The internet has shared its thoughts on Robert Pattinson’s cooking skills after the actor shared his unusual recipe for microwaved pasta.
Pattinson, who is set to star as the titular superhero in The Batman film, pitched his idea for a new dish called “Piccolini Cuscino” (“little pillow”) to solve the gap in the market for “pasta which you can hold in your hand” in an interview for GQ.
Consisting of penne, pre-sliced cheese, cornflakes and sugar, Pattinson’s dish was then placed in a foil-wrapped dish in the microwave, with the actor insisting to his interviewer: “I actually knew how to do this before. I literally did this yesterday. And now it’s just impossible. It’s going to look like I can’t cook at all,” only for a lightning bolt to come out of the machine which then blew up.
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Understandably, fans of the actor were fascinated by the bizarre encounter, with one tweeting: “Robert Pattinson pasta story has been the only thing on my mind for the past 30 minutes and the only thing that will be on my mind for the next 30 hours.”
Someone joked: “Robert Pattinson attempting to demonstrate his ‘fast food version’ of pasta to a GQ reporter is peak comedy, I think.”
“Robert Pattinson being interviewed by GQ and admitting he wants to start a pasta company and then almost burning down his kitchen is the chaotic energy we expect from our hero,” another said.
Tapping into just why the internet loved this anecdote so much, one commenter theorised: “The article where Robert Pattinson blows up a microwave while trying to invent a pasta pillow is delightful because it’s the first time in months that a confident-yet-bumbling man has been in the news who is not in charge of millions of peoples’ lives.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the British actor admitted that he was ignoring the strict fitness regime put in place by his personal trainer for the latest Batman film as it sends a bad message to men about body image.
“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he said. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the 1970s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped.”