Robert Pattinson connects with ‘behind the scenes power trip’

Robert Pattinson has confessed he rarely thinks of other people while choosing movie roles.

Robert Pattinson found it “interesting to feel the power trip” while depicting a photographer in his new film Life.

The 29-year-old British actor portrays legendary cameraperson Dennis Stock in the forthcoming biopic, which centres on the relationship between the photog and James Dean right when the actor is on the verge of superstardom.

Robert is normally the man in front of the camera, but playing Dennis opened his mind about what it’s like on the opposite side of the lens.

"It is interesting to feel the power trip, especially when I was shooting the scene on the red carpet, when you are part of the massive throng of people, and not only are you part of the crowd and hidden but you have something you can hide your own face [with],” he explained to the Associated Press. “You just see all the pressure is on someone else. It is kind of nice, you feel all secure in your little pack. It is very different."

Robert became a household name after starring in the Twilight movie franchise as vampire Edward Cullen.

But his professional decisions aren’t based on pleasing his huge fan base.

“I don't think about it at all,” he noted. “I will go through periods where I will think 'Oh maybe I should do a commercial movie' and then I just think, someone gave me a really great piece of advice, someone from my agency weirdly, they said the only clients that are happy are the ones that just do what they want to do. ... So I just kind of do everything for myself."

Robert has chosen more independent projects since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final instalment of the movie series, was released in 2012. His most recent films include crime drama The Rover and historical mystery picture The Childhood of a Leader.

But even though he is branching out into new genres, Robert recently confessed acting isn’t fulfilling enough for him.

"I want to do something besides acting, something I have more control over," he noted, according to German magazine Neon. "Last year I secretly tried my hand at several things. I can't tell you what they were, or else it won't work!"

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