2014 Birthday Wishes for Rob - mostly by Kristen haters, but I threw in some truly nice ones to add some balance. Dang this was HARSH without them.
I don't know, Twihards... These quotes DO NOT sound like they are coming from someone who is putting on a silly sideshow for you.
Robert Pattinson says his worse critics don't even watch the movie - MTV
"Media culture is a monstrous thing," Pattinson lamented Wednesday afternoon, jamming fries into his mouth between puffs on his electronic cigarette. "You can't win. The annoying thing is that you can't attack them, but you can't defend yourself. The best thing you could possibly do is punch a paparazzi and give them their big payday." (Like his most recent run-in this weekend, shoving a security guard in the face. Aren't they having fun making money off of it - as well as the one with Kristen a few weeks ago telling them off. "You don't deserve to breathe the same air as I do." I've often wondered if they actually do. They certainly don't act like Humans most of the time.)
11/9/12: Washington Post Interview with Robert Pattinson
Some people have been critical of whether your personal lives are being used to market the “Twilight” movies, in particular your relationship with Kristen. What is your response to that?
Pattinson: Being critical of?
You know, people saying “Their romantic relationship is being used as a marketing tool for the film.”
Pattinson: [Pauses, then laughs] For one thing, it would be a terrible marketing tool, and it’s not utilized very well at all. People will say anything. I’m still amazed that people even believe anything [that’s said about us]. I mean, it’s one of the craziest things about the whole situation, where you can see the whole — is paradigm the right word? — of celebrity gossip, celebrity culture type stuff that’s literally entirely made up. There’s a story line. You have a set character and your story line is written for you. And it doesn’t matter what you do. I talked to Reese Witherspoon about it a while ago, and she was the person who really told me, you get given a character. I mean, I’ve literally tried to do things to throw people off, and it just doesn’t get printed.
10/22/12: During Rob's press junket in Australia to promote the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2: “...it’s hard because people have kind of made this media culture…people have kind of made this assumption that anything is fair game, but it’s really kind of not. It’s just impossible to fight against. Half the time, what people are doing is entirely illegal, and you just can’t do anything about it. It’s a weird sort of thing.”
While promoting in Australia... when asked if he felt the media spotlight had affected his love life the British hunk admitted, “it depends on the person you fell in love with”.
When asked if 'love' could be changed by fame he said. “I haven’t really thought about that. I don’t think it’s changed that much. I don’t think the way you see it changes much. You make your decisions, and it depends on the person you fall in love with anyway.” he told Mexican magazine 15 a 20.
Some have claimed his readiness to forgive Kristen shows that Rob is a "walk over" and the actor admits he's sensitive to people's opinions.
He claimed: “I react to certain things because I’m too sensitive and I never want to offend anybody.
“I find it fascinating when there’s someone who’s not afraid to express their views out loud, not caring what other people say.”
Though added that “knowing himself” made it easier to forgive others: “Sometimes it’s easier to be more sensitive because you’re more aware of what you’re thinking.”
8/15/12: Rob Interview on Good Morning America during Cospmopolis Press Tour