Dude, do u NOT know what happened after brokeback mountain?? u lost all respect!!
So by the sounds of that interview they were really focused on the roles they were playing for about five seconds, and then they were concentrating entirely on how straight they really are, bet that looks convincing in the final cut of this film eh? What happened when they read the script, did they think something like, oh well it’s a job, and it’s only make believe? Mind you, some actors play straight in film after film with an on-screen conviction bordering on the hysterical, and somehow,they don’t quite convince in the role of heterosexual hero either do they? Not so much a struggle as with Robert Pattinson more a mission impossible in some cases maybe?
So let me get this… erm… straight… gay sex is either “ridiculous” or inducing “giggles”… mmm, nice!
wow if he HAD a nervous breakdown i’m sure he would not be talking to the press i would get it sorted out. if your having break downloads while ACTING then you’ve got problems. what a f—–g tit!
NO! This movie is probably going to shake the image he has going on right now. Hot vampire to hot gay lover!
God for all the money he is probably getting paid to do the film I would hope he could come across as a bit more literate, adult and worldly wise. He is a juvenile I suppose and in general people in this age group do talk a lot of crap. Bless them.
His breakdown happens in the film. He’s not saying he had a breakdown in real life. However, he does come across really immature, and the sex scene is pretty weak. I don’t know how he can describe it as hard core, unless a lot was cut out.
“And because we’re both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous.”
No more ‘ridiculous’ than any scene where actors pretend they’re in a physical relationship. Or pretend to be Dali.
I agree that his main concern seems to be stressing how straight he is. As if it matters. Next he’ll be telling us he can’t paint either *rolls eyes*
For some strange –cultural may be- reason, the need of assert its own straightness in actors disappears when they are married/divorced with kids. Then, they wish they were a little more gay.
I agree with Jay when it comes to Pink news and contextual misrepresentation; however, I would suggest Mr.Pattison tries acting! It’s a simple theory – you put both feet firmly on the ground, look the the other person in the eye, and you tell the truth. Perhaps it was the doggie-style which put him off. I wonder: Did it ever cross his mind they might be giggling at his inability? It’s only a thought!
Then kindly step aside so a gay actor can have a chance at a job! I tire of all these “broad minded” straight guys who are always being hired to act gay. Get real world! It is 2009 and not 1969.
These straight actors talk like they are heroes for playing gay roles. What a pile of B.S. I will not see this movie for sure and these two sensitive actors are not any I would pay to see in anything. Get gay Actors to play the parts. They at least have balls and are just as talented. When actors make comments like this stand up to it and don’t waste your money on a ticket. They insult us.
Gosh, how people easily misinterprets. All he is saying is that it was difficult to do the sex scene. I bet is is really really difficult to do a doggie-style sex scene with another guy. Gosh, even actresses complain about it. And hey, he is a serious actor. If he is not, he won’t go for this kind of roles. Specially, after those smoldering looks he kept throwing at girls in Twilight, he could have been happy just going for easy, romantic roles. But he did not. He accepted the role of young Salvador Dali.
Isla, I thought he did the Dali film BEFORE Twilight? Hence – in my opinion – his “Look how straight I am, adoring fangirls” attitude in the GQ interview.
And he didn’t say it was difficult, he said it was ridiculous. Big difference. He just comes across as very immature. And “serious actors” don’t need to go round stressing how they’re not really like the characters they play. They also have more empathy for their characters.
Well as they say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen (or should that be the closet?)
Funny how we never hear Ian MacKellen issuing disclaimers for anyone who may have thought he was straight after any of his straight roles. Actors act. Get over it.
Jake Gyllenthal and the late Heath Ledger didn’t have to put out pathetic disclaimers after Brokeback Mountain.
IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR YOU TAKE WHATEVER IS GIVEN TO YOU, AND BE PROFESSIONAL. MAYBE MR. PATTISON IS DEALING WITH SOME CLOSETED ISSUES (YOU NEVER KNOW). LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS AN EXAMPLE OF PROFESSIONALISM IN “TOTAL ECLIPSE” WITH THE GAY SCENES. HE DIDNT HAVE NO PROBLEMS, AND HE IS NOW A LEGEND. YOU DONT HEAR HIM COMPLAINING HOW UNCOMFORTABLE HE FELT DOING THE SCENES, BECAUSE HE IS PROFESSIONAL. MR. PATTINSON NEED TO GET F–K OVER IT, SO WHY HE TOOK THE F—– ROLE IF HE FELT HE WAS GOING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE, WHATEVER.
Pattison straight? Give me a break! There is no such thing as a totally ‘straight’ actor…and I should know, I am one. Who does he think he’s kidding? Is he afraid of ruining his ‘career’. Well, then, he should learn how to act. That’s the bigger danger to his career. Not that it’s needed much these days in Hollyweed.