'If I could stay silent, I would': Robert Pattinson admits he wants to remain 'misunderstood' in the public eye... as he reveals dramatic lengths taken to escape his Twilight fame

He rocketed to the spotlight in 2008, after starring as Edward Cullen in the hugely popular Twilight franchise. 

But Robert Pattinson has now admitted he prefers to live a private and mysterious life, and confessed that he would stay 'silent' in the public eye, if given the chance.

Speaking to GQ, the British actor, 31, revealed he was once forced to ride around in the boots of cars in order to escape being recognised - but is still keen to maintain his famously 'misunderstood' image.

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Off the grid: Robert Pattinson admitted he prefers to live a private life, and that would stay 'silent' in the public eye if given the chance, in an interview whit GQ

Off the grid: Robert Pattinson admitted he prefers to live a private life, and that would stay 'silent' in the public eye if given the chance, in an interview whit GQ

Covering the front of the magazine's September issue, the actor was typically slick and suave in a grey checked suit, stylishly paired with a casual black shirt, unbuttoned at the chest.

Tying his look together with smart patent loafers, the Harry Potter star then left his hair in its famously unkempt style, to maintain a hint of his trademark style.

While he earned his heartthrob status after starring as vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight, Robert admitted he was now keen to dismiss his fame - and simply focus on challenging himself with 'different, physical and edgy' roles instead.

Mysterious: The actor, 31, revealed he was once forced to ride around in the boots of cars in order to escape being recognised - but is still keen to maintain his 'misunderstood' image

Mysterious: The actor, 31, revealed he was once forced to ride around in the boots of cars in order to escape being recognised - but is still keen to maintain his 'misunderstood' image

Back in the day: While he earned his heartthrob status as vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight (above), Robert admitted he was now keen to focus on more 'physical and edgy roles'

Back in the day: While he earned his heartthrob status as vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight (above), Robert admitted he was now keen to focus on more 'physical and edgy roles'

Hit: The films, which also starred Kristen Stewart (L), grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide and subsequently shot him to fame, but Robert now looks back on the time as a 'nightmare'

Hit: The films, which also starred Kristen Stewart (L), grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide and subsequently shot him to fame, but Robert now looks back on the time as a 'nightmare'

Speaking of his notoriously private demeanor, he told the magazine: 'I want to be misunderstood.

'People are always changing, and the more you put something down in print, people form opinions and they’re constantly creating who they think you are.' 

Affirming acting as the only focus he wishes to convey publicly, he continued: 'I want to disappear into a role,' before adding of his fame: 'If I could stay silent, I would.'

Getting on with it: Robert is currently promoting his new film Good Time in New York (above)

Getting on with it: Robert is currently promoting his new film Good Time in New York (above)

Under the radar: However, speaking of his desire to remain private, he told GQ: 'I want to be misunderstood'
Under the radar: However, speaking of his desire to remain private, he told GQ: 'I want to be misunderstood'

Under the radar: However, speaking of his desire to remain private, he told GQ: 'I want to be misunderstood'

Robert is currently promoting his new film Good Time, which follows his character Constantine Nikas attempting to free his brother from jail after a botched bank robbery.

However while he is now starring in more challenging and gritty roles, the British actor first rose to fame in teen romance drama Twilight, alongside Kristen Stewart.

The films grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide and subsequently shot him to fame, but Robert now looks back on the time as a 'nightmare'.

Out of the limelight: Affirming acting as his central focus, he continued: 'I want to disappear into a role. If I could stay silent, I would. I'm not good at sending a message'

Out of the limelight: Affirming acting as his central focus, he continued: 'I want to disappear into a role. If I could stay silent, I would. I'm not good at sending a message'

The real me: Before adding: 'People are always changing, and the more you put something down in print, people form opinions and they’re constantly creating who they think you are'
Tough times: He went on to reveal that at the height of his Twilight fame, the hunk was forced to ride around in the boots of cars

The real me: Before adding: 'People are always changing, and the more you put something down in print, people form opinions and they’re constantly creating who they think you are'

Explaining that escaping public attention simply 'involves effort', the actor revealed he was forced to ride around in the boots of cars, and order multiple Ubers at a time, in order to throw admirers off the scent.

Reflecting on how he avoids being noticed, he reflected on celebrity culture: 'There are ways to disappear, like, fairly easily. It just involves effort, and most people can't be bothered to put the effort in.'

Keeping to his word, he also refused to discuss his romance with singer FKA Twigs, who he has been dating for over three years. 

However, the actor did get candid about why they remain so private in an interview with Sirius XM in July, explaining: 'For whatever reason with Twilight ‚Äď I don‚Äôt know whether it is a specific thing with the audience ‚Äď there‚Äôs like a crack group of crazies that think every single decision you‚Äôre making is either creating some kind of conspiracy‚Ķ

'So you kind of think, like, to protect it, I want to create a big boundary.'

Robert is currently in New York following the premiere of the Safdie Brothers' film Good Time, set for release on 11 August. 

Read more in the September issue of GQ, available on August 22

Main man: Robert was in good spirits on Monday as he attended the premiere of the Safdie Brothers' film Good Time, set for release on 11 August (above) 

Main man: Robert was in good spirits on Monday as he attended the premiere of the Safdie Brothers' film Good Time, set for release on 11 August (above) 

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