Breaking Dawn actor Robert Pattinson says that he lied on his resume before catapulting to fame so that he could land some acting jobs.
He finally got his big break acting as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter before playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise.
He revealed that he was unemployed for two years before moving to Los Angeles to find acting work. He said that he pretended to have attended London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Oxford University to try to impress future employers.
He said, “I’d been unemployed for ages, and when I came to Los Angeles all the casting directors would ask what I’d been doing for the past few years. I’d say, ‘Oh, I was at Rada’ – if you’ve got an English accent you can get away with it. I’d say I went to Oxford, too. I did it for years. But it didn’t work when loads of English people started moving to Los Angeles. So then I pretended to be American for a bit. When Twilight came out I still tried to pretend to be American but people thought I was insane, so I stopped.”