The Brief: Robert Pattinson's quarantine GQ cover story inspired a slew of internet memes, many of which are about his pasta dish that started a fire in the microwave during the interview.
GQ Interview & Cover
For the June edition of GQ magazine, Zach Baron interviewed actor Robert Pattinson, who is currently quarantined with his girlfriend in an apartment in London. Pattinson took his own photos for the story, posing around the messy apartment in designer clothing and looking straight into the camera. During the interview, Pattinson’s eccentric personality came out, as he cracked dry jokes, shared about his quarantine routine, and microwaved an innovative pasta dish. After the story was published online, people expressed their reactions to it via memes about Robert Pattinson’s lifestyle, selfies, interview composure, and homemade pasta attempt.
sure why not let robert pattinson style his own fashion shoot from quarantine what could go wrong pic.twitter.com/7vZGcfYZaC
— Sarah Dollard (@snazdoll) May 12, 2020
robert pattinson is my quarantine mood pic.twitter.com/AQrHbFf3y0
— skylo milo (@Ibabysky) May 12, 2020
Robert Pattinson’s Pasta Memes
For most readers, the highlight of the interview was when Pattinson started describing and then cooking a pasta recipe he’s invented. The dish, which Pattinson calls “piccolini cuscino” (“little pillows” in Italian), consists of pasta, layers of sliced cheese, corn flakes, red sauce, sugar, and a hamburger bun. During his FaceTime interview with Zach Baron, Pattinson microwaved the pasta, assembled the dish, which was wrapped in foil, and then proceeded to microwave it before a small explosion occurred and he abandoned the project.
Some memes about Robert Pattinson’s pasta cooking fiasco make fun of him for his absurd culinary ideas, while others note how people still love him even though he can’t cook pasta or operate a microwave. For those who are wondering if piccolini cuscino is actually any good, Mel Magazine‘s Joseph Longo tried it (and didn’t hate it).
robert pattinson pasta story has been the only thing on my mind for the past 30 minutes and the only thing that will be on my mind for the next 30 hours pic.twitter.com/lmNmTELMnG
— mia vicino-pitt (@BRATPlTT) May 12, 2020
pov: you're a bowl of pasta about to go into a microwave pic.twitter.com/RaWeyL5RfL
— david bynch (@soalexgoes) May 13, 2020
Gal Gadot Robert Pattinson
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help people pic.twitter.com/dMBwgJgsWm
— G. L. (@ginadivittorio) May 13, 2020
gonna tell my kids this was robert pattinson pic.twitter.com/52LlPj8WJh
— 𝙇𝙪𝙘𝙮 𝘿𝙞𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙤 (@SatansJacuzzi) May 12, 2020
— Liz, A Soft Ghost (@liz_lawlz) May 13, 2020
Robert Pattinson Cooking pic.twitter.com/ywiZxZR85K
— ✨FILM DAZE✨ (@filmdaze) May 12, 2020
Robert Pattinson making breakfast pic.twitter.com/2qjd1Ysrw9
— Cassidy Olsen (@olsencassidy) May 12, 2020
Live footage of Robert Pattinson making a "pasta pillow" pic.twitter.com/r1OSA9xMYK
— Olivia Truffaut-Wong (@iWatchiAm) May 12, 2020
sorry how is it robert pattinson can cook sugar & cheese pasta in the fucking microwave and you lot are still wet hot and spicy for him but when i do it it’s “we’re getting concerned” and “are you sure you’re coping okay”
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) May 12, 2020