Embarrassed vampire Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson doesn't believe he is good-looking enough to play vampire Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' movies

Robert Pattinson

Embarrassed vampire Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson doesn't think he is attractive enough to star in 'Twilight'.

The actor - who plays handsome vampire Edward Cullen in the hit movie and its upcoming sequel - felt like an "arrogant p***k" auditioning for the film because he is not flawless like '17 Again' hunk Zac Efron.

He said: "The Edward in the book is like an enigma of everything that's perfect about a man. It's like, 'He walked into a room and it hurts to see how beautiful he is.' It's just kind of embarrassing. I just couldn't figure out a way to act perfect. I felt like an idiot going into the audition - even having the gall to go in means you're a bit of an arrogant p***k. Who could possibly play it apart from Zac Efron?"

Despite his current pin-up status, the 22-year-old British actor says his casting was initially rejected by fans if the book series.

He explained to Look magazine: "'Twilight' fans are very loyal to the book and to the author Stephanie Meyer. And I got a 100 per cent negative reception when I got cast. I kind of expected it, though."

Robert - who also played Cedric in the wizard film franchise 'Harry Potter' - still struggles to cope with these newfound levels of fame.

He said: "I mean, in 'Harry Potter' people likes the characters, but they don't want to sleep with them. And I guess it kind of adds a different intensity to it, which I still haven't got my head around."


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