Robert Pattinson comes across as light and fun and relaxed at all times these days.
But it wasn't always that way.
"I went through a big time of depression between 23 and 25," Pattinson says in the latest issue of Premiere, speaking of his life not long after Twilight came out. "I couldn't go where I wanted to go."
What was Rob's main beef?
"I was in the tabloids every day and I didn't have access to the roles I really wanted," he says. "I wanted more, on every level."
And it didn't help that Pattinson's co-stars were branching out at the time: "I saw Kristen leave to film Snow White and the Huntsman, Taylor was also doing his thing on the side, and I was just going in circles, asking myself if I was going to take a break and go back to music."
So, what changed hit outlook?
"When David Cronenberg offered Cosmopolis to me, I never read anything as interesting for years," Rob says of his latest non-Twilight Saga role.
Of course, the actor will return to that franchise next wee: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens on November 16.