Robert Pattinson is everywhere these days as he promotes his upcoming romantic drama "Water for Elephants." But leave it to Ellen DeGeneres to plumb fresh (and often endearingly bizarre) territory with the 24-year-old star.
When RPattz stopped by "Ellen" — the pre-taped interviewed aired Wednesday (April 20) — their conversation ranged from his choice of underwear to why he's more comfortable around wild animals than people to one of the best days of his life.
That day came last fall, when he popped into a bar in Lubbock, Texas (home of Texas Tech's 30,000 students) to sing a little karaoke. Before he knew it, though, a mob had gathered outside. But the police locked down the area and Pattinson and a friend were free to belt out tunes like R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."
"We got stuck in the bar for hours and hours because there was this big crowd outside," said Rob, who was content to hang out and sing. "It was one of the best days of my life!"
A less exceptional event took place on the set of "Breaking Dawn," when Rob, who confessed he doesn't know how to use a washing machine, ran out of underwear and had to wear a pair branded with Ellen's show logo. "I was doing the last 'Twilight' movie, and I only had one pair left and they were those ones," he explained. "For some reason I think the shape of my body — my back is too long or something — so my ass is constantly hanging out. ... We were doing this big fight, and every shot has these 'Ellen' underpants. It came to a point where producers [were] calling up my agent going, 'I don't know what he is up to, but I don't like it.' "
That was an awkward day on set, Pattinson laughed. Much more comfortable, he later added, was working with animals on the set of "Water for Elephants." "I think it's a tradeoff about being really nervous around humans," he said. "I can walk into a room with tigers and be completely OK with them. I don't know why. But I walk into a bar or something, and I'm like, 'Uhhhh.' It's very strange."
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