In the span of a week, the “reinvented” Robert Pattinson went from being the next big thing in Hollywood to a complete unknown. While we might never know the exact reasons for his fall from grace, the man himself has come forward to set the record straight – or, at least, to clear up any misconceptions about his recent actions.

More Than Meets The Eye

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Pattinson opened up about his sexuality and admitted that he is, in fact, a “little bit of a queen.”

“I think that the reason people are interested in me is because they want to see something different,” he said. “It’s more than just being in a relationship or being in a romantic comedy, which I’ve also done. It’s about what draws interest and intrigue in people.”

Still, Pattinson insisted that his new “reinvented” image in no way represents a transformation of his personality or sexual orientation. Indeed, he said that he is grateful for the opportunities that have arisen because of the sudden drop in his star power. Because of his aversion to the limelight, he acknowledged, life has been rather boring lately.

“I feel like I’ve been in a bubble for the past 18-20 months and haven’t had to worry about much,” he said. “And I think that’s a good thing. I’ve been very fortunate.”

Dressing To Impress

Pattinson said that the reason for his rediscovery and subsequent reinvention, which saw him drop more than ten pounds in less than a week, was simple: He wanted to impress a woman. Specifically, he said that his new look was spurred on by the 25-year-old actress Taeyeon. In an effort to win her heart, he underwent the most rigorous of makeovers, transforming his entire look from messy hair to having perfectly coiffed hair. To further enhance his appeal, he said that he invested heavily in clothing that accentuates his good looks. For example, he purchased two red dresses and two pairs of heels. While a part of him is reluctant to admit it, he seems very happy with his new look and the way it has improved his life.

“I just want to say that I’m very grateful to be here and be alive,” he said. “And I’m happy to be who I am. People have accepted me for who I am and haven’t tried to put me in a box. So, thank you. I appreciate it.”

The Birth Of A Baby Sister

While nothing can come close to the romantic implications of being in love with a woman, the desire to father children can be a source of great joy for a man. Of course, this need not be limited to romantic aspirations. Thanks to advances in science and technology, it is now possible to have children without having to rely on a partner to produce them. In the case of Robert Pattinson, this opportunity was presented by Baeyoung, his 23-year-old baby sister.

In an effort to gain custody of her little sister, Baeyoung filed a petition with the British Columbia court, citing “unreasonable behavior” on the part of their parents. While initially the judge ordered that the children share custody, eventually she ruled that Pattinson should have sole custody. Still, the siblings have maintained a close bond and continue to enjoy their sunny island life, spending their time exploring the outdoors, going for hikes and spending quality one-on-one time with each other.

The Inevitable Backlash

With fame often comes a price, and in the case of Robert Pattinson, this price is a backlash from those who feel that his actions have brought shame upon them. While there is no doubting the sincerity of his apologies, these individuals feel that he has betrayed them and do not intend on letting him forget it.

Perhaps the most infamous of these betrayals took place in 2014, when several Twitter users began attacking the actor for his association with “toxic celebrity” Kristen Stewart. While Stewart has since expressed regret for cheating on Pattinson with Robert Duvall, the damage had already been done. Still, he continues to enjoy a good reputation among LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) audiences and allies, who see him as a courageous and vocal advocate for equality.

“I think that we’re at a time now where people are starting to understand that if you’re famous for being famous, that’s not a good thing,” he said. “It can be a double-edged sword. People don’t always appreciate that. But I think that eventually people will see that it’s an advantage to be famous for what you do – not famous for being famous.”

A Life Less Ordinary

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that sex scenes sell movies – even, perhaps especially, when the actors aren’t even aware of what is happening. As a result, we’ve seen many a famous face paraded in front of the camera for the sake of attracting some fans and gaining some coin. In the case of Robert Pattinson, the desire to make a sex tape resurfaced thanks to the success of the “Twilight” films, which were responsible for an unprecedented worldwide audience and critical acclaim for the actor. While the actor has always been open to the idea of doing porn, he saw it as merely a business move, not a reflection of his true feelings. Still, when faced with the opportunity to star in a pornographic film simply for the sake of getting his name in lights, he couldn’t resist.

In the end, he decided that, rather than avoiding the subject all together, he would tackle it head-on. As a result, the actor shot two sex scenes with porn star James Deen. The first scene was fairly tame, consisting of the two actors kissing, jokingly groping and rolling around on a bed. In the second scene, Deen penetrated Pattinson from behind as he lay in bed. While the actor admitted that he was “a little nervous” at first, he said that after a few takes, the nerves disappeared and the two men were “having fun.” In an effort to prevent any controversies or ethical concerns, the producers of the film ensured that neither acted out of character, remaining completely in character throughout the shoot.

The two men have remained close friends since then, with Deen frequently traveling to attend Pattinson’s frequent film festival and award show appearances.

While his sexuality and transition from “pretty boy” to “manly man” might not be a total game changer, it seems that Robert Pattinson’s life is anything but ordinary.