Robert Pattinson loves Betty White, talks vaginas with Barbara Walters

Robert Pattinson braved the sofa on The View today. Tied for my favorite moments: Barbara Walters segueing from comparing his acting to James Dean’s to asking him about his Details cover story (“Excuse me, did I make this up or did I read that you said something about vaginas?”) and Pattinson answering a fan question about whether he’d date an older woman by saying “I think Betty White is probably one of the sexiest women in America.” We’ve said it before: There is nothing hotter than a straight man showing an appreciation for The Golden Girls.

Honorable mention: Elisabeth Hasselbeck trying to paint Joy Behar a visual so she’d understand what Pattinson meant when he said that the Remember Me costume department had to make him a “modesty pouch” out of half a bra for his love scene with costar Emilie de Ravin. “You had a bra on your unit,” Hasselbeck said. Not classy, Barbara, but definitely classic! More clips after the jump.

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  • Tommy

    Why is a straight man showing love for Betty White such a rarity? You should visit some of the Comic Book fan message board (BEndis/Jinxworld) to see how most of the fratboyish comic book geeks adore White, and consider her a great National Treasure.

  • Tommy

    Another thing, the guy appreciates TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, so clearly he doesn’t have a problem with appreciating art that is considered “for women and gay men”

    • Heather2

      Jack Nicholson is his favorite actor.

  • DW

    So was RPattz admitting that he bats for my team when he mentioned being allergic to vaginas in Details?

    • Ambient Lite

      I really don’t think so, it was sort of taken out of context. I didn’t get that impression when I read the article, I think he’s just admitting to being sort of awkward, not so smooth with the ladies.
      I’m okay either way, because, well – does it really matter in my world? Nope. :)

      • Nshi

        Man, you are one frisky putty tat. You got like a Pattz thing going on, I can feel it.

      • Heather2

        It’s a British joke to be allergic to something means you are turned on. He is basically saying that he is turned on by vaginas.

      • Silv

        Right, Heather. The joke supposedly goes something like “I’m allergic to vaginas, they make me swell.”

      • The Original Nshi

        Will all you fake Nshis please give it a rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • S

    Lord EW, here comes the trolls and the haters.


  • m

    Really? James Dean? Really????

    • Celia

      I know right. That’s a flat out lie. I think The View must have some twi-tards on their staff, because they’re the only ones delusional enough to think his acting is remotely on the same level as James Dean’s.

  • Amidala

    that must be so awkward for his family to hear that stuff!


    everyone of you have to be AMERICAN,because never heard the ENGLISH joke,stupid people! he is not gay haters

  • Alana

    He’s so awkward! He’s adorable and so is Emile but rly?? He’s sitting down… with his hands in his pants pockets. How do u even do that?

  • Legion

    Jeez, I’m so embarrassed to be an American. It’s an old British joke.

    Man goes to see a doctor. “Doc, I think I’m allergic to vaginas.”

    Doc asks, “Why is that?”

    Man says, “Every time I see a vagina I start to swell.”

    Hopefully, I don’t have to tell y’all what part of a man’s anatomy swells when said male sees a vagina.

    Are y’all happy now? No supposed clues to gayness, no slights/derogatory comments to women…just an old joke.

    Even if you don’t find it funny, I would hope that you would have half a brain to figure out what it meant.

    So, so embarrassed for the American sh1tstorm over NOTHING!

    • Heather2

      I thought everybody knew this now. The man is saying that he was turned on all day on the Details shoot. I was looking for a bulge in he pics. hahhahahaha

    • springs

      I definitely took it as a joke when I read the article, but thanks for explanation. I had never heard of it. I just thought he was being sarcastic, which usually doesn’t come across in print.

    • Holly

      I think it is pretty ridiculous for you to say that you are “embarrassed to be an American” because as AMERICANS we had never heard of an old BRITISH joke.

  • springs

    I actually think that the awkwardness is toned down in this. Usually he’s much worse. He mostly, to me, just seemed kind of charming. And Emilie hardly said a word.

  • Heather2

    I think this movie is going to surprise people. Everyone that has seen it is giving it rave reviews for how much Rob’s acting is surprising him. I know that he has that whole Twilight thing on his back that people hate, but he is so much more.
    And I loved this interview. He is hot and funny and down to earth.

  • Elle

    The people of the View are the most annoying, stupid people. I kept on wanting to change the channel, but I endured the painful interview questions for my love for Robert Pattinson. But I felt so bad for Emily who was completely ignored except for one question referring to Robert, of course. And why doesn’t anyone realize that Robert is joking most of the time when he is talking. I hate how most people are taking what he says literally.

    • sylvie

      I can’t stand the morons on the view either but also endured only for Rob. He is charming, funny, witty and so sexy. As far as the Details interview goes – anyone who didn’t realize that was a joke is a complete idiot. Love you Rob, keep up the good work!

  • Nina

    Come on people this guy is a fake! He’s shy around older woman, shows gay tendencies around gays, and is a bad boy for girls. He doesn’t feel any of it.
    Profile of a Sociopath
    Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

    Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
    Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
    Incapacity for Love.
    This is Robert Patinson

    • Michelle

      You, Nina, are seriously sick in the head. This post has got to be a joke. No real person could have honestly come up with this much bull and believe it or are you describing yourself? Shallow emotions? Indeed…

    • Laura

      seriously! you have got to be kidding me! People in glass houses shouln’t through stones. Judging people should be left for those in higher athority so little miss high and mighty please get ff your frickin soap box and leave the Brit alone. Honestly what has he ever done to u?

    • Maddie

      Nina? Do you wear an aluminum foil helmet to keep the government from stealing your thoughts?

  • mariai

    wow, I didn’t think that the “vagina” issue is still an issue I thought everybody have forgotten about it, what with all the appearances for the movie and the movie itself is a buzz-worthy. And poor Emilie, she must have been thinking of the same thing, I mean why was she even there in the first place!?

  • Dorlocita

    Robert is too much fun! No wonder ladies love him. He’s great!

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