Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson just a 'prop' in 'Twilight' wedding

Nov. 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM ET

Robert Pattinson has a lot in common with his legion of fans.

“I don’t know what’s happened to me recently,” he joked with TODAY’s Ann Curry on Thursday. “I can’t look in a mirror without crying.”

Of course, Pattinson’s fans are doing their crying, wailing and general keening over the actor himself, thanks to his role as vampire Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga.” The series’ second-to-last film, “Breaking Dawn Part 1” debuts in theaters on Nov. 18, and Pattinson dropped by the TODAY set for a quick chat ... and a leading-around on the Plaza by Curry to meet some of the ladies who had spent hours waiting for him.

He told Curry that while he’d seen co-star (and girlfriend) Kristen Stewart in her “Breaking Dawn” wedding dress prior to filming, his castmates hadn’t. “There was so much secrecy about it,” he said. “I don’t know why ... it’s a white dress.”

He did learn a few things, though, while making the film. “You suddenly realize the role of the groom in the wedding is that of a prop.”

And, how to position yourself in a love scene with your co-star/girlfriend so that you can hide your less-than-perfect assets: “Here’s (co-star) Taylor Lautner and he has a six-pack,” he grinned. “It’s pure vanity. You’re thinking of sexual positions which don’t involve showing off (much).”

And out on the Plaza, the ladies screamed away.

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