Robert Pattinson had no problems playing a man experiencing an identity crisis in his new film - he suffered severe teenage angst before his career took off.
The Twilight star was torn between training to become an actor or pursuing academic success at university when he was younger.
Fame called out to Pattinson and he landed his first major role playing wizard Cedric Diggory in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
But the career dilemma helped the 22 year old relate to his role in How To Be, in which he plays Art, a man who is going through a 'quarter life crisis'.
Pattinson says, "It's just kind of feeling you don't really know where you're going in the world. At the time I thought that - I didn't know if I wanted to be an actor, I didn't know what I was doing, I hadn't been to university.
"I was bumming around, not feeling particularly good at anything but at the same time desperately wanting to and thinking 'You'll never reach your own goals you set for yourself'."