Robert Pattinson has been making the media rounds to promote his new movie Cosmospolis. Though by and large it’s not the movie the interviewers have been interested in but in very public developments in his personal life (read: Kristen Stewart). And it culminated today with Pattinson’s encounter with the paper of record.
Pattinson and his director David Cronenberg participated in an interview with The New York Times‘ TimesTalks video series. After much discussion with Times media columnist David Carr about the movie and acting and so forth, the conversation turned to topic of fame and celebrity. Pattinson said America has a strange relationship with fame, in that’s it’s valued “disproportionately high.”
He later added, “I think it’s because America really wants to have a royal family.”
“You want to have a democratic royal family,” Pattinson elaborated. “People pick their king and queen or whatever. […] It’s a meritocratic version of it, sort of, actually, not it’s not at all.”
Then, Carr chimed in, adding, “So if you and Kristen [Stewart] have trouble, it’s like Charles and Di having trouble.”
Uneasy laughs all around. As the remark drew boos, Carr told the audience, “I wasn’t really going there, just so you know.”
Following some more uncomfortable moments, Pattinson replied, “I wouldn’t go that far.”
From analytical columns about the media to the “R-Patz/K-Stew” debacle. Quite a versatile one, that Carr.
Take a look:
(H/T Gossip Cop)
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