Robert Pattinson: My dog remark was a joke that spiralled out of control
R-Patz said the story he told to Jimmy Kimmel was a joke.
Robert Pattinson has clarified remarks he made about being asked to pleasure a dog in his latest film – saying that he was joking.
The Hollywood star, 31, sparked controversy when he told US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about a scene in the movie Good Time involving his character, who has an affinity with dogs and believes he was one in a previous life.
“There’s this one scene we shot where basically a drug dealer bursts into the room and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job,” the British actor had said.
Pattinson recalled one of the movie’s directors telling him to “just do it for real man” but after he refused, a fake dog penis was made for the scene.
Now the former Twilight star has issued a statement to E! News, saying that he was not being serious.
“The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiralled out of control,” he said.
“What didn’t come across is that this was supposed to be a joke.
“No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the Good Time set.”
The actor added: “We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal.”
Pattinson portrays a New York criminal fighting to save his brother over the course of one night in Good Time, which received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.
The movie is directed by brothers Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, who tweeted: “LOL this is NOT true.”