Justin Bieber Is ‘All Right’ Says Robert Pattinson, Thinks Child Stars Need Therapy

Justin Bieber may not be the media’s darling, but Robert Pattinson thinks he’s “All right.”

Pattinson made his comment in a Vanity Fair interview, which mostly focused on his new film the David Cronenberg-directed Maps To The Stars which debuted to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

When asked if he met up with Bieber at the Vanity Fair-Giorgio Armani bash they both went to last week at the Hotel Du Cap, Eden Roc in Cannes to celebrate the film festival, Pattinson replied:

“I didn’t, actually. I’ve met him before, though, on his party bus.[ He Laughs.] I’ve met him a couple of times. He’s all right. [Laughs.]”

Robert famously had trouble gaining access to Justin’s party bus when he joined the singer, his then girlfriend Selena Gomez and others at the Los Angeles debut of Katy Perry’s Part Of Me movie in July 2012.

The Brit actor isn’t the only big name to offer a positive opinion on Bieber.

The Canadian was sought out by Jennifer Lawrence at the Vanity Fair-Armani party, who reportedly declared “I want to meet Bieber!” the moment he arrived at the party.

The pair met, but photo-op request from VF was declined by Lawrence who said she wanted her introduction with Bieber to be “normal,” reports E! News.

Unlike Pattinson, who attended the Cannes Maps To The Stars’ premiere with Sarah Gadon, Julianne Moore and the rest of his co-stars, Bieber is in the South of France enjoying the party scene that spikes during the film festival.

During the interview, the former Twilight Saga pin-up offered his opinion on child stars when asked about Maps To The Stars in which he plays a Los Angeles limo driver trying to break into films.

The movie satirizes the artificiality and moral decay of Hollywood and show business.

At its center is a family whose financial success is built on the career of a 13-year-old, drug-addicted, diva-like child star called “Benjie.”

On the subject of fame’s corroding effect on child stars, Pattinson told Vanity Fair:

“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,” he added.

“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.”

Although started out in amateur theater at 15, the actor was offered his first biggish role in 2003 at the age of 17 as Cedric Diggory in the movie in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His Twilight roles kicked off even later.

But it was his game-changing role in Cosmopolis, also helmed by Cronenberg, that altered perceptions of Pattinson.

According to the actor, being able to grow up outside the bubble of child-stardom in his early formative years was a blessing.

“I didn’t star in ‘Twilight’ until 21. It’s different because you’re still young, but you’ve had a life beforehand,” he said. “Where as if you are 10, it’s a totally different thing.”

It’s an insightful view.

Given that Bieber’s professional ascent began at 14, although his YouTube fame kicked off at 12, perhaps the endless damning of this kid without context would do well to take heed.

After all, Pattinson thinks “He’s all right.”

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