Dailies | Robert Pattinson Advises Child Stars to Seek Therapy, Thinks Justin Bieber’s ‘All Right’

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The actor says he met “a lot of kids” like the drug-addicted 13-year-old child star character in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

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.

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“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.

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“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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