Robert Pattinson Post-Kristen Stewart: "I'm Quite Sensitive" in Relationships
Will Robert Pattinson ever forgive Kristen Stewart? It seems unlikely according to his new interview with the Sept. 15 issue of Australia's Sunday Style. After splitting from his longtime girlfriend and Twilight costar in May -- nearly a year after her public cheating scandal -- the 27-year-old actor opens up to the magazine about relationships, forgiveness and why he still gets anxiety on red carpets.
"I'm quite sensitive, and I do like a bit of grand gesturing, but that's just my ego," Pattinson tells Sunday Style (via Gossip Cop) of his approach to romantic relationships. "I like to give people presents and I think of myself as the best gift giver, but only because I get stuff for myself and then make it work for the other person."
Though the Maps to the Stars actor says "there's not very much that really bothers me," he adds, "I don't ever feel the need to forgive or expect people to be. I judge people on their actions. I don't really care if it's wrong or right, I give them the benefit of the doubt. If they do something I can't be bothered to deal with, I just cut them out."
Pattinson had been "having problems" with Stewart since her film with director Rupert Sanders in July 2012. An insider told Us he "put her through the ringer" before ending the relationship in May. But the new face of Christian Dior tells Sunday Style that he's now "in a vaguely transitional phase in my life."
"I'm trying to get out of being perceived as really young and I think doing [Dior] helps along those lines. I'm 27 now and I can feel people looking at me differently," he explains. "It's a weird year. With Twilight ending and other films I've done, like Cosmopolis, I suddenly feel like I'm being treated like an actual actor."
Pattinson does, however, admit that he still needs to get used to making red carpet appearance.
"I get a ton of anxiety, right up until the second I get out of the car to the event, when suddenly it completely dissipates. But up until that moment, I'm a nut case," he tells the magazine. "Body dysmorphia, overall tremendous anxiety. I suppose it's because of these tremendous insecurities that I never found a way to become egotistical. I don't have a six-pack and I hate going to the gym. I've been like that my whole life. I never want to take my shirt off. I'd prefer to get drunk."