It’s been a tough few months for Rob Pattinson. First, there was the split from his girlfriend, FKA Twigs. Then, his latest film, Good Time, underperformed at the box office, taking in only $7.4 million on a $20 million budget.

Now, the actor is single again and ready to mingle. His first major meeting since the breakup with Twigs is with the beautiful and talented Mia Wasikowska.

The British actor has been consistently dating famous women for the past few years — from Kate Bosworth to Vanessa Paradis — but this time around, he’s taking things slowly.

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Rob talks about what he wants out of this new relationship, why he hasn’t pursued other opportunities, and why he believes he’s found the “perfect” person.

You can read the full interview — plus, get the inside scoop on his split from FKA Twigs and what he’s looking for in a potential girlfriend — in the February issue of Elle UK, on sale now.

It Begins With A Friend Introducing Him To Mia

The 32-year-old actress first caught the eye of the public when she played opposite Tom Hardy in the acclaimed British film, Legend. Since then, she’s appeared in prestige TV series like The Handmaid’s Tale and in major films like The Children of Men and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

But it was her role in the upcoming film, The Shining, as a “reclusive figure” in Stephen King’s terrifying supernatural epic, that truly opened the floodgates for opportunities. Her beauty and talent shone through in a demanding role that required her to wear a fat suit for the duration.

It was through a friend that Rob first met Mia. Her work colleague at the time was Kate Bosworth, with whom he hit it off immediately. The trio spent a lot of time together, and when Kate and Mia decided to break up, Rob was completely crushed. Despite his sadness, he kept his cool and decided to pursue the woman he now calls his “soulmate.”

A ‘Humble’ Man In A ‘Powerful’ Relationship

Over the last few years, Rob has been romantically linked to a wealth of gorgeous women — the likes of Beyoncé, Kate Bosworth, and Vanessa Paradis — but he’s never felt particularly like he’s stepped into the limelight. This time around, he’s keen to find a woman who could match his clout.

Asked whether he felt like a powerful or a humble man in this new relationship, Rob simply replies, “I think both. I guess I’ve always been a bit of a humble man, but in a powerful relationship, you can be powerful and humble.”

He adds: “I’m happy to be in a relationship with someone who I can share my power and my humility with. I think that’s always been important to me. I like her a lot, so I’m really happy to be in this place.”

He Has ‘No Regrets’ About Choosing A ‘Steady’ Relationship

When you’re one of the most recognizable faces in the world, it can be easy to meet the right person and settle down. That’s what Rob has done over the last few years, dating the likes of Kate Bosworth and now, Mia Wasikowska. He feels like he’s found the perfect partner in Mia, someone with whom he can build a long-term committed relationship.

Asked about his previous relationships and why he hasn’t found lasting love, Rob replies: “I’ve always been very much into steady relationships. I was very much looking for something that would last a long time, and I think that’s what I’ve found with Mia. We’ve been together for a while now, and we’re very happy. We definitely want to make it official.”

The actor is currently in London, where he’s renting a spacious three-bedroom house, complete with pool and park nearby. The location seems to be putting the “buzz” back in his acting career, as he’s been seen out and about, meeting friends for coffee and looking dashing in designer clothes.

Although his career has taken off in the U.S., where he has a supporting role in the blockbuster Suicide Squad, his native Britain still holds a special place in his heart. The upcoming film Love Lies, about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, is set in the U.K., and he’s looking forward to returning home and shooting films there.

For now, though, he’s enjoying his newfound freedom and not looking back, even if there’s plenty more adventure to come.