Robert Pattinson “doesn’t get” James Franco’s art

James Franco says that Robert Pattinson turned down the chance to work with him on a project.

The actor is involved with the Venice Biennale art exhibit, but told in an interview with Playboy how the Twilight heartthrob declined an offer to get involved because he didn’t “get it.”

“It’s a huge project I’m incredibly honored and proud to be presenting,” said James.

“It’s based on Rebel Without a Cause, and some of the best contemporary artists alive — Paul McCarthy, Douglas Gordon, Ed Ruscha, Aaron Young, Damon McCarthy and Harmony Korine — worked on different sections. I wanted Robert Pattinson to be in the project, but when Harmony (Rebel’s director) contacted him and told him the concept, Rob said, ‘I don’t get the point,’ so that was that.”

James also revealed why he wanted to star in one of the Twilight flicks.

“I had my agent tell [director] Bill Condon that I’d be happy to do anything in Breaking Dawn, but that was because it was supposed to be part of a multimedia project at Yale,” said James.

“I was working with a Yale undergraduate who had written an autobiographical play about putting on a theatrical production of Twilight in which I was a character. So I was interested in Twilight because I was going to be part of that play. I thought what a great connection it would be if I were also involved with the real Twilight.”