English actor Robert Pattinson recently shared with the press that he plans to use the moniker “Bruno Mars” as a stage name. Mars is the name of the singer’s alter ego, which is how Robert Pattinson hopes to be perceived in the public eye. He has cited Michael Jackson, Louis Tomlinson and Adele as his main influences. Mars is not the only famous pop culture figure Pattinson has modeled his stage name after; he has also chosen to use the moniker “Katie Clemmens” after the character from the hit TV show, “The Walking Dead” and singer-songwriter Katie Couric as his professional email domain name. Interestingly, both of these female pop culture figures have had a hand in Pattinson’s childhood — Katie Couric interviewed his parents soon after he was born and she is among the few to have spoken with his father, Ian, about his son. As a tribute, Pattinson sometimes wears a necklace with a “2” pendant that stands for “Ian and Deborah”.
When it comes to choosing stage names, many celebrities opt for their own maiden names or for names associated with their family members. However, some choose to go against the grain and adopt a moniker completely unrelated to their real identity. This can be a risky move, as it requires the adoptee to do some serious brand building, which can be difficult, especially if the chosen name is not well-known. This also means that the audience might not be familiar with the stage identity and the actor/stage identity duality can lead to some confusion. Another risk is that a stage name doesn’t necessarily translate into good acting or music, which the adoptee may discover too late in life.
Pattinson has commented that he feels strongly that he should not have to choose a stage name. He told reporters that he is proud of his heritage and does not want to hide it. Having said that, he understands the importance of this endeavor and the influence this choice will have on his future. The English actor has been open about his past struggles with addiction and his family’s history of mental illness. Pattinson feels that his new stage identity will help people understand him better as a person and as an artist. He also wants to be better known for his acting talent rather than his partying ways.
Robert Will Not Hide His Past
Pattinson is not the only famous English actor who decided to use a stage name to better connect with fans. Other famous actors who did likewise include Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp and Richard Armitage. It’s interesting to note that all of these actors have had some degree of fame before the age of 30 and have decided to risk this by adopting a stage name. Hardy, Depp and Armitage have all cited a lack of confidence as the main reason behind their decision to choose a stage name. Hardy has said, “It was the worst thing I could have done when I was younger. I was hiding that I wasn’t Tom Hardy. ” Similarly, Depp has said, “I want the people who love what I do to know that this is all me… I felt like I didn’t deserve any credit or fame for the things I did before.” And, “They can call me Oberst or Jeffrey now.”
The Influence Of Celebrities’ Kids
Even if they don’t want to admit it, parents and celebrities have a lot of influence over their children. And, it isn’t just limited to money and fame. Many famous people’s kids struggle with the same issues their parents did. In some cases, it can even be worse. Take, for example, the case of Justin Bieber. The young Canadian singer has been mocked and criticized for years for the names he has chosen for himself. In fact, the “Baby” moniker has become such a negative symbol that even his friends and family have started to publicly speak out against him. One of his cousins, Shaun Villegas, has said that she has lost faith in him and does not want to be associated with his brand anymore. Her statements were echoed by another cousin, Amanda Stanton, who said that she is “so sick of the whole thing. “
However, it is not just celebrities’ kids who struggle with the pressure to choose a unique brand. Many young people feel entitled to fame and will go to great lengths to achieve it. This can lead them to make poor choice in stage names and create brand confusion when trying to navigate social media. If you’re a celebrity, your children will have access to a wealth of information and material online that could corrupt their minds and lead them to crime and addiction. Parents must remain constant and vigilant in their efforts to protect and guide their kids.
Will It Work?
The question is: will it work? Will using this kind of stage name put more people in contact with Robert Pattinson? Will they be more likely to see him as Bruno Mars, rather than just another English actor? Or, will it simply result in more confusion?
Pattinson is not the first famous person to adopt a stage name. Many comedians and comedy groups have created fake personas to address the public — the most well-known example being Bill Cosby, whose real name is William — though he has gone by several different stage names. Cosby has also been criticized for choosing to use a stage name, with one writer going so far as to say that, “Bill Cosby’s decision to adopt a stage name is a regrettable one, as it will likely cause more harm than good to his personal and professional brand.” However, other famous figures have embraced this identity change and been able to find success with it.
Pattinson has put a lot of thought into this decision and has discussed it with his father, who has given him some valuable advice. The English actor has said that he wants to be seen as an artist first and foremost and does not want to be confused with other famous people and their movies. He has also talked with his manager about the importance of being consistent with his brand and trying to build a following.
There is also the possibility that using a stage name could hurt Pattinson’s acting career. After all, it is not uncommon for famous people to do so, in an effort to hide their identity. Sometimes it can backfire spectacularly, as evidenced by the case of George Clooney, who had success with his first two films, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”, before he decided to use a stage name. Since then, he has never been the same. He even got a tattoo of a “2” in honor of his parents, whom he regards as his mentors, and he has said that he regrets choosing the stage name Clooney, though he continues to use it.
Pattinson has been open about his addiction issues and has spoken about his desire to help others who are struggling with addictions. He has been quoted as saying, “I’ve been very lucky in life in that I’ve never had to hide who I am. I am a very open person and have always been able to be honest about the things I’ve done. So, this should not be a problem.” This is an interesting perspective to have and it comes from a very talented and thoughtful actor and intelligent human being.
The Possibility Of Trouble
Of course, there is always the possibility of trouble. Even when choosing a stage name does not cause any harm, it still cannot hurt to think things through and be completely honest with yourself. If you’re going to adopt this brand, you must be prepared to deal with the consequences and ensure that you’re making the right decision for yourself. Using a stage name does not guarantee instant fame, though it can certainly help. Just ask Katie Clemmens — or Bruno Mars — what happened after her stage debut in “The Walking Dead” and it will become very apparent why these identities are not suited for everyone. Still, it’s clear that, for the right person, the unique brand can open a lot of doors. And, as long as those doors are not completely closed, it’s probably worth it.