Long before Robert Thomas Pattinson began driving women wild as dreamy vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise, he was just a shy boy, nicknamed Patty, from London. "Rob's gobsmacked [British for astounded] by all the attention he's getting," an aunt of his, Diana Nutley, says in a recent revealing interview. "He's very cool about it all, but he can't believe it either." Rob, 22, couldn't agree more. "The attention I get now is mind-bending," Rob says. "You do tend to get a little bit paranoid when you're walking down the street and looking around, just in case you're getting mobbed by teenage girls." But when he was growing up in a cozy Victorian home in London's Barnes neighborhood, the only females chasing the future actor were his sisters, Victoria, 28, and Lizzy, 25. "They used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia," recalls Rob.
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