AceShowbiz - After sparking concern over his story about being asked to perform a sex act on a dog on the set of her new movie "Good Time", Robert Pattinson has released a statement to clarify his story. The 31-year-old actor says that he was just joking about the bestiality incident when filming the indie movie.
Pattinson made the joke Thursday night, August 3 when appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", where he told Jimmy Kimmel he refused his director's request to give a hand job to a dog. His story soon went viral, even earning him praises from the animal rights group PETA, which thanked him for declining the request.
Trying to set the record straight, Pattinson said that "the story I told on 'Jimmy Kimmel' last night seems to have spiraled out of control." He continued, "What didn't come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the 'Good Time' set."
The actor shared, "We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal. Everyone involved in 'Good Time' are amazing professionals and have come together to make a movie that I'm extremely proud of. I feel embarrassed that in the moment, I was trying to make Jimmy laugh, only to create confusion and a false impression."
In "Good Time", Pattinson takes on the role of Connie, a New Yorker who will go to all sorts of measures to save his brother and resorts to robbing banks. The actor told Kimmel on the talk show that his character "has this affinity with dogs. He thinks he is a dog in a previous life and he thinks he has control over animals and stuff."
The "Twilight" star continued, "It was a character thing. I asked the trainer [about it] because the director was like, 'Just do it for real, man! Don't be a p***y!' And the dog's owner was like, 'Well, he's a breeder. I mean, you can. You just gotta massage the inside of his thighs.' I was like, 'Just massage the inside of his thighs?!' I didn't agree to do the real one, so we made a fake red rocket."
Rated R, "Good Time" hits select theaters August 11.