Robert Pattinson Slams “Morons Sitting On A Comment Board”
Robert Pattinson is well-aware that people talk badly about him on Internet comment boards.
The star is featured on the cover of this week’s NME, and candidly discusses some of the seedier sides of fame, including unwanted intrusions on his privacy, the danger of Googling himself, and the forced public appearances. “I was watching the MTV VMAs the other day and thinking how bizarre it was that I ever did that sh*t,” Pattinson tells the magazine. “I remember doing those awards and saying the dumbest stuff. And I was hungover for most of it.”
Pattinson doesn’t seem to think too highly of himself regardless. “I’ve never wanted anyone to hear what I’m saying, because it’s probably stupid,” he admits. And he sometimes just can’t help but look at the comments made about him online, which just “reinforce my negative opinion of myself.”
“I go through periods where I don’t do it at all and feel glorious! Then I’ll fall back into this pit,” confesses Pattinson. “It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment board. It’s always that person who’s needling away at you, who you either want to destroy, or convince them to love you.”
But while the Twilight star is still a hot topic on social media, he’s grateful that some of the in-person hysteria that used to follow him has died down. The actor says of years past, “I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy. I didn’t go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, ‘Is he gonna sell me out?’”
“I just don’t have to think about that stuff anymore,” he adds. Just be careful where you take his photograph. Pattinson tells NME, “I find the most embarrassing photo that can ever be taken of you is when you’re in a bookshop and everyone can see what book you’re buying. They might as well just take a picture of me having a wank.”
Pattinson is the second-ever star to featured on the cover of NME, as the free magazine edition of the publication just launched last week with Rihanna. His full interview, in which he also talks about his relationship with FKA Twigs, will hit newsstands on Friday. TELL US: What do you think of Pattinson’s comments about, um, comments?