Actor Robert Pattinson, who became an overnight star with Twilight, says he had a much bigger ego when he first entered the film industry.
“When something becomes really big, you really get an awareness of how small you are, like where it is when you first start acting and you feel like a big shot when you’re only doing something small. My ego was a lot bigger when I first started,” Pattinson told Variety.com.
“Then you start losing control of a lot of different aspects of your life and also the job, especially when you’re doing sequels to something. It doesn’t matter what you think… a) it has already been written in a book, and b) the tone has already been set up and the machine is already in motion.
“It’s frightening when you lose your sense of identity,” he added.
Pattinson, who went on to work in several sequels of Twilight, followed by Little Ashes, Remember Me and Water for Elephants, finds sequels and franchises daunting. However, he says he “doesn’t shy away from them”.