All In the Details Interview: Robert Pattinson Speaks Out

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In a new interview with Details magazine, Robert Pattinson sort of makes sort like John Mayer.

No, he doesn't use ridiculously offensive words toward African-Americans and gays.

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But he does respond to questions with some profound views on life, proving there's a depth to this actor that goes far beyond his good looks. So we guess we should restate that opening sentence:

Robert Pattinson sort of makes like an intelligent John Mayer. Excerpts follow...

On his fame: "I find it really funny - if I got shot, I would literally be in hysterics. I would be like, 'Are you serious? Jesus Christ, get Zac Efron! He's got more social relevance than I do."

On his life these days: "I can barely remember the last two years. Not like a haze of partying or anything like that. Just... it's been crazy."

On doing press tours: "I quite enjoyed doing press for the first Twilight... but after a bit I was ladling it out. If you want people to listen to you, you'd better have something to say. I felt a responsibility to be fascinating. You're bargaining with the audience. Is this enough for them? And that affects the way you look at art."

On his career: "Before, I felt like I couldn't break through anything, including myself. And now it feels a bit as though I've climbed along the side of my brain and am at least looking in. But I know it will take me at least another 10 years before I'm remotely satisfied with anything I do.

"But with acting you keep trying in the hopes you might be... great. But then I think, does wanting to be good or even great, or even just wanting to make art, cheapen the experience?"

Read the full interview Details.com - and click on the photos of Rob below to get even more up close and personal with this star:

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I know this is old but I can't help but wonder is he or isnt he another racist SOB just like John Meyer and others. I don't care for John Meyer at all but I do like SOME of his music. I too am a fan of R-patts and I am a black american female. Nothing piss me off more then to be a fan of some white actor/actress (or other non black actor/actress) and they turn out to be some racist SOB. If this is true about Robert, then FUCK em! I don't need to be a fan of some racist white asshole. I'm really trying not to take that comment as a racist one cause I think him and Kristen are a cute couple together. And I have a little bit of a crush on this fuck too. Huh. So Robert, if your reading this, think before you open up your mouth. I don't want to have to get nasty and racist myself.

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Omg he def. looks gay i'm gonna be sick.

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Cheryl that WAS awful and I doubt he misspoke. The context with the interviewer introducing the word doesn't change it a whit. I'm surprised but I guess I shouldn't be shocked. I mean how much can we really know about people we don't know?

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Cheryl, he wasn't stereotyping a people. The interviewer (who is AA herself), said that he lowers his voice to a near whisper when he says the word "actor." She likened it to the hushed tone some people use when using the antiquated term "negro." Rob's joke (and if you've followed him you know he often misspeaks) was that the combination of the two terms ("acting" and "negroes") would lead to such hushed levels of speech that no one could hear them. It was a silly joke but he wasn't in any way suggesting that black people "act" in any particular way.

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I was a true Rob Pattinson/Kristen Stewart fan! I didn't expect this sort of interview from Rob. I'm especially offended by him saying "What if we were 'acting' like 'Negroes'? Then we'd be fucked—we couldn't hear anything. . . ." I am African American and loved nothing better than Robsten! I had google alerts for Robsten, I SINCERELY loved the movies and the possible relationship with Kristen. I'm not a teenager, I'm much older, and I thought that Rob was really a classy and nice young man. He may very well be that, but I am shocked by this interview! I wish him well, but his comments are inappropriate and hurtful to a lot of fans. I was a HUGE fan, but I can't support anyone who finds humor in stereotyping a people.

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I think the twilight series was much more better than the new twilight saga new moon.

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I liked your commentary in that you noted that he's super intelligent but I don't want him to be in anyway associated with that racist douche John Mayer. Even if it's just with words.

Robert Pattinson Biography

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London, England
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Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Quotes

I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

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Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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