[movieperson id=”365131″]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson] might be the world’s most desirable man these days. So when he was asked about his feelings on cougars, and more specifically Betty White, on “The View” this week while promoting his flick “Remember Me” with Emilie de Ravin, it was his very unexpected response to older women and White that has the comedy vet herself laughing.
“I think Betty White is probably one of the sexiest women in America,” Pattinson said on the talk show Tuesday. “She’s vibrant; it’s sexy. I think the more age, the better.”
And while Pattinson may or may not have been joking, White certainly thought the 23-year-old “Twilight” star’s response was actually pretty funny. “Now that is a comedy line!” the 88-year-old “Golden Girls” star said in response to Pattinson’s kind words in a statement to “Access Hollywood.”
White has found herself at the forefront of pop culture most recently for her very funny Snickers ad that aired during the Super Bowl. It was her cameo in it as a football player, as well as her career as a funnywoman on shows like “Golden Girls” and flicks like “The Proposal,” that has led many fans to start a campaign to get her on “Saturday Night Live” as the show’s host for an episode.
“All this came out of left field — all of a sudden, all this stuff has come in,” she said about the attention. “I don’t know any more than I did in the beginning, I’m just watching in awe.”