Robert Pattinson Twilight Fame: Actor Claims Fame Drove Him Crazy And Made Him Say Stupid Things
Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, claimed that the highly successful movies made his life a nightmare. Mr. Pattinson did a lengthy interview where he explained that after filming the Twilight saga, fans camped out in front of his home and close friends sold his private life to the tabloids.
In a new interview with a British media outlet, Robert Pattinson confessed that the Twilight fame made him go crazy, and few of his fans have stepped out to tell him to stop whining.
In 2008, Robert Pattinson hit stardom by getting the lead role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga.
The series of five romance fantasy films also starred his then-girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene, and grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide and made Pattinson a mega star.
Mr. Pattinson recently sat down with NME where he lamented about the headaches that came along with fame. The Bel Ami and Cosmopolis actor shared that at the peak of his career, hundreds of screaming fans camped out in front of his home or hotel room.
The former teen idol told the British music magazine:
“I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy.”
Pattinson stated that he is thrilled that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has been released and is very happy to have a normal trusting relationship with his grocer. He explained:
“I didn’t go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, ‘Is he gonna sell me out?’ I just don’t have to think about that stuff anymore.”
Since the Twilight movie series, Pattinson appeared in “normal” movies like The Rover, Maps to the Stars and Queen of the Desert that have less following and do not demand legions of fans sleeping in front of theaters for weeks before their premieres.
In the same interview, he opened about his relationship with fiancée and artist FKA twigs who has been slammed by his supporters with racist comments because they want him with the white woman, who cheated on him with a married director she was working with. Pattinson revealed:
“I was talking to my dad about this and I bet him that if he looked up Nelson Mandela’s funeral on YouTube, the first comment would be a racist one.”
He went on to add:
“It was, with like a million upvotes. What I don’t get is why?. I think it’s because most normal people are not commenters – I’ve never met anyone who’s left a comment on anything. Its just demons who live in basements.You have this weird thing where you end up trying to fight against this faceless blob, where the more you hate it, the bigger it gets, because it’s all in your head.”
Other interesting confessions made by the Englishman include the fact that he hated going to award shows to promote the teen movie and loathed conducting interviews because he had nothing important to say. He expanded on his struggle with fame saying:
“I was watching the MTV VMAs the other day and thinking how bizarre it was that I ever did that. I remember doing those awards and saying the dumbest stuff. And I was hungover for most of it.”
Pattinson concluded with:
“A lot of people, when they’re really young, tend to be like, ‘I’ve got something to say and I want everyone to hear it!. But I’ve never wanted anyone to hear what I’m saying, because it’s probably stupid.”
Pattinson is set to star in Brad Pitt‘s upcoming movie, The Lost City of Z, which tells the real story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who was searching for an ancient lost city in Amazonia and vanished in 1925 with his son.