Robert Pattinson uses his films as therapy.

The 'Twilight' actor looks for roles that will help him with his life, which is why he was attracted to new movie 'Remember Me', in which he plays Tyler Hawkins a rebellious young man living in New York city and trying to cope with the suicide of his brother.

He said: "I try and pick roles that will help me develop as a human being and I think I was going through a similar kind of experience as my character Tyler, which I guess you could call being rebellious. I thought just doing the film would actually help me to think about and discover things that would help me in my life. I was kind of using it as a therapy exercise."

The 23-year-old heartthrob also admitted he is still grieving the death of his beloved dog Patty last year as he felt he had lost a family member.

He told "I keep talking about my dog all the time. It was an incredible dog, and I said in an interview recently he was the most important person in my life. My family went crazy with me for saying that. But, however ridiculous it may seem to some people, my relationship with my dog was a defining moment. Having the dog die was, literally, like the worst day of my life. It was like losing a family member."