Washington (ANI): 'Twilight" actor Michael Welch has said that he would hate to be as famous as his co-star Robert Pattinson because he doesn"t like the way the press keeps hounding the British hunk. Pattinson has been in constant media eye ever since he shot to fame with his role of Edward Cullen in the vampire hit.
And last week, the frenzy reached dangerous levels after a taxi hit the actor in New York while he was running away from a mob of fans. Welch, who plays Mike Newton in the film, compared Pattinson"s fame to that of U.S. President Barack Obama and is worried that the star might never lead a normal life again.
"I've said over and over - literally, right now, Rob Pattinson and Barack Obama are the two most famous people in the world. I don't see how this is sustainable - is this gonna keep going for the rest of his life?" Contactmusic quoted him as telling MTV.com.
"I understand it, it's Edward Cullen, I get it. But he's still Rob Pattinson first - he's still his own guy. Is it time to start getting concerned here? It's tough, man ... I don't know where his life is really headed. I don't wish I had Rob's life at all. I'm glad he's OK. And as long as people don't start ripping at him and breaking him in two, I think we'll be OK... I wish him the best, and hope he's going to be all right," added Welch.