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Pattinson: Film maps true Hollywood

Robert Pattinson has said he thinks his new film Maps To The Stars is not a satire but an accurate portrayal of Hollywood.

The Twilight star has teamed up again with director David Cronenberg on the movie about a Hollywood family and their pursuit of celebrity, and he said many of the characters reminded him of people he has met in the industry.

R-Patz said: "People keep saying it's a satire, but it's relatively realistic. I don't think it's too much of a caricature of anyone. I've met plenty of characters like the ones in the movie, and I think they're dealt with quite sympathetically as well. I don't think it's trying to hurt anyone, even though it's presenting people with a lot of psychological issues.

"I think it's funny because the characters are interesting and funny, it's not necessarily the tone of the movie."

The 28-year-old British actor - who was propelled to stardom at the age of 20 when he landed the lead role of vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga, which he co-starred in with his ex-girlfreind Kristen Stewart - admitted many of the scenes in the film reminded him of his own experiences in Hollywood.

Robert said: "I think some of the conversations with agents and stuff seem very verbatim.

"There's one scene with the young kids in a bar and they're talking about people being menopausal and stuff. That reminds me of when I first started coming to LA and no one had camera phones so all these famous children could get into nightclubs. That's kind of changed now, they always get thrown out because of the camera phones.

"But I remember when I first came when I was like 20 and there'd be 15 year olds getting wasted in a nightclub and it's just this different set of rules for famous kids. It's very interesting."

Julianne Moore plays a desperate fading actress in the movie, but she disagreed that it was the industry that is isolating and lonely, as it appears in the film.

She said: "I do think this movie is not about Hollywood but how people try to look for validation outside themselves and not in their own interpersonal relationships, and that ultimately is what isolates them and makes them so sad - not reaching out to each other."

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