He”s constantly in the spotlight, and now Robert Pattinson reveals his struggle with social anxiety in the October 2013 issue of InStyle UK.
While rocking a few poses for the Nan Goldin-shot spread, the 27-year-old actor chats about saying goodbye to “Twilight” and his paparazzi-induced stress.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Pattinson”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit InStyle UK!
On moving away from his vamp days:
“It can be really difficult transition from something like “Twilight.” Once people identify you with something like that it”s hard to find your way out of it. And also, I mean, I”m not that easy to case because of my… physicality. I”m quite lanky. You can”t exactly see me in a sports film or something, can you I”m never going to play “one of the guys.””
On being in the public eye:
“Once you get photographed a lot it changes you. I remember when I first did Twilight I didnt care about how I looked there was less pressure. [But now] every time I appear somewhere, I think, “I don”t know how many more times I can do this.” Dressing up to go somewhere and be looked at – I get so nervous. Up until the second I have to leave, I”ll get changed a million times. It”s crazy. Literally just before I go I look in the mirror and think, “You look like s***.” I start worrying about wrinkles. Honestly. Everyone who works with me knows they”ll have to sit there and wait for me to go through my process of having a panic attack about how I look.”
On posing for Dior:
“Before, I was so obsessed with thinking, “People are going to think you”re a sell out,” and now, of course, every single actor in the world has done one. In the past, I always said no to everything. I thought I”d be so judged for it. Dior came up and it felt right. It was a big decision – I”ve turned down plenty of others at the last minute before.”