Thursday, March 4, 2010
Twilight: New Moon star Robert Pattinson has bravely opened up to reveal his experience of being assaulted in a series of unprovoked attacks when he was younger.
The 23-year-old has decided to talk about how he suffered at the hands of others during his teenage years - for no good reason that he can remember.
Rob said: “I’ve been beaten up a few times, by a lot of people when I was younger.
“I was a bit of an idiot when I was younger. But it was always unprovoked, in my eyes, anyway.”
He added: “I never got beat up by school bullies. It was after school.
“It was generally after I started acting. And I liked to…behave like an actor! Or what I thought was an actor. Which generally provoked a lot of people into hitting me!”
Rob recently admitted that his shy streak - perhaps caused by the attacks - means his he finds the attention he receives from followers of the vampire movies difficult to deal with.
He said: "You kind of, you are trying to limit the amount of time you have to deal with it. I do a bit of hiding."
To read about Rob taking about fights and more, check his interview with Teen Hollywood here.