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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