Robert Pattinson ‘gripped by urge to say something crazy’

Robert Pattinson ‘gripped by urge to say something crazy’

Robert Pattinson ‘gripped by urge to say something crazy’

Robert Pattinson said he has an urge to say the wrong thing in interviews to make himself appear more exciting.

The actor described the scream from the crowd at Comic-Con when he appeared to promote Twilight in 2008 as “the sound you hear at the gates of hell” and has admitted he still has to fight the impulse to say something inappropriate.

He told US celebrity site Entertainment Weekly: “I remember saying that and it was literally the exact wrong thing to say. It’s crazy.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson said he often says the wrong thing (Matt Crossick/PA)

“But it’s funny that even as I’m promoting stuff now, I’m gripped by this perverse urge to say the opposite of what I’m supposed to say.

“It’s like a goblin dancing in my head and it keeps happening to me in interview after interview after interview.

“I’ve just had a week of giving bad, wacky answers about things. And I just keep thinking, ‘Play it cool, don’t say anything crazy’.”

Robert Pattinson

The actor said he was worried about appearing boring (Matt Crossick/PA)

The actor continued: “I think I just keep wanting to pierce this fantasy bubble.

“I was on Stephen Colbert’s show yesterday and I could really feel by the end of the interview that there was this little demon, telling me, ‘You’re boring, boring, boring! Say something crazy, say something crazy!’.”

Talking about appearing on chat shows, he said: “There’s an expectation for a certain energy.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Former couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson gained legions of fans for their Twilight roles (Ian West/PA)

“It’s difficult because I feel like I’m wearing a lot of different hats at the same time.

“I’m editing a lot in my head as the interviews go on. I think that’s why I get so anxious. And then I end up saying some dumb stuff.

“It’s always dangerous if I’m trying to make a group of people laugh. That’s when I say the dumbest stuff.”

Kristen Stewart

Pattinson’s ex Kristen Stewart cheated on him (Dennis Van Tine/PA)

Pattinson also addressed some tweets sent by Donald Trump before he became president that slated the actor’s ex Kristen Stewart for cheating on him with Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

In 2012, Trump had tweeted: “She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again – just watch. He can do much better!”

Pattinson said: “Your identity exists on many different planes at the same time and they all can be quite different from each other.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump tweeted that he was Team R-Patz (Alex Brandon/AP)

“When he said that, it didn’t really mean anything. But I guess now I’m sort of thinking, like, ‘Well, I guess that is related to me.’

“But how does that fit in with all the other things going on in my life? And sometimes you think, ‘Can I use this in my acting? Or should I be putting it away.’

“It’s kind of interesting, I guess. I don’t know – this could be why people get annoyed with me.”

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