Robert Pattinson can’t seem to catch a break. The 27-year-old British actor recently found himself at the center of another media frenzy after he was caught on camera kissing a complete stranger. But this time, it wasn’t a blind item in a gossip magazine. The lucky lady in question is known in the entertainment industry and has worked as an extra on sets of popular shows such as Glee and Nashville. According to Showbiz 411, she is reportedly asking for 50,000 USD per episode. How much did you pay for your last Netflix series? 

The anonymous woman has asked for privacy and would like to keep her identity a secret. As a result, we may never know who she is or how Pattinson came to kiss her. Nonetheless, the video has gone viral, accumulating more than 4.2 million views as of March 18. In the video, you can see Pattinson trying to remain calm while keeping a discrete distance from the woman. He eventually gives her a peck on the cheek before walking away. 

More Than Meets The Eye

It is clear that Pattinson is nervous and anxious in the video. He fidgets, strokes his cheek, and looks toward the camera as he tries to figure out how to begin the encounter. There is no denying that he is nervous around women, and perhaps this is why he has chosen to remain anonymous. He might be concerned that the whole world will know about their relationship, and he certainly doesn’t want to jeopardize that. 

But fear of fame is one thing; fear of misfortune is another. The one thing that Pattinson doesn’t want to do is cause the woman any harm. He doesn’t want to ruin her life or put her in any danger. So instead of facing his fears head-on and asking her to kiss him on the lips or grab his hand and make him join the Mile High Club with her, he decided to be safe instead. 

What kind of person does this? The answer is obvious: a coward. Despite all the safety concerns that a man like Pattinson might have, this type of behavior is the result of fear. It is not the kind of fear that builds courage and strength. It is the kind of fear that causes a person to seek safety in flight. 

So instead of risking his own safety and her anonymity by taking a chance and engaging a strange woman in a passionate embrace, this English hunk decided to play it safe and end the encounter on a friendly, non-sexualized note. He doesn’t want to ruin her day, and he certainly doesn’t want to make her uncomfortable. It’s a wonder he ended up kissing her at all. 

But fear not, ladies. While Robert may be a scared little boy hiding behind a man’s big cockade, your day is about to get a whole lot more interesting. There are plenty of other men out there who aren’t so chilled about making a passatuck if the situation arises. You can play the field and see what else is out there. But until then, it’s best to keep your eyes open, your legs closed, and your hands where they should be: on the wheel of your bicycle.