Robert Pattinson Has a Plan B

How hot are Robert Pattinson’s acting prospects right now? The Twilight actor and tousle-haired changeling can actually consider a music career a back-up plan.

Pattinson—who sings under the name Spunk Ransom and contributed a song, “Never Think,” to the Twilight soundtrack—tells the Los Angeles Times that he doesn’t want to be seen as an actor using his big-screen career to push a music sideline.

“I’ve never really recorded anything—I just played in pubs and stuff—and I really didn’t want it to look like I was trying to cash in,” the pasty-faced heartthrob says. “I hope it doesn’t come across as that. I’m not going to be doing any music videos or anything. Music is my backup plan if acting fails. I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.”

As for his inclusion on the Twilight soundtrack, Pattinson claims that he had nothing to do with it, stating that a third party passed on a copy of his tunes to director Catherine Hardwicke without his knowledge.

“When I went to see the [Twilight] cut,” Pattinson recalls,”she’d put these two songs in. They’re old songs, but one of them specifically, it really made the scene better. It was like it was supposed to be there. It’s strange because what was supposed to be at that point in the movie was a big orchestral film climax. Instead it’s this little song with acoustic guitar. I’m singing it, maybe that makes it different, but it’s kind of overwhelming. I hope it’s overwhelming.”