Robert Pattinson has had to issue an apology following his wild anecdote on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this past week going viral.
Out doing promotion for Josh and Benny Safdie’s indie film “Good Time,” Pattinson discussed a cut scene in which his character masturbates a dog. Pattinson insinuated that the directors briefly suggested he do it for real before a fake penis was brought in.
The story hit the net and quickly the Safdies denied that it ever happened, followed swiftly by PETA declaring that they were investigating. Now, Pattinson has issued a statement revealing he effectively made the whole thing up:
“The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiraled out of control What didn’t come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the Good Time set.”
We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal. Everyone involved in Good Time are amazing professionals and have come together to make a movie that I’m extremely proud of. I feel embarrassed that in the moment, I was trying to make Jimmy laugh, only to create confusion and a false impression.
If there’s a downside to the story it’s that one of the most acclaimed films of the year will have to work to escape being labelled ‘that dog wanking’ movie even though no such scene actually happens in the film.
“Good Time,” which boasts arguably Pattinson’s best performance on screen to date, opens on August 11th.