“Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been hounded incessantly about their off-screen relationship, to the point that its wearing on their nerves, the vampire tells Vanity Fair in a widely anticipated interview.

“It’s just very traumatic,” Pattinson says of his rumored romance. “When this is over,” meaning the “Twilight Saga” films, “the media will lose interest [in the relationship].

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There’ll be nothing to say. It won’t fit into a headline anymore. It won’t fit into a template,” he says

He can only hope. Pattinson and Stewart have become the biggest on-screen romance of their 20-something generation.

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“Kristen is very focused on being an actress,” Pattinson says. “I mean, that’s what she is—she’s an actress. Whereas I—I just don’t really know.”

Pattinson says he’s admired Stewart for a long time (that we knew).

“She’s cool. Even before I knew her I thought she was a really good actress. Like, I saw “Into the Wild,” and I thought she was really good in that. I still think there are very few girls in her class that are as good as she is.”

Pattinson also reveals his crush for his “Water For Elephants” co-star.

No, not the glamorous Reese Witherspoon, but Tai, the Asian elephant.

“She was the best actor I ever worked with in my life,” he says. “I cried when the elephant was wrapped. I never cried when anyone else was wrapped.”

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob says the reason he took the movie was because of the elephant. He really fell in love,” says Director Francis Lawrence.
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If Rob is hoping his popularity will fade after Twilight, reducing his life at least somewhat to a normal existance, he’s likely wrong.

“Rriding down the road to the set it was like Woodstock. Cars for two miles. People camped in the grass,” says Lawrence.

Witherspoon was also stunned. “I’d never seen anything like that, ever,” she says. “They were waiting at five o’clock in the morning to see him. Young girls. Where are their mothers?”

Rob also talks about his road trip from Los Angeles, where he shot “Water for Elephants,” to the set of “Breaking Dawn” in New Orleans.

“No one recognized me or anything,” he says of one stop in Texas. “And I was like, Ah, this is really cool, sitting there eating chicken wings and stuff.”

Unfortunately, that didn’t last too long. “They always find out somehow,” he says, of his fans.

Soon the street was filled with more than 1,000 people.

Pattinson also admits that while he doesn’t “do anything, ever” in terms of scandals—which Witherspoon attests to, saying, “I hear so many horror stories about young actors with attitude showing up late or hung over, and there wasn’t any of that. He worked so hard”—he admires Charlie Sheen and his ‘little escapades,’ explaining, “I like crazy people who don’t give a fuck.”

For more, check out the April issue of Vanity Fair. It hits newsstands in New York and L.A. on Thursday, (Mar. 3) and nationally and on the iPad on Tuesday (Mar. 8).