Robert Pattinson is wearing tatty vintage sunglasses, black sweatshirt, black T-shirt, black jeans and the unshaven, rumpled air of a man who has woken up to find that his car has already been waiting outside for some time, Hermione Eyre writes in a new ELLE profile.
Hes also Britains highest-paid actora nice West London boy who found himself catapulted to overnight heartthrob status through his role in the Twilight series. This month, he talks older women, theatrical ambitions and love in the public eye. Here are some of the highlights of the interview, in Pattinsons own words...
ON OLDER WOMEN: Every girl I went out with in my teens was older than me. My first girlfriend was 26, I was 17. Women who were older always seemed more exciting.
ON ACTING ONSTAGE: Id really, really love to do a play in London, but Id just be afraid it would turn into an N Sync concert. Or people would come along expecting it to be something like Twilight.
ON PREMIERES: [W]hen I go to premieres, its more like the crowd is pulling, really wanting something from you. I always feel completely drained afterwards.
ON PRIVACY IN A PUBLIC RELATIONSHIP: Theres nothing nefarious going on, I just dont like people taking my picture. Its not nice when your life becomes someone elses news.
ON HOW HE SPENDS HIS MONEY: It sounds ridiculous by my dog was sick with a puppy disease called parvo and it was such a relief being able to go into the vet and say, I want the best, immediately.
Read the full Robert Pattinson interview in the June issue of ELLE, on newsstands now