Twilight star Robert Pattinson : My ego was bigger when I started

Robert Pattison canned about his ego when he entered film industry
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Actor Robert Pattinson, who became an overnight star with "Twilight", says he had a much bigger ego when he first entered the film industry.

"When something becomes really big, you really get an awareness of how small you are, like where it is when you first start acting and you feel like a big shot when you're only doing something small. My ego was a lot bigger when I first started," Pattinson told

"Then you start losing control of a lot of different aspects of your life and also the job, especially when you're doing sequels to something. It doesn't matter what you think... a) it has already been written in a book, and b) the tone has already been set up and the machine is already in motion.

"It's frightening when you lose your sense of identity," he added.

Pattinson, who went on to work in several sequels of "Twilight", followed by "Little Ashes", "Remember Me" and "Water for Elephants", finds sequels and franchises daunting. However, he says he "doesn't shy away from them".


Actors who are stuck doing a sequel and especially TV stars, who have only worked on one big hit show like Grey's anatomy. They never got to play varied characters as actors and this makes them regret but leaving a hit sequel or a show is also very unpredictable for their income now that they have families and a lifestyle to support. Plus, hardly any actor has made it big after being in a huge franchise. Emma Watson is an exception to stand out after Harry Potter. Nobody remembers her cast mates after Harry Potter.

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