After spending more than three years together filming Twilight, one might think it was hard for the cast to say goodbye -- but it wasn't, according to Robert Pattinson.
"The actual last day of filming had been in Canada....so that [last] night it was freezing cold and horrible," the 27-year-old dishes in the new issue of Germany's Interview Magazine. "The whole crew just wanted to go. Just like me. I didn't say goodbye to all the guys but just took off."
Rob, who admits to popping a Valium before his 2007 audition, had no idea what he was getting himself into when he signed up to play the romantic vampire Edward Cullen, "but now that it's all over, I feel a lot more grown up."
As soon as the first flick hit theaters in 2008, the British actor became an instant heartthrob.
"The real odd thing about this Twilight target group is that they aren't really teenagers. Most of them are older. Twilight has its own parallel world, its own fan culture that has been forming on the net since day one. And in an intense way that has has never existed before," he shares. "Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight. Day and night. So actually really exciting - at least up to the point when I became part of that phenomenon."
While he appreciates his fan base, Rob says some of his interactions with them were "really scary and creepy." He explains, "Suddenly everywhere I went people thought they already knew me. They look at a photo of me and think they have a special relationship, a friendship, an affair with me - someone they haven't met their whole life. That's crazy...but I try to laugh it off."
It wasn't just Rob fans became obsessed with. Once he began dating his onscreen love interest, Kristen Stewart, many people became fixated on their relationship. And when Kristen cheated on him last summer with her married Snow White and the Hunstman director, Rupert Sanders, the world watched their every move. After giving their relationship another go, the duo finally called it quits in May.
So how does he deal with all the attention?
"You learn to adapt," says Rob, who avoided talking about Kristen directly in the interview. "And you learn to live your life a different way."
But one thing he especially hates from his Twilight success is his moniker R-Patz. When asked what his friends think of the name, Rob says, "Fortunately they ignore it. Just like Twilight. But regarding R-Patz: I'd like to strangle the guy who came up with it!"
So who did come up with it? "Some fat celebrity blogger...let's just leave it at that."