Twilight's Pattinson: 'I Look Like an Idiot'

Twilight star tells mag he looks 'like an idiot,' denies romancing Stewart
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2009 10:56 AM CST
In this film publicity image released by Summit Entertainment, Robert Pattinson portrays Edward Cullen, left, and Kristen Stewart portrays Bella Swan in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."   (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Kimberley French)
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(Newser) – Robert Pattinson, Twilight star and current tween obsession, talks to Evgenia Peretz about his discomfort with fame (“I’m unbearably self-conscious”), how attractive he thinks he is (he looks like “a cartoon character”), and—of course—his rumored relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart. “It doesn’t make any difference what you say,” he says in the Vanity Fair profile. “I’ve literally been across the country, and it’s like, ‘Oh, they were on secret dates!’”

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke disagrees, recalling an “always drunk” Pattinson developing a “nervous attraction” for Stewart. “What Rob and Kristen had is a multitude of feelings for each other. Complex feelings for each other,” she says. Stewart, though, is in Pattinson’s camp: “It’s so retarded,” she says. “We’re characters in this comic book.”