Just “Diss”-Miss The Latest Twisting Of Robert Pattinson’s Words


By Daniel Gates

Robert Pattinson


Robert Pattinson’s nice words about his new movie Water for Elephants have somehow been turned against him by HollywoodLife. Those experts in exaggeration twist what Pattinson recently told MTV about the experience of doing the highly anticipated book adaptation with Reese Witherspoon.

Water for Elephants “definitely felt like I was doing a big movie when I was doing it and it felt totally different from doing something within the Twilight world,” said Pattinson, explaining, “Because now it just seems so familiar, the Twilight stuff.” “It’s just like going to a normal job,” observed Pattinson of the vampire series.

Sounds about right, yes? The actor clearly means that wrapping up his time as Edward Cullen with Breaking Dawn feels “normal” in that he’s so familiar with the role and comfortable with the process. After all, Pattinson’s rise to stardom parallels the Twilight series’ rapid pop cultural explosion. Pattinson is not saying that Twilight is some kind of humdrum cubicle gig he can barely stand.

Instead of treating the star’s remarks in the spirit they were intended, however, HollywoodLife opts for controversy, wondering whether they constituted a “diss” of Kristen Stewart. “These comments must hurt the actress,” declares the site. Why?

Why does every utterance of flattery need to be an insult at the same time? Why can’t Pattinson love the camaraderie and comfort of his signature Twilight “job,” and also love the new challenges of Water for Elephants? Why does it have to be either/or?

The answer is that HollywoodLies, as it’s known, needs to create an angle, pitting Stewart against Witherspoon, movie against movie, and Pattinson against the Twilight franchise. The outlet just continues to “diss” its readers with insulting stories like this one.

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