Robert Pattinson, the hunky actor who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" saga, has admitted that he doesn't always understand the series because he hasn't actually read the original books!

'I just saw "Twilight" on TV for the first time a few days ago,' Pattinson disclosed this week. 'Now that I've seen it, I realize you do need to read the book to get it.'

The actor claims he was mystified at times, even joking: 'I was like, 'What is going on?!' And I'm in it.'

Unwittingly making the case that the book is always superior to the film, Pattinson added: 'I didn't intend to not read it until now. I just heard brief rumors about what happens in the story, but I don't really know what happens at all.'

Maybe now he'll put his curiosity to rest and dive in. It says a lot about his interest in the series that he's never bothered to wonder till now.

Robert Pattinson playing Cullen in 'Twilight'