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Last Updated: Monday July 05 2010 08:03 GMT

Twilight star wanted to be rapper

Robert Pattinson

Twilight star Robert Pattinson says he wanted to become a rapper when he was a teenager!

The 24-year-old, whose new film Twilight Eclipse has just premiered in the UK, is English but he has to do an American accent in the movies.

He says he got a bit of practice in when he was younger as he pretended to be an American rapper.

The star said: "I used to want to be a rapper when I was like 14... I used to do an American accent."

He and co-star Kristen Stewart were talking on an American chat show to promote their new film.

Lots of British fans were upset that they didn't turn up to the London premiere because they had too much work to do.

'Nearly quit acting'

R-Patz says that before he got his role in the Twilight films he'd almost given up trying to be an actor.

He said: "When I came out to LA to do the audition, I was flat broke, everything was rubbish in London.

"I came out for a different audition and I turned up and it was absolutely awful... but then the next audition was Twilight."

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is in cinemas on Friday 9 July.