Robert Pattinson seems to have joined the lengthy list of celebrities who dump on reality show stars. In a recent interview, Rob slammed reality stars for their opportunism as well as their lack of any discernible talent. Ouch. Of course, R-Pattz isn't saying anything about reality show performers that hasn't been said before. What's interesting is that in the same interview he likened himself to a reality star in his new film Bel Ami.
In a red carpet interview at the Berlin International Film Festival, Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson described his Bel Ami character, Parisian social climber, Georges Duroy as the 19th century French equivalent of today's reality stars. Duroy seeks out and seduces a panoply of rich, powerful women. By leaping from bed to bed, he eventually attains his goals of wealth and power. To Rob, the similarity between his character and today's "famous for being famous" celebs is obvious. Duroy is a guy who "knew how to use the media to his advantage."
"It's basically like being a reality TV star," the Breaking Dawn actor opined. "...he found a loophole in life and is making money by basically doing nothing,"
While Robert Pattinson didn't name any names in his diatribe against people who've gained their 15 minutes and more through the reality T.V. route, it would be interesting to know just which shows and which undeservingly famous stars he had in mind.
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Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker andA Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.