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Robert Pattinson Jokes Child Stars Are Like Serial Killers But Justin Bieber Is ‘All Right’

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By Daniel Gates

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Robert Pattinson worries about child stars.

Talking to Vanity Fair about his new movie Maps to the Stars and its portrayal of a troubled teen sensation, the actor remarks, “I’ve met a lot of kids like him. The scene with him and the little girls bitching about everybody — you just see that a lot. When you see these kids, there is only one way: you either get in therapy now or become a serial killer, or kill yourself. I mean, you can see it really early on — it’s terrifying.”

How did Pattinson cope with early fame?

He explains that his situation was a little different.

“I did Harry Potter when I was like 17, and nothing really happened after that,” says the actor. “I mean, I made loads of money compared to anyone my age — it was incredible. But I mean, then I just did little TV things afterwards.”

He explains, “But I got to live from 18 to 21, you get your own apartment, and basically I didn’t star in Twilight until 21. It’s different because you’re still young, but you’ve had a life beforehand. Where as if you are 10, it’s a totally different thing.”

Speaking of child stars, Pattinson says that he didn’t run into Justin Bieber at a recent Cannes Film Festival party.

“I’ve met him before, though, on his party bus,” he says, laughing. “I’ve met him a couple of times. He’s all right.”

The star does some singing in the upcoming The Rover, and Vanity Fair asks about rumors that Pattinson is working on an album.

He says, “I don’t know where that came from. Every few years, something comes out about that. I’m always trying to work on stuff, but I don’t know. I’m kind of like, way too sensitive to criticism; I’ve got enough criticism on one front.”

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