Robert Pattinson reveals he was almost fired from very first Twilight movie

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Robert Pattinson reveals he was almost fired from very first Twilight movie

Twilight fans could have wound up having posters of a very different Edward Cullen pasted on their walls.

Robert Pattinson , 31, has revealed he was almost fired when working on the very first film in the franchise back in 2008.

The actor admitted his agents even had to intervene and flew to speak to him on set in Canada.

“I didn’t have to kiss anybody’s [butt] the entire time,” he told The New York Times. “I don’t think I did, anyway.”

Fortunately, he stayed in the role and says it was “an amazing luxury” to be part of the entire five films.

Twilight film poster
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He continued: “I think one of the best things, basically, about being a bit of a sellout, is if you’ve done five movies in a series, you’ve had to accept some responsibility for playing the same character.”

The actor also spoke fondly of his co-stars, describing it as “amazing luck, as well, to just have fallen into it with the group of people I worked with on it.”

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Rob is now dating FKA Twigs
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Rob dated co-star Kristen Stewart for five years after falling for each other on set.

And Kristen previously opened up about their relationship, saying it turned into something “gross” because of the attention it received.

Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
Former lovebirds Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
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She said: “People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me.

The film stars at the Berlin Breaking Dawn Part II premiere
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“It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.”

The Cafe Society actress went on to admit that she’s now more open about speaking about her personal life these days because she wants to do something “really positive” by discussing same-sex relationships.

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