ROBERT Pattinson insists he isn’t fussed about earning loads of money.
The hunky star says he didn’t make the most of the exposure from his role as Cedric Diggory in the 2005 movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire because he was more interested in perfecting his craft than lining his pockets.
“I was a real prat for the first month,” Pattinson said, referring to the time when the Potter movie hit theaters. “I didn’t talk to anyone. I just drank coffee and told everyone I was 24 and this famous theatrical actor just back from South Africa.
“I kind of blew it after the Potter films. There was a chance for me to really kick on and use the exposure, but I didn’t really want to do anything. Looking back, it was a good thing. I was able to teach myself how to act for a start. I could have done some more teen movies, but I thought what was the point? I’m not all that fussed by making loads of money.”
Pattinson, 23, admits that when the chance came to audition to play Edward Cullen in Twilight, he initially rejected the idea.
“I was literally embarrassed walking into the audition,” R-Patz said. “I had no idea how to play Edward at all,” I thought even going was completely pointless, because they were just going to cast a model or something. I was almost having a full-on panic attack before I went to the screen test.
“I read the book five months before casting. I read the first 50 pages and I was just like, No! Because I was really fat as well.
“After reading the four-line synopsis — ‘Edward is the perfect being. He’s so witty and beautiful. He’s crazy and funny. He’ll open doors for you. He’ll drive you in his Volvo’ — I thought even turning up would be embarrassing.”
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