Robert Pattinson Gets Gay With GQ
He was first noticed on the big screen as a cute wizard in Harry Potter. Later he was the blue balled genteel vampire in Twilight. But in his latest film Robert Pattinson may have taken on his "weirdest" role yet. Staring as the grandiose Salvador Dali, Pattinson faced scenes that, for him, were as surreal as the infamous painter himself.
In an interview in the April issue of GQ, Pattinson gives us a sneak peek at his latest film, Little Ashes in which he plays a young Salvador Dali. Due to be released in May of this year, the film centers around Dali as he enters University life and later embarks on his artistic career.
Being a fan of the surreal, the works of Dali have always fascinated me. I was more than a bit surprised to hear he was going to be portrayed by the laid back and hypnotically calm Pattinson, who seems anything but surreal. So I wondered if he was going to be able to pull it off, but after reading a few of the things he said I think he's more than up for the challenge.
“I thought I’d never get another acting job again,” Pattinson says. “So I was like, ‘Yeah—why not try to do something weird?’ There’s all these gay sex scenes. And y’know, I haven’t even done a sex scene with a girl, in my whole career.”
“And here I am, with Javier [Beltrán], who plays Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward. And because we’re both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous.”
“Trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie-style. And it wasn’t even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves.”
“In a lot of ways,” Pattinson says, “I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing. I had to do all this naked stuff.”
“I wanted to have a vacation in Spain,” he says. “But it became just—really, really hard. I’d never done a job that was so hard.”
This issue of GQ hits the newsstands March 24th but you can check out the rest of the interview over at GQ.com. Oh, and you don't want to miss the trailer for Little Ashes at the bottom of the post.
(Photos: Nathaniel Goldberg/GQ)