KRISTEN STEWART and ROBERT PATTINSON star in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 2Ph: Andrew Cooper, SMPSP(C) 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC.  All rights reserved.If you thought Robert Pattinson was too serious in "Twilight," you're not alone!

The actor, who famously played brooding but sparkly vamp Edward Cullen in the YA franchise, told the New York Times that he was nearly fired during the first film and that his agents had to sort things out.

He'd earlier said the same thing to Yahoo in 2012, confessing that he was too "method" on the set of the first film: "I was fighting with everybody in control all the time... to the point where I almost got fired... I was so determined to make it so serious."

Pattinson tells the Times he's finally made peace with his breakout role. He still regards it as "a bit of a sellout," but adds, "If you've done five movies in a series, you've had to accept some responsibility for playing the same character."

He just received glowing reviews at Cannes for his turn as a bank robber in "Good Time," which opens August 11.

[Via The Wrap]