In a wide-ranging interview with GQ, the star attempted to demonstrate the creation of an original dish he called piccolini cuscino, or “little pillow.”
While FaceTiming with reporter Zach Baron, he smashed pasta, cheese, sugar, cornflakes and “any sauce” into a tinfoil ball.
He “mistakenly” put the concoction into a microwave that he thought was an oven.
“A lightning bolt erupts from the oven/microwave, and Pattinson ducks like someone outside has opened fire,” Baron wrote for the magazine. “He’s giggling and crouching as the oven throws off stray flickers of light and sound.”
“The f ****** electricity … Oh my God,” Pattinson said from the floor. “Yeah, I think I have to leave that alone. But that is a piccolini cuscino.”
The explosion seemingly brought the actor’s plan to create a “pasta which you can hold in your hand” to an end.
He told GQ he once asked himself, what if “pasta really had the same kind of fast-food credentials as burgers and pizzas?”
“I was trying to figure out how to capitalize in this area of the market,” he said.
It’s possible the entire act was an elaborate performance art piece. Pattinson has been known to troll people.
Christopher Nolan, who directed him in “Tenet,” told GQ that even as an actor, he was always “slightly f****** with you.”
If pasta innovation and professional trolling don’t pan out for Pattinson, at least he can keep his day job acting in blockbuster hits.
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