Robert Pattinson Wants to Strangle Whoever Came Up With “R-Patz” Nickname
So if it was you, hide.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson talked to The Guardian about landing his role in David Cronenberg's new film Cosmopolis and added his disdain for his ever-present nickname.
"When I got this part," RPattz told The Guardian, "every single article that came out, was, 'R-Patz's struggle for credibility!'; I don't understand who invented that thing, 'R-Patz', I want to strangle them. But once you've made that step, everything afterwards is not like, 'R-Patz's continuing struggle for credibility!' You've got to come up with something else, so it gets a little bit easier. I was always sh-t at auditions. Since Twilight, I've done two. One of them was for a job I'm doing now and it was really hard. Two really, really long auditions that everybody was going up for. I was so happy afterwards when I got it. And it was purely because of Cosmopolis that I was thinking, 'You can go and do this as an actor, rather than just as the guy from Twilight, because you've got some foreign value now.'"
It’s now cool to mock your shorthand nickname, as Scarlett Johansson illustrated earlier this year to USA Today when dissing “ScarJo.”
"Oh, it's awful," ScarJo said. "It's a laziness. … People can't actually say the whole name? It's just bizarre. ... so Cate Blanchett is not, like, 'CaBla'? Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck with [ScarJo]?"
Could be worse. The nicknames are meant as endearments. You don’t hear KStew complaining! (Unless you do...?)