Although it's been quite a few years since the final Twilight movie of the franchise hit the big screens, it seems that actor Robert Pattinson still can't get over it.
In particular, the Brit has revealed that he's still quite scarred by the experience of mega-fandom that he had to deal with on a daily basis. Speaking to British magazine NME, he's said:
"I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy."
Despite playing the pivotal character of Cedric Diggory in the colossal Harry Potter movie franchise, it was really his role as Edward Cullen in Stephanie Meyer's vampire saga that brought him stratospheric fame.
Playing the beautiful blood-sucker who sparkled in the sunshine alongside Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan made Rob a household name, much to the overwhelming joy and adoring shrieks of millions of frenzied fans. Let's take a look at what all the fuss was about:
After five vampire movies, while he's been grateful for the opportunities the role has brought him, Rob has since admitted that he didn't go to the grocery store "for about six years" for fear of being hounded by hundreds of teenage girls.
Thankfully, times have changed. Perhaps partly because the Twilight mania has died down, and partly because Rob has since taken on roles that have conclusively detached him from his vampire past. He said:
"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."
Winding his way further and further away from Twilight, Pattinson can be seen next in Life as the photographer Dennis Stock. The movie profiles the life of a young James Dean before he was famous - watch the trailer: