Robert Pattinson Slams Gossip Outlets: I Hate Being Photographed

Posted Tuesday May 20, 2014 8:10 AM GMT

He’s gained legions of fans thanks to his uber-popular “Twilight Saga” film franchise, but Robert Pattinson isn’t interested in being tabloid fodder.

The “Remember Me” actor opened up about his distaste for the trappings of fame during an interview at the 67th Cannes Film Festival this week.

Rob began, “I’m just trying to not be in stupid gossip magazines, basically, and I think the best way to do it is never be photographed ever. As I get older, I just get more and more and more self-conscious about getting photographed. I don’t know why. I’ve done it too many times and now I feel like everyone can see through me.”

And instead of considering the potential appeal of a project, Pattinson tends to gravitate towards certain directors. “I sort of had a bit of a list. The things I’m going to do next I’ve said yes to them before I’ve even seen a script. I don’t like the idea of trying to make movies as, like, a vehicle.”

“Also, I don’t really know who my audience is. I don’t know if I have an audience. Outside of Twilight, I don’t know. I had done so many parts where I was super still – like the whole of Twilight. It’s so restrictive. You do something where you have blood all over your face, you can’t be expected to fit into any kind of mold.”

These days, Robert just wants to prove himself as a bona fide actor. “I’m very, very good at lower expectations. Lower expectations and over-deliver.”

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