Long article is HERE. I have skipped the parts that are repetition of what we already know :-)
"Once you're becoming the 'hot thing' or whatever, magazines say 'Oh we want to do a feature' and I've just started to say 'No', because as soon as you start putting yourself out there -- especially if you've only really done one American job -- people want to tear you down," he says.
"And I don't want to tempt anybody to want to tear me down."
In trademark self-deprecating fashion, Pattinson can't even cope with praise from his family.
"My parents are always saying 'Oh we're so proud of you' and I'm always like 'Why? It's just luck -- I haven't done anything'," he says.
For Pattinson, who used to sleep on his agent's couch when travelling to LA for auditions, fame does have its benefits.
"It's good for work," he says.
"I've been coming to LA for a few years and when you go to auditions where you know you have done the best audition, but you're not famous enough, you know you're not going to get it, just because of that.
"It's nice when something is commercially viable -- you are on more of a level playing field with other people."
Not so good is being part of the big movie marketing machine, particularly when it comes to studio requests about his trademark hair.
Pattinson, who you get the feeling doesn't like to play by anyone else's rules, nods when asked about rumours the studio demanded he keep his golden-hued quiff out of sight while on the promotional trail.
"And I cut it yesterday," he says.
"It wasn't in the contract, it was just one of those silly things where they said 'Oh people aren't going to like you looking messy', and then as soon as fans start saying 'Oh we like him looking messy', they're like 'You have to look messy all the time'.
"It's annoying. It's all dictated by what they think the fans want, but no one knows what anybody wants."
P ATTINSON says his concerns about being tied to a studio franchise made him consider not signing on for the career-making role, which will likely span three films, with the novel's sequels New Moon and Eclipse.
"I did hesitate, but there were two things that made me go ahead," he says. "I (in character) had to be 17 the whole time so they can't suddenly decide when I'm 28, 'Let's do another one', so the time period was limited.
"Also, I liked what happened to the character in the second one where he's not really in it, but he's this ominous presence and has this dramatic comeback at the end. It's like you wait the whole book for his reappearance.
"I'm barely in the second one and not in the third that much either. Plus I wanted to have a box-set as well."
Gozde: Way to play it down Rob, you are barely in Eclipse? Sure sure....