Robert Pattinson’s demeanor during late-night interviews is consistently peculiar. He maintains a lighthearted approach and never takes himself too seriously. Yet, there’s an undeniably dark edge to the stories he finds amusing. Pattinson’s early years were spent in Barnes, an idyllic upper-middle-class neighborhood in southwest London. His mother worked as a scout for a modeling agency, while his father was a vintage car salesman. With admission to Tower House School, which also produced stars like Tom Hardy, it seemed that Pattinson’s journey to stardom would be smooth.
However, when Pattinson was just 12 years old, he had different plans, making his life a bit more complicated. During an interview with Howard Stern, Pattinson disclosed how, at a young age, he used to pilfer adult magazines from a store and then resell them at school. His illicit business thrived, but he became increasingly audacious and eventually progressed to stealing entire rows of adult magazines.
His activities came to a halt when he was caught by a store employee, who reported the situation to his school. Soon after, Pattinson’s school also learned of his selling of the magazines to fellow students, leading to his prompt expulsion. He might be able to find humor in the story nowadays, but that level of self-sabotage is one that an individual tends to carry with them.