Robert Pattinson said he was joking when the actor told Jimmy Kimmel he was asked to perform a sexual act on a dog as part of his role in the new movie "Good Time," in theaters later this month.
"The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiraled out of control," he told E! News in a statement.
Pattinson said his story wasn't meant to be taken seriously.
"What didn't come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the 'Good Time' set."
"We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal."
The Twilight actor plays Connie, who is on the run from the police, in the crime drama, which received a six-minute standing ovation when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May.
"There's this one scene which we shot, which was basically, there's a drug dealer who busts into the room and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job," he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday.
The 31-year-old told Kimmel he refused to do it and used a fake dog penis instead. The scene will be featured as a bonus clip in the DVD version of the film.
"Good Time" will be released in the U.S. on August 11.
The World Entertainment News Network contributed to this story.