Robert Pattinson Was 'Depressed' After 'Twilight' -- How Depressing Is That?

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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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GlowW... GlowWorm889

I believe it. Acting as a heart-throb in a poorly written teen vampire series probably wasn't the break he was looking for in his early 20's. And though the rush was fun, he's realizing that the backlash is not and that the role isn't doing him any favors on his resume. He's most known as Edward Cullen, unlike his co-stars, who will always be remembered for it but also for other films. Most Harry Potter fans remember him as Cedric Diggory, but that was nearly ten years ago and he hasn't acted in any smash hits besides the Twilight films.

And given that the subtext of Twilight basically paints a picture of two teens dancing the Masochism Tango with a side of psychological abuse and emotional manipulation, I'd be embarassed to have had any part in it and depressed, too.

jagam... jagamama0710

What? I don't see any whining in there. Even though they are celebrities and make a lot of money they are still humans. They are still allowed to have real feelings about their life and career. He was being honest about his feelings and realized he needed to change his thinking. 

Claire North

he did do a couple of other movies...that one on September 11th..what was that called and "water for elephants', both of which I saw. It is up to him to create and learn and become better...and I think he is on the path....

nonmember avatar Louise grant

Remember me and water for elephants were fabulous films the only way for rob now is up x

April Marchant

cry me a river he did the  movies and got famous and rich, sometimes i wonder what the people in hollywood have wrong with thier minds, i would love to have a life of a famous person never opening a door or worrying about the bills.  this is silly to say but i have no pitty for a rich man who never has to get a blister on his hand or  make his own bed. WHATEVER violins are not handy in my house for the rich and famous(there is however alot of envy available)lol

nonmember avatar Jessie Davis

The money would be handy but I don't envy the fame at all. I did however love Bel Ami along with several British films & American that he has done & eargerly wait for more to come. I would adore a cd though.

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