Robert Pattinson Still in Touch With Kristen Stewart

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's love affair never quite recovered after the actress had a fling with then-married director Rupert Sanders.

Though the "Twilight" co-stars have moved on, Pattinson was recently asked whether they still keep in touch.

"Oh, yeah," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Covering the magazine's latest issue, Pattinson reflected on the "Twilight" franchise, which changed both his professional and personal life.

"Everything changed when they did the marketing, and the general public started to view [the films] in a different way when they started to push the 'team' aspect of it," he told THR about what he considered an otherwise positive experience. "It was like, 'I'm on Team Edward or Team Jacob.' That saturated everything, and suddenly there was a backlash. Whereas with the first [film], there wasn't a backlash at all."

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Playing the role of Edward, a 100-year-old vampire, came with its challenges too.

"It was quite a constricting character, in a way," Pattinson said. "You want to make [him] as dramatic as possible, but you have someone who never loses his temper, and so it's like, 'How the f*** do you do this?' I think that was one of the hardest jobs I've ever done."

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Five "Twilight films later, Pattinson, 28, is struggling to break free of the career-defining franchise with smaller, independent films by directors he admires, including David Cronenberg and Werner Herzog.

"I don't know if I've really particularly found my feet as an actor yet - I have to prove certain things," he said in the interview.

Though he has never stopped working, Pattinson has little need for material things, having recently sold his multi-million-dollar Los Angeles mansion and packed up all his possessions.

"I could basically live in a cell as long as I had a window," he told THR. "I have extremely simple desires. I don't need anything. I don't want anything at all."