Robert Pattinson: I was almost fired from 'Twilight'


Can you imagine the "Twilight" movies without one of its main stars?

That almost happened, according to star Robert Pattinson, who played brooding, sparkling vampire Edward Cullen. In an interview with The New York Times published over the weekend, he mentioned that he was almost fired from the first movie in the franchise after acting out, but his agents flew in to resolve the issue.

This echoes something Pattinson said in 2012 on the verge of the final film's release. He mentioned that he took method acting to such a "serious" level that he was fighting with almost everybody else and almost got fired.

"I was so determined to make it so serious," he said.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' after party at Club Albane during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Club Albane on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' press conference during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'Good Time' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the Premiere Of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson arrive at The Lost City of Z UK premiere on February 16, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: (L) Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson pose at a photocall for 'The Lost City Of Z' at Corinthia London on February 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' premiere during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Zoo Palast on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' press conference during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Robert Pattinson attends the 'The Lost City of Z' photo call during the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 14, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Camilla Morandi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs attend the 2016 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Robert Pattinson arrives at the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for GO Campaign)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Paloma Jimenez, Vin Diesel and Robert Pattinson attend the 10th Annual GO Campaign Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for GO Campaign)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the Closing Night Screening of 'The Lost City Of Z' for the 54th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Robert Pattinson attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: FKA Twigs (L) and Robert Pattinson attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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Pattinson was at the Cannes Film Festival last week, along with his new film "Good Time," in which he plays a narcissistic bank robber. While he didn't win any acting awards for the role, he did earn a lot of critical acclaim.

That gave him a moment to talk about his legacy, which was marred a bit by his presence in the "Twilight" movies. While the movies were commercially successful, the story about a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire was mostly a flop with critics.

According to the interview, Pattinson seems to have (at least partially) made peace with his most famous role.

"I think one of the best things, basically, about being a bit of a sellout," Pattinson said, is "if you've done five movies in a series, you've had to accept some responsibility for playing the same character."

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - JANUARY 13: Kristen Stewart seen in Tribeca on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: (L-R) Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth attend The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi 'Still Alice' Premiere at Dolby Theatre on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actors Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart attend the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Director Olivier Assayas and actress Kristen Stewart attend the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen in Soho on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Filmmakers: Peter Sattler, Kristen Stewart, And Peyman Maadi, 'Camp X-Ray' at Apple Store Soho on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actress Kristen Stewart (tattoo detail) attends the Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Filmmakers: Peter Sattler, Kristen Stewart, And Peyman Maadi, 'Camp X-Ray' at Apple Store Soho on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen in Soho on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 02: (CHINA OUT) Actress Kristen Stewart attends film 'Equals' booting ceremony on August 2, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: US actress Kristen Stewart (L) and French actress Juliette Binoche (R) attend 'Sils Maria' (Clouds of Sils Maria) film screening in competition during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BLACK AND WHITE VERSION US actress Kristen Stewart poses as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Sils Maria' at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: (L-R) Actress Chloe Grace Moretz, director Olivier Assayas, actress Juliette Binoche and actress Kristen Stewart attend the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart at the Hotel Majestic on day 10 of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart leaves the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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