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Robert Pattinson advises child stars to seek therapy, thinks Justin Bieber's 'all right'

6/17/2014
Robert Pattinson advises child stars to seek therapy, thinks Justin Bieber's 'all right' © AP / Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson advises child stars to seek therapy, thinks Justin Bieber's 'all right'

By Greg Gilman
TheWrap

Robert Pattinson has some advice for child stars navigating Hollywood — therapy is your friend.

The former "Twilight" star told Vanity Fair at the Cannes Film Festival that the young, entitled child actor character in his Hollywood-centric film, "Maps to the Stars," is terrifyingly accurate to real-life youngsters exposed to the glitz and glam of Tinseltown.

"I think Benjie is probably the truest character. I've met a lot of kids like him. The scene with him and the little girls bitching about everybody — you just see that a lot," Pattinson said. "When you see these kids, there is only one way: you either get in therapy now or become a serial killer, or kill yourself. I mean, you can see it really early on — it's terrifying."

Pattinson avoided the tragic pitfall reflected in the David Cronenberg film because his international stardom didn't arrive until after he lived outside the limelight for 21 years.

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"I didn't star in 'Twilight' until 21. It's different because you're still young, but you've had a life beforehand," Pattinson said. "Where as if you are 10, it's a totally different thing."

While pop star sensation Justin Bieber has had his fair share of legal trouble since hitting it big at 14 — and a pompous reputation further cemented by Seth Rogen — Pattinson described Bieber as an okay guy.

"I've met him before, though, on his party bus. [Laughs.]," Pattinson said. "I've met him a couple of times. He's all right. [Laughs.]"

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