Robert Pattinson hates growing facial hair for movie roles

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson hates growing facial hair for movie roles because he's "constantly covered" in food.

The 33-year-old has undergone several transformations for films including The Lighthouse, The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z, but he revealed that he's not a fan of facial fuzz.

"I do not understand men who choose to do this to themselves," Pattinson told Vanity Fair. "The idea of having a moustache as your go-to look for your whole life (means) you've got to be out of your mind. It's like having a stone in your shoe every day."

And the side effects of having a beard or bushy moustache proved to be too much for the Twilight star.

"You're constantly sneezing, constantly covered in food. When we were in Nova Scotia, having a moustache definitely (helped you) fit in a little bit more with fishermen; I think you'd get more abuse if you didn't have one," he shared. "It definitely does encourage you to have a whole bunch of different facial expressions... I think I was just constantly trying to keep my hairs out of my nostrils."

Elsewhere in the interview, the British star said he was relieved to be the face of Dior Homme, as it helped balance out all the "weirdos" he plays on the big screen.

"In the last five or six years, I've almost exclusively played weirdos," Pattinson laughed. "It was almost a relief to be like, 'At least I've got Dior coming out, so I don't look like I'm just completely enveloped by the dark side yet.'"

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