Jamie Dornan Says Robert Pattinson Didn't 'Fit In' With Friends After 'Twilight' Success

Jamie Dornan has revealed that he and his group of actor friends questioned whether Robert Pattinson "fit in" with them after his success in the Twilight saga.

Pattinson, 35, shot to fame in 2008 when he took on the role of Edward Cullen in the first of the Twilight movies, which became box-office juggernauts.

At the time, the British star's friends—Dornan, Andrew Garfield, Eddie Redmayne and Charlie Cox—were still working to get their foot on the Hollywood ladder.

Pattinson claimed in a March 1 interview with Entertainment Tonight that he was often left out socially by the group, who have all gone on to stardom.

"They were all roommates, and I was kind of the last one invited," the actor said in an interview to promote The Batman. "I was invited as an afterthought. There'd be like one slice of pizza left and I'd be like, 'Is there any for me?'"

However, Belfast star Dornan, 39, told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday that Pattinson's leap to fame altered the dynamics of the group.

Speaking at the Critics' Choice Awards, Dornan said: "No! The pity invite? No. I think, with Rob it's always been like, he sort of had success earlier, so we were a bit like, 'Does he really fit in with us?' Because we were not working and he's working all the time.

"He did Twilight and was suddenly in a different stratosphere than us and we've sort of, not caught up, but we all started working more consistently, but yeah, Jesus, we've known each other a long time."

Jamie Dornan and Robert Pattinson
Jamie Dornan (L) has revealed that he started to question whether Robert Pattinson (R) "fit in" with their social group after the latter shot to fame in the "Twilight" movies. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Champagne Collet & OBC Wines;/Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage

Dornan also mentioned his friendship with Pattinson in an interview with Access Hollywood on Sunday, joking that the group leaned on the actor's good looks.

"We never left him at home. Why would you leave him at home? He was the good-looking one," Dornan said. "He got us all in. He got us all the attention. He was too successful for us early on."

Back in January, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dornan spoke about how he and Oscar winner Redmayne, 40, had been roommates who regularly hung out with Pattinson, Garfield and Cox. He admitted that they had all come far from their "messy" start.

"I mean, there's loads of us who actually ended up going on to do pretty well for ourselves," Dornan said on SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show, per The Independent. "But at the time... we were pretty. Yeah, pretty, pretty messy. It's now weird to think about it."

He added: "Well, particularly for Eddie and I who lived together, and Eddie's been one of my best mates for a long time, and now we've got, you know, five kids between us, and we're very much more sort of together people and stable people, probably. But we had a lot of fun then."

Dornan also said none of the group was "competitive," despite being "up for the same stuff a lot of the time."

"They're all really great guys and really good actors," he added. "It's cool that it kind of all happened for us, in a way."

Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield were also among the group of young actors, along with Robert Pattinson, Jamie Dornan and Charlie Cox. Dave Benett/Getty Images;/Steve Granitz/FilmMagic