Rob Pattinson: ‘My First Sex Scene Was With a Guy’

What was supposed to be a working holiday in Spain gave actor Robert Pattinson such severe anxiety, he feared he wouldn’t work again.

“I was kind of crossing lines of what I thought I was comfortable doing. I had to do all this naked stuff,” the actor tells GQ magazine of his work in Little Ashes, where Rpattz plays a young Salvador Dali.

The film follows the love affair between Pattinson’s Dali and poet Federico García Lorca, played by Javier Beltrán.

“And here I am, with Javier, who plays Lorca, doing an extremely hard-core sex scene, where I have a nervous breakdown afterward,” Pattinson says, “and because we’re both straight, what we were doing seemed kind of ridiculous.”

“There’s all these gay sex scenes. And y’know, I haven’t even done a sex scene with a girl, in my whole career.”

For his love scenes with Beltrán, Pattinson felt overexposed to production staff.

“Trying to do it doggie-style. Trying to have a nervous breakdown while doing it doggie-style. And it wasn’t even a closed set. There were all these Spanish electricians giggling to themselves.”

It seems, however, he has the Twilight franchise to thank for the movie even being released (by Regent Releasing).

“It would never have been released. I mean, that’s a terrible thing to say, but this was a movie where we didn’t even have stand-ins! We were scrambling, the entire time. We didn’t even have trailers.”

We don’t think that’s a problem now, Rob.