Robert Pattinson: 'I Wanted To Do Politics'

Robert Pattinson
(Photo : Getty Images - Kevin Winter) Robert Pattinson at 'The Rover' premiere on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Had Robert Pattinson not become a vampire, he may have become President Obama's speechwriter. 

In an interview with Vent, the 28-year-old actor revealed he considered studying politics in college. American politics.

"I think I wanted to do Politics, or something," he said. "But American politics, I'm not really interested in English politics."

Except, he "didn't want to be a politician." Instead, Pattinson's real interests lied in manipulating and slandering people behind closed doors. "I like speech writing. I wanted to work in the mechanics of it. I like the game," he said.

Pattinson likely wouldn't have been the most persuasive political player, however, considering he is "quite apolitical."

Unfortunately, even if Pattinson does suddenly become a radical left or right winger, we won't see him campaigning anytime soon, as he is happy being a rich and famous movie star. In fact, he's obsessed with it.

"When I'm not working I try to get another job (laughs), constantly," Pattinson said. "You start to realise there's a finite amount of time to get stuff done, and there's a lot of different things that I want to achieve, also I like working pretty much more than anything else in my life. My job is my hobby."

Pattinson wants people to take his hobby seriously. The "Twilight" star has been trying to shed his vampire-esque image over the last year, having most recently starred in the "Rover," in which Pattinson plays a simpleminded southerner stranded in a post-Apocalyptic world. 

"I don't feel comfortable at all in the middle of a blockbuster or a franchise. Apart from Twilight and Harry Potter, the only other big production I have been part of is Water for Elephants," Pattinson said. "And anyway it was not a huge production, with its 35 million dollar budget. And it wasn't a franchise. After Twilight I made decisions that was okay for me. I did what I wanted to do."

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