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Robert Pattinson hated stripping for New Moon

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Washington (ANI): Actor Robert Pattinson says he didn't like taking his shirt off for the filming of New Moon because it felt as if he was 'doing a striptease'. Although, snaps of a shirtless Pattinson had female fans raving about him, the 23-year-old hunk didn't like the act.

"I felt pretty goofy stepping out into the sunlight in front of 2,000 people in a town square, ripping my clothes off...I was essentially doing a striptease," Us mag quoted him as telling Parade. However, he added that it was one of the moments where I've really felt closest to people's emotional attachment to Edward.

"There were so many extras in that scene who were Twilight fans who had flown in just to be a part of it. It was a moment where I've felt the whole weight of anticipation, and I guess responsibility as well, of being Edward, for all the people who were kind of so obsessed with the stories. It was quite uplifting, and it was also very nerve-wracking."

Taking about the similarity between himself and his Twilight character, vampire Edward he said: "Edward is pretty self-righteous, and I guess I am too," he tells Parade. "I get quite obsessive about things and possessive as well." Pattinson confessed that he had 'very specific ideas' about his work and his image 'to the point of ridiculousness sometimes'.

He said: "I don't listen to anyone else.... That's why I don't have a publicist. I can't stand it if someone is trying to tell me to do something, even if it's probably a mistake sometimes. I'm like a control freak about it. I've never really struggled with anything until recently. I've got to stop being so self-depreciating because people are starting to believe it. Like, That guy is an idiot."

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