Robert Pattinson on Stripping, Dating and Much More!

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Robert Pattinson is more than just a very pretty face and an incredible head of hair.

The Twilight Saga star spoke to Parade magazine this week and covered a number of topics inside. Did he admit that he's dating Kristen Stewart? Ha! Yeah, right.

But he did discuss his overall take on dating, along with stripping down to almost nothing in front of thousands of people. A series of excerpts are below...

On the message of the franchise: "What's interesting about this story is that it's supposed to be about this all-powerful immortal creature. But he's completely destroyed just by falling in love with this normal girl. He can't control anything afterwards. His entire life turns upside down. I guess love can be more lethal than a vampire bite."

On relationships: "Getting involved in Twilight has definitely changed my mind about how people are kind of fanatical about wanting to have the perfect relationship. I had no idea that people were so desperate and felt like it was so unobtainable. They want to put this idea of unconditional devotion just so high above everything else, which is why they can't get enough of this story."

Red Carpet Stud

On going shirtless: "I felt pretty goofy stepping out into the sunlight in front of 2,000 people in a town square, ripping my clothes off. I was essentially doing a striptease. But here's the irony, it was also one of the moments where I've really felt closest to people's emotional attachment to Edward.

"It was a moment where I've felt the whole weight of anticipation, and I guess responsibility as well, of being Edward, for all the people who were kind of so obsessed with the stories. It was quite uplifting and it was also very nerve-wracking."

On fame: "It's a scary situation to be in, in a lot of ways. You really have to question yourself a lot more. Before Twilight, I did any movie that I could and I tried to make the best of it afterwards. But now you're expected to come and provide, not only economic viability at the box office, but also a smashing performance as well.

"When no one's watching your movies and you get a part, you can do whatever the hell you want. I don't have that luxury anymore."

He can say that again! New Moon opens on Friday. The world might never be the same afterwards.

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Robert Pattinson Quotes

I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

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Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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