Feb 8 2010 By Rick Fulton
PURSUED by screaming fans wherever he goes, Twilight star Robert Pattinson admits he gets his freedom watching Braveheart. (Kate: Really?)
Thee 23-year-old hearthrob, nicknamed RPattz, says although he hasn't been able to get to a cinema for two years, he can't get enough of the Mel Gibson Oscar-winning film about Scotland's greatest patriot William Wallace.
He admitted: "I saw Braveheart on the television the other day and I've been watching it four times a day since. It's my favourite film. I haven't been to the cinema in two years." (Kate: I'm really doubting that Rob has time to watch this film 4 times a day, seriously that's one long ass movie but anyway lets continue.)
Since he started playing smouldering vampire Edward Cullen two years ago, the London actor has become one of the world's biggest and most lusted after stars.
Last year, while filming new movie Remember Me, he was hit by a taxi while running away from fans and he's a pin-up from America to Japan. (Kate: Um Rob confirmed he wasn't actually hit by a taxi)
Girls - even grannies - ask him to bite them and in November last year a 2000-strong crowd of girls turned out to see him at a fan party in London. (Kate: Yay, you got something right!)
Added to that is the are they-aren't they relationship between him and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart.
Robert's sudden fame has sometimes made him moan. Last year, he told the Record he couldn't stay in the same place for more than 20 minutes without gaggles of girls surrounding him.
He now reveals that he has started to apologise to people he meets for his over-exposure.
He started out as a model and fell into acting in 2004. Just a year later he was cast as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter And the Goblet Of Fire.
Robert said: "A lot of people value fame very highly, much more highly than they should and they get angry when they see people either not respecting their own fame enough or thinking that they've got famous undeservedly. I took a step in one direction and it kind of just happened, so I can't really claim anything.
"But I find myself at parties having to apologise for a lot of things, just for being myself. It's kind of weird - you can never just walk into a place and just reinvent yourself, you've always got to explain yourself first, which is tiring."
Being the main star of Twilight has seen RPattz become a multi-millionaire. His earnings last year were reportedly £11.25million thanks to the second film in the Twilight Saga films: New Moon, which will be released on DVD on March 22.
It starts another busy year for the actor, whose next film Remember Me with Pierce Brosnan is out in April, and the third film in the Twilight Saga: Eclipse will hit the cinema screens on July 9.
(Kate: Just in case anyone's wondering that's the UK release date. Yes SO unfair:-()
Robert is chatting in a London hotel room and he doesn't look like his famous vampire character because he has grown a beard for new film Bel Ami. He admits for the first time in two years he's been able to walk around his home city largely undetected.
"I would like to do an audition with no one knowing who I am and see what would happen though," he laughed.
What's it like being back in London? Given he's been jetting around the world for premieres, is it different now?
"It's really different," he admitted. "I've been here for such a little time in the last three years. I used to live in Soho and when I came back this time everything was closed. It's weird. Everywhere I used to go to, everything was closed." (Kate: Recession Rob, Recession)
While he was back in London, there were rumours Simon Cowell had offered him a record deal. The actor, who plays guitar and piano, sang and co-wrote on the Twilight soundtrack Never Think and also sang on Let Me Sign, has admitted he wants to do a solo album.
He said: "I don't know when or how and the annoying thing is, it has to be so good or people will just write it off immediately."
There is also talk he is in the running to play Peter Parker in Spider-Man 4. He and High School Musical star Zac Efron's names have been banded about after Tobey Maguire was axed from the franchise. (Kate: Well we know this isn't happening!)
Robert laughed: "I don't think I'm going to be playing Spider-Man, even though I would quite like to do it."
For the moment, he has been rehearsing in London for new film Bel Ami, which started shooting last week.
It stars Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas and is the movie adaption of French writer Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel of the same name. Robert plays a Parisian journalist who gains power in the city through the manipulation of some very wealthy women.
It's a very different kind of film to the almost chaste Twilight which is aimed at teens.
There are some steamy sex scenes with Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman and Robert admits they are near the knuckle. (Kate: Ooooh)
"The sex scenes with Uma are kind of disturbing. Her character kind of uses sex as a sort of weapon and my character thinks like an animal. (Kate: STOP! It's too early in the morning to be putting these things into my head.)
"There's a lot of sex scenes in this film, so I'm asking quite a lot of myself, and with lots of different people as well." (Kate:Please I'm supposed to think straight after reading this)
He is also set to star in the final Twilight film based on the books Breaking Dawn, which may be broken into two films, due to the number of books.
He admits to mixed emotions about the end of the saga.
He said: ""It will be strange but it will be great just to be able to know what I'm doing. Not knowing when Breaking Dawn is going to shoot - because it changes all the time - is a kind of burden, to have this thing where you don't know when it's going to happen.
"So you've got to organise everything in your life around that and that can be difficult."
Whether he and co-star Kristen, who plays Bella in the Twilight films, are an item is a question Robert manages to dodge. He has never confirmed the relationship and neither has she, despite the fervent speculation about them.
He will admit he has no problem with relationships but admits he is paranoid anyone close to him could sell a story.
He said: "Actual real relationships with people you have known for ages never change. Like all of my friends, every one I've known, it's all exactly the same.
"It's just new people. If you meet a crowd of people, a lot of times you think someone is going to say something, someone could be going to sell a story about you.
"The majority of times, nothing bad ever happens, but having that paranoia there is very annoying."
Kate: Ok class so what did we learn from this article?? Emmm.... all I can remember is what he said about the sex scenes in "Bel Ami" . Hope you managed to do better with it.