November 9th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
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.
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