November 9th, 2011
09:34 AM ET

R. Patz could 'afford to fail' thanks to 'Twilight'

In an interview with British paper The Guardian, sparkly vampire dreamboat Robert Pattinson specifies his career fear: He doesn’t want to end up like Mark Hamill.

The “Twilight” franchise wraps up this summer, and Pattinson is already worried about people judging his career post-Team Edward.

"It's like being compared to people who've been in massive movies who just sort of disappear afterwards, even though they probably had incredibly fulfilling and successful lives," Rob explains. "Like Luke Skywalker.... People are like: 'Oh, the Mark Hamill curse.' And poor Mark Hamill. Jesus Christ."

The 25-year-old Brit adds, "I mean, I'm sure he did fine."

Despite being the second-highest paid actor in Britain (Daniel Radcliffe is No. 1, natch), Rob says, "I think of impending doom all the time."

Pattinson says “Twilight” has been like a “safety net,” and notes that, "whatever I did I knew that I'd have another Twilight movie on the way, which is theoretically guaranteed to make a lot of money. So I could always afford to fail."

But now Rob doesn’t appear to look to kindly at the role that’s made him rich and famous: "If I do decide one day to stop acting, I just hate the idea of people going: 'Oh, did you ever do anything else besides that ‘Twilight’ thing?'"

The fourth “Twilight” installment, “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” hits theaters November 18.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. elfonzo

    What! Mark Hamill was totally successful after Star Wars. He just switched to voice work and became The Joker! That's not a failure in my book.

    November 19, 2011 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Average Joe

    Doesn't seem like he's the sharpest tool in the shed.

    November 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JIMMY

    He is WAY HOT ! I think he is dreeeeamy ! His eyes just make me melt.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lol

    Looks like only guys have commented on the article. Wonder what drew them to read it in the first place? They must think Rob is hot.

    November 9, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. robbie

    Pip pip and cheerio ol chap. Im from merry old england where boys will do boys.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. mooooo

    Im a dang cow. MOOOO.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. nuunnh uuunnhh

    Am not. I am super nice. I bet you put tuurdz in your cornflakes instead of strawberries or nanner.

    November 9, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Starrfire

    I c um out of my cave n live off of c um shots

    November 9, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Starrfire

    Im a old angry b!t(h that like to cuz trouble

    November 9, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
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    November 9, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |

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