Robert Pattinson says he has no friends
Twilight star Robert Pattison has revealed that fame has made him paranoid when people approach him and led him to lose touch with most of his old friends.entertainment Updated: Apr 03, 2010 18:59 IST
He said: "I''ve been forced to stay in a hotel for the last three years. It''s frustrating.
"I almost gave in and bought a house in Hollywood. But luckily I realised how insanely expensive that is and I don''t even know if I''ll still be working next year.
"I''m comforted by my guitar - my true companion that travels everywhere with me.
"I didn''t need this in the past, until I got back to London and found out I had lost my whole social life.
"It''s tough maintaining it when you don''t speak to anyone for over a year.
"I am now trying to get back in touch with some friends through Skype."
He adds: "Being well known is a real burden. I''m less open and have noticed that I''m actually getting paranoid. If people push themselves on me I find it gruelling and repulsive.
"If I even think someone wants to approach me I feel the need to scream, ''What do you want of me''. Then later I think, ''What if this person only wanted to be nice?''
The hunk admitted that his problems with fame and adulation stem from feeling he hasn't earned it yet as an actor, reports The Sun.
He says: "It''s all been given so easily. What did I do to deserve this adulation?
"I am convinced I need to work at least ten full years to actually earn the status I''ve apparently being given.
"The more I act different characters the more I learn. I know it might be risky, especially with the added pressure of fame.
"Certainly with the fame that has been thrown in my lap.
"I want to grow as an actor. I don''t want to be typecast as the romantic hero.
"I'm not going about wishing everything was back to how it was in the past - although sometimes I do as it was so much easier."
First Published: Apr 03, 2010 13:09 IST