When Robert Pattinson shaved his locks, the world collectively gasped, wondering, “Now is he just a regular British dude with bad hair?” Oh, well, maybe that was just us. On tomorrow’s episode of the Ellen show, Robert jokes that his new haircut — three days old at the time of taping — was the result of a case of head lice , or “nits.” He cracks: “I got a terrible infestation of nits and I had to shave it all off.”
Hilarious, Rob! Here’s the real reason: The Twilight heartthrob cut his hair for his role opposite Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming film Water for Elephants. The movie — “about a circus in the 1930′s,” he says — begins shooting Thursday in Los Angeles.
Also in his TV appearance: Host Ellen DeGeneres politely prods him about his reputation as being shy (and, let’s face it, socially awkward — see Jimmy Fallon‘s “Robert Is Bothered” sketches).
“I just like doing things where you have a little time to think about what you’re saying,” he says. “I’ve always had a problem actually thinking before I open my mouth.”
Ellen responds: “Being spontaneous?”
Robert’s answer: “Yeah, being spontaneous or just thinking. I have a problem with thinking.”
Keep those unfiltered thoughts coming, Rob. Never change! You are like the Kanye of vampire romance. Ladies, would you date a guy who said he has an issue with thinking?