Kill or be killed: Robert Pattinson warns Hollywood child stars about the dangers of fame
HIS latest film is a satire of Hollywood life, and now Robert Pattinson has warned child stars to get therapy before fame causes them to lose their minds.
Speaking about the dozens of precocious child stars he has met over the years, the actor told Vanity Fair Magazine that he has witnessed his fair share of “bitching” among Hollywood kids.
His advice to those youngsters in the spot light? “Either get in therapy now or become a serial killer, or kill yourself. I mean, you can see it really early on—it’s terrifying”.
Robert was propelled to international stardom at the age of 21 when he was selected for the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise.
Discussing how he dealt with this rise to stratospheric fame, the 28-year-old said,
“I did Harry Potter when I was like 17, and nothing really happened after that. I mean, I made loads of money compared to anyone my age—it was incredible. But I got to live from 18 to 21, you get your own apartment and basically I didn’t star in Twilight until 21. It’s different because you’re still young, but you’ve had a life beforehand. Where as if you are 10, it’s a totally different thing.”
His upcoming flick Maps to the Stars, which had its premiere at Cannes earlier this week, focuses on a child star celeb-brat and a chauffeur looking for his big break.
The film has bravely ridiculed the superficial and shallow community of Hollywood and has received rave reviews thus far.
Reinforcing Pattinson’s views, his co-star Julianne Moore (53) told The Guardian Newspaper,
“The longer you live the Hollywood lifestyle, the more empty you become”.
Shot by Cosmpolis director David Cronenberg, the film also stars John Cusack, Carrie Fisher, and Mia Wasikowska.