Robert Pattinson Calls ‘Twilight’ Fatherhood ‘A Strange Experience’

'Breaking Dawn' star tells MTV News that Comic-Con is 'a really, really high-intensity show.'

SAN DIEGO — For the fourth and likely final year, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the “Twilight” cast descended upon San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday (July 12), to the delight of their most dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase who made the trek to the convention.

MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with Pattinson in the midst of the madness ahead of the cast’s appearance in Hall H to chat about what he loves about attending Comic-Con, looking back on his first impressions of his fellow castmembers at the start of filming “Twilight” and the strange transition of playing a dad in “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”

Regarding what he enjoys most about Comic-Con, Pattinson shared, “It’s kind of like one of the big premieres, but you can actually have an interaction with [fans]. With the premieres, it’s just screaming, and you’re just kind of wandering around in a daze. Here, it’s a show, so it’s kind of fun — a really, really high-intensity show.”

Watching Pattinson interact with his castmates, it’s easy to see that the actors have developed a lovable rapport and genuine friendship, but he revealed that those relationships took a bit of time to develop as everyone got over their initial nerves on the set of the first film.

“I was incredibly insecure at the beginning,” Pattinson admitted. “I had never done an American movie before, and everyone was more experienced than me pretty much — even the people who hadn’t done anything seemed more experienced than me — so, yeah, it felt very foreign to everyone, but it’s changed as it’s gone on,” he said. “These are the people I’ve known for the longest in L.A.”

About the franchise’s highly anticipated final chapter, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” Pattinson characterized Edward’s character arc as a happy transition into adulthood.

“For Edward, he kind of just started to relax in ['Breaking Dawn - Part 1'], and also, he’s a father. I have an 11-year-old kid in this. It’s completely different; he’s like an adult,” Pattinson marveled. “It’s really strange, and it’s kind of hitting me at this period [in my life] when I’m thinking, ‘Oh, I’m not a kid anymore,’ when I’m playing it, so it’s a strange experience, suddenly making that transition to playing fathers of 11-year-olds. I’ve been playing a 17-year-old for five years.”

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