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Robert Pattinson has done a lot to take on independent and outside-the-box projects in the time since Twilight was wrapping up its series of movies. Interestingly, he hasn't made an attempt to jump on another big series of movies, and he recently made a statement that goes a long way to clarify why. In fact, one major thing that Pattinson disliked about working on theTwilight movies was the fact that everyone talked to him over and over again about it's franchise potential, and how The Twilight Saga really helped to cement franchises as a reality in the world of movies. He said:
I remember when Twilight first came out, it was the first time I'd really heard film series be referred to as 'franchises. And then you see everyone talking about the word 'franchise' as if it's this revered term. 'Franchise' should not be about a movie. That's a fast-food restaurant. Everyone was like 'the franchise, the franchise' the whole time. I just thought, 'Shut up!' It's rote. All these actors are saying 'franchise'? it's like, what are you doing? You've drunk the Kool-Aid!
That 'franchise' ended up being a great deal for Robert Pattinson in a lot of ways. It introduced the actor to moviegoers who were a lot of different ages. The five movies also made him a household name, and were seemingly lucrative enough, money-wise that Pattinson could then pick and choose what projects he wanted to be involved with. Still, in a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the actor admitted he really hated people talking about a movie as part of a franchise instead of on its own as a creative endeavor, and the dislike for the term hasn't died down in his brain, even though it has been five years since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 hit theaters.
The good news? The actor has also said he'd be open if the studio did look into more Twilight projects down the line.
Although Robert Pattinson has earned a fair amount of press for his new movie Good Time--mostly thanks to a supposedly fictitious story about masturbating a dog, but still---he's frequently asked about his days filming Twilight, likely because fans are fascinated with the, well, franchise. In recent months, he has admitted the sparkly vampire movies nearly fired him, not once but twice. The first was because he was behaving in an unprofessional manner. The second was because those involved with the movies basically thought he was bad at playing the character.
I'm sure more behind-the-scenes info regarding The Twilight Saga will eventually come to light, and even if that doesn't hold true, there may actually be more Twilight movies coming down the pipeline in the near future. In the meantime, you can definitely catch Robert Pattinson in Good Time, which hits theaters on August 11. To find out what else is heading to theaters soon, take a look at our full upcoming movies schedule.