Robert Pattinson says he felt stuck in a rut until he was offered Cosmopolis by director David Cronenberg.
The actor teams up with the filmmaker for the first time on the project - Pattinson going on to call this movie a 'gift'.
Speaking to The Press Association the actor said: "As soon as you start existing in a certain world, you feel like you have tremendous amount of baggage all the time.
"You get stuck in this rut where you want people to think you're something else, but you're too scared to do what that is to actually be the other person.
"Then you get a gift like this movie where it's way easier than I thought it was. You just do it. It doesn't really matter if you fail."
Cosmopolis sees Pattinson play a billionaire whose life it turned upside down in a single day.
Pattinson will be back on the big screen later this year as he reprises the role of Edward Cullen for the final time in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
He has also set to star in The Rover with Guy Pearce and Queen of the Desert.