'NYT' writer compares R-Patz to Prince Charles
Posted August 16, 2012
Robert Pattinson turned his cap around and stopped by the New York Times Wednesday night to chat for a TimesTalks session.
About Kristen Stewart? Of course not. Although she did come up.
The Daily News reports that Times journalist David Carr made Pattinson "squirm in his seat" when at one point he tried to draw an analogy between Pattinson's romantic woes with Stewart and the troubled relationship between England's Prince Charles and Diana, after Pattinson had brought up America's obsession with fame as being a desire for a monarchy.
"So if you and Kristen have trouble it's like Charles and Di having trouble?" Carr asked.
He was immediately booed by the audience, according to the News. "Well, uh, Charles," the star finally said, awkwardly. Carr soon moved the conversation forward, stating, "I wasn't really going there, just so you know."
Pattinson also made a remark that everyone is now reading much into. When Carr asked him about the decline of global capitalism, a prominent theme in his new Cosmopolis film, Pattinson answered, "Things fall apart when they're supposed to fall apart." Ooooo.
There was a nice moment. During the discussion, Cosmpolis director David Cronenberg complimented Pattinson on his work, saying, "If Rob were a violin, he'd be a Stradivarius."
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