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Robert Pattinson to GQ: 'I F*cked Joe Jonas. I Love Him.'


Robert Pattinson appears on the cover of April's GQ, shot by Nathaniel Goldberg. In the cover story, he tells the magazine that shooting the upcoming Little Ashes film was extremely uncomfortable for him.

Pattinson’s Dalí starts out as a walleyed, puffy-shirted Simple Jack type before morphing into the twirly- mustachioed culture-hero Dalí of dorm-room-poster fame. It’s one of those movies in which you can tell Dalí’s having an aesthetic breakthrough because he starts pressing really hard when he paints.)

Littleashes “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.”

He hasn’t actually seen the finished film.

While much of the rest of the interview centers around his sudden fame and the Twilight series, writer Alex Pappademas asks Pattinson if there's anything he'd like to talk about that they didn't get to. Pattinson adds: "Okay. I fucked Joe Jonas. I love him."

He's Hot. He's Sexy. He's Undead. [GQ]

(photos: Nathaniel Goldberg / GQ)

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Robert Pattinson Gets Intimate with A Washcloth [tr]
Robert Pattinson and the Little Ashes Trailer [tr]
Robert Pattinson and Javier Beltran: Longing in Little Ashes [tr]
Gay Relationships and Fanging with Robert Pattinson [tr]


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  1. one cool boy --- but biting the hand that feeds him is somewhat dumb

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    Posted by: RJP3 | Mar 12, 2009 12:15:17 PM

  2. He's a bore!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 12, 2009 12:17:11 PM

  3. OK, I suddenly like this guy a lot more. He's brave and honest enough to avoid spewing p.r. b.s.

    Posted by: sean | Mar 12, 2009 12:19:54 PM

  4. So. Pretty.

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 12, 2009 12:30:36 PM

  5. ok, he sounds like a fucking douche. sorry. hyperbole much?

    Posted by: Alex | Mar 12, 2009 12:31:20 PM

  6. Oh, and I was wanting to like this film because Lorca is my favorite writer and now Pattinson has shat upon it.

    Posted by: Alex | Mar 12, 2009 12:32:26 PM

  7. Who cares? sigh!

    Posted by: ewe | Mar 12, 2009 12:34:20 PM

  8. I never understood his appeal, but I think he can give a decent interview.

    Posted by: M | Mar 12, 2009 12:38:29 PM

  9. ok, now, who is this child, and why do I need to know about his lack of comfort on a movie set where he made likely more in ten weeks than I made last year. And yet his issues with playing gay are something I need to read about. the phrase "F*** him" certainly applies here. Ingrate.

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 12, 2009 12:39:38 PM

  10. Proving that he is as dumb (and uneducated) as he is unattractive.

    Posted by: rudy | Mar 12, 2009 12:53:02 PM

  11. He blew it for me with his Oscar performance. It was a performance as vs a presentation of an award.

    His whole purposeful head tilt and trying to be smoldering puckered james dean esque looking into the camera was so overdone and obviously fake.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Mar 12, 2009 1:01:11 PM

  12. "...why not try to do something weird. And there's all these gay sex scenes."

    What a tool.

    I have to say, I've never understood his appeal with that smushed, crooked nose and the hair that belongs on a Texas debutante. Ugh.

    Posted by: peterparker | Mar 12, 2009 1:13:33 PM

  13. Douche bag does come to mind. "I didn't know what I wanted to do, so just to keep the money coming in, I took this role"?

    That and the photo puffing on a butt tells me... low class, moron.

    Posted by: Rad | Mar 12, 2009 1:16:36 PM

  14. I'm kinda getting tired of hearing straight actors complain about how hard and awkward it is playing a gay character. Get over it, and yourselves... I'm sure many gay actors would love to have the work.

    Posted by: JTlvr | Mar 12, 2009 1:17:33 PM

  15. Yeah, right -- Antonio Banderas had no trouble doing naked gay sex in Amoldovar's films and he wound up an international movie star. Poor Mr. Pattinson -- who pouts his lips like the latest girl model and tries to come across as a version of James Dean to let people know he's really straight but there's nothing wrong about being gay so long as you don't think HE is -- was all freaked out about it.

    I'd say he's got a half-life of ten months as an actor.

    Posted by: Kyle Sullivan | Mar 12, 2009 1:29:25 PM

  16. Perhaps over the past few years the two actors which come to mind as being "superstars" and in high demand are Daniel Radcliff and Robert Pattinson! Now look at how each has approached their respective careers and their fame! World of difference and the better man of course is DK! Afterall he launches himself directly into full nudity on stage and LOVES it! Loves the "Opportunity the Stage presents"! Pattison acting as if it too difficult to present a gay character may well be singing his "Swan Song"! Actually having seen him in interviews he is very low key and exudes an aura of "I do not want to be here!"!
    "Say good-night Gracie"!

    Posted by: alex in boston | Mar 12, 2009 1:41:42 PM

  17. kyle exactly!

    His oscar "performance" had him puckering his lips and sucking in his cheeks while tilting his head and staring so intensely into the camera = so f'ing FAKE and obvious. It was a put on and not natural in any way.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Mar 12, 2009 1:43:20 PM

  18. But James Dean WASN'T straight Kyle.

    Not in the slightest.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 12, 2009 1:55:14 PM

  19. The poor thing. No stand-in! No trailer! Gay sex scenes.
    Talk about suffering for your art!

    Posted by: tominjersey | Mar 12, 2009 1:59:57 PM

  20. Wow, what a bunch of haters. I'm gay and I didn't get any negative vibes from Robert. Here's a young man without a lot of experience saying he took on a very demanding role almost out of the gate. He's describing a low-budget indie film, not bitching about it. He's talking about performing a role that required him to truly apply his craft because he's personally never experienced the situations or people portrayed in the movie. He's reflecting that the film is going to get a lot more notoriety (and probably make ten times what the producers could have expected before Twilight) because of his celebrity. That's just a fact and not bragging. I personally am very much looking forward to seeing this movie.

    Posted by: Michael in SC | Mar 12, 2009 2:23:41 PM

  21. I also don't understand this guy's appeal. Maybe if I was a 13 year-old, but as a 37 year-old, he's just lost on me. He's no James "cocksucker" Dean, that's for sure.

    Also ad me to the list of the sick and tired of hearing about how "weird" or "brave" or "tough" it was to play poor, unfortunate gay us. You're an actor. Act or shut the fuck up. We don't want or need your pity and yeah, a lot of gay actors would have killed to get a part like this.

    Posted by: Marco | Mar 12, 2009 2:33:12 PM

  22. Douche bag, with a shelf life of.....0

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Mar 12, 2009 2:37:12 PM

  23. david Ehrenstein


    true dat

    Dean also liked the s/m scene on the sub bottom side. He especially liked to get burned by cigars on the covered up parts of his bod.

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Mar 12, 2009 2:51:14 PM

  24. He smokes? Yuck! There goes any appeal he had for me.

    I also found his explanation of how hard it was to do a gay scene whiny and defensive.

    Posted by: Brad | Mar 12, 2009 2:59:12 PM

  25. Such venom! Let the kid be!

    Posted by: Cameron Johnson | Mar 12, 2009 4:00:12 PM

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