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Moving on

Robert Pattinson is looking forward to life after Twilight.

Here, he talks about learning to take photographs, being a nomad, writing music and his interest in politics.

HE'S ENJOYING A GYPSY LIFESTYLE

"I've always kind of liked it: Three months and then you can just move on. You don't have any responsibility.

"I had a house for a bit and then I sold it off. You're never there and it's just a bit of a hassle."

HE'S WRITING MUSIC AGAIN

"I just started again recently. I don't really write songs in a conventional way. I don't write lyrics separately, it's quite instinctive.

"I wouldn't mind doing (movie) scores, but I'm quite sensitive to criticism and I've got a lot of that from one aspect of my life already. I don't really want anyone's opinion on it."

HE'S LEARNING HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS

"It's interesting doing Life, a movie about photography, with Anton Corbijn, who's a master photographer. He taught me how to take photos - a little bit - with an old Leica. They're not very good.

"I thought they were all going to be absolutely amazing. I did like 25 rolls of film, and after about four rolls, I hadn't even realised that you need to pull the lens out - so they're all blank!"

HE'S APOLITICAL, BUT ENJOYS THE GAME

"I thought of going to university to do politics. I still kind of want to, but American politics. I'm not really interested in English politics.

"I didn't want to be a politician. I'm quite apolitical, weirdly. I wanted to work in the mechanics of it. I like speech writing. I just like the game."

HE'S AT A HAPPY PLACE

"I'm really happy the two films (The Rover and Maps To The Stars) got into Cannes. It's exactly what I wanted. It's nice just being able to work with people I've wanted to work with for years and years.

"You start to realise there's a finite amount of time to get stuff done and there's a lot of different things that I want to achieve. My job is my hobby."