We're seeing a whole new side of Robert Pattinson in the pages of March's Details, some of which is a little NSFW! He has the honor of being on the cover of the magazine's 10th anniversary issue, available on newsstands on the 23rd — check out their behind the scenes video. Robert opened up about a range of rather personal topics ahead of Remember Me's release next month, including his closest relationships and his career. He also talks about the sexy photo shoot, which he apparently didn't love doing. Here's more:
- On giving up control: "When I was 17 until, I don't know, 20, I had this massive, baseless confidence. This very clear idea of myself and how I would achieve success, which involved making decisions. I saw myself picking up the phone and saying 'Absolutely not' or 'Definitely yes.' Having control. Except you have to figure out whether the way you think at 19 or 20 has any value. And eventually I understood, with all that control, which was probably illusory, I wasn't progressing. So now I'm relinquishing a bit. I'll be a tiny bit naked."
- On trying to understand 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."
- On his nearest and dearest: “The only emotional connection of relevance is with my dog. My relationship with my dog, it’s ridiculous.”
- On the sexy photo shoot: "I really hate vaginas. I'm allergic to vagina. But I can't say I had no idea, because it was a 12-hour shoot, so you kind of get the picture that these women are going to stay naked after, like, five or six hours. But I wasn't exactly prepared. I had no idea what to say to these girls. Thank God I was hungover."
To read what Rob has to say about his appetite, the last few years and his possible alternate careers, just read more.
- On eating: "I eat so much, I'm like a compulsive eater. I've been eating room service, and I'm always really worried about it, so I choose like six things on the menu and eat them all."
- On his crazy last few years: "I can barely remember the last two years. Not like a haze of partying or anything like that. Just . . . it's been crazy."
- On maybe having been a political speechwriter: "It's fascinating. You'd have two or three minutes to affect someone. Make them hear you. Get the message out and maybe it will echo. I quite enjoyed doing press for the first Twilight, because there was a similarity. 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."
Photos courtesy Norman Jean Roy for Details