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As legions of "Twilight" fans gear up for the Nov. 20 release of the film's highly anticipated sequel "New Moon," hunky star Robert Pattinson gets candid about his growing fame in an all-new interview.

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"To be honest, I still don't really understand what's going on," Robert tells Australia's Sydney Morning Herald. "Like yesterday, I was having lunch down the road. We were in this place for a couple of hours and suddenly there was like 400 people outside on the street. It was just so nuts and it's like that all the time now."

The 23-year-old heartthrob went on to tell the Herald about his fame, saying, "I just don't take any of it seriously. It's just a job and while it's a job I love, girls scream out for Edward [Cullen], not Robert. I still can't get a date."

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As for how he's coping with the fan hysteria, Robert tells the paper he isn't yet sure, saying, "When the second one comes out, then I'll see how I am. Mostly, I can ignore things to quite a big extent and kind of pretend they're not really happening."

And since he says Taylor Lautner has more of a lead role than he does in "New Moon," he reveals that is why he "felt so free."

Robert also tells the paper how he likes to unwind during his time off.

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"I don't really need to do stuff to relax or get away because all my interests are part of my job," Robert says. "Like, I'll watch movies to be inspired to do other movies. I read books to be inspired. I listen to music to be inspired to write music. Everything I do is to create something."

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