Robert Pattinson recently revealed six weird facts about himself that Kristen Stewart probably knew but wisely chose not to talk about. In a recent interview with Liberation Magazine, the ever edgy RPattz dished on topics as disparate as his inability to relate to or even identify with his own image to his early childhood experiences with cross-dressing to his hatred of the paparazzi and even his occasional attacks of paranoia in the presence of his own fans. And speaking of Robs's fans, they'll probably find his revelations fascinating.
RPattz reportedly still has trouble with his image being plastered "on posters, magazine covers." He just can't relate. In fact, it makes him feel somehow unreal.
"It's not me," he muses. "I don't recognize the face or the hair, nothing. It's like those people who can leave their body."
And even after "enduring" four years of Twilight Saga madnessÂ—including his 2009 appearance at Cannes which resulted in his having to be rescued from 700 rioting TwihardsÂ—Pattinson is still unable to fathom his own mega-celebrity. In fact, he finds it "frustrating."
"The most frustrating thing is to know that it's not me they love or hate," he whinedÂ—erÂ—explained. "To serve as a support to a feeling which has nothing to do with who I am."
Of course, it should come as no surprise to Rob's fans that he has no love for the paparazzi. He has some interesting things to say about them, however.
"The paparazzi, you get used to them. But it's still weird to see these guys who made the decision to be assholes for life. I want to ask: 'Why did you choose this profession? Everybody hates you!' It's like people who give parking tickets. You watch them, they look all happy! Hmm, cool, I'm going to ruin someone's day!"
Hmmm. That's a little harsh. The paparazzi are just trying to make a buck like everybody else on planet Earth. The same goes for the meter maids. Not everyone can be a rich and famous movie star. Maybe Rob's forgotten what those three years of unemployment were like before he got the gig on Twilight Saga.
Whatever. Moving right along, Rob actually spent lots of time locked up in the limo to prepare for his role in Cosmopolis.
"I stayed locked up in the limo all day, to experience what my character lived," he recalls. "I was hot, I was sweaty, I fell asleep, they had to shake me to start shooting!" He finally started filming after three days. Yikes.
As the youngest of three children, Rob was "dressed and made-up like a doll by his two sisters." Yikes. Hopefully, they didn't take pictures.
Rob considers his life in L.A. "peculiar." And while he doesn't like to complain, he does get paranoid sometimesÂ—especially around people with cell phones. Of course, that's practically everyone.
"When I go to a restaurant, if I'm a bit tipsy..." Rob explains, "and I see someone with a phone, I think 'He's taking my picture!' So I get up, furious, I stomp to the table: 'Show me your phone!' The last time it happened, I almost throw the guy's phone out of the window. He wasn't taking my picture, he did not even know who I was!"
Oops. Oh well, at least RPattz didn't have to order dinner that night since his foot was already lodged firmly in his mouth.
Anyway, there you have themÂ—six more weird facts about Robert Pattinson that Kristen Stewart wouldn't divulge. Or would she?
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.