Since the premiere of Twilight four years ago, Robert Pattinson has been plagued by tabloid headlines and fanatical followers. The film, based on the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyer, follows the chaotic lives of bored suburbanites who are transported to the beautiful yet treacherous world of high school as vampires. Today, thanks to social media, Robsten keeps his fans busy with his frequent Instagram and Twitter posts, yet he still finds time to participate in Reddit Ask Me Anything sessions. Although he’s now largely unbothered by his vampirism, the British actor took the time to answer some of our most pressing questions about his iconic role and his own personal life.

How Does Edward Cullen Fit In With The Teen Wolf Pack?

For decades, Hollywood has produced countless films about werewolves and their struggle to fit in with humans. The idea of becoming a teen wolf and turning into a mindless savage who eats people is certainly terrifying and, for some, intriguing. But for Robert Pattinson, who plays the wolf-in-training Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series, this is just one of many roles he’s played. Along with the vampire Lestat, Edward is one of the two main characters who find themselves in a constant state of denial about their true nature. It hasn’t always been easy to accept his vampirism, and being a wolf on set has certainly posed its challenges. The part is reminiscent of his Batman Begins character, where Christian Bale’s intense acting routine left him looking like a monster. It was a far cry from his elegant Prince Charming in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. But after a few years, Edward has grown accustomed to his lycanthropy and now enjoys the advantages that come with being a full-fledged werewolf.

How Is Edward Cullen’s Relationship With Bella (Kristen Stewart) Different From Real-Life Couples?

Unlike many Hollywood couples, Edward and Bella don’t have the traditional ‘shy-romantic’ relationship. From the beginning of Twilight, it’s clear that Edward is the more aggressive partner, pouncing on Bella as soon as they meet. But this isn’t just because of his predatory nature; it’s also because of the pressure his family and friends put on him to ‘settle down’ and ‘find a girl’. When Edward finally does propose, it’s an extravagant gesture, filled with sparkles and streamers. Bella isn’t the least bit taken aback, and their real-life counterparts are actually more similar than you’d think. Like Bella, many of Kristen Stewart’s friends and family members are very supportive of her relationship with Chris Henchy. They’ve known each other since they were young children, and have been dating for several years. In some ways, their dynamic is similar to that of Edward and Bella, with Kristen looking to Chris for protection and advice on how to be the best wife she can be.

What Is Edward’s Childhood Like?

As the son of renowned painter Julian Assange, Rob’s childhood was filled with privilege and adventure. His parents, who live in political exile in London, were always busy as their lives are dedicated to exposing corrupt world leaders. From an early age, Edward experienced travel and changed living arrangements, and he was always accompanied by bodyguards and security personnel. The family returned to England in 1991 and lived in a manor house, where Edward was educated at St. Edward’s School in Oxfordshire. Since their childhood, Robert and Edward have been inseparable, spending most of their time together on adventures both real and fictional. Edward’s early years were filled with historical fiction, where he played the role of Robb Stark in the TV show Clash of Kings. One of the novels that Edward enjoyed most as a child was Walter Scott’s Waverley and was later the basis for the Twilight series. Even as a child, Edward was an avid reader and craved the adventures that literature provided. So it’s not a huge surprise that he eventually turned to writing as a means of self-expression.

Why Is Edward’s Sister, Rebekah, So Concerned About His Welfare?

It’s been a quarter of a century since Edward left his family’s home in England to pursue his acting career in Canada. Despite his fame and fortune, it’s been a hard road for the actor, with a series of tabloid headlines and devastating personal tragedies. The most recent of these happened just last year, when Edward’s mother, Elizabeth, died from cancer. The family’s matriarch, Jane, continued to idolize her adoring son even after his many infidelities had been exposed. In her will, she left Edward a large sum of money to help him recover from his personal upheavals. With his beloved mother no longer around to watch over him, Edward was at last given the freedom to pursue happiness._ The irony of Elizabeth’s untimely death is not lost on any of Edward’s fans. Not content to rest on his laurels, the 41-year-old is currently busy collaborating with British fashion house Burberry on a Capsule Wardrobe collection that is due to be released this year.

What Is Edward’s Favorite Place To Eat In The World?

When asked about his favorite restaurant, Edward’s answer is rather unassuming. He said: “Well, I don’t eat out that much, so it’s usually a choice between cookin’ at home or going to a nice restaurant. If we do eat out, it’s mostly for special occasions or when traveling. We don’t really go out of our way to find restaurants, we usually just settle for what’s available.” One of Edward’s favorite restaurants is Amici, a family-run Italian eatery in Paris that serves as the inspiration for his culinary character, Angelo. But his answer isn’t quite as straight-laced as it seems; shortly after posting the above tweet, Robsten unveiled a list of his top ten favorite restaurants, with Amici being number one on the list.

What Is Edward’s Favorite Place To Travel?

The one place that Edward consistently mentions when asked about his travels is North Africa. The British actor has visited the region many times, in particular, Morocco, where he spent several months in 2016. Morocco is rich in culture and filled with breathtaking scenery, which has left a lasting impression on Edward.

How Does Robert Pattinson Feel About International Weddings?

Ever since the first Twilight film, Robert Pattinson has found himself at the center of an intense media frenzy, with fans constantly pining for his love life. Although the actor has never been married, he did express a desire to “settle down” with someone in an interview with Vogue in 2012. A year later, he was seen walking down the aisle in Paris with an unidentified woman. Onlookers reportedly mistook the white dress and veil that adorned his bride for a funeral pall. But despite this somber inspiration, the couple’s engagement party was one of the most extravagant events of the year. A week after the ceremony, the happy couple were photographed attending a ball in Venice, where they were later seen dancing with each other. Since then, they’ve lived happily ever after, with Edward pursuing his passion for food and travel while his wife stays at home and cares for their son, Jack.