Robert Pattinson, the actor who played the main vampire in the Twilight films, clearly has a taste for the absurd. In a delightfully weird new short film for GQ, the movie star depicts his life as an anxiety-ridden nightmare, where he’s afraid to leave his posh New York City hotel room and risk a brush with the paparazzi or fans who might recognize him from his movies. But when hunger pangs set in, Pattinson decides to put on a hat and some shades and voyage out into the urban wilderness to find a “New York City hot dog.”
Once he steps outside, the actor is paralyzed by all the decisions he has to make. “This city is a labyrinth designed to mock me,” he thinks to himself. After a subway ride, a failed attempt at hailing a cab, and an Uber ride through downtown Manhattan, he finally finds Papaya King on St. Mark’s Place. While double-fisting hot dogs, Pattinson thinks to himself: “I knew I was just a normal human being. You can call me Rob — I eat hot dogs!”
This odd gem was written and directed by the actor, who is currently on the cover of the September issue of GQ.
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