London: 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson has admitted that he even lied to impress casting directors to get role in films.

Pattinson who played the role of Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series, admits struggling to get roles in Los Angeles after being jobless for two years.

The 24 years old star who was desparate for a job, says he lied about attending London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) and Oxford University to impress potential employers.

"I had been unemployed for ages, and when I came to Los Angeles all the casting directors would ask what I had been doing for the past few years. I used to tell that I was at Rada' - if you've got an English accent you can get away with it. I also said that I went to Oxford, too,” said Robert Pattinson.

He also added, “But it didn't work when loads of English people started moving to Los Angeles. So then I pretended to be American for a bit. When 'Twilight' came out I still tried to pretend to be American but people thought I was insane, so I stopped."

The British actor got his first big break in 2005 portraying Cedric Diggory in 'Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire' and subsequently got famous playing the romantic vampire opposite his Kirsten Stewart in the 'Twilight' franchise.

(Agencies)