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Just like author Stephenie Meyer, Robert Pattinson is over the "Twilight" phenomenon.
In an interview with the German edition of Interview magazine, Pattinson reveals that he doesn't identify with the franchise superfans. "What's really weird about 'Twilight' fans is that they're not really teenagers. Most of them are older," he says. "... Sometimes I ask myself what these masses of people do the whole day. They sit in front of their computers and comment on anything having even remotely to do with 'Twilight.'"
Just as unshakable as his "Twilight" affiliation, apparently, is his R-Pattz nickname, which the actor is eager to ditch. "I'd like to strangle the guy who came up with it!" he exclaims.
Elsewhere in the "Twilight"-bashing world, "Avengers" director and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon recently expressed his distaste for the popularity of movies featuring a lovestruck heroine -- the swoony vampire series included. "A lot of things aimed at the younger kids is just 'Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie,'" he griped to Entertainment Weekly.
"The 'Twilight' thing and a lot of these franchise attempts coming out, everything rests on what this girl will do, but she's completely passive, or not really knowing what the hell is going on," he said. "And that's incredibly frustrating to me because a lot of what's taking on the oeuvre of 'Buffy' is actually a reaction against it. Everything is there -- except for the Buffy."
[via Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly]