s Catholic upbringing and Dali’s sexual hang-ups make it into a story of them trying to have sex rather than actually having it (although I guess that could still be fairly explicit *grin* I guess this doggie-style thing he’s talking about might be that ;)).

There’s also an interview on youtube that’s going round where he sums up the Twilight novels in a way that is gaining him fans amongst Twilight haters ;)

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