Robert Pattinson Admitted He Makes Stuff Up In Interviews, And I'm Weirdly Relieved

You know Robert Pattinson — formerly Edward Cullen in Twilight, currently Bruce Wayne in The Batman.

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You might also know Rob from his somewhat chaotic interviews, like that infamous GQ interview from 2020 where he nearly burned down his kitchen trying to "make a pasta which you can hold in your hand."

BuzzFeed's recreation of the disaster includes pasta, cornflakes, cheese, and sugar in an aluminum foil bowl with a bun on top brandished with the initials "PC"

His monstrous creation involved sugar, cheese, cornflakes, a microwave, and a lighter.

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Or the time he told the Metro that he got rid of his stalker by taking her out to dinner and basically boring her to tears.

walking into a building at a film festival, Rob flashes the paparazzi an uneasy grin

He said, "I just complained about everything in my life and she never came back. ... People get bored of me in, like, two minutes.”

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Well, it turns out those stories — along with the many, many other strange headlines floating around — may not be true at all.

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In his GQ cover profile, he said that he'll occasionally "just make something up" during interviews "in order to say anything at all."

wearing a cool leather jacket with his slicked-back hair, Rob mingles at Paris Fashion Week
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But his words have come back to bite him. For example, he told Extra all the way back in 2009 that he doesn't wash his hair, and the false admission haunts him to this day.

back in 2009, Rob runs his fingers through his long and surely clean hair

At the time, he said, "It's like, I don't clean my apartment 'cause I don't care. I have my apartment for sleeping in and I have my hair for just, you know, hanging out on my head. I don't care if it's clean or not."

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Previously, he backtracked on his claim that he wasn't working out in preparation for The Batman and clarified that he'd been "in a lower gear of working out" at the time.

on the set of "The Batman," Rob appears sullen and pale as he looks over his shoulder
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"I just always think it's really embarrassing to talk about how you're working out," he told MovieMaker.

Rob wears a simple suit and has perfectly tossled hair on the red carpet

"I think it's like an English thing. Unless you are in the most unbelievable shape, where people are just genuinely curious, going, 'How have you achieved, like, physical perfection?' or whatever," he continued.

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However, Rob surprisingly doubled down on the aforementioned pasta interview as gospel truth. He said, "But I was fully, actually trying to make that pasta. ... Like I was literally in talks with frozen-food factories and hoped that that article would be the proof of concept."

dressed in a monochromatic suit, Rob smirks on the red carpet
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"My manager was like: 'Is this really what you want to do? You want your face on handheld pasta? You know you’ve got to go to Walmart and really sell it, for potentially very little return.'”

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Laughing, he concluded, "And there was a part of me that was, like: Is there a world where this works?"

at a press call, a blonde Robert smiles while answering a question
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Well, I'm going to be taking everything Robert Pattinson says with a grain of salt from now on, but I can't wait to see what kinds of wild stories he comes up with during the press tour for The Batman.

sitting on stage to give a talk, Rob tucks his face into his shoulder to hide his huge smile
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You can read the full GQ interview here.