Robert Pattinson pretended to be a drug dealer.
The ‘Batman’ actor was keen to impress ‘cool kids’ when he was in school, so even though he had no idea what narcotics ‘looked like’, he created his own doused powder of cleaning products, which he hid in floppy disks and claimed to be importing illegally.
He said: “I haven’t thought about it in years, but in high school my first girlfriend was a few years above me, and I always wanted to hang out with the cool kids, who were in oldest year.
“And some of us decided that I would pretend to import drugs. But I didn’t even know what the drugs looked like.
“So I had the idea of getting some floppy disks, opening the floppy disk, pouring this kind of powder inside, and then spraying it with, like, some kind of cleaning product so that it smells like chemicals, and seals it all in. I bought, like, 40 floppy disks, and then I would show it to kids who were probably 15 or 16, and say, ‘Yeah, I’m importing drugs on floppy disks .’
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“And everybody believed me. And I kind of have this reputation that, This kid is crazy. He’s a drug dealer! Like, ‘Do you want to try some? Sawdust with Febreze on it ?’ “
Robert also used to pretend he was a great skateboarder when he was actually “terrified” about getting on board because he didn’t want to get hurt.
He said: “I couldn’t actually skateboard, but I tried as hard as I could, and practiced on my own, and then literally whenever it was time to do something, I I was terrified of hurting myself, so I just sat there, dragging the skateboard, rolling it back and forth, hitting it with things, and kind of putting little nicks in it, so it looked like he drove it. But I never got into it.”
The 35-year-old star admitted that he had regularly made up stories over the years, such as his past claim that he never washed his hair, and he even used to create a different character for his auditions because he knew the casting agents would be worried if they knew he was English and tried out for an American role.
He recalled in an interview with GQ magazine: “They were always asking the question, ‘We’re worried about the accent…’
“So I always used to come in as a different person, an American. I was like, ‘Hi, I’m from Michigan.’
“But then I was auditioning for ‘Transformers 2’, right after ‘Twilight’ came out and I walked in as a guy from Denver. And they called my agent and said, ‘What the hell? wrong with him? improvise? A really boring improvisation? » ”
Read the full interview in the March issue of GQ – which goes on sale February 22 – and on GQ.com at gq.com/story/robert-pattinson-march-cover-profile.
This article was originally published on famoustainment.com.