Robert Pattinson is a normal guy with simple desires

Actor sold $6 million house to Jim Parsons and moved into rented home with three mattresses and a chair

By Andrea Tim | Published: 30 May 2014

Rob P's a normal guy
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Robert Pattinson went from being a struggling actor who was once fired from a UK theatre production to causing worldwide swooning when he played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

However, stardom truly hit when he landed the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight film saga. Fame, money, red carpet appearances, and ambassador contracts (he took up a Dior Homme fragrance campaign but turned down Burberry) quickly followed. Robert is no stranger to red carpet appearances either, having recently attended the premieres of his films The Rover and Maps to the Stars at the Cannes Film Festival.

There's only one problem: Robert seems to be the only person who is indifferent to his celebrity status.

Earlier this year, the 28-year-old London native sold his $6.27 million 1922 Los Feliz mansion to The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons.

"It was too big a house," Robert said in an interview. "It was incredible, like Versailles. It was absolutely, completely crazy. It had this incredible garden, but you just stay in one room, anyway. I could basically live in a cell as long as I had a window."

And he wasn't kidding. He revealed that when he moved into his temporary rented home in Beverly Hills in August 2013, all the furniture he had at first were three inflatable mattresses and a "shitty chair". Not that it mattered since Robert's new abode in question was worth about $3.5 million. He's also realised that he lacked clothes since his domestic downsizing. "I don't understand how I don't have any clothes... in my closet there's literally about three things."

So Robert's a minimalist who shrugs off the fact that he doesn't have clothes, and who can live outside luxury. But a man must want something out of his life, right?

"I don't know if I've really particularly found my feet as an actor yet – I have to prove certain things," he said. "I have extremely simple desires. I don't need anything. I don't want anything at all."

Well Robert, while that's easy to say for a multi-million-dollar-earning celebrity who has plenty (apart from clothes, but we don't even think that's a problem with designers lending you things to wear), it's nice to see how humble you are about being an A-lister.


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