Robert Pattinson Lays It On The Line in Vanity Fair

Robert hits it all: the unexpected fame, the fan reaction, his relationship with Kristen Stewart, etc. It’s all in this month’s Vanity Fair. A small portion of the interview and photos are online. More is promised in the issue which according to VF, “is available on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on November 4 and nationally on November 10.”

“Rather than working his way through supermodels, Pattinson, who’s been living out of three suitcases for the past year, has been feeling overwhelmed, self-conscious, and guilty. “I’m trying not to drown,” he says in his hotel room at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel, which is littered today with beer bottles, old scrambled eggs, a half-eaten Twix bar, and a dirty pair of jeans on the living-room floor. And he notices that he hasn’t made his bed. “Oh, God. Sorry about that.”

“I’m unbearably self-conscious about stuff,” he admits. To the point where, while filming scenes before the army of New York paparazzi that has been following him around, he is terrified that his “ass crack is showing.”

See the rest of the feature on Vanity Fair online (and buy the issue this week and next). Also check out the outtakes from Rob’s photo session.


  1. LaTuaCantante says:

    Wow…I can’t get over how photogenic he is!

    • In the V.F. article it quotes C. Hardwicke as taking all the credit for making Rob look so good. Like he was a gorgon before???

      Also read elsewhere she says she is responsible for the sky being so blue (heavy sarcasm).

      Wish she would just get over herself, she ruined Twilight. I can only hope that someone down the line will remake it with the same cast.

  2. You know what? I hope Rob NEVER changes. He’s one of kind and ALWAYS keeps me laughing. I can appreciate the fact that he has a messy hotel room–food and beer bottles laying about, he hasn’t had a life, a normal one, in forever. That’s what makes the guy so likeable–he’s really one of us.
    and… worrying about his “ass crack”…
    HAHAHA that may be the only time in the history of the world that people are thrilled to say,
    YESSS to Crack! xoxo Ya gotta love the guy 😉

  3. i love how honest rob seems to be. cant wait til this comes out. and i guess the robsten rumors can be layed aside for now. lol

  4. GORGEOUS outtakes, can’t wait to get my hands on the magazine! 🙂 The interview sounds promising, though I wish VF hadn’t asked about Rob’s relationship with Kristen. It’s none of our business and they already have to put up with all the tabloid-cr*p all the time, it’s sad that a reputable magazine like VF decides to write about it too. But anyway, it’s great to get a long and in-depth interview with Rob, we can’t ever get enough of those!

  5. lollepoppup says:

    I read this on another site this morning & immediately the fans started up about how he still does not deny a relationship but rather deflect this question, and how old the actual interview is & that their body language speaks differently in current photos, yadda yadda ya.

    I decided it does not matter what the two of them say, people are so determined to make them a couple they will read into EVERYTHING. When they deny a relationship because there isn’t one, people refuse to believe them…if they deny a relationship because they want to keep it private, people refuse to respect their privacy….

    Then it hit me, whether they are or aren’t together they should come out & say they are dating & then stage a break up. Either way it should close the discussion. I decided that is the only way these 2 people are going to have any kind of peace on this subject.

    I just don’t understand why people have to be soooo vested in these two relationship or lack there of whatever may be the case.

    • sillygirl says:

      Isn’t it hilarious! I couldn’t agree with you more on this. when I read it I thought “finally, people will leave them alone.” then I read the comments and had to laugh. It really doesn’t matter what he says. People beleive what they want to. So, why bother asking them consistently if you refuse to beleive it!!

    • I agree, but if they did stage a break-up, the tabloids will make up more stories on why they broke up. I can just see it now..”The dark secret behind their abusive relationship.” or something along those lines. It’a getting outrageous.

  6. I too was reading the reaction on the Vanity Fair site. I thought it was hysterical that some fans were up in arms either because of how Rob was portrayed or the fact that he lives like he does. As someone who married a 23 year old musician, dirty clothes on the floor, beer bottles and half eaten candy bars were pretty much the norm. At 48 he still doesn’t pick up his clothes but does manage to get the candy bar wrappers to the garbage can…Rob will probably be ok. I think the pictures are gorgeous and I love the fact that he sounds honest and genuine. Are we not tired of the manufactured stars and their “canned” answers? I am surprised that he can still sound that way after the abuse he has taken from the Paps. I am looking forward to following his career during and post Twilight.

  7. Nice photos. I especially like the one with the piano. Although Rob doesn’t ring my bells personally, he is certainly easy on the eyes. I hope when he gets beyond the Twilight franchise when it’s over, that he’ll come into his own as an actor with some roles that will show him more than just a teen-romance hero. It’ll be a hard niche for him to break out of, since the PR/marketing/tabloid people are so invested in it.

  8. silver-swallow says:

    I would hope that this direct denial from both of them will shut people’s mouths about the unfair romance alligations. But knowing the media, and some of the purely stupid people in the world, I doubt it!

    Ah well. They both handle it well enough. Its sad though- I imagine it makes it awkward to work around each ohter at times. They shouldn’t have to deal with that!

    I wonder will Rob continue with acting once the saga is over, or will this whole experience with the media and the insane fans have put him off ever stepping on a set again? To be honest, he’s not built for fame the way some others are. Part of me hopes he quits once this is over, for his own good. Nobody should have to live practically on house arrest day by day.

  9. Rob is absolutely gorgeous.

    I do believe that he will continue acting, albeit on a smaller scale. He’s already done some more films, such as Little Ashes and another upcoming picture. Rob seems to like independent productions that aren’t as large-scale as the Twilight series.

  10. I wish the rest of the world could see Rob as the brilliant actor he is and leave the smut tabloid rumors at home. I had the opportunity to watch some of the other films he’s done, like the Haunted Airman. I was taken back! He’s got more talent in one flick of his eyebrows than so many actors today.

    Please please please never change Robert. The only other actor I’ve ever known to come close to this kind of talent was Heath Ledger. I’m honored to have the opportunity to watch his talents on screen and even more grateful that he’s Edward.

  11. Yes, indeed, he has a very expressive face and omg the pics just killed me.
    Three words on my epitaph:

    “Piano, Guitar, Rob”. 😀

  12. hahahahahaha rob looks like a hobo that will play guitar for money 😛 i do feel bad for the guy though… how can he compete with taylor lautner??

    but on the serious side, i bet he’s a really nice, humble guy in real life :]

    • That’s just plain rude.

      For the record, I believe that Rob is more beautiful than Taylor. His face is much more intriguing. 🙂 I can’t see how he looks like a hobo in these gorgeously detailed photos. If Rob looks like a hobo, then Taylor looks like a meathead with a baby face that doesn’t have the expressive quality of Rob’s. 😛

      • Let’s leave Taylor out of this.
        IMO both men are visually stunning.
        Comparing 2 completely, distinctively different, handsome men–who are as physically disimilar as humanly possible– is like comparing apples and oranges.
        Some people prefer their apples tart while others like their oranges freshly squeezed.

        Luck me! I like tart apples and freshly squeezed O.J. 😉

    • IMO, Rob has the rugged, beautiful quality to his face that Taylor lacks. I don’t see why some people call Rob a “hobo”, when he looks nothing of the sort.

      • I think Diana was referring more to the set up of the shot. He looks like he’s sitting on the side of the road with all his worldly possessions, and his hand on his chin makes him look down on his luck. His pants have been rolled up as if they don’t fit, the jacket is too heavy to go with the rest of the outfit and they put him in old shoes with broken, undone laces. I think he’s MEANT to look like a hobo.

        He still looks gorgeous though.

      • Let’s give Taylor a chance to age…like a fine wine…it only gets better with age.
        Yup, I went there!

        • I have yet to understand what people see in Taylor. Whether he’s 17 or when he grows up to be 27, he will always have the same features. He is just soooooo unattractive. Rob on the other hand . . . *whistles*

          • Ah come on. Taylor’s cute, in a boy next door kind of way. He just needs to mature a little. The body can only get you so far. The thing with Rob is, even though he’s only 23 he comes across as an old soul. Granted, a really hot, scruffy, sexy old soul! I think that’s why he appeals to older women as well as teens. He looks rugged and mature. I can see him turning into a Robert Redford or Sean Connery type of guy. And who cares if he’s sloppy. It’s nice to know he’s not perfect. I think that’s another reason he’s so appealing. A guy with faults is attainable to us mere mortals. Not Rob specifically of course, but you get my drift.

  13. Good grief. Those pics are beautiful… he is ruggedly handsome… and looks more his age which *blush* delights me. LOL Kudos to Rob for staying grounded.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I have to say: the photo of him eating corn was not really necessary. Although it made me laugh.

    He seems fairly honest. And it’s nice to see someone of Hollywood who’ll admit their own dysfunction. It’s kind of a nice change from everyone thinking they have to be perfect.

    • I see pictures like the one with the corn and can’t help but imagine when the picture was being set up. He must have been cringing on the inside.

  15. He looks great in that Irish fishermen sweater!!

  16. i love how a lot of women wants to put Robs messyness down to being a self held captive of his hotel room, sorry gals hes a messy guy and not a lot is going to change that you may just get him to put rappers in the bin or maybe bottles in the kitchen doubtful they’ll reach the bin but as for the jeans and dirty pants off the floor… not a chance lol

    its true what he says the girls want Edward, not him as he is a self depreciating slob by his own admission lmao..
    if girls want Rob they are going to have to accept him for the blues singing, scruffy hair, jeans on the floor kind of guy.

    So if any woman on here is lucky enough to land Robert… yeah i know 100,000,000 to 1 chance, dont change him accept him whole heartedly for what he is and you will have a guy for life who loves you desperatly..

    • I think everything you mentioned is why I believe that “Robsten” doesn’t exist. Girls may look at Rob and envision that he’s this flawless sex symbol, but to Kristen he’s just a normal guy. By now she’s seen him in every state of being and I’m sure that makes her a little more immune to his “hotness” than the rest of us.

      My husband used to be a model, and I couldn’t help but laugh when girls fell over themselves when they saw him. Because I knew that that was just his public image. At home he was a complete slob and he had all those delightful habits that most guys tend to have. So you lose some of that awe that girls have when they’ve only seen them in a magazine.

  17. It’s very nice to see that Robert remains with the same personality… in the middle of this “AVALANCHE”. I just hope after all this mess finishes, he gets a quality time off (surely this guy needs & deserves it).

    ’bout the “RobSten” crap, I’ve never heard anything from them… always is that “rag mags” with all story by “a source”… LOL!!!! I don’t know if this could possibly get more hilarious, ‘cuz it’s already beyond ridiculous. Seriously, how can some ppl believe in this stuff???

  18. been feeling overwhelmed, self-conscious, and guilty – ok i might get the first 2 but NOT the guilty part. I wish I could say this to him “Dude I feel for you – YOU ARE A STAR! Don’t feel guilty. It’s ok. You’ll get more and more use to it as time goes on all this publicity, I’m sure. If you’re a slob, so what – it is what it is. We still love you. Just keep on doing the things you do best – Sing,play music,act,model or just being alive…and keep on being yourself.” 🙂

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