'Twilight' hunk Robert Pattinson faked royal connect

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 11:51 AM IST

London: Actor Robert Pattinson, who shot to fame as a vampire in the `Twilight` series, says he pretended he knew the British royal family when he went to Hollywood for the first time.

The 24-year-old, born and raised in London, admits his motive behind the lie was to get work, reports thesun.co.uk. But now Pattinson feels amused whenever somebody asks him about it.

"I don`t think I`ve ever met them. I used to tell people when I came to the States that I did. They believed me! Five or six years ago when I first used to come to Los Angeles there weren`t many English people, now there are like a million and people still believe me," said Pattinson.