There’s a quote floating around today from Robert Pattinson (photos) that has the blogosphere up in arms. Pattinson apparently tells The Sun about his musical pursuits, “I am sure I’ll be one of those artists that people don’t pay any attention to while I’m alive, and when I am dead people will go yeah, man, that was a work of art.”
Er, internet? We’re kinda Robert Pattinson experts (Are we embarrassed to admit this? Yes. But it’s true.), and we’re fairly confident that he was joking. In case you’ve never seen one of the 20974020190200423 interviews the guy has done since 2008, he tends to be self-deprecating, sarcastic, and doesn’t take himself too seriously at all. This is, after-all, why he’s the dreamiest piece of not-so-buff man meat on the planet.
So try not to take everything he says so G-D seriously. Did you even read the rest of the story? He calls his music “depressing,” and says of Simon Cowell, “he created artists that he knows the public will like, that’s why I don’t think he could ever launch my music career.”
Rob’s saying his music is unlikable, guys. He’s not insinuating that he’s destined to be the next Nick Drake. That being said, we actually like that one song he had on the Twilight soundtrack [Ed. Note: That's two songs! Thanks commenter Adra, for catching our mistake]. Maybe our grandkids will use it in a Volkswagon commercial one day when we’re all long gone!
Update: Rob’s team has denied the story altogether. Nice try, Sun!
[Photo: Splash News Online]