The British actor, who shot to heartthrob status last fall as the young stud bloodsucker in the hit vampire romance "Twilight," stopped by Cannes to talk up the sequel and catch a movie or two. Pattinson said he's still getting used to the fact that people know him wherever he goes.
"It is still strange," Pattinson said Tuesday. "I just don't get the immediate-recognition thing. I was at the Frankfurt airport yesterday, and people just immediately know who you are. It's never, 'Are you …?' It's just like, 'Can I have a photo?'"
While at Cannes, Pattinson said he planned to see Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," which is in the festival's main competition.
He said he has four days of shooting left in Italy next week on "New Moon," the sequel based on Stephenie Meyers' best-sellers about a high school girl (Kristen Stewart) who falls for Pattinson's immortally young vampire.
The producers hired more guards than on "Twilight" to keep onlookers at bay for the "New Moon" shoot, but Pattinson said it turned out to be unnecessary.
"They had tons of security, but then at the end of the day actually, hardly anyone knew where we were shooting," Pattinson said. "I'm walking around with, like, three guys following me around all the time, and no one ever turned up. There was never any infiltrators."