If you’re a fan of the Twilight series, then you’ll know that its central love affair wasn’t with vampires but rather with a wolf-like creature named Edward Cullen. After all, when it comes to true love, what’s more romantic than finding your perfect match? What’s perfect about Edward, though, is that he’s very unlikely to be considered a match for anyone. He’s so besotted with Bella that he doesn’t see anyone else, including Bella’s friends and family. For someone who’s not worthy of marrying, Edward is very romantic.
The same could be said for Christian Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the British stars of the Twilight sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. A year after the release of Eclipse, the boys are back together again, and this time it’s forever. While Christian is a relatively unknown actor in the U.S., he’s an acclaimed stage and film director in his home country. He’s also best known for playing a vampire named Roscoe in the 1992 film Legend, which starred Brad Pitt. He’s had prominent roles in The Prestige, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and most recently, Mandy Moore’s directorial debut, Happiest Than You’ve Ever Been.
Like Edward, Christian is too good to be true. He’s tall and fair with a stunning blue eye and winning smile. He’s also a talented singer-songwriter who’s written several film-scoring songs, including one for the upcoming Denzel Washington movie, Roman J. Israel, Esquire.
Robert is an English actor who’s appeared in some of Hollywood’s most beloved films, ranging from Pirates of the Caribbean and Robin Hood to Finding Neverland and Water for Elephants. He’s also starred in the Twilight movies alongside Kristen Stewart and the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman. Like Christian, Robert is also an accomplished director who’s helmed episodes of the U.S. version of Top Gear, the popular BBC series, and Mandy Moore’s directorial debut, Still Alice. Aside from acting and directing, Robert is also a renowned painter who exhibits regularly in galleries and museums around the world.
Like Edward and Christian before him, Robert is too good to be true. He’s an incredible artist who regularly exhibits his work at prestigious galleries and museums around the world. While he may not be the handsomest man in the world, don’t be fooled by his boyish charm. Beneath that exterior is a man who speaks seven languages and is a gifted violinist who’s played with some of the greatest orchestras in the world. He’s also the subject of an upcoming Netflix documentary, The Musician: Robert Pattinson, which chronicles his life and work.
A Complementary Match
It’s a match made in heaven – or rather, on Earth – when two talented, attractive men fall in love with the same woman. In the case of Christian and Robert, it’s Bella (Kristen Stewart) whose love they express in the most extraordinary of ways. It may not be the most socially acceptable of pairings, but it’s the most romantic. Better to be swept away than to be trapped in a loveless lifetime, right?
In the case of the Twilight films, we first meet Bella when she’s just a young girl who lives with her mother in a small town in northern Michigan. She’s an aspiring writer who aspires to emulate the success of J.K. Rowling, whose Harry Potter books have made Bella into an international celebrity. When one of Bella’s neighbors introduces himself as a “wolf hunter” and offers to help her out, her life becomes a little more interesting.
Bella’s mother dies and her stepfather remarries, trapping her in the middle of a war between her new stepbrothers. While the Cullens are peaceful people who only wish to live in harmony, Bella’s new stepfamily is quite the opposite. They’re a bit of a wild bunch who drink and party every day, which is how she comes to learn about the werewolf lifestyle. Her new stepbrothers fear and dislike Bella because she’s different. They consider her a threat to their own masculinity. She’s not even a year old when her stepdad abandons her and her surviving stepbrothers to live with their grandmother in La Push, Washington, a small seaside town. There, Bella discovers her true nature and ability to transform into a wolf at will. Soon after, Edward (Robert Pattinson), one of her stepbrothers, also discovers she’s a wolf and they begin a passionate love affair. It’s not long before the rest of the world finds out about their tryst and the town is thrown into a frenzy. The media attention focuses on the Cullens and their extraordinary romance, which is touted as one of the most romantic stories of our time. This is, in part, thanks to the incredible screenwriting of Stephenie Meyer, whose best-selling Twilight series has now been translated into more than 40 languages and who along with her co-screenwriter, Melissa Meyer, has been immortalized in song by Lady Gaga (a.k.a. Joanne Stefani Joanne Angelina Tosca Faeri, as she legally changed her name).
Back to our two leading men of dreamy persuasion. While they may not be perfect for each other – after all, marriage is a partnership – they’re made for each other. Together, they form an exquisite whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. If nothing else, their individual talents complement each other perfectly. Christian is an award-winning stage and film director who’s helmed some of the most cherished films of our time, while Robert is an incredible actor who’s won the hearts of millions around the world with his boyish charm and dazzling blue eyes. They’re both at the top of their games and it shows.