"I was like, 'God, I sound like such a loser!'"

These days, you can't look at a gossip rag or website without finding some new -- often outrageous -- story about Robert Pattinson, the red-hot star of 'Twilight.'

When we talked to Pattinson in anticipation of his upcoming film 'Little Ashes' (in theaters May 8, 2009), we decided to get the sexy 22-year-old's take on a few recent headlines.

Find out if he really took a fan to dinner, his response to Ryan Reynolds' admiration ... and if the guy showers.


These days, you can't look at a gossip rag or website without finding some new -- often outrageous -- story about Robert Pattinson, the red-hot star of 'Twilight.'

When we talked to Pattinson in anticipation of his upcoming film 'Little Ashes' (in theaters May 8, 2009), we decided to get the sexy 22-year-old's take on a few recent headlines.

Find out if he really took a fan to dinner, his response to Ryan Reynolds' admiration ... and if the guy showers. -- By Angie Argabrite


1. I heard that you follow all the online gossip about yourself?

I read that and thought it was such bullshit. I was like, "God, I sound like such a loser!"

2. So it's not true?

Well, I do sometimes. I used to a lot more before and then ... I only look at the negative stuff. I just want to know whoever's saying negative stuff, and I just want to remember their names. I write it all down in my black book. [Laughs]

3. Is it true that you took a fan out for dinner?

That is true, yeah.

4. Is it true that, I don't know if you saw this, but a source on the set of 'New Moon' said that you don't smell good, that you don't shower?

I haven't even been on the set yet!

5. You know the same thing went around about Zac Efron a while ago; that he doesn't shower.

Really? He looks like he smells really good [laughs]. I also do shower.

Robert Pattinson Photos

    **FILE** In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, actor Robert Pattinson poses backstage to promote his new movie "Twilight" at MTV's "Total Request Live" show in New York, (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

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    Actor Robert Pattinson, right, signs autographs for fans on his arrival for a red carpet ceremony to promote his latest movie "Twilight," directed by Catherine Hardwicke, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

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    Actor Robert Pattinson signs autographs for fans on his arrival for a red carpet ceremony to promote his latest movie "Twilight," directed by Catherine Hardwicke, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

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    ** CORRECTS ACTOR'S NAME TO ROBERT PATTINSON ** Actress Kristen Stewart, second left, and actor Robert Pattinson laugh on stage as they meet fans during an event to promote their latest film "Twilight," directed by Catherine Hardwicke, in Tokyo Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Others are unidentified interpreters. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

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    (R-L) Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson attend the "Twilight" Japan Premiere at Ebisu Garden Place on February 27, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open to the public on April 4 in Japan. "Twilight" Japan Premiere Tokyo, Japan February 27, 2009 Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage.com To license this image (56863544), contact WireImage.com

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    (R-L) Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson attend the "Twilight" Japan Premiere at Ebisu Garden Place on February 27, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open to the public on April 4 in Japan. "Twilight" Japan Premiere Tokyo, Japan February 27, 2009 Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage.com To license this image (56863542), contact WireImage.com

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    Actor Robert Pattinson attends the "Twilight" Japan Premiere at Ebisu Garden Place on February 27, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open to the public on April 4 in Japan. "Twilight" Japan Premiere Tokyo, Japan February 27, 2009 Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage.com To license this image (56863573), contact WireImage.com

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    Actor Robert Pattinson attends the "Twilight" Japan Premiere at Ebisu Garden Place on February 27, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open to the public on April 4 in Japan. "Twilight" Japan Premiere Tokyo, Japan February 27, 2009 Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage.com To license this image (56863568), contact WireImage.com

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    (R-L) Actors Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson attend the "Twilight" Japan Premiere at Ebisu Garden Place on February 27, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open to the public on April 4 in Japan. "Twilight" Japan Premiere Tokyo, Japan February 27, 2009 Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage.com To license this image (56863530), contact WireImage.com

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    Actor Robert Pattinson attends the "Twilight" press conference at Ebisu Garden Place on February 27, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open to the public on April 4 in Japan. "Twilight" Press Conference Tokyo, Japan February 27, 2009 Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage.com To license this image (56863351), contact WireImage.com

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6. I also read that you got hit on the head with a sign while you were filming?

You know, that is the most ... I actually got told about that this morning. It's like, "What?" It's the most boring story.

7. I just watched a Ryan Reynolds video interview and he called you "dreamy" and said he'd love to work with you.

[Embarrassed laugh] Really?

8. Is there anyone you'd love to work with?

Ryan Reynolds! [Laugh] ... I've always wanted to work with Benicio Del Toro, I think he's amazing. And there are tons and tons of people ...

(This is just a taste of our interview with the charmingly shy Pattinson. Come back closer to the release date of 'Little Ashes' for more surprises in our full interview, in which he reveals how he prepared for his nude scenes in the Salvador Dali biopic, where he sees himself in the future ... and how the energy is different on 'New Moon.')