The New York Independent

Robert Pattinson Fears Clowns; Here's Why (video)

Robert Pattinson is making his West Coast swing to promote “Water for Elephants” hitting Ellen DeGenere’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s shows. He’s trying to keep it interesting with stories about growing up, his fear of clowns and other tidbits that will surely become RPaz trivia.

Despite all the traveling, he arrived at the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” studios in LA., in an upbeat mood, wearing sunglasses and a characteristic hoodie, emblazoned with a Nike logo.

The shoe and sportswear manufacturer must be jumping for joy. How they got him to wear the pull-over sweatshirt is anyone’s guess, but it looked brand new.

Rob probably dressed casually for the flight out, but once inside the Kimmel studio he quick-changed into a charcoal-gray suit.

Pattinson, 24, and Water co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz were in New York on Sunday for the movie’s premiere, and Rob made a similar tour of New York talk shows.

Among the small facets of his life that Rob revealed is his trouble keeping his pants on in “ass-baring” fight scenes during filming of Breaking Dawn, the last in the “Twilight” series.

“My ass is constantly hanging out,” Rob said. “Every single shot we were doing in this big fight and every shot has these … underpants.”

He revealed to Kimmel how he loved American cartoons growing up, including a short-lived series called “Hammerman,” voiced by ’80s rapper MC Hammer.

Kimmel shocked Rob by presenting him with an original animation cell from the cartoon show, which only ran for 13 episodes on ABC, which happens to be Kimmel’s network.

Rob also explained the origin of his fear of clowns, which goes back to early childhood.

“The first time I went to the circus somebody died. One of the clowns died. His little car exploded. The joke car exploded on him. Seriously. Everybody ran out. It was terrifying,” he said.

That would be enough to scare anybody. Other celebrities like P. Diddy and Johnny Depp express similar fears, and it was a story line on sit-com “Seinfeld,” where Kramer also feared them.

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