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Robert Pattinson Struggles To Find An NYC Hot Dog In New Short For GQ’s September Issue

Robert Pattinson
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If there is one thing Robert Pattinson wants you to know it’s that he doesn’t want people to understand him.

“I want to be misunderstood,” Pattinson tells correspondent Taffy Brodesser-Akner in his GQ September cover story. “People are always changing, and the more you put something down in print, people form opinions and they’re constantly creating who they think you are.”

Ever since Twilight skyrocketed him to mega-stardom, he’s been working on roles that he can disappear into, and his latest movie Good Time, where he plays a petty criminal from Queens who is trying to protect his intellectually disabled brother after a bank robbery gone wrong, is no different. His notoriety will bring attention to the role, but it won’t be the same fame he experienced before, which he prefers.

On top of his cover story, GQ presented a short film written by and starring Pattinson about his quest to get a hot-dog, and the fear of being judged and watched while getting this hot dog.

From tearing his hotel room for food because he’s starving to joyously holding up two hot dogs from Papaya King on St. Marks in the East Village, the little over 2 minute short shows us just how far he’s come from the beginning of his career to now. It offers a look at the inner-workings of Pattinson’s mind, something you can’t find in pictures from tabloids and celebrity gossip websites.

Also if he isn’t all of us trying to get a hot dog in NYC, then what will better encapsulate the journey?

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