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Robert Pattinson: Americans Are Obsessed by Celebs Because They Desire for Monarchy

August 16, 2012 03:27:19 GMT

The 'Cosmopolis' lead actor tells David Carr that he thinks people are so obsessed by celebrities because they 'want to pick their king and queen.'


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Robert Pattinson tries to understand as to why Americans are so obsessed by celebrities. The actor, who constantly made headlines in the past few weeks after Kristen Stewart cheated on him, opines that maybe the obsession is a result of people's desire for a monarchy.

"I think it's because America really wants to have a royal family," Robert explains, seemingly trying to see it from his point of view as a British. "They want to pick their king and queen." He sits down with director David Cronenberg for an interview hosted by David Carr for TimesTalks to promote his new movie "Cosmopolis".

Although willing to share his thoughts on today's trend, Robert refuses to talk about what many people are itching to ask him, Kristen's affair with her director. "I wouldn't go that far," he says when the host tries to compare his relationship problem with Kristen to "Charles and Di having trouble."

Audience members seem to be in Robert's favor as David's attempt to prod into his personal issues gets booed. One fan yells, "Next question!" Another fan watching the chat online posts, "I was hoping that this was one guy that would have enough respect for Rob not to go there. Disappointed."

For the interview, Robert ditches his dapper look for a more casual number. He pairs his black blazer with black jeans, a polo shirt and backward baseball cap. He draws attention as he poses for photographers at the Times Center with his pants unzipped.



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posted by susy on Aug 16, 2012
I really think everyone should just leave both rob and kristen alone...I understand they are celberties...but...there should be some privacy for them too...stop asking stupid questions and use your head how do u think rob feels..u really have to ask that..the sad part is half the people who judge kristen for what happen have probley done something just as bad the only difference is she's a celeberty and your not...try trading place's with either of them for a day see how u would feel...I wish both of them luck in life hopefully together..
posted by Loni on Aug 16, 2012
I think Americans (some because many people honestly dont care about what's going on him and Stewart) are probably obssessed with celebs because they're forced down our throats so much that you HAVE to pay attention to them because they're everywhere. Tv, magazines, movies,etc.
posted by John on Aug 16, 2012
That weirdly makes some sense.

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