What is the relationship between famous Hollywood actors Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson? They seem to enjoy each other’s company while out on the town but is there more to their friendship than what appears on the surface?
The pair have been photographed together several times over the past few years and have even been seen at the same events from time to time. But it is not always clear if they are just friends or if there is more to their camaraderie. Here is a closer look at their relationship.
Actors’ Academy Friend
The first sign of a possible romance between Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson came in 2013 when they were both members of the prestigious London-based actors’ academy the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (or RADA). They were both acting students at the time and both appeared to revel in their studies as they attended many of the academy’s events and acted in many of its productions. While at RADA, both men were spotted wearing the academy’s crest on their shirt sleeves.
They attended several productions together including a 2016 production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. The play, written back in 1895, is considered by many to be one of the best ever written and is a must-read for anyone interested in literature. During a performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre in London’s Covent Garden, Garfield was even seen giving the actress playing Hedda his card. It was reported that the two spoke at the end of the performance. Just two days later, they were spotted dining together at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in London.
In the years since, they have continued to be seen together at various events and have developed a close friendship. According to reports, they often attend events together as a duo and even have a drink named in their honor at gatherings in London. Some have gone so far as to suggest that the two are actually dating. In March, 2018, they were both spotted at the premiere of the movie Black Rose in London. Though the movie itself was not that well-received by critics, the screening was attended by several hundred fans who had come to celebrate the on-screen romance between Garfield and Pattinson. In an interview the following week, Pattinson confirmed that he and Garfield are “good friends” but refused to comment on any romantic relationships.
The ‘Walking Dead’ Cast Was Meant to Be Spied On
In 2018 alone, they have been seen together at least ten times. They have been spotted attending events and festivals in London, Italy, and Denmark. This was particularly interesting given that the majority of these sightings took place just a couple of months after the end of the hugely popular AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead. It was only right that the two should continue their association as the zombie apocalypse made for the perfect ice breaker for a night on the town.
That same year, it was reported that the two would be attending the LFF, the London film festival, in September. The festival, which was founded in 1946 and runs annually, is one of the longest-established film festivals in the world. Every year, it presents a chance for film lovers to see some of the best new movies as well as established classics. The festival is also home to the London Film Critics’ Circle where awards are given out for the best in filmmaking.
Actors’ Personal Interests Reflect Each Other
While attending the LFF in September 2018, it was reported that the two would be speaking about their shared love of literature and film. According to Pattinson, he and Garfield often get together to discuss the themes and styles of works that they both love. They have even gone so far as to start a project where they analyze films from a literary viewpoint. In an interview for The Sunday Times, Pattinson mentioned that they had recently watched the 2002 film adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire together. The film, which is about a book critic who is given a review of his own life, is considered one of the greatest films about books and literature, if not the greatest. It also inspired the project that they are collaborating on. Specifically, they are looking into adaptations of works by William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. This project is partly funded by the National Lottery through Creative England and is due to begin in the spring.
Pattinson also mentioned that he enjoys taking his girlfriend, Camilla Belle, to the cinema a lot – a detail that seemed to confirm rumors that the two were going to be tying the knot. When asked about the future of their relationship, he simply replied “We plan on being together forever.”
They Share Similar Personalities
While the two men enjoy each other’s company and often seem to enjoy spending time together, they also have a number of similarities beyond their shared love of the stage and screen. For instance, both men are extremely private and rarely give interviews nor do they reveal much about their personal lives. As a result, much of what is known about their friendship comes from third parties or from media coverage of events where they have been spotted together.
Aside from being private people, both men also have very different work ethics than most Hollywood stars. According to reports, they are both very dedicated to their craft and are constantly working to improve themselves as actors. This makes them somewhat rare among their peers and it is easy to see why they have maintained their popularity over the years. A lot of their fans feel that they treat acting as a real job rather than a hobby and are extremely proud to see them dedicated to their craft. While many stars may get a lot of praise for simply showing up to work every day, the two men earn their keep by going above and beyond the call of duty.
They Have Worked Together Before
Though they have only been seen together at film festivals and other large gatherings, the two have actually worked together before. In 2016, they were both part of the entourage that traveled to Montenegro to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the country. The trip was organized by the American ambassador to Montenegro and was said to be a really positive experience for all those who went. Garfield spoke at length about the trip in an interview with CNN about the experience as a whole. “We went to Montenegro to celebrate the country’s centennial and to meet some of its wonderful people,” he said. “It was an incredible opportunity to meet the country’s founder, King George, who was a great supporter of mine when I was growing up. It was also a chance to thank him for his support and to wish him well for his upcoming abdication. He’s a very special man.”
While in Montenegro, the two men were also spotted in the country’s capital, Podgorica. The following year, they were again in Podgorica to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the city. And in 2018 alone, they have been spotted at least ten times. This is not counting the times that they were both interviewed or mentioned at events where they were both present. If this pattern continues, it would seem that the friendship between the two is going to continue for many years to come.
In general, though, the news surrounding the two actors’ friendship is frequently positive. They seem to have a lot in common and the opportunities that this brings are endless. It is not hard to see why they have remained such close friends for so long despite the differences in their personal lives. What is clear is that their shared interests in art and literature will continue to bring them together.