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Robert Pattinson has been through many ups and downs since finding himself in the spotlight thanks to the "Twilight" series. Now the actor has revealed that he suffered from depression for two years in the post-"Twilight" phenomenon.
"I went through a big time of depression between 23 and 25; I couldn't go where I wanted to go," Pattinson told Premiere magazine. "I was in the tabloids every day and I didn't have access to the roles I really wanted. I wanted more, on every level."
"I thought everything was going to be served on a plate, but that's not how it works. I finally realized that you needed to earn this change I so desperately wanted. That one way or another, you had to suffer to be able to make it," Pattinson explained.
He was terrified of being kept in one type of role for the rest of his career, when he wanted to try new roles and types of acting. Pattinson had previously starred in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," and was afraid of being kept in one position.
Thankfully, David Cronenberg pulled Pattinson out of his depression by offering him a role in the film "Cosmopolis." It was a challenging role for Pattinson, a departure from the heroic "Twilight" lead he'd become famous for.
"I saw Kristen [Stewart] 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 … Then one day David called and I went crazy," Pattinson said.
"Cosmopolis" was a definitely break for Pattinson, and now he can't seem to stay away from new opportunities. Pattinson is next set to star in "The Rover," which takes place in Australia and will allow him to work with Guy Pearce. He is also set to star in "Mission: Blacklist."