Robert Pattinson’s eccentric quarantine pics and Batman diet found highly relatable by fans in isolation
All his photos, shot by himself, have a distinct air of listlessness, some featuring cereal, others coffee, and others still, booze. A twitter user remarked, “Robert Pattinson is my quarantine mood”
British actor Robert Pattinson, who is all set to play Batman and appear in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming ‘Tenet’, appeared on the cover of the latest issue of GQ magazine. The feature titled ‘Robert Pattinson: A Dispatch From Isolation’ includes not just brilliant insights into the mind of the 33-year-old British actor who has a taste for the unconventional, but it also is rich in photos of the actor, taken by Pattinson himself, while fashioned in an eccentric set of clothes.
The feature begins with a photo of the ‘Twilight’ saga star sitting in the corner of a room with cornflakes, dressed in a red pinstripe attire and combat boots. Hair messy, sometimes no pants, a dazed and confused look on his face, all of the photos are unique in ways that could have only been dreamed by Pattinson. The best photo of the lot is arguably one where Pattinson is wearing a grey blazer, maroon pants, a scarf tied around his head like a bandana, a scarf around his neck, tight as a choker, socks tied around his elbows and knees, and flip flops. The rest of the room looks as messy as can be.
Naturally, fans have gone into a frenzy over the photos. A fan on Twitter noted, “I think that Robert Pattinson is a very interesting photographer,” in what can truly be called an understatement.
Another fan, tweeting a bunch of the photos from the shoot, said, “Robert Pattinson photographing himself during quarantine, his mind, it amazes me sometimes.”
All his photos have a distinct air of listlessness, some featuring cereal, others coffee, and others still, booze. A twitter user remarked, “Robert Pattinson is my quarantine mood.”
One noted with a bit of sarcasm, “Sure why not let Robert Pattinson style his own fashion shoot from quarantine what could go wrong.” They weren’t wrong in wondering that. Every self-portrait is chock full of the man’s notorious eccentricities.
But if the photos were not enough, the feature story, full of Pattinson’s quotes, was a different kind of weird. “The Robert Pattinson GQ profile feels like a fever dream, how is this man real?” asked a fan, echoing the general sentiments of fans and non-fans alike.
The interview begins with: “I don’t know how this is going to work. My phone broke, the internet broke, everything broke. I’m like, ‘What, why is everything updating, and how do you stop it updating?’... I know. I don’t think I’ve ever pressed ‘update’ in my life. I’ve just always put it off for tomorrow.”
He talks about his diet: “I’m essentially on a meal plan for ‘Batman’. Thank God. I don’t know what I’d be doing other than that. But I mean, yeah, other than -- I can survive. I’ll have oatmeal with, like, vanilla protein powder on it. And I will barely even mix it up. It’s extraordinarily easy. Like, I eat out of cans and stuff. I’ll literally put Tabasco inside a tuna can and just eat it out of the can. I… It is weird, but my preferences are…just sort of eat like a wild animal. [laughs] Like, out of a trash can.”
On his general demeanor: “I feel like I need adrenaline just to even function. Otherwise, I’ll literally just sit there. I’m just a grog. I hype myself up into a state of nervous tension before almost anything. I had the same process with every single job. I would be super excited, had a ton of ideas about stuff, and the closer you get to the job, it’s the same cycle where your confidence would completely fall out, you hate yourself, and then you’re looking for any excuse. You’re looking for the exit strategy before you’ve even started.”
As a Twitter user pointed out, “We all need this Robert Pattinson energy.”