Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Therapy, Depression + His “Ridiculous, Happy” Life

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Robert Pattinson candidly talks about anxiety, confidence, and his “ridiculous” life in a new interview with the Telegraph.

To say things have changed dramatically for the actor since the first Twilight movie would be an understatement, but Pattinson seems proud to say he’s finally used to his new way of living.

“I had a bit of a struggle at first because my life really contracted and I couldn’t do a lot of the stuff I used to be able to do,” he tells the British outlet. “But once I got through that a year or two ago, I just accepted my life is something else and now I can’t really remember what it was like before. So it’s much easier to deal with.”

Pattinson continues, “It seems much longer ago than two years since the last Twilight came out and I think as you get older you get a bit more confident with every movie you do, so it’s been a gradual graduation to this.”

That said, the movie star still admits to being down at times, and jokes, “I would love to go into therapy but it makes me too anxious.”

“I’ve been talking to a lot of people about it and I don’t know. I kind of like my anxiety in a funny sort of way and I like my peaks and troughs,” he says, adding, “Luckily depression never lasts long with me.”

It seems Pattinson’s native country made be a trigger.

He tells the paper, “I spent two months in England last year which is the longest I’ve spent there in six years, which was nice, but I always go back to England at Christmas time and get so depressed that I’m glad to get back to Los Angeles.

“I’ve really grown to like L.A and I guess it’s my home at the moment,” he says.

Pattinson’s latest movie, The Rover, is grittier fare than most of his previous work, and he confesses he’s “curious to know whether people who liked the Twilight movies will come and see things like” it.

As previously reported, Star Wars is not in his future, and another franchise may not be either.

“They don’t come into my orbit and I don’t really see myself in a lot of mainstream parts,” says Pattinson. “I’ve never been part of the group that gets these roles.”

He also prefers to stay off the beaten path, nothing that one of the things he enjoyed most about working on The Rover was filming in the Australian outback.

“I just loved it because not only was there no one trying to find you, there’s no one there at all. I wasn’t worrying about anyone trying to sneak up on me or anything so I found it incredibly peaceful and relaxing,” he explains.

Pattinson sums his life up as “ridiculous” — but in a good way.

“I’m extremely lucky which always makes me a little nervous,” he says. “I don’t quite know why I got so lucky but yeah, it’s just ridiculous and I’m pretty happy. Yeah, definitely pretty happy.”

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