24/09/2015 00:01 BST | Updated 23/09/2016 06:12 BST

Robert Pattinson: Fame Made Me Avoid Supermarkets For Six Years

Twilight star Robert Pattinson says fame made him not go into a supermarket for six years.

The actor, who was catapulted to fame playing Edward Cullen in the movie adaptation of the popular books, told NME magazine: "I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy.

"I didn't go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who's working there about his kids, or where he's going on holiday, and not be thinking, 'Is he gonna sell me out?'

"I just don't have to think about that stuff anymore."

The 29-year-old star was dating his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, but the pair split after she had an affair with Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. 

Pattinson told the magazine that he thinks the most embarrassing photo anyone could ever take of him would be "in a bookshop and everyone can see what book you're buying".

He also has mixed feelings about certain award show ceremonies, saying: "I was watching the MTV VMAs the other day and thinking how bizarre it was that I ever did that s**t.

"I remember doing those awards and saying the dumbest stuff. And I was hungover for most of it."

Googling himself is not something he does often, but he admits to doing it every now and then.

"I go through periods where I don't do it at all and feel glorious! Then I'll fall back into this pit," he says.

"It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment board. It's always that person who's needling away at you, who you either want to destroy, or convince them to love you."

The full interview appears in the latest issue of NME magazine.