People watching the MTV Movie Awards this year may have been caught slightly off-guard by Robert Pattinson’s odd behaviour. We were, too.
I’ve got a lot of time for Pattinson, given that he’s a good actor and he’s able to switch between roles in serious films (Water for Elephants) and roles in far less-serious films (Twilight). He’s a darling of Hollywood, and currently dating Kristen Stewart, his co-star in the Twilight films. So why was he acting like a drunken fool?
Making bizarre jokey references to Twilight story-lines, and often swearing (one occasion in particular not caught by the censor, when he made it clear what his physical role was in Water for Elephants), he was laughing constantly and stumbling around, seemingly out of it. Even beau Steward hid her face due to the embarrassment of his behaviour, although she was encouraging when he darted across the room to plant a big one on Taylor Lautner, which has probably fuelled the fan flames for a decade or more.
Now, the MTV Movie Awards aren’t particularly mature, and we don’t normally highlight celebrity behaviour, but we’re R-Patz fans and it’d be a shame to see him throw a decent reputation away for the sake of a night of “being funny.” So hear this, Pattinson: we’re not impressed. Go to your room and think about what you did. And while you’re there, please write some decent jokes.