Robert Pattinson Said 'Twilight' Fame Drove Him Crazy
"I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy," he told NME. I didn't go into a supermarket for about six years." He added, "You begin to feel like your face is fake, like it doesn't really represent you any more."
Rob said he had a "massive problem" with the paparazzi and the constant attention during that time, adding, "I find the most embarrassing photo that can ever be taken of you is when you're in a bookshop and everyone can see what book you're buying. They might as well just take a picture of me having a wank..."
He has since moved to London, where he seems to be living a much more normal life. "Now I can go in [the supermarket] 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?,'" he said. "I just don't have to think about that stuff any more."
In spite of all the craziness though, Rob doesn't regret starring in the Twilight series. In fact, he considers the whole experience to have been "quite helpful."
"Most people, throughout their 20s, really struggle with knowing what they want to do," he said. "I was living a massively accelerated life, compacting a billion different experiences, having to comprehend so many different things... there was definitely a bad side, but it was fun. It was an adrenaline rush."
An adrenaline rush that pushed him into super stardom. And it doesn't look like his career will slow down any time soon. After starring in The Rover and Maps to the Stars post-Twilight, Rob will also star in the upcoming The Lost City of Z with Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller, among many other films.