Robert Pattinson: I’m Not Sure Why “Brooding” Is Considered Attractive

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Robert Pattinson Brooding

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Robert Pattinson is often described as a “brooding” actor, especially in regards to his portrayal of Twilight character Edward Cullen, but the star revealed in a new interview that he’s confused as to why “brooding” is considered attractive.

The actor recently spoke with The Guardian to promote his upcoming film Life, which chronicles the real-life friendship between Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and legendary actor James Dean, played by Dane DeHaan. Pattinson was asked why, despite being seemingly fit for the role of Dean, he isn’t the one playing the iconic movie star.

“I wouldn’t even know where to begin,” says Pattinson. “I guess the only reason anyone would think that is from Twilight, because people always said about ‘brooding.’ I’m not entirely sure what brooding is, other than a chicken sitting on her eggs. So, I’m not entirely sure why that’s considered an attractive trait.”

However, Pattinson can relate to Dean when it comes to being in the public eye, especially in terms of participating in interviews. In the film Life, Dean both purposely and naively puts forth some unpopular opinions while promoting a movie, much to the chagrin of the studio backing the film.

“When the first Twilight came out, I’d definitely say dumb stuff just so I wouldn’t sound cookie-cutter or part of the machine,” admits Pattinson. “It’s not very difficult to shock people when you can literally just swear. You talk about being hungover and you just see the publicity department waving their arms going: ‘Shut up! Shut up!’”

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