When Pattinson cancelled his date

Updated: Nov 13, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

London: Actor Robert Pattinson says he refused to speak to a girl when his school friends learned they were going on a date as he hates drawing attention to himself.

The 25-year-old, who is dating his "Twilight Saga" co-star Kristen Stewart, always disliked drawing attention to himself, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I never had that feeling where I need to show the world anything. I remember being at school and I asked someone out on a date when I was 12, and the next day everyone asked if we were going out. I was like, `Oh god`. I don`t think I ever talked to the girl again - it was too much of a hassle. The more speculators you get, the more disastrous things are," Pattinson told Marie Claire magazine.