By all accounts, Robert Pattinson is truly, madly, deeply in love with Twilight co-star and longtime girlfriend Kristen Stewart. After the actor presented Kristen with a a $17k promise ring and told reporters that he'd "love to have a family sometime in the future," the notoriously PDA-shy couple was photographed making out all over town. Possibly overwhelmed by all the attention to his romance with Kristen, Pattinson decided to make up a story about crying on set while filming a sex scene with Reese Witherspoon for their upcoming film, Water for Elephants.
In earlier comments, Witherspoon had made it clear that her love scene with Pattinson wasn't exactly what she had envisioned: the actor was suffering from a nasty cold, "literally snorting and snotting through every second of it – and it was not appealing. I’m talking green, infectious, disgusting."
When the pair was questioned about Witherspoon's criticisms later on, the actress joked: "I mean, sexy doesn’t cover it… I don’t know how we got this rating, that’s all I’m gonna say." Nice save, Reese, but unfortunately, Robert also felt the need to speak.
"I was actually crying at how sexy Reese was in the scene," he said. "She thought it was embarrassing for me to be crying, but I think it’s more embarrassing to be sniffing. I’m totally okay with crying at her beauty." Looks like word vomit was one of the symptoms of Pattinson's illness. No wonder Witherspoon was disgusted.
But this poorly-conceived joke backs up one of the actor's comments on The Ellen Show this morning. The talk show host noted that Pattinson was more comfortable acting than making the rounds on the media circuit, and the teen heartthrob said it was because he doesn't know how to think before he speaks. "I've always had a problem actually thinking before I open my mouth. Thinking in general. Thinking in real time." He said that even though people always assume that he's "brooding" he's actually thinking nothing. Which is fine, but if he wants to go that route, he should probably spend more time saying nothing, too.