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"He's very much a 24-year-old guy who has a girlfriend and is enjoying himself and his friends," Witherspoon says.
It's hard to convince the fans of that: When paparazzi caught Pattinson kissing Stewart last week after the Elephants premiere, the blogosphere exploded.
"I just don't like it," Pattinson says; the rabid attention has forced him to unload his L.A. home and instead live out of hotels. "That's not part of my job. It's embarrassing, people using your life as entertainment.
"If people are already using your life as entertainment and they get their fill in magazines, they're never going to see your movies."
Aside from answering an interviewer's question, he vents only to his parents. "They always think I'm completely depressed because I don't really say it to anyone else. So they always think (being famous) is the most miserable experience in the world. They're funny. Whenever I sort of complain about it, they go, 'Well, just quit. What are you talking about, if you hate it so much?' "
Cue his explosively hot career.
"You've just got to remember why you're doing it in the first place — which is quite hard sometimes," he says, chatting about his next projects, Cosmopolis with Paul Giamatti, "a departure from everything I've done," and period piece Bel Ami, which has no release date set.
And so the circus, aided by a bit of technology, must go on.
"The only time I ever follow Twitter is if I'm in a restaurant or something, just before I leave, to see if people are waiting outside. It does make you a bit of a loser, especially when someone asks you, 'Hey, you want to go to dinner at this place?' and I'm like, 'Can we have dinner at this (other) place? It has three exits'. Source: www.usatoday.com