By Annie Barrett
Updated February 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST

Twilight star Robert Pattinson talks ’80s porn, his love for his dog, and his run-in with an elephant in the March issue of Details. He mulls the racy photo shoot that accompanies the story: “I can’t say I had no idea, because it was a 12-hour shoot, so you kind of get the picture that these women are going to stay naked after, like, five or six hours. But I wasn’t exactly prepared. I had no idea what to say to these girls,” says Pattinson. The actor also talks about being inspired by, yet conflicted about his role as an artist. “If it exists out there—this invisible-creative-spirit-idea thing—then you’re the medium through which it travels so everybody can touch it. But…what gives you the right to be the medium? What gives you the right to claim it? And then get an agent and say I want $20 million and a fruit basket to be the medium, thank you very much,” he says.