Robert Pattinson’s Unusual Stalker Solution: A Dinner Date
While celebrities spend most of their lives under the spotlight, they’re bound to experience the less-than-positive things that come with the Hollywood package. Like many famous names, Robert Pattinson experienced the unwanted attention of a — luckily — inoffensive stalker. The way he handled it could be considered surprising to say the least, and here’s the story behind it.
Robert Pattinson scared off his stalker in the most casual way.
After his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Pattinson decided he wanted to pursue acting more seriously. In 2008, his work in Twilight as the glowy vampire, Edward Cullen, was the role that permanently put him on the map of talented stars. At the time, he became an idol for a wide audience of people, especially teenagers.
Fast-forward to 2009, when Pattinson was filming a movie in Spain and got to know firsthand the experience of an overly curious fan. According to the actor, “She stood outside of my apartment every day for weeks — all day, every day.”
To take matters into his own hands, Robert Pattinson decided to handle the situation by himself and actually invited his fan out for dinner. Once they got talking, the actor kept the conversation focused on himself, explaining, “I just complained about everything in my life, and she never came back. People get bored of me in like, 2 minutes.” Surprisingly, his unorthodox approach was effective, and the stalker never bothered him again.
He once admitted that he gets a certain high from telling the most outrageous stories, sprinkled with a dash of white lies.
When doing a press tour for his movie, Water for Elephants, in which he plays Jacob, a young adult who runs away and joins a traveling circus as a vet after his parents passed away, Pattinson went on the Today Show. When asked if he ever dreamt of joining a circus, he said no, admitting, “The first time I went to see the circus, somebody passed away, one of the clowns. His little car exploded. The joke car exploded on him.”
The host of the show couldn’t believe the story and asked Pattinson if he was serious. Without hesitating, he continued, “Seriously. Yeah. My parents had to — everybody ran out. It was terrifying. It was the only time I’d ever been to the circus.” The Today Show took advantage of the story, later sharing an article with the headline, “For Robert Pattinson, circuses are scarier than vampires.”
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