Fame is a burden, says Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Twilight actor Robert Pattinson has revealed that he is not always comfortable with fame.

Speaking to Italian magazine Style, the star suggested that his celebrity status can be suffocating at times.

"Fame is [a] handicap, not a privilege, it often complicates things. I try to not fall in the web of top class hotels, first-class flights, designers sending you tons of stuff, thousands of girls everywhere," he said.

"I came to a point where I said: I'm going to be a professional actor, looking for the origins of my characters, making something real out of this ephemeral job. This will allow me to live the life I want to live, to be active in green politics, to be a citizen of the world."

Pattinson added that he hopes to have a career similar to that of Jack Nicholson, who he says has "always owned his characters".

The actor stars in the forthcoming movie Water for Elephants with Reese Witherspoon, which opens in UK cinemas next month.



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