Robert Pattinson managed to shake his nice-little-boy image in a big way a couple of year back when it came to light that he’d been cheating on his then-flame, Kristen Stewart. And while it might have taken some time for the couple and their fanbase to come to terms with the breakup, it’s clear that for him at least things have moved on quite a long way and he’s hardly brooding for times gone by.
“S**t happens, you know?” he told Esquire UK for the mag’s September issue.
“It’s just young people … it’s normal! And honestly, who gives a s**t?”
He also went on to say that rather than the split itself, his biggest fear and worry at the time was having to talk about it to the press.
“When you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can’t predict,” he said.
“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.”
And even after so many years of fame on a level few Hollywood hunks ever come close to, he still has no idea why the world and its paps are so obsessed with him.
“I used to dress up my assistant as me, and get him to drive off with like five cars following him around for hours,” said the Twilight star.
“I think it goes through periods where you’re assigned ‘this is the guy to follow.’ But whenever I see a bunch of paparazzi hanging out, I always think, ‘Oh God, what have they found out!’ Oh, THAT love child! I totally forgot!”
“There was a time, three years ago, when I didn’t know where to live where I wouldn’t be trapped in my home, you know? But I worked it out. It’s not that big a deal in the end,” he told Esquire.
“Half of it is in your head.”