Robert Pattinson covers BlackBook Magazine September 2012 because he’s a SRS BSNS actor and no longer the subject of Twilight fan-fiction (although I gather Edward Cullen is literally proto-Christian Grey, yes?) Inside the issue, Pattinson shows off his SRS BSNS credentials with forearm tattoos that were drawn on with Magic Marker.
- On his poor driving skills: ‘I learned by people crashing into me. The first time anyone said anything about my being famous was when I tried to buy a car a few years ago. It was an ’89 BMW convertible for $1,000 I found on Craigslist. I went out to the hills to take it on a test drive and, of course, almost crashed. A few days later I went back to pick it up. I had said I was an actor and the guy had looked me up. When I went back, he said,’Dude, do you realize you’re #2 on IMDB?’ I thought, ‘S**t, now I can’t ask for the 200 bucks off.’’
- On the Cannes Film Festival: ‘I lost my mind. I was preparing myself to fight with 1,500 people. I was so amped up. I was just kind of running around with my pants down and my shoelaces untied and, amazingly, not falling. Until this…Most people get 15 years of doing movies nobody sees. Now I’m at Cannes.’
- On choosing words wisely: ‘You try to say things in the perfect way but you know unless you say something stupid, from which people will make you look like a d**k, you’re not going to have sound bites. And if you don’t say anything stupid, someone’s going to make something up anyways.’
- On his all-liquid diet: ‘I’m on an all-liquid diet. I had to be shirtless for a photo shoot, so I asked a nutritionist what’s a diet in which you can still drink as much as you want. She said a liquid diet.’