Seriously, not even the most ardent and meticulous method actor should be agreeing to do this, and the Twilight and The Batman star rightly refused the director's request.
When filming Good Time a few years ago, Pattinson was issued with the bizarre request for a scene in which he was in bed, sleeping beside the dog.
You see, his character was a criminal in New York fighting to save the life of his brother over the course of one night.
Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the time of the film's release, Pattinson explained how his character had a particular love of dogs, and even believed that he was a dog in a past life.
However, he then disclosed how things went too far for him.
He told Kimmel: "He [his character Corey] thinks he has control over animals and stuff.
"There's this one scene we shot where basically a drug dealer bursts in to the room and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job."
He then went on to say that the director - or one of the Safdie brothers, who co-directed the film - said: "Just do it for real, man. Don't be a p***y."
The trainer of the dog was less keen on the idea, telling Pattinson to 'massage the inside of his thighs'.
Even that sounds like it possibly borders on animal abuse. Lord knows this poor dog can't consent to any kind of contact like that.
Also, it's utterly f***ing disgusting.
Anyway, Pattinson wasn't having any of it. He refused to do either of those things and a fake dog penis was brought in for the scene.
It didn't really matter anyway, because the scene eventually ended up on the cutting room floor and wasn't included in the final edit.
Pattinson added: "It was fun... it will be on the DVD extras."
In the end, the film was a critical success, and received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or, the most prestigious prize at the festival.
You see, you don't need to have a heartthrob actor pulling off a dog to make a film a success.
In fact, those sorts of films rarely succeed outside of very specific parts of the internet.
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