Jamie Dornan and Robert Pattinson were flatmates during the early stages of their careers.
Pattinson and Dornan also lived with Andrew Garfield, Charlie Cox, and Eddie Redmayne.
Dornan said he wasn't sure if Pattinson "fit in" with the group due to his early success.
Jamie Dornan discussed his longstanding friendship with Robert Pattinson on the Critics Choice Awards red carpet Sunday evening.
Last week at the premiere for "The Batman," Pattinson told Rachel Smith from "Entertainment Tonight" that early in his career, he shared a home with Dornan as well as his fellow actors Andrew Garfield, Charlie Cox, and Eddie Redmayne. He added that his roommates would often leave him behind and offered him only "pity invites" to events.
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On the Critics Choice Awards red carpet, Dornan denied to "ET" that Pattinson was offered only "pity invites" and said that it was instead Pattinson's early success that pulled him away from the group of young actors.
"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," Dornan told "ET." "He did 'Twilight' and was suddenly in a different stratosphere than us."
He continued: "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."
During another interview at the Critics Choice Awards, Dornan joked that Pattinson was always invited to events because he was the "good-looking" member of the group.
"We never left him at home. Why would you leave him at home? He was the good-looking one," Dornan told "Access Hollywood." "He got us all in. He got us all the attention. He was too successful for us early on."
Dornan was nominated in the best supporting actor category at the Critics Choice Awards for his role in "Belfast." Troy Kotsur won that award for his performance in "Coda." Dornan did take home the show's best ensemble award alongside his "Belfast" cast members though.
"Belfast" was written and directed by the British filmmaker Kenneth Branagh. In a review of the film, Insider praised Dornan's performance as well as Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical script.
"The film's script — also written by Branagh — is sharp, witty, and expertly straddles what could be described as dark Irish humor and the codes of what audiences deem acceptable in contemporary entertainment," the review reads.
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