In a recent interview, Robert Pattinson revealed a major man-crush on Brad Pitt. An interviewer mentioned that Angelina Jolie's fiancÃ© was once regarded in much the same way Rob is perceived today by some of his more biased critics--that is, as just "a pretty face." At the mention of Brad's name, Rob launched into an enthusiastic tribute to the Moneyball star. La Jolie probably couldn't have done better.
"...Brad Pitt is to me, one of the most unfairly underestimated actors in the world," Rob gushed--er--opined. "It's not said enough but he never delivered a bad performance. Nowadays, no one wants to make drama for adults because people say no one is going to see them. No one. Except Brad Pitt. It's how you make a career last. We still see those kind of movies in the world of independent movies, but those dramas, held by stars have almost disappeared. It must be because those stars lost their part of mystery."
Obviously Mr. Pitt hasn't lost any mystery for Rob. His rambling worshipful praise almost borders on obsession. Interestingly, the interviewer also mentioned Dark Shadows star and Brangelina buddy, Johnny Depp, in the same context, but Rob totally ignored the reference. It was almost as if he hadn't heard him. Of course that might be partly because Depp recently dissed the Twilight franchise and by association, RPattz and his leading lady/girlfriend, Kristen Stewart. Not to mention the fact that Johnny Depp may be many things, but a pretty face isn't one of them.
Speaking of Kristen Stewart, what makes Rob's obvious man-crush on Brad Pitt even more intriguing is that Kristen Stewart has often seemed obsessed with Angelina Jolie. If not exactly obsessed, KStew has admitted that she looks up to the In the Land of Blood and Honey director as her ultimate role model. Yikes, does that mean that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are the new Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Is Robsten morphing into Brangelina?
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.