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Robert Pattinson finds 'Twilight' hoopla 'a little frightening'

November 9, 2009 |  9:13 am

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"A certain amount of success you can mentally deal with, but there's a point where you think ... 'What is this? I'm not that great!'"

-- Robert Pattinson, in the Telegraph of London

Robert Pattinson, who was an unknown with an efficiently brief résumé before he was cast as Edward Cullen in the blockbuster "Twilight" series of films, tells the Telegraph of London that his overwhelming insta-fame means he "can't really be in L.A. now at all." (The Telegraph review is loaded with good quotes, incidentally.)

~~ Insert here: the sturm und drang of thousands of SoCal Twilighters collapsing in heartbroken, sobbing heaps of humanity. ~~

"It's not that the fans are threatening, but the paparazzi follow me all night," the 23-year-old said. 

Crazed celebrity media, can't you just leave poor Robert alone? The guy is so flipped out, he had to turn to the L.A. version of hard-core drugs (cigs)  on a balcony near LAX on Sunday

OK, we're leaving him alone now.

Honest.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

P.S. The "Twilight: New Moon" red-carpet premiere is  Nov. 16 in Westwood. So hope remains for the L.A. crew.

Photo: We know it's not easy being Robert Pattinson. Even with Kristen ("She's Not My Girlfriend") Stewart for company on the set of "Twilight: New Moon." Credit: David Strick's Hollywood Backlot

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