Robert Pattinson Claims He's NOT Dating Kristen Stewart In Vanity Fair: Cover Story

This time last year, heartthrob Robert Pattinson could be seen sharing a super sexy photo spread with his "Twilight" costars in Vanity Fair. This year, perhaps signifying his meteoric rise to fame and adoration, the Brit has the pages all to himself. In addition to posing for a portfolio of swoonworthy pics (see part one of FOUR here), the actor sat down for an interview with the magazine (his issue hits stands in NYC and L.A. on November 4 and nationally on November 10), talking about his "cartoon character" looks, his fear that his "ass crack is showing" while being followed by the paps and most importantly, his relationship status (or lack thereof) with Kristen Stewart.

If the tabloids are to be believed, RPattz and KStew have moved in together, become engaged, been with child and broken up all within the last year. But Rob says it's all rubbish. “It doesn’t make any difference what you say [to the tabloids]. I’ve literally been across the country [from Kristen], and it’s like ‘Oh, they were on secret dates!’ It’s like ‘Where? I can’t get out of my hotel room!’?” he said.

Though the two do not share a romance, Rob credits his relationship with Kristen for inspiring his acting in the "Twilight" franchise. “I think she’s the best young actress around,” Rob told the magazine. “She’s influenced how I’ve done all the 'Twilight' stuff. It’s quite nice to have someone who is genuinely indifferent to the whole spectacle of everything.”

"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke, who also spoke with Vanity Fair, added that the pair's "nervous attraction" helped them capture the essence of Bella and her forlorn vampire love Edward. “What Rob and Kristen had is a multitude of feelings for each other. Complex feelings for each other,” Catherine said. “It was what we needed. Complex, intense fascination.”

Catherine also divulged that the studio was hesitant to cast Rob in the role that would made him the star of a million teens' dreams. “They called me up and they literally said, ‘Catherine, do you think you can make this guy look good?’ So I said, ‘Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to get his hair back to a different color, do a different style. He would work with a trainer from now on. My cinematographer is great with lighting. He will study the cheekbones, and I promise you, we’ll make the guy look good.’?”

Wow. It's hard to imagine that the comely actor almost didn't get the part because of his looks, right?

What do you think about Rob's interview and photo shoot in Vanity Fair?

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