R.Pattz Confesses: He Started Acting 'to Meet Girls'

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For many artists, the drive to create or perform -- whether it's in the arena of music, dance or drama -- comes from a deep need to express some inner emotion. But for others, there are more practical concerns.

Case in point: "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, who last night sat down with David Letterman and revealed that he got into acting not for some existential compulsion to work out his inner demons ... but to meet chicks.

Mission accomplished.

Of course, that's not all Pattinson had to say about the "Twilight" phenomenon, which is in full swing just a few days before the release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." He also discussed such things as his family's reaction to "Twilight" mania and what he's planning -- or not planning -- to do now that his "Twilight" gig is over.

Check it out at PopSugar, and remember: Always follow your inner muse, even if it just wants you to get some.