Robert Pat­tin­son: ‘It’s taken 10 years to move on from Twi­light’

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Robert Pat­tin­son says it has taken him 10 years to leave ‘Twi­light’ be­hind. The 31-year-old ac­tor shot to fame play­ing brood­ing vam­pire Ed­ward Cullen in the ‘Twi­light Saga’ fran­chise and Robert has ad­mit­ted that the pop­u­lar­ity of the movies made it dif­fi­cult for peo­ple to see him as any other char­ac­ter. He told The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter’s Awards Chat­ter pod­cast: “As soon as I signed on to do mul­ti­ple se­quels, I was like, ‘It’s gonna take 10 years to get over this.’” How­ever, Robert has never felt sti­fled by ‘Twi­light’ and he ac­knowl­edges that he wouldn’t have his ca­reer with­out it. He said: “I’ve never re­ally felt trapped by it. I’ve al­ways known it was the right move. I wouldn’t have done any of this other stuff if not for that.” De­spite his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the fran­chise, Robert feared he had a “cred­i­bil­ity deficit” for his post-’Twi­light’ ca­reer and he man­aged to over­come this by work­ing with di­rec­tors in­clud­ing David Cro­nen­berg, Werner Her­zog and An­ton Cor­bijn. He ex­plained: “I was aware of a cred­i­bil­ity deficit. And so you think, ‘Well, if [Werner] Her­zog and An­ton Cor­bijn and all these peo­ple are hir­ing me, well, you’re gonna have to s**t on your he­roes if you want to s**t on me.’” And de­spite find­ing huge com­mer­cial suc­cess early in

his ca­reer, Robert doesn’t care if his cur­rent movies make any money. He said: “I don’t even care if they make money at all. Like, lit­er­ally. As long as I can get an­other one.”

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