Robert Pattinson has not had an easy go of it lately. The Twilight phenom has been dealing with some heavy demons as his costars, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, moved ahead with their careers and his own seemed stagnant.
In an interview with Premiere magazine, the actor opened up:
“I went through a big time of depression between 23 and 25, I couldn’t go where I wanted to go, I was in the tabloids every day and I didn’t have access to the roles I really wanted. I wanted more, on every level. I finally realized that you needed to earn this change I so desperately wanted. That one way or another, you had to suffer to be able to make it. I thought everything was going to be served on a plate but that’s not how it works.”
“When David Cronenberg offered Cosmopolis to me, I never read anything as interesting for years. I saw Kristen leave to filmSnow White and the Huntsman, Taylor was also doing his thing on the side, and I was just going in circles, asking myself if I was going to take a break and go back to music. Then one day David called and I went crazy.”
Unfortunately for Rob, just after Cannes the news heard around the world hit the interwebz that his relationship with Kristen was not so idyllic. The cheating scandal chipped away at Pattinson’s already unstable psyche. Thankfully, the couple has reunited and Rob seems just as chipper as ever. He even went on to describe his pride in the franchise he’s help build:
“Twilight managed to unite an audience that was unknown until now and one that studios didn’t know how to capitalize on. The saga opened a road that can be fun to explore. I’m sure there’s smart ways of recreating that feeling that drew fans to Twilight in other people. I’m thinking about it right now, it’s my audience after all!”
We’re so happy to hear that Rob’s feeling better, and hope he can continue to take pride in his work!