About a week before the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Robert Pattinson — a multiple nominee for his role in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" — got some very stern, profanity-laced advice about his hair from Hollywood "mega mogul"/ dance machine Les Grossman. The producer warned the actor, who was considering a shave and a wash for his usual bed-head, not to do anything different to his shaggy mane.
"Your filthy hair made you a star," Grossman raged at RPattz. "Your filthy hair made me hundreds of millions of dollars!"
But it seems Pattinson didn't much care for Grossman's two cents, as he showed up Sunday night sporting a clean, freshly cut new 'do. When MTV News caught up with the "Twilight" heartthrob backstage, we had to ask the Movie Award winner whether he felt any different with his short hair. Specifically, whether he'd lost any superpowers — like the ability to incite uncontrollable screaming or to inspire inexplicable, cross-generational obsession from teens, tweens and housewives — since taking clippers to his famously untamed mane.
"No," Pattinson said, humbly denying any superhero capabilities. "I feel so much better, so much better ... It's like having, I don't know, I feel like I'm wearing two wigs most of the time. So yeah, I feel like agile and stuff. You feel like you've got a six-pack already, as soon as you cut your hair." Maybe he's gearing up to give muscled-up "Twilight" co-star Taylor Lautner some competition in the abs department?
What do you think of Rob's new look? Team Edward fans: Are you loving his shorter hair? Let us know in the comments!
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