Robert Pattinson insists putting on an American accent for his role in Twilight was easy – because he grew up watching American movies.
The British actor – who plays Edward Cullen in the smash hit movie franchise – says he has had plenty of practice in sounding like he’s from America.
Robert explains, “All of my favourite actors are American and I grew up watching American movies.
“It’s weird I used to do a New Jersey accent in every audition in America, because I liked it. It’s completely bizarre and everybody would ask: ‘Where are you from?’ And I would say, ‘Oh, I’m from London!’”
However, Robert – who reprises his role as Cullen in Twilight sequel New Moon, which is due out later this year – isn’t sure if being British helped him portray a vampire.
He adds, “I don’t know if being British helps!
“It’s weird because there were a lot of British people up for this part. The author’s [Stephenie Meyer] choice was an English guy which was really strange.
“She wanted all English guys to play Americans. I think there is something about this myth in America of British people being classy.”
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