Twilight changed my life: Pattinson
Published 14/11/2012 | 19:39
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has told frenzied fans at the final film's London premiere that the saga had "changed everything" about his life.
The arrival of the British actor and his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in Leicester Square was greeted with wild screaming and cheering from thousands of "Twi-hards".
Some 6,000 fans, some of who have camped since Saturday, packed the square. Many came from outside the UK, with fans from the USA, Dubai, Sweden, Norway and Hungary amongst the crowd.
Kristen, who plays Bella, dazzled in a black lace jumpsuit, designed by Zuhair Murad. Meanwhile her on and off-screen partner Robert, who plays Edward, and Toylor, who plays Jacob, dressed smartly in suits
Robert, 26, told the crowds in an interview on a specially erected stage that the saga connected to people on a "primal" level.
"For me it's changed everything about my life. I don't even think I'd be acting if I wasn't doing this, or if I hadn't done the first one. It's crazy. The character and the whole experience combined for me," he said.
"It's definitely really created something which connects to people on a very fundamental level, it's like primal."
Of the fans, he said: "(The reaction) makes me feel very foreign. It's really nice, it's really nice, especially after five years. They have stuck around, they're still camping out, I respect that. It's very, very, very cold and I don't understand what kind of mental disorder you have."
Kristen, 22, described the end of the saga as "a trip".
"This is weird, right? I don't know. I'm so happy that every single bit of the story is done," she said. "Usually we're at one of these premieres going, I don't know, you can't really feel it because you're not done. You're a little desensitised by it all because you have another one coming up. This time it's a trip, it is weird."