The Twilight fans were great – they’d come, watch us shoot and would be quiet when they were asked – but the paparazzi, what a bunch of f---ing animals.’ Pattinson explains that the photographers made so much noise – shouting out, trying to 'get a rise’ – that the cast’s dialogue was ruined, and had to be completely re-recorded.Then one punched the second assistant-director in the face. This is the fifth time I’ve met Pattinson, and each time he’s been bashful, humble and fun to be around – almost too fun.“He is on a press tour and she is working on her new album. But despite the split, Pattinson and twigs haven’t closed the door on a possible reconciliation.“I think they will eventually get back together,” says the source.
’ Just a few years ago, Pattinson was yet another actor-cum-model-cum-musician with a few solid, if unexceptional, roles to his name – one of which, in Mira Nair’s 2004 version of Vanity Fair, actually ended up on the cutting-room floor.
So at pains is he to be personable and rip-roaring company – the polar opposite of Twilight’s dour, broody 100-year-old vampire, Edward Cullen – that his efforts often horrify those around him.
Shortly after landing the part, he admitted that he’d taken Valium in order to get through the Twilight audition.
The phenomenally successful teen vampire franchise, Twilight, has sunk its teeth into a hungry fan base and transformed Pattinson from a bumbling Harry Potter supporting cast-member into one of the most desirable men on the planet (or 'the Most Handsome Man in the World’, as he was dubbed by Vanity Fair).
It’s earned him millions, made British-born Pattinson the most sought-after young actor in Hollywood, and furnished him with a superstar girlfriend, his co-star in the vampire films, Kristen Stewart.