Cosmopolis saved me from depression, says R-Patz
Robert Pattinson has revealed that his 'Twilight' fame left him struggling with depression for two years, before director David Cronenberg rescued him by offering 'Cosmopolis.'
The 26-year-old actor said that his swift rise to fame after starring in the very first Twilight' movie left him feeling exiled and alone.
"I went through a big time of depression between 23 and 25, I couldn't go where I wanted to go," the Daily Mail quoted him as telling French magazine Premiere.
"I was in the tabloids every day and I didn't have access to the roles I really wanted. I wanted more, on every level," he said.
Pattinson found that while his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, were off working on other projects, he was stuck in a rut.
"I finally realised that you needed to earn this change I so desperately wanted," he told the publication.
"That one way or another, you had to suffer to be able to make it.
"I thought everything was going to be served on a plate but that's not how it works," he said.
Cronenberg, 69, became a saving grace for him after he gave Pattinson the chance to concentrate on the role of Eric Packer in 'Cosmopolis.'
"When David Cronenberg offered Cosmopolis to me, I never read anything as interesting for years," he told the publication.
"I saw Kristen leave to film Snow White and the Huntsman, Taylor was also doing his thing on the side, and I was just going in circles, asking myself if I was going to take a break and go back to music.
"Then one day David called and I went crazy," he said.