My instincts were right.’ I met them the next day, and they didn’t really know what to make of me. I’ve just got my head around a job by the time I’ve moved on to the next one. Maybe I need to make the same film twice.” Maybe so.
Every visit to a shop or restaurant required careful co-ordination of friends, taxis and clothes-swapping in bathrooms. An angered Donald Trump – well before the reality-TV star eyed up the White House – was keen to weigh in.
“I mean, I can’t do anything if I’m slightly tired. After two cups of coffee I’m literally incapacitated.” in Belfast and had just been declared a total ledge by the media after dropping in on a Co Down wedding reception. “But the best thing about Ireland was seeing Van Morrison play in Cypress Avenue,” Pattison says. “I can’t believe they deleted that scene,” he says. Like the time he claimed to have extraordinarily heavy saliva? “Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone’s who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog,” said Lisa Lange of the animal-welfare group Peta, in a laudatory statement. The Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was his neighbour. The same Pattinson who, as Twitter records, earned a notably fan boy back in 2012, when Stewart, his then costar and girlfriend of four years, was photographed with the director Rupert Sanders.
But at the last minute, or close to the last minute, Pattinson pulled out of his scheduled appearance, saying that he was too busy filming in Ireland. But the whispery Merteuils and Valmonts at Page Six insist that’s not the real story. all we do is push them together, still, and say “kiss” or “fight” or “be eternally awkward with one another.” That’s all we want from them! Who knows why, really, Robert Pattinson didn’t go to Venice.
They quote some unknown source as saying that the real reason Pattinson decided not to go to Venice is that he didn’t want to run into Stewart. The schedule of shooting a movie is unpredictable, erratic. What will it take for us to let them live separate lives? Kristen Stewart is rumored to be dating various other people. There is literally an infinite, unknowable amount of possible reasons why.
Damned if they do, damned if they don’t, damned if they live separate, successful lives for a couple of years and seemingly have nothing to do with one another anymore.
That is the story of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, two former sweethearts who broke up and moved on and yet are still forever dragged back into the past so we can all pick at what’s left of them. Both Stewart and Pattinson were scheduled to make appearances at the Venice Film Festival, an annual event where a guy sets up a makeshift screen at Muscle Beach and shows old workout videos.
If you are always walking around like that people don’t recognise you. I think a lot of the crew were moving like that anyway. But, really, he’s a romantic fantasist, and his dreams are other people’s nightmares.” Inevitably, while taking off in the getaway vehicle, a red-dye pack that has been slipped into the cash bag explodes.
“It’s only ever tourists that recognise me,” he says. It makes you feel like some kind of novelty.” the actor took a job in a New York car wash, ate at Dunkin’ Donuts and took the subway to work. “We couldn’t have shot the movie the way we did otherwise,” Pattinson says of the frenzied guerrilla production. But you know when you see crackheads on the street, and they have that very specific, determined walk? “He cares, but he doesn’t know how to care,” Pattinson explains. And as I’m describing it you see this disgusting shack and us eating White Castle burgers and Nick throwing up. And he wants to be able to take care of his brother.
Asked if he found attention irritating, he replied: “I guess it’s part of your reality”.