Robert Pattinson reeks on the New Moon set

Robert PattinsonCurrently filming New Moon in Vancouver, Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson wants to prepare fans for the film, saying it’s different and a little strange. “Obviously Twilight was about finding first love and the difficulties of that, but New Moon is really about loss and reconciliation,” he explains, adding, “It’s a strange story to have for a market that, I guess, wants to see a love story.” Despite his claim that the film will be unusual, there’s no doubt people will flock to see his face again on the big screen. Somewhat of a reluctant heartthrob, he says his fame has “turned into this crazy situation. I guess it has become a sort of phenomenon now which I really, really didn’t expect,” and confesses his ideal job would be something that would put him out of the spotlight. He makes no effort to sell himself, admitting that he gave up washing his hair awhile ago and claiming to lack a sense of personal hygiene. This seems to be true, according to E! Online, which quotes crew members working with Pattinson in Vancouver as saying, “He stinks. I mean, it’s awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy. He completely reeks.” ~Meryl H.

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  1. Beebz! • March 27, 2009 @ 10:02 AM

    What a loser!!! Im personally not going to see the new movie. Twilight sucked. Its all hype. I hate it when a movie has high expectations and then I go see it and its crap. I know what your thinking, its only one persons opinion. But I also didnt feel like there was a connection at all between Pattinson and Stewarts characters at all. It had a feeling of a streight to DVD movie does on me. It was horribly flimed too. I wont get into details on why I think that cause this msg has gone on longer than I wanted it to.TAKE A BATH ROBERT YOU STINK JUST LIKE YOUR ACTING!!!

  2. Sunshine • March 27, 2009 @ 10:36 AM

    I loved Twilight. Just saw the movie and the next step is to read the book. I think they had great chemistry in the movie and was quite surprised that I enjoyed the movie as much as I did. Good looking guy in the movie.. what can I say. :o) So what if the guy does not shower, to each their own. Can’t wait to see New Moon!

  3. jennifer • March 27, 2009 @ 10:40 AM

    i will go and see the movie only because im a fan of jacob if it was another one with mostly edward then i wouldn’t go…..and take a shower rob it’s gross not to take a shower you probally stink……

  4. JJ • March 27, 2009 @ 11:11 AM

    I’m sort of right in the middle of the above two opinions. The movie was good and I will probably see New Moon, but will likely wait till the DVD comes out. I am a little baffled as to the hype over Pattinson though, I just don’t see what other ladies see, I don’t see a heart throb at all and my 12 year old niece thought he looked a little creepy in the movie.

  5. Cleo • March 27, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

    EWWWWWWW, not shower, I don’t care how cute you are just to be considerate to others around you, you should shower. He’s a grown man and doesn’t wash, thats gross. I’ll still watch his movies, but that’s just nasty. And to SUNSHINE, to each their own? Would you want to date a guy who didn’t wash, ewwwwwww. He’s not a very good role model for young men that’s for sure.

  6. Sara • March 27, 2009 @ 11:38 AM

    I personally loved this movie.I am stoked about them coming out with another. I actually am currently reading the last book.. so after that I don’t know what I will read. but I love this all

  7. Nancy • March 27, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

    Take a shower buddy! Nobody likes a stinker!!

  8. Sarah • March 27, 2009 @ 12:13 PM

    If this story is true- which I doubt- it would be all over People and US Today and Seventeen. I mean really. They are still going on about Brad and Jen so if something like this is true there is a really good chance that it would be on E! Anyway- I LOVE THE BOOKS AND THE MOVIE AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR NEW MOON THE MOVIE TO COME OUT!!!!! Plus- Rob is SOOOO HOT!!!

  9. SM • March 27, 2009 @ 1:09 PM

    i loved the book Twilight…it was very well written. the movie on the other hand well…not so great! Too much hype.
    And JJ – I’m with you…I can’t see what the big deal is about Robert Pattinson either!! I think casting him led to my disappointment with the movie because in the book, his character is suppose to be some `Adonis` or super hot guy and well, Robert is NOT!!

  10. B • March 27, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

    Did you not read the full article??? It says “This seems to be true, according to E! Online, which quotes crew members working with Pattinson in Vancouver as saying, He stinks. I mean, its awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy. He completely reeks.
    Regardless, There’s no way of knowing the truth about this unless you yourself are on set with him and can say for sure. Beyond that it’s only hear-say.

  11. jessica • March 27, 2009 @ 1:13 PM

    I am on the second book newmoon, and went t the theatre for twilight. Although the books are probably better, I will most likely go see new moon.#1 fan baby!!!!! love them sexy vampires.

  12. Amy • March 27, 2009 @ 2:34 PM

    Ewww… that turns me SO OFF!!!! Why would someone want to do that anyway?!?! It’s awful… I still love Twilight and loved the books too, and I admit that New Moon will probably be quite a challenge to make… but we’ll see… As long as Robert doesn’t look diry in the movie…!

  13. arridian • March 27, 2009 @ 2:59 PM

    um…that’s pretty stinky not bathing. Especially being around such a babe like Kristen Stewart. Come on man!

  14. Pegger • March 27, 2009 @ 3:03 PM

    The Twilight book was extremely well written. So captivating and moving. The characters were well developed and they made you fall in love. Edward in the book is the ideal guy for us girls. When the movie came out I was actually disapointed. They cast Edwards characteer perfectly, at least I think so. However I do agree with Beebz. No chemistry Edward and Bella. Hopefully New Moon will be more faithful to the book.

  15. Lexis • March 27, 2009 @ 3:06 PM

    I don’t think its true. Do you honestly think that they would be still making New Moon with him if he stunk? No one could be around him and Kristen is gonna be close to him for alot of the movie and if he stunk, then they wouldn’t be able to do it with him.

  16. Mandy • March 27, 2009 @ 3:51 PM

    Lexis, Kristen isnt really going to be around him for a lot of the movie at all 🙂 Just at the beginning and the end… But I’m still excited for it. I don’t entirely believe this either. Why would he say he’d prefer a job where he doesn’t want to be in the spotlight?? Isn’t that kind of the point of acting…? Well, not the overall POINT, but definitely something that goes with it. I don’t find these rumors very believable, personally.

  17. sk8tergirl • March 27, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

    LOL! That’s hilarious! XD

  18. movecritic1001 • March 27, 2009 @ 4:56 PM

    Robert Pattison is UGLY, NO WONDER HE REEKS!! so i just wanted to say books are definitely better then books. Also obviously Robert didn’t read up on the twilight series becuase he would’ve known that every girl was head-over heels for the fictional Edward so obviously they’ll be blinded by the fact that he plays Edward in the movie and like Robert. This is actually pretty gay and the only reason why me and my friends watched twilight was 2 see how they’d do all the effects but it was crap. I wish the producers and scrip writers would leave in the best scenes instead of messing it up. Honestly if he has no personal-hygiene he should focus on that instead of trying to pass of as a hunk

  19. Erin • March 27, 2009 @ 6:11 PM

    Let’s keep this in perspective folks…He’s just a guy who happens to work in a business where this sort of hype leads to more interest in him..good or bad…it’s publicity. As for whether or not it’s real who cares?. The movie was alright, the books will ALWAYS be better. There’s no way to capture on screen what Ms. Meyer wrote. So take it with a grain of salt and enjoy the movies for what they are.

  20. Tila • March 27, 2009 @ 6:13 PM

    i really don’t believe this for a second

  21. Anon • March 27, 2009 @ 6:26 PM

    Being a celebrity doesnt exempt you from mental health issues. When someone stops bathing out of the blue like that, there is something going on i.e. depression, schizophrenia etc.

  22. Audrey • March 27, 2009 @ 6:31 PM

    well I guess it’s a good way to keep the fan girls away…or well if some don’t mind the smell they can fallow him around by using their noses…it can be useful and he’ll be more easy to find lol

  23. Melanie • March 27, 2009 @ 6:38 PM

    Wow, if you didn’t want to be in the spot light, maybe you should have chosen a different career path. and not showering, that’s just gross.

  24. tributegirl • March 27, 2009 @ 6:38 PM

    That is disgusting. And JJ, I agree, I just don’t see what people see in him.

  25. Darth mike • March 27, 2009 @ 6:41 PM

    For being addapted from a book its Better then Harry puker trilogy
    but still no Lost Boys.

  26. J • March 27, 2009 @ 6:58 PM

    Seriously people! Have none of you READ New Moon?!?!?!?!?! _If_ (and that’s a very large if, as none of us are actually on the set with him) he’s not showering it’s because he is in character for how Edward is feeling/etc while he is away from Bella, and not because he is a slob or gross. Anyone who has read the series knows that he was very distraught with having to be away from his only love (and soul mate) and he becomes so depressed that he goes to the Volturi to kill himself. While I do agree that not showering is bad, I do believe that Edward would have stopped caring about everything (including personal hygiene) when he left Bella (in an effort to try to protect her).

  27. tributegirl • March 27, 2009 @ 7:03 PM

    Yeah, but it’s a movie, his stink won’t come through the screen, it will only affect his co-workers.

  28. J • March 27, 2009 @ 7:05 PM

    True enough Tributegirl. But keep in mind that character actors have done a lot worse to get themselves in the mindset of the character they are portraying.

  29. tributegirl • March 27, 2009 @ 7:08 PM

    That is true, but what I’ve seen from him so far (Twilight, and the Harry Potter movie), he isn’t that great of an actor (in my opinion), so I can’t see it as him getting into the mindset, I see it as him being a disgusting pig. Sorry, but that’s how I see it.

  30. Dwight • March 27, 2009 @ 7:19 PM

    Take a bath you smelly idiot

  31. Linda A.M.B. Harrington • March 27, 2009 @ 8:18 PM

    Puuuleeze! Will everyone stop with the rude comments about Roberts hygene. Who Cares??? Give him the credit he deserves,$340 million dvd’s sold worldwide and Cd sales exceeding $50 million proves he’s an awesome actor and singer and the powers that be just want to drag him down. All the women in the world that have read Stephenie’s books and seen the movie Twilight appreciate and love him. All the bad press about his scent is just plain nonsense, get real!!!He is the sexiest man alive!

  32. Shelly • March 27, 2009 @ 9:10 PM

    ok people who love believing everything they read.. none of know rob personally or kristen for that matter. and tabloids do love blowing other people qoutes out of purportion.. so here’s my advice, if you don’t like anything to do with twilight, close your eyes, ears and mouths , walk away and let the rest of us enjoy it all. personally I don’t care if he has bad B.O., I’ll never meet the man. I like his acting. in twilight and harry potter. I enjoy them and I don’t really give a flying rats ass what critics say. let the rest of us enjoy our entertainment without the slander.

  33. Jeri • March 27, 2009 @ 9:11 PM

    This makes me almost feel sorry for Steward…I mean, who wants to cozy it up next to someone who reeks and doesn’t shower?! She’s lucky she isn’t going t be spending as much time with him in this one!

  34. Natascha • March 27, 2009 @ 9:28 PM

    I honestly don’t understand why you people are getting so worked up about him not showering.. so what!?! its his life, he can do what he wishes!! so people should get off his back bout’ it! seriously!

  35. Adrienne • March 27, 2009 @ 9:40 PM

    I agree with J, if he was smelly one day on the set then it probably wasn’t a day he was filming. He was probably just getting into character. He seems so self conscious in real life, I can’t picture him walking around smelling on purpose. I hope he’s in New Moon a lot though, more than in the book. They could show where he is and what he’s going through instead of all that boring Jacob stuff.

  36. tributegirl • March 27, 2009 @ 9:43 PM

    Well, I’m pretty sure none of us actually “care” about his hygene, however this is a celebrity gossip site, and the caption above this box says “Speak your mind”, so that’s what people are doing.
    Linda, not ALL the women who have read the books and seen the movie appreciate and love him, I’ve read all 4 books and saw the movie, I don’t hate him or anything, but certainly don’t “appreciate and love” him.
    Jeri, right on.
    Natascha, we aren’t exactly on his back, I highly doubt he will be on this site reading our opinions.
    Shelly, if you don’t like these celebrity gossip sites where people Speak their mind, maybe you should “close your eyes, ears and mouths , walk away and let the rest of us enjoy it all.”

  37. ? • March 27, 2009 @ 10:15 PM

    Does anybody else think that he’s only doing this so that nobody will care about him? Because he did say that he didn’t like all the attention he was getting, so I’m just guessing that he wants to divert the attention he’s getting away from him.

  38. Nikki • March 28, 2009 @ 10:33 AM

    Has anyone read his interview in GQ? He makes it a point to say that nothing being written or said about him is true. The poor guy can’t even make a joke about something without somebody blowing it out of proportion. Give the guy a break! He is extremely talented, especially musically, and he has to deal with all this unwarranted criticism–how would you like to be criticized like he is??? Seriously–he is one of the most humble, REAL actors out there–and yet people are picking him to part!!! Leave him alone!!!

  39. anne • March 28, 2009 @ 11:18 AM

    I loved the books and the movie. It was great. And you know what he probably does take showers, they may just say that so the women will be grossed out by it, and not like him so much, so then he won’t be so high on the spotlight, as he says in many words he doesn’t like to be. He’s a great actor regardless of his hygiene. And I can’t wait for the other movies to come out!

  40. Rachel • March 28, 2009 @ 12:59 PM

    Freedom of the press at it’s worse. Even if this tidbit of trivia were true (and I for one, don’t believe a word of it) what was the purpose of proclaiming it to the world? Was it to shame him, to make fun of him…what? If there was a problem, I’m sure it would have been addressed a little more discreetly amongst themselves. Oh yes, there is something about the allegations that smell, but it is not Robert.

  41. LoveyouEdward • March 28, 2009 @ 1:31 PM


  42. lily • March 28, 2009 @ 4:24 PM

    I’ve been meaning to get into this conversation but lol tributegirl (March 27 9:43) said it all for me!

  43. tributegirl • March 28, 2009 @ 5:24 PM

    LOL, thanks lily! I usually try to be a little gentler with my comments, but I have to admit, I was in a bit of a mood last night!

  44. manuela • March 28, 2009 @ 7:22 PM

    I don’t believe this,but if It was real,I can only say that

  45. lily • March 28, 2009 @ 7:52 PM

    Personal hygiene isn’t something people like or dislike, manuela, like anchovies on pizza. Its a social expectation. Not showering to the point where you smell is as bad as not cleaning your butt after you go to the bathroom. Its disgusting.
    What does it have to do with us? First of all, unless you live on an island by yourself, hygiene is EVERYONEs concern. Secondly, the whole point of this site is debating various issues about celebrities. If your freaking out over peoples opinions, WHAT DOES THIS SITE HAVE TO DO WITH YOU?

    tributegirl said it better than me, but I just can’t resist putting my two cents in. T

  46. manuela • March 28, 2009 @ 8:25 PM

    Yeah well,um,lily,I bet you have never met rob,and probably never will,so you’ll never smell his stinky-ness!and it might be one of the nastiest things to NOT do
    But there is nastier things!

  47. lily • March 28, 2009 @ 8:48 PM

    Yes, thats true manuela. There are lots of nastier things, like being violent or racist for example. I’m not saying this is the whole picture on Rob, just that its one really important thing he needs to change. If I did know him, I’d tell him. Maybe even have an intervention!

  48. manuela • March 28, 2009 @ 9:00 PM

    Well,that is true,he has to change for his health,fans,and people who are offended by stanky b.o!

  49. lily • March 28, 2009 @ 9:03 PM

    We totally agree, Manuela! I like how you put “his health” first on your list. Good point!

  50. CatWhit • March 29, 2009 @ 1:37 AM

    Re: Mandy…
    “…his ideal job would be something that would put him out of the spotlight”. Mr. Pattinson has gone on record saying that he was planning to leave acting after Harry Potter 4 and focus on a music career. Unless you’re doing concerts, music *is* out of the spotlight – it’s creating and recording. It was only the opportunity to work with Kristen Stewart that made him audition for Twilight, which he knew nothing about at the time.

    Re: the bathing thing…
    It doesn’t affect my life. I’m just captivated by the characters, not the actors themselves.

  51. Robin • March 29, 2009 @ 4:32 PM

    I think that the Harry Potter movies were very interesting and unlike Twilight, they didn’t make you feel like slashing your wrists!

  52. Jo-Anne. • March 29, 2009 @ 5:29 PM

    ha ha Poor T.R. Knight gets in a car crash, (5 responses) and 51 (so far) about Pattinson’s Pits!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that’s a laugh for the day

  53. sheri • March 30, 2009 @ 11:45 AM

    i have read the whole series of the books in a week i loved the movie and i feel bad for him. he obviously never realized what he was getting into and doesn’t want the spotlight! i say kuddos to him for not caring what the money cud do for him it doesn’t make him happy obviously! besides who are we to judge a person!!

  54. manuela • March 30, 2009 @ 5:01 PM

    I just found out it is not robert who reeks but taylor.I am kind of confused because I did not believe it was rob,but not taylor either,maybe the guy who plays james.

  55. Nancy • March 30, 2009 @ 5:13 PM

    Maybe it’s Kristen….she’s too coked out to bathe. LMAO!

    Hey, don’t be hatin’!!

  56. Emma • March 30, 2009 @ 5:54 PM

    Robert doesn’t need to shower. His good looks, great personality, and charm cover it up. And besides, he is a very busy person and most likely doesn’t have the time. Critizing him won’t help anybody. Just be patient, and besides, This RUMOR is NOT true!

  57. Anon • March 30, 2009 @ 6:54 PM

    Emma on March 30, 2009 5:54 PM

    Too busy to shower?? hahaha So am I; work, kids, housework, lessons, taxi-ing the kids around. But hey, maybe my looks and fantastic personality could make up for the smell! And everyone around me should be patient and the smell may go away…or maybe they’ll get used to it and not notice anymore. I guess it doesn’t really matter since it is a rumour, but your answer was pretty funny nontheless.

  58. Jo-Anne • March 30, 2009 @ 7:18 PM

    He “hasn’t even been on the set yet”?

    and a story emerges re his set habits???


  59. Cloe • March 30, 2009 @ 9:36 PM

    It’s funny how all these rumors spread, first off, I don’t think anyone would say or publicize that someone smells, that is rude and disrespectful, and it is just a rumor, things are taken out of context, like when he was on that talk show and Heidi Klum was there, he said he didn’t like to wash hishair, it doesn’t mean he has bad hygiene, its all media.

  60. M • March 30, 2009 @ 11:36 PM

    Firstly, it’s not good to wash your hair everyday…it is good to let the natural oils do their job. However, after reading the article, I agree with young Mr. Pattison…to make the second book a movie, it will be somewhat different. The character of Edward, as we know, isn’t really prominant in New Moon. And lastly, I enjoyed Twilight. I agree that they did cast Edward well, it will be interesting to see if he can mature his character in the movies as I felt he mature in the books. I do feel however, that they did not cast Bella well, but there is a connection between them on screen. Only time will tell.

  61. 2Cents • March 30, 2009 @ 11:38 PM

    Honestly, people spend way to much time on what other stars do with their lives. This is the first time I have posted and I think it’s because I understand why he’s doing it.

    It not just that he is a good looking guy, but he has brains, he more complex than just a hot body. People can’t get past that and that probably bothers him. He isn’t going to want someone that only likes him because of what he looks like. He’s going to want someone to share what he thinks, and understand him and I’m not saying I do…it’s just an opinion because honestly he seems like a good guy and he deserves better than bimbos throwing themselves at him just because he is hot. He deserves someone that will not only keep up intellectually but physically, mentally and spiritually.

  62. wendy • March 31, 2009 @ 3:35 PM

    Poor Kristen…Paris Hilton said the same thing about his smell before all this came out so probably true. Anyway what matters is that Twilight is a piece of garbage, the film is a crap and Pattinson as an actor is a big joke. I hope Kristen would survive all these stinky enviroment.

  63. manuela • March 31, 2009 @ 7:22 PM

    I think this is just a rumor, maybe it could be anyone on the set like kisten,taylor or even the all know magazines,and you all know people,we twist around words.

  64. lily • April 1, 2009 @ 6:48 AM

    Thats so true, manuela

  65. manuela • April 1, 2009 @ 2:58 PM

    You know My best friend’s friend’s cousin works on the new moon set,as the cameraman assistant,and she says it is not rob,its some other guy I forgot the name of.

  66. Sangstas • April 5, 2009 @ 10:12 AM

    And I heard they were all on crack…and that Kristen and Robert are in real life love…blah blah blah. First of all it’s probably not true, second of all, they would literally make him shower. He can’t look like a huge dirtbag in the movie, and thirdly, I think he’s terribly appealing. Also, I didn’t see themovie because of the hype, but I did find it really good. I am now reading the books and will tots def see New Moon. But really, to each their own.

  67. Diedra • April 5, 2009 @ 4:51 PM

    I think he does a great job on his career. Music and acting. I am big on both. If he does not take a shower or whatever, it is really non of anyone elses bussiness. It is not what matters on the outside it is what matters on the inside. The man is not coming and knocking on your door so give him a stinking break. I hope that he does further is music career because I think he is so talented.

  68. Nancy • April 6, 2009 @ 9:18 AM

    Good pun, Diedra…..”so give him a stinking break.”

    It is everyone business when someone has B O, especially those who have to work with him. I mean, seriously, would you like having to be next to someone at work for at least 8 hours daily when they don’t bathe? That’s just freaking gross!

  69. manuela • April 7, 2009 @ 11:05 PM

    You know he does shower,read the tribute article that robert clears the air about his reeking b.o,he hasn’t even been on the set ywt,he has a buzz cut so he can’t go on set.

  70. care bear • April 9, 2009 @ 1:27 PM

    mabye this sudden explosion of fame is overwhelming him!

    so what if this stupid article sasy he doesn’t you believe everything you read on the internet.

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