Breaking Dawn Part 2 star Robert Pattinson admits he suffered for two years from depression. He dished about the illness during a recent interview with Premiere magazine.
According to a report from PerezHilton.com, watching Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner leave to pursue new acting roles took its toll on him following the Twilight films.
“I went through a big time of depression between 23 and 25, I couldn’t go where I wanted to go, 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 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. I thought everything was going to be served on a plate but that‘s not how it works,” he explains.
It’s uncertain whether Rob sought treatment for his depression or if he simply did his best to work through the tough period.
“When David Cronenberg offered Cosmopolis to me, I never read anything as interesting for years. I saw Kristen 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,” he says.
It wasn’t too long after Rob emerged from his darkness that he plunged into it once again. Following the Cannes premiere of Cosmopolis, he learned that Kristen Stewart had cheated on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, and he spiraled once again. It seems reuniting with Kristen was key to coming out of the depression this time around.
All seems good with Robert Pattinson right now, but it certainly begs the question of whether or not he should seek some professional help with his depression. People who suffer from it tend to suffer off and on for life. Maybe after he and Kristen get settled he can talk to a counselor or doctor about the cycles. Rob does seem very excited about the premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2 and about the ending of The Twilight Saga.
“Twilight managed to unite an audience that was unknown until now and one that studios didn’t know how to capitalize on. The saga opened a road that can be fun to explore. I’m sure there’s smart ways of recreating that feeling that drew fans to Twilight in other people. I’m thinking about it right now, it’s my audience after all!” he says.
You don’t think Rob might fall back into the depths of depression, do you? It would be very hard for him and Kristen to deal with during these shaky days of their rekindled relationship.
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