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Robert Pattinson claims he didn’t enter a supermarket for six years because of his Twilight fame.

Speaking to NME magazine, the actor openly discussed how uncomfortable he was being in the spotlight.

“I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy,” Pattison told British magazine NME.

Pattinson starred as the mysterious vampire Edward Cullen, opposite Kristen Stewart’s heroine Bella Swan, in the wildly popular films. The franchise spawned five movies over the course of five years, keeping the limelight on Pattinson and his costars. But, things have changed a bit in the years that followed, according to the actor, who says he didn’t go to the supermarket “for about six years.”

The perils of fame: Robert Pattinson has admitted playing the leading role - Edward Cullen - in The Twilight Saga meant he was unable to visit a supermarket for six years

The perils of fame: Robert Pattinson has admitted playing the leading role – Edward Cullen – in The Twilight Saga meant he was unable to visit a supermarket for six years

“But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, ‘Is he gonna sell me out?’” Pattinson said. “I just don’t have to think about that stuff anymore.”

Robert Pattinson’s next film, Life, finds the actor starring as photographer Dennis Stock, who profiles a young James Dean (played by Dane DeHaan) for Life magazine.

Camera-shy: The multi-award-winning actor still isn't comfortable with paps photographing him in his everyday life. Here he is pictured on the set of Twilight: New Moon in Montepulciano, Italy, in 2009

Camera-shy: The multi-award-winning actor still isn’t comfortable with paps photographing him in his everyday life. Here he is pictured on the set of Twilight: New Moon in Montepulciano, Italy, in 2009