Robert Pattinson hates being in the limelight and loves his privacy -- so much so that the “Twilight” actor recently said in an interview that he hates getting photographed, as it makes him feel “small.” The actor also joked that he is trying his best to not be an actor -- and now wants to be a waiter as it is “cooler” profession.
Pattinson chatted up with Total Film magazine about his upcoming movie, “Life” in which he plays a photographer. But in real life, he said, he hates paparazzi. The actor is currently in London and says life is a lot easier in the British capital than in Los Angeles, where paparazzi are more active and aggressive.
"It just makes me feel small and feel like things are being taken away from me," the 29-year-old told Total Film (via the Robert Pattinson fan blog) about being photographed. The actor also reminisced about his “Twilight” days, when no one took his acting skills seriously.
These days, people's perceptions of him being an actor have changed, he said. But back when he was auditioning for his first movie, he remembers that everyone he knew wanted to be an actor too. “But when you get to a certain point, no one really wants to admit it anymore. People just want to say they're a waiter. That's way cooler!” Pattinson said.
“I'm not trying to be an actor, I just want to be waiter for the rest of my life," he added.
He also talks about his connection with the protagonist in “Life.” In the film, the Pattinson plays Dennis Stock, who was tasked to photograph actor James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan) for Life magazine in the 1950s.
Pattinson said he felt attracted to the role because he believed Stock was very much like him. “I knew that feeling -- someone so inhibited that they feel like they’re separate from the entire world,” Pattinson said, adding that they are “not actually having the same experience as an average person.”
“Life” premiered at 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February and is expected to be released in the U.S. by fall.