Robert Pattinson has every reason in the world to be happy. He’s filthy rich, he’s probably the biggest movie star in the world right now, and he’s got the bone structure of a Greek gladiator. But apparently he is very sad.
Rob opened up about his struggle with depression for two years back in 2008 when he got super famous super fast and couldn’t handle it.
“I went through a big time depression between 23 and 25, I couldn’t go where I wanted to go. I was in the tabloids every day and I didn’t have access to the roles I really wanted. I wanted more, on every level,” Rob told French publication Premiere.
The very first Twilight film hit theaters in November 2008 and suddenly Rob was “Edward Cullen” and no casting directors took him seriously. He was “that guy from Twilight.”
“I thought everything was going to be served on a plate but that’s not how it works,” says the star, “I finally realized that you needed to earn this change I so desperately wanted. That one way or another, you had to suffer to be able to make it.”
So being super super famous made Rob depressed. Why isn’t this happening to the Kardashians?
Rob said the breaking point was when all his Twilight co-stars were off getting other movie gigs and he was only doing indie flicks that nobody saw and didn’t make any money (i.e Bel Ami, Little Ashes).
“I saw Kristen [Stewart] leave to film Snow White and the Huntsman, Taylor [Lautner] was also doing his thing on the side, and I was just going in circles, asking myself if I was going to take a break and go back to music…then one day David [Cronenberg] called and I went crazy.”
Of course Rob is referring to his Cosmopolis director, the movie where he played a billionaire banker in the midst of the stock market collapse.
“When David Cronenberg offered Cosmopolis to me, I never read anything as interesting for years,” says Rob.
Well, Rob is 26 now, so he’s apparently over his depression. Also, he is just delightful in interviews so I can’t image he’s THAT upset anymore.
Watch this video of him getting soaking wet on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night. You can thank me later.