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Robert Pattinson felt like he was doing a "striptease" while shooting “Twilight Saga: New Moon.”

The British actor, who plays Edward Cullen in the vampire franchise which has taken the world by storm, felt completely overwhelmed when he had to film a scene where he strips off.

He told "I felt pretty goofy stepping out into the sunlight in front of 2,000 people in a town square, ripping my clothes off. I was essentially doing a striptease.

"But here's the irony, it was also one of the moments where I've really felt closest to people's attachment to Edward. There were so many extras in that scene who were 'Twilight' fans who had flown in just to be a part of it. It was quite uplifting and it was also very nerve-wracking."

The 23-year-old star also said he felt a little resentful about how muscular Taylor Lautner managed to get for his role as the werewolf character Jacob Black in the film.

"I didn't see Taylor until just a little bit before we started shooting,” he said. “I had the same reaction as everybody else. It’s like, 'Jeez, now I have to go to the gym.’"

Eralier in the week, the heartthrob said he had always been okay with doing a nude scene if the part called for it.

He said: “I think it would depend on what it is. And I don’t think a lot of people would really want to see that. I think it would ruin the illusion!”
Although he would be prepared to strip for a movie, the star admits he finds nudity embarrassing and struggled when he had to shoot explicit scenes for the 2008 movie "Little Ashes," in which he played a young Salvador Dali.
He said in an interview with Britain’s Star magazine: “It’s funny because Spanish people have no problem with nudity at all, and I mean at all. And English people obviously do have the most enormous problem with it.
“Little things, like when I saw my father getting changed for swimming, I was traumatized by it… I kind of freaked out a bit.”