Robert Pattinson has become an international sex symbol due to the staggering popularity of the "Twilight" franchise, but admits he suffers from intense body insecurities and anxiety.
Despite having legions of adoring fans, Pattinson is not confident about his looks, and says he hates working out.
“[I suffer from] body dysmorphia, overall tremendous anxiety," Pattinson told Australia’s Sunday Style Sept. 16. "I suppose it’s because of these tremendous insecurities that I never found a way to become egotistical.
"I don’t have a six-pack and I hate going to the gym. I’ve been like that my whole life. I never want to take my shirt off. I’d prefer to get drunk.”
Despite being rich, famous and photogenic, Rob says he panics before stepping out on the red carpet. “I get a ton of anxiety, right up until the second I get out of the car to the event, when suddenly it completely dissipates," he admits. "But up until that moment I’m a nut case."
This isn't the first time Pattinson, 27, has opened up about his insecurities. Two years ago, the 6-foot-1 British heartthrob admitted that seeing "Twilight" co-star Taylor Lautner's rippling abs made him insecure about filming his own shirtless scenes in "Breaking Dawn."
In 2012, Pattinson revealed he went on a liquid diet to get in shape before a shirtless magazine photo shoot. “I’m on an all-liquid diet,” he said. “I had to be shirtless for a photo shoot.”
Despite, or perhaps because of, his self-effacing charm, Pattinson is a bona fide A-list movie star who has slowly but surely been racking up more serious film roles. Rob, who recently split from actress Kristen Stewart, remains level-headed but stunned by his astonishing popularity and success.
“I just didn’t expect any of this and I didn’t ask for it,” he said. “It was literally all luck. I just stumbled from job to job.”