Robert Pattinson thinks no one would “give a shit” about him if it wasn’t for Twilight.
The 25-year-old actor says that starring in a big flick like Twilight opens some doors, but it also closes some too.
“Doing something like Twilight opens doors and it closes others,” he said in an interview with The Herald Scotland. “You can say, ‘Oh if I was still unknown, then no-one would judge me,’ but at the same time, nobody would give a s*** either.”
He continues: “It’s a weird little balance. And, most of the time, you are just completely guessing what people do, so I suppose doing scripts that you think are good is the way to go. And that’s what I thought about Bel Ami…there is something quite fun about going from Edward Cullen to playing a guy who pretty much abuses women to get money out of them.”
Of course, that’s not the only reason he took the role in Bel Ami.
“I don’t think about doing things just because they are different from Twilight, no. Honestly, Bel Ami was just such an intriguing film.”