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We hate to even think this let alone say it, but Robert Pattinson has some haters. The critics are skeptical that outside of Twilight Rob will be able to take the lead of a film like Water for Elephants.

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“I always see these things like, ‘Can he act or not?,'” Rob tells USA Today of his critics. “It’s like, I’m nothing like Edward. What do you think I’m doing in that?”

According to box office analyst Brandon Gray, Water for Elephants “is arguably a better vehicle for Robert Pattinson than Remember Me was, which was arguably a box-office flop. This will be a good test of Robert Pattinson’s bankability.”

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And while Rob tries to defend his acting ability against the critics, he’s also trying to keep the attention off of his relationship with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart.

“I try my best to avoid it happening by never being seen or not saying anything stupid in interviews, but it doesn’t seem to matter,” he said of the rumors about them.

Rob’s WFE co-star Reese Witherspoon, however, says he does live a fairly normal life.

“He’s very much a 24-year-old guy who has a girlfriend and is enjoying himself and his friends,” Reese said.

But Rob does have to be careful picking what restaurant to go to with friends.

“The only time I ever follow Twitter is if I’m in a restaurant or something, just before I leave, to see if people are waiting outside,” Rob explained. “It does make you a bit of a loser, especially when someone asks you, ‘Hey, you want to go to dinner at this place?’ and I’m like, ‘Can we have dinner at this (other) place? It has three exits.’ “

Watch a clip of Rob’s interview below!

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