Picture the scene: It's about 2 a.m. at some celebrity event where lots of alcohol has been flowing. After several drinks down the hatch, Robert Pattinson finds himself in a conversation with Adele. What do the Twilight hunk and the platinum-selling pop star have to say to each other?
Thanks to an interview Pattinson gave on a Canadian talk show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, on Thursday, we're actually privy to that convo. "I had this argument with Adele, which is probably the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever said," he told the show's host. "I was like, 'You know, you can really just reach for it!'"
The Grammy winner wasn't shy about stating the obvious: Hello, she's already grasped it! "She was like, 'You do realize I’m, like, the biggest selling female artist ever,'" Robert said, devolving into laughter. "And for some reason, I decided to get into an argument with her about it…and then [I remember] waking up and really, really regretting every word I said!" Watch the interview here:
His unpretentious -- even humble -- attitude permeated the interview. After achieving mega-stardom from the Twilight movies, he said he hoped his next project would be more low-key. "I was really determined to find little ensemble pieces and anything small, just so I didn't have to be in everybody's face and annoying everyone," he said. "And this thing came up."
"This thing" is playing the lead in Cosmopolis, a harrowing drama by David Cronenberg (who directed 2005's Oscar-nominated A History of Violence). Based on the 2003 book by Don DeLillo, the sex-and-violence-tinged movie chronicles a dystopian day in the life of a cold-blooded fund manager who experiences a meltdown.
It's not a role that will thrill teen girls (not that they could get in anyway with its R-rating and portrayals of three-way sex). But it will certainly show another side to the actor. "You wanna do something at least a little bit worthwhile with the power you’ve been given, through luck, and not just keep trying to extend the same thing for as long as possible," Pattinson said. "I’m not very scared of [Twilight] going away at all."
Nor does he need to be scared of losing his teen girl fanbase. As a rule, they're pretty hard to shake!