Stephen Moyer: I’m Glad I Wasn’t A Famous Youngster

Stephen Moyer is relieved he didn’t find fame when he was younger, as he is convinced he wouldn’t have coped with the pressure.

The actor shot to fame in 2008 playing vampire Bill Compton in popular American television show True Blood. He is now 40 and insists he is happy it took a while for his career to take off.

Stephen is often asked if he feels any rivalry with the stars of Twilight but the British star is adamant he doesn’t envy Robert Pattinson, who plays brooding Edward Cullen in the hit Hollywood vampire franchise. Robert, 24, regularly admits his life has changed since he landed the role and often finds it unbearable living in the public spotlight.

“Listen, if I were a teenage girl I’d want to f**k Robert Pattinson!” Stephen joked in an interview with the British edition of GQ magazine. “I would have been floating upside down in a canal if I was Pattinson’s age. I wouldn’t have made it. I wish him the best of luck with that.”

The hunk went on to reveal he never planned to try and make it in America as he was happy doing theatre work in the UK. However, he was so impressed after reading the script for True Blood he decided he had to audition for the role.

“Theatre was always my passion,” Stephen explained. “I never wanted to do film or television, and I had kind of decided not to go to America before True Blood landed on my agent’s desk. But I was convinced to read it, begrudgingly. By lunch time the next day, I was on a plane to LA.”

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Posted on August 3, 2010, in Bill Compton, interviews, Robert Pattinson, Stephen Moyer, True Blood and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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