Robert Pattinson: Being English means you don't have to worry about your looks

Robert Pattinson says being English means he doesn't have to worry too much about his looks.

The “Twilight” heartthrob claims there's less pressure on him than his U.S. counterparts to have a perfect appearance because British people are renowned for their bad teeth.

"I just wanted to make an American film, and I wanted to be relatively good in it. I have never pushed to do anything. As soon as you start going to the gym every day and try to look like a movie star, you're going down a worrisome track,” the actor said.

“Being an English guy you get a lot more breaks. You're allowed to look a little worse. It's that thing about English teeth. Although Canadian teeth are pretty bad as well!"

Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, also admits he finds it difficult to cope with his worldwide fame.

He told Britain's Sunday Times magazine: "It worries me, because the whole 'Twilight' thing keeps getting bigger and bigger, and now it's so big that even my own ego can't deal with it. A certain amount of success you can mentally deal with, but there's a point where you think, 'Jesus Christ, what is this? I'm not that great!'"