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Robert Pattinson Calls ‘Twilight’ the ‘Hardest Part’ of His Acting Career

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It’s been several years since Robert Pattinson left the ‘Twilight’ saga behind in pursuit of more mature and eclectic films. Despite conquering challenging parts like his new role of an outback loner in ‘The Rover,’ the 28-year-old still considers Edward Cullen his toughest role to-date.

“I think Twilight’s probably the hardest part I’ve done,” he told the Guardian, “because to do it for five movies, it’s really hard to think of stuff that’s maybe not boring. Especially if you don’t die. Because what’s the drama? You’re not scared of anything! And that’s the whole essence of drama: life and death.”

Not necessarily — Robert admits there’s plenty of drama surrounding his movie auditions, which fray his nerves to an almost debilitating level.

“I just can’t … I literally can’t do it,” he explained. “It’s just me looking uncomfortable, trying to put on an American accent … or sitting in the corner, making myself throw up and punching myself in the face.”

If that’s the case, it’s shocking he managed to score his part in ‘Twilight’ at all! But according to the Brit, he can really knock it out of the park if he has the right setting. Namely, a setting that doesn’t feel like an audition.

“I’m quite good at doing meetings,” he said. “If I’m just meeting someone about a job I’m like a dog, especially if my agent’s said to me: ‘A lot of people want this job.’ Then I’m like: ‘Oh yeah? Then I will do anything to get it!’” So how does he manage at that point? “I don’t know, I just become a bulls— artist!” he laughed. “That’s when I start acting! I’m really much better at doing it when the cameras aren’t rolling.”

We’d like to politely disagree, Rob. You’re pretty great with the cameras on, too!

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