“The cost of fame is the thing he and Kristen used to complain about all day and that hasn’t changed at all for him,” Pattinson’s pal explains.
So now, the British-born actor, 27, “is looking at a whole new approach to his future and is even considering going to theater school to focus more on getting behind the camera,” the source claims. “Rob’s been talking to a lot of independent filmmakers, and the last thing he wants to do is act in another blockbuster. He would like to direct a movie one day.”
Pattinson’s weariness with his fame as vampire Edward Cullen came through last year in an interview with Germany’s Interview magazine.
The actor appeared to diss members of his extensive fandom when he sighed, “Twilight has its own parallel world, its own fan culture that has been forming on the net since day one — and in an intense way that has never existed before.”
“Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day,” he said. “They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with Twilight.”
The media scrutiny only grew more intense after Stewart cheated on him in 2012, the source notes.
“Rob really can’t stand being famous, even though he loves his job,” says the friend. “I’m sure all the hell he went through with Kristen was the final straw for him as far as fame is concerned.”