“Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson gets literary with GQ

Rebecca Lang

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Robert Pattinson has become known to journalists as a celebrity who cannot bear awkward silences, instead preferring to fill them with confessional-flavored nervous chatter. For his cover interview in GQ, the chatter gets so personal that it’s almost like reading a cringe-inducing, highly personal middle school novel. Check it out:

"He doesn’t want to watch himself on film because he’s worried he’ll look like a fraud. Even before he started acting, he says, “I was constantly thinking that I was faking my emotions. I was constantly attacking myself: You’re a fake, you’re a fraud.”

“I remember when I was a teenager thinking my girlfriend was cheating on me, and going around riling myself up. Pretending to cry. It was totally illegitimate—I actually didn’t feel anything. I went to some pub and then went crying all the way home. And I got into my dog’s bed. I was crying and holding on to the dog. I woke up in the morning, and the dog was looking at me like, ‘You’re a fake.’ ”

Was she actually cheating on you?

“No,” Pattinson says, laughing. “I thought I’d seen her with another guy, but she wasn’t even there. I spent three days apologizing to the dog.”

Read the full interview here.