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RPatz 'snubs' Twilight cast

Robert Pattinson apparently left the Twilight franchise without saying goodbye to the cast.

The actor starred as romantic character Edward Cullen in the hit vampire movie franchise.

Although Robert spent more than three years filming the instalments, it wasn’t hard for him to cut his ties completely with the cast and crew.

"The actual last day of filming had been in Canada... so that [last] night it was freezing cold and horrible," he is quoted as saying to Germany's Interview Magazine. "The whole crew just wanted to go. Just like me. I didn't say goodbye to all the guys but just took off."

His role in Twilight put the British actor on the map as a Hollywood heartthrob. He admits he had no idea how popular the movies would be when he signed up and Robert still finds his fan club overwhelming.

"The real odd thing about this Twilight target group is that they aren't really teenagers. Most of them are older. Twilight has its own parallel world, its own fan culture that has been forming on the net since day one. And in an intense way that has never existed before," he shared. "Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight. Day and night. So actually really exciting - at least up to the point when I became part of that phenomenon."

Robert continued to praise the support of his fan club. However, he says the level of obsession seen in some of his supporters was a little freaky for him at times.

"[Some interactions were] really scary and creepy,” he admitted. "Suddenly everywhere I went people thought they already knew me. They look at a photo of me and think they have a special relationship, a friendship, an affair with me - someone they haven't met their whole life. That's crazy... but I try to laugh it off."

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