Let鈥檚 be real: It鈥檚 still hard to think of Robert Pattinson as anyone but Edward Cullen. But the former聽Twilight聽actor (and one-half of an extremely flawless聽couple with alternative musician FKA Twigs) has been tearing it up at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Good Time,聽which is set for release this August. And, in a聽New York Timesinterview published over the weekend, R-Pats dished some TOTALLY unexpected info about his beginnings in Twilight.

Apparently, during filming for the first Twilight聽movie in 2008, Pattinson was almost fired. With such a young cast (Pattinson was only 22 at the time, and co-star Kristen Stewart was a wee 16), Pattinson remembers that everyone on set was eager to rebel. But in Pattinson鈥檚 case, that rebellion reached a point where his agents had to fly out to the film鈥檚 set in Canada to keep him in check.

Nearly a decade later, Pattinson鈥檚 clearly thankful for his time in the聽Twilight franchise. He calls the experience 鈥渁n amazing luxury,鈥 and聽鈥渁mazing luck, as well, to just have fallen into it with the group of people I worked with on it.鈥

He鈥檚 comfortable with always being known as the sparkly Edward Cullen too. 鈥淚 think one of the best things, basically, about being a bit of a sellout, is if you鈥檝e done five movies in a series, you鈥檝e had to accept some responsibility for playing the same character.鈥 Good thing he聽kept his job!

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(h/t E! News;聽Photo via Matthias Nareyek/Getty)