Hey, y'all, Robert Pattinson has revealed something deeply personal -- and not that he thinks Edward Cullen is secretly gay. (I mean, duh, how long did it take him to get Bella in the sack?) Nope, he spent the years after Twilight depressed. And it wasn't because his girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, was cheating on him. (That came later.) No, it was because he got super-famous super-fast, which you think would make any actor ecstatic. But not Rob. For one, he thought that his newfound fame would mean he'd start getting offered all kinds of young Al Pacino-type ac-TOR roles, and it wasn't happening. Ohhhhhh poor Rob. Said RPattz to Premiere magazine:
I finally realised that you needed to earn this change I so desperately wanted. I thought everything was going to be served on a plate but that's not how it works.
So, you mean even Rob Pattinson has to work to get what he wants? (Cue microscopic violin.)
RPattz goes on to detail the causes of his post-Twilight funk:
I saw Kristen leave to film Snow White and the Huntsman, Taylor was also doing his thing on the side, and I was just going in circles, asking myself if I was going to take a break and go back to music.
And well, hmm. We know what else was going down on Snow White and the Huntsman, but that's neither here nor there. Still, it kind of makes you go hmmm. Possible cause of Kristen straying: Was Rob sitting home in his skivs, slurping Ben & Jerry's, and lamenting his lack of decent roles? Did Kristen tire of his depressed diva ways?
So what pulled Rob out of his dark night of the soul? David Cronenberg, his Cosmopolis director. Rob says when David called him and offered him the role, he jumped on the couch and screamed like a little girl. Well, he doesn't say that exactly, but he says he "went crazy."
So, what's up with this whining? Is Rob some sniveling, self-entitled ac-TOR? Maybe, but hey, all of us want to be challenged and fulfilled in our work. Imagine if, after Twilight, Rob was being offered stuff like, Hey, hey, Robby baby, you're this vampire, okay, and you get stuck on an island ... Hey, hey, Pattzy boy, how about this? You're a vampire CIA agent! That'd make me depressed too.
No worries though. With Breaking Dawn behind him, Rob is in pre-production for no less than five films -- none of them vamp-oriented. So he can smile now.
Can you believe Twilight made Rob depressed?
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