The phenomenally successful teen vampire franchise, Twilight, has sunk its teeth into a hungry fan base and transformed Pattinson from a bumbling Harry Potter supporting cast-member into one of the most desirable men on the planet (or 'the Most Handsome Man in the World’, as he was dubbed by Vanity Fair).
It’s earned him millions, made British-born Pattinson the most sought-after young actor in Hollywood, and furnished him with a superstar girlfriend, his co-star in the vampire films, Kristen Stewart.
But the success of the first two instalments in the franchise – Twilight, which came out in 2008, and New Moon, which was released last November – has engendered its own set of problems, not least on the set of his first post-Twilight movie, Remember Me.
'Honestly,’ begins Pattinson when we meet up in a hotel in London, 'shooting Remember Me was really difficult. The Twilight fans were great – they’d come, watch us shoot and would be quiet when they were asked – but the paparazzi, what a bunch of f---ing animals.’Pattinson explains that the photographers made so much noise – shouting out, trying to 'get a rise’ – that the cast’s dialogue was...