Robert Pattinson admits that he used to pretend he knew Prince William while waiting for his big break in Hollywood.

 

“When I first came to L.A., it was very easy to convince people I was a member of the royal family,” Pattinson says in a recent interview. “I hadn’t worked for three years — I was unemployed in London — and when people asked what I’d been doing, I told people I went to (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) with Prince William.”

 

And the Twilight star was surprised how readily Americans bought his line. “People would think, ‘You’re English, I completely believe you!’” he says.