Robert Pattinson has opened up to a British newspaper about coping with the pressures of fame and the lure of therapy to help him deal with his Hollywood status, thankfully though, the star says it's getting easier.
In the candid interview with The Telegraph, Rob explained that when he was first rocketed to superstardom by the Twilight franchise, he found it punishingly difficult to deal with the changes to his lifestyle. He explained to interviewer John Hiscok that;
I had a bit of a struggle at first because my life really contracted and I couldn't do a lot of the stuff I used to be able to do. But once I got through that a year or two ago I just accepted my life is something else and now I can’t really remember what it was like before, So it’s much easier to deal with now
Pattinson then went on to explain that although he suffers from anxiety that he;
Would love to go into therapy but it makes me too anxious. I've been talking to a lot of people about it and I don’t know. I kind of like my anxiety in a funny sort of way and I like my peaks and troughs. Luckily depression never lasts long with me
Maybe it is Pattinson's anxiety and dips into depression that have helped him to portray such a diverse array of characters with such believable precision.
His latest role as the dim-witted, rotten toothed Ray in [The Rover](movie:395105) couldn't be further from the sparkly skinned heartthrob vampire, Edward Cullen yet his sensitive portrayal has been critically acclaimed. By everyone but Rob himself, that is.
Rob recalled that when he was subjected to a gruelling 4 hour interview for the part that a large part of it was overcoming his own fears. He explained that;
For the first 45 minutes I had to deal with my own neuroses before I’d do any kind of acting and I think David recognised this and when I let myself calm down I was fine
Which, David Michod himself confirmed. According the director behind the acclaimed move Animal Kingdom;
We would do a take and Robert would go, ‘Oh I was so terrible.’ But he wasn't terrible, he’s just very English and very self-deprecating. I knew within five minutes of our four hour audition I’d found the actor to play Ray
Although Rob is moving forward to take on wildly different goals, the 28-year-old actor hopes he can bring his Twilight fan base with him on the journey. Pattinson revealed that;
I'm curious to know whether people who liked the Twilight movies will come and see things like The Rover. Hopefully they’ll enjoy it. I try to do ambitious projects but I don’t know if people are going to like them. You just try and do things which are challenging and hopefully people will appreciate that
So, Twihards, are you following Rob on his cinematic journey or did it all end at Breaking Dawn for you?