Robert Pattinson is best known for his turn as vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen in "The Twilight Saga," but if the actor had followed through on his teenage hopes, he would have walked down a very different career path — as a rapper.
"I used to want to be a rapper when I was, like, 14," the British actor revealed during an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" set to air Thursday.
Pattinson, who was joined on the show by co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to promote the release of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" in June, explained that his interest in American movies, music and other entertainment helped him develop his American accent as Edward in "Twilight."
"But Kristen thinks I do the most terrible American accent," he joked.
"No, no I don't," Stewart laughed in response. "Occasionally, some word will come out, and I'll be like, 'We don't say that!' "
Of course, Pattinson did not pursue his youthful dreams of becoming a rapper. Instead, he became one of the most prominent icons in modern popular culture, thanks to his involvement in the "Twilight" series. "It's a great position to be in, because you can walk into a room and everybody's screaming," he laughed of his association to "Twilight."
But Pattinson believes that fans are more passionate about his "Twilight" character than they are of the actor himself. "It's not really about you," he said. "So it never really goes to your head, and you can kind of participate in it. It's about the fans themselves."
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