Robert Pattinson: David Cronenberg invigorated my career

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2013
Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson says 'Cosmopolis' director David Cronenberg gave him renewed belief in his talents as an actor

Robert Pattinson has credited director David Cronenberg for restoring his confidence in his acting abilities.

The 27-year-old star shot to fame as vampire Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight Saga' franchise, but didn't feel like he was doing his job properly until he appeared in 2012 drama movie 'Cosmopolis' and Cronenberg convinced him he was a great talent.

He said: "'Cosmopolis' is the film of my career. Beforehand, I didn't consider myself to be an actor, even with 10 years of acting under my belt.

"I've always felt out of place. I doubt myself. David Cronenberg restored my belief in myself and changed the way I act and think about the industry."

While Pattinson admits landing the lead role in the 'Twilight Saga' franchise was a "blessing", he often fears he has made the wrong decision by becoming a movie star.

The screen star - who is also a songwriter and musician - told French magazine Madam Figaro: "When you're blessed with a phenomenon like 'Twilight', it's difficult to imagine being perceived in another way by the public.

"I thought I would never get out of it ... that kind of success can become a gilded cage. I know I've escaped a pivotal stage in my life.

"All the choices I make today will forever define my future. The pressure is huge, I'm constantly wondering, 'Have I made the right choice?' At the same time, I won't let fear take over."

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