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From Sky News:
Robert Pattinson says he still lives a normal life – some of the time – and is not worried about life after Twilight.
The star of the teen franchise was speaking at the premiere of his new film Water for Elephants, with the usual hordes of screaming fans in tow.
Westfield Shopping Centre in London was packed with R Patz fans desperate to catch a glimpse of the actor and unconcerned the film was not part of the Twilight saga.
Some had queued for over 32 hours and one group had travelled from Italy to be at the premiere of the film, which also stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.
Pattinson’s co-stars explained his appeal. “He has a sun in his smile, he lights up everything – it’s amazing, it’s beautiful,” they said.
He definitely appeared less overwhelmed than he was at the first couple of Twilight premieres.
Pattinson told Sky News the madness has become easier to take: “You never get used to it but it does lose its novelty and you do adapt to it. I’m not overwhelmed by it anymore.”
But he said he has yet to master the art of disguise: “I could wear a mask and people would still recognise me.”
Pattinson posed with fans at the premiere
So can he still do normal things like buy a paper or go for a pint?
“Yes I can still do normal stuff – it just depends where you go – you can’t go anywhere with screaming girls!”
In Water for Elephants R Patz stars as Jacob, a veterinary student who falls in love with a star performer in a circus played by Witherspoon.
She told Sky News: “I have a feeling (tonight) is more about Rob than me. It’s been a unique experience and something I’ve never seen before. I just turn to him and say ‘have you ever seen a premiere like this before?’ and he goes ‘yeah, yeah I have’.”
Waltz added: “(The fans) they’re not crazy at all. They’re enjoying themselves, that’s a different form of partying and it’s really contagious and they’re lovely.” So on the strength of the turnout at the premiere it looks as if Pattinson has a life beyond the Twilight Zone.
He said he is reasonably relaxed about the future and not concerned with type casting.
“I’m not worried about it. I won’t be until it happens – and it’s not happening yet”.
Water for Elephants is now on general release.