Here's something to wake you up in the morning: a story about Robert Pattinson making sure everyone knows that he did not masturbate a dog. The former Twilight actor recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and told a story about how he was asked to do said action for his indie movie Good Time. Apparently, that was a misleading statement, and Pattinson is trying to clarify that he was not seriously asked to commit bestiality on a movie set.
Robert Pattinson issued a statement to People elaborating his comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live! about certain activities with a dog on the set of Good Time. In the film, Pattinson's character has an affinity for dogs and believes that he once was a canine in a previous life. During one scene, a drug dealer walks in on him orally pleasuring a dog. They ended up going with a staged approach, but the director evidently joked that Pattinson should just "do it for real." This comment was quick to do the rounds across the internet, rolling into a big ball of controversy. Pattinson is now trying to say that his words were misconstrued, and no one ever seriously suggested that he should masturbate a dog. It was all a joke -- one that probably shouldn't have been shared on late night television.
Animal safety is always a great concern whenever one is present on a film set, and plenty of productions have come under fire for perceived unsafe conditions for the trained animals. Hoping not to go the way of A Dog's Purpose, Robert Pattinson also wrote that the animal was never in a bad environment and he regrets having created a false impression.
This a bit of publicity that Good Time was likely not expecting or looking for, but Robert Pattinson's statement can likely be taken at face value. Based on what we've heard, the indie film is a stylish thriller with a great performance by Pattinson, but who knows how this story will affect it as it expands to a wider release in the coming weeks. Thank god those big dogs in Twilight were just CGI.
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