It came as a shock recently when Robert Pattinson stated that he wasn't at all sure that he wanted to do the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn"!
"I'm really becoming afraid that my other movies are not drawing me away from the fact that I'm still "Eward Cullen, Vampire". I even hear it from fans. "Look there's the vampire, Edward Cullen from the movies!"
"Of course I'm glad the movies have brought me in as an actor but look at all the actors that get type-cast because of repeating the same roles over and over again and Eclipse will be the third. I mean, it may be too late, but not if I get a chance to play a really great role in something else."
Pattinson went on to say that he felt it was pushing fate.
"Look at all the people you see that was in a TV series for a good while or the same type movies, people see Michael Richards for instance and you hear, "Look it's Kramer!" No it isn't Kramer, it's Michael Richards.
The same holds true of those guys who are always themselves. For instance, Jim Carrey. He may not be identified with any character he's played but he's always himself, Jim Carrey!"
"I'm not against Jim Carrey. Will Ferrell, Will Smith, even Tom Cruise are all great in their roles but it all comes down to playing themselves.
Then you look at a Brando, a Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks etc and you see the new character they are, in that one particular movie. That's the type actor I'd like to be although I doubt that I ever will.