Robert Pattinson did start off his career as a child star, so perhaps it’s not too surprising that the actor has some words of experience for those wanting to enter the business. But the star seemed to put it a little too bluntly, on what it’s really like to be child star.
Robert was talking about his character Benjie in his new film, Map to the Stars and joked that young stars should go into therapy as soon possible.
“I think Benjie is probably the truest character. I’ve met a lot of kids like him. The scene with him and the little girls bitching about everybody—you just see that a lot. 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.”
The actor also spoke of his odd interaction with another child star, Justin Bieber.
“I didn’t, actually. I’ve met him before, though, on his party bus. I’ve met him a couple of times. He’s all right.”