Robert Pattinson Had an Absolutely Deranged Pasta Recipe, So Naturally People Had to Make It

Actor Robert Pattinson shot to fame almost overnight with his role as the sexy vampire, Edward Cullen, in the Twilight Saga movie franchise. More recently, he was filming his upcoming movie, The Batman, before the global pandemic shut operations down. 

While in lockdown, Pattinson gave a somewhat bizarre interview with GQ magazine about how he has been coping – and blew up his microwave in the process. We’ll fill you in on the details of what happened.

Robert Pattinson’s chaotic interview with GQ

Robert Pattinson on the red carpet
Robert Pattinson | Francois Durand for Dior/Getty Images

RELATED: Why Robert Pattinson Refuses to Get Ripped to Play Batman

Pattinson’s GQ interview begins with the star admitting that he has no sense of time, and that this is not a new symptom of the lockdown. Apparently, Pattinson has always struggled with knowing what day it is:

“It’s a complaint which a lot of people have about me. This total… I don’t have a sense of time. I think something two years ago could actually be a week ago. It’s definitely been a complaint about my personality,” he shared in the interview.

The GQ article paints Pattinson as somewhat of a paranoid oddball who has tried to hide out from the world when he can, considering his enormous fame. “I’m so terrified of being, like, arrested. You’re allowed to run around here. But the terror I feel from it is quite extreme,” he is quoted as saying about the lockdown procedures in London, where he’s currently waiting out the pandemic. 

Pattinson blew up his microwave with his bizarre pasta recipe

But perhaps the most bizarre part of the interview is an enormous section of the article dedicated to Pattinson’s adventures with microwaved pasta. He shared that he once had a business idea to make “a pasta that you can hold in your hand”, which he named Piccolini Cuscino, or Little Pillow in Italian.

He even had a business meeting with the co-founder of the Santa Monica pasta restaurant Uovo, whose utter lack of a reaction discouraged Pattinson for a while.

Pattinson’s “recipe” is as follows: first, he microwaved some sort of pasta for eight minutes. Then, for a reason not known to the readers, he piled sugar and sliced cheese on top of each other inside aluminum foil and topped it off with crushed cornflakes, which he used because he couldn’t find breadcrumbs at the store.

After adding some red sauce (when the interviewer tried to clarify whether the recipe called for tomato sauce, Pattinson vaguely replied that “any sauce” would do) and the microwaved pasta, Pattinson topped the entire creation off with a hamburger bun that he flambéed with a retro lighter.

And — despite the interviewer’s warnings – tried to warm the whole thing up in a microwave, aluminum foil and all, which — of course — promptly exploded.

Fans try the recipe; say it’s disgusting

RELATED: Why Robert Pattinson Almost Punched Director Robert Eggers on Set

Fans were understandably bewildered by Pattinson’s Piccolini Cuscino. Some were brave enough to try the recipe out for themselves at home. A Twitter user shared a photo of a globby mess wrapped in tin foil with the caption, “[B]ehold [I] made Robert Pattinson’s Piccolini Cuscino.”

The tweet garnered over 400 likes, with fans expressing their disgust in response. “How much did you puke later?” someone reasonably asked. “[N]eeds more sugar,” another replied sarcastically.

Edith Young from Man Repeller also made a brave attempt at the mysterious Piccolini Cuscino, and took readers through each step. “It actually smells kind of good,” Young admits while she’s in the process of preparing the dish. Alas, it doesn’t seem to have tasted as good as it smelled; Young writes, “I conclude that this dish would be well-suited for the menu of a Catskills resort, where an elderly woman once said to her friend: “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” 

It doesn’t seem like Pattinson will be opening up his own pasta restaurant anytime soon.