R Patz on Justin Bieber: He's 'All Right'
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
May 22, 2014
Despite Justin Bieber getting plenty of hate from fellow celebrities these days, it looks like he has at least one mega-star on his side -- Robert Pattinson.
Pattinson -- who's currently at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to promote two films (Maps to the Stars and The Rover) -- recently spoke to Vanity Fair about meeting Bieber, and about the "terrifying" fates of child stars in general as it relates to his new film Maps to the Stars, which deals with Hollywood life and the concept of celebrity.
On meeting Bieber, who's also currently at Cannes, he surprisingly contradicts other reports about his less-than-stellar attitude.
"I've met him before, though, on his party bus," he explains with a laugh. "I've met him a couple of times. He's all right."
Though Pattinson does worry about the child stars such as Bieber that he meets.
"When you see these kids, there is only one way: you either get in therapy now or become a serial killer, or kill yourself. I mean, you can see it really early on -- it's terrifying."
Luckily, the Twilight star says that for his part, he was able to have"had a life" before the insanely successful Stephenie Meyer franchise turned him into a household name.
"I did Harry Potter when I was like 17, and nothing really happened after that. I mean, I made loads of money compared to anyone my age -- it was incredible. But I mean, then I just did little TV things afterwards. But I got to live from 18 to 21, you get your own apartment and basically I didn't star in Twilight until 21. It's different because you're still young, but you've had a life beforehand. Where as if you are 10, it's a totally different thing."
Pattinson isn't the only star to come into Bieber's defense recently.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield sympathized with him in an interview with Time Out London in April.
"If I had had these opportunities when I was younger, I would have been Justin Bieber," Garfield told the magazine. "If you are a 16-year-old kid and you can do whatever the f**k you want, you're making trillions of dollars and you have a leopard-print Ferrari, it's not healthy. If I was going through what I'm going through now when I was 16, I might have ended up in jail."