There’s a significant portion of the population that’s still obsessed with the fact that Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson, but those fans might be interested to know that one of the people least invested in that breakup…is Rob himself. It’s enough to make you think they were never actually together.
Just like Rachel McAdams constantly being asked about The Notebook even ten years after the fact, Rob can rarely get through an interview for anything without fielding questions about Kristen Stewart. And his conversation with Esquire UK? No exception. When asked how he feels about the fact that his girlfriend of however many years (it’s hard to know when they started ‘dating’) publicly cheated on him with the director of her movie, he laughs and says:
“Shit happens! It’s just young people…it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a shit?”
Okay, a few things. A. It’s not normal and B. many people gave a shit! Almost everyone! It was like the entire world exploded, and I think you know that. In fact, I think you know it so well because your team fabricated the whole thing in order to get free promo for Twilight. But sure, tell me more about how it affected your life. Bonus points if you can work in a cryptic reference to a well-received movie.
“The hardest part was talking about it afterwards. Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict. It’s like that scene in Doubt, where [Philip Seymour Hoffman is] talking about how to take back gossip? They throw all those feathers from a pillow into the sky and you’ve got to go and collect all the feathers.”
Is that how you’re feeling right now, Robert? Like you and your team thought you could just end the fakelationship with K-Stew and then no one would ever ask you about it again? Welp, turns out that was a pretty big pillow, my friend, and you’re gonna be picking up those feathers for years to come.