As the new boyfriend of one of Hollywood’s most famous and attractive women, Rob Pattinson is set to experience life on the big screen. The “Twilight” heartthrob will make his acting debut in the upcoming “Death Grip,” an action thriller about an insurance fraud scam that takes a dark turn when the suspects begin to kill each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Pattinson, 30, rose to fame playing Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” series, along with his onscreen counterparts Jacob Black and Bella Swan. Since the first movie in the franchise, “Twilight,” in 2008, he has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most popular and versatile leading men, appearing in big-budget films like “The Hobbit” and “The Great Gatsby” and small-budget indie pictures like “What/If?” and “The Lost Honour of Katharine May.”
In 2014, Pattinson was linked to Demi Moore as a potential husband after spending a romantic weekend with the actress in Paris. They have since ended their relationship, but their weekend together was enough to fuel rumours that they have some of Hollywood’s most well-deserved on-screen chemistry.
Here, we take a look at how Pattinson should behave as an actor and what types of roles he should play.
Take Care Of Your Health
In the event that he chooses to pursue acting as a career, Rob Pattinson will have to learn to take care of his health. As any actor will tell you, the stress of working hard to build a portfolio of characters and then potentially landing a role that requires you to look like shit is a lot to ask of any one person. This is doubly true if that role requires you to be on your feet for long periods of time or if it’s a physically demanding one.
“The Hobbit” trilogy proved to be a bit of a crash course in terms of Rob Pattinson’s physical stamina, as all three films required him to be on his feet for most of the shooting. If the actor is going to continue to pursue being an actor, he will need to develop more stamina and make sure that his trainers are working hard to ensure that he is prepared for his role.
Focus On Your Craft
Pattinson doesn’t need to become an expert in every subject to be an actor, but he certainly doesn’t need to be a dumbass either. If the actor is going to make a living pretending to be someone else, he needs to make sure that he does a good job of it, which is something that he has yet to do with any degree of consistency. While the “Twilight” movies weren’t awful, they also weren’t particularly good, either, and focused more on romantic comedy than they did on the action sequences that they were originally conceived as.
Pattinson has proven to be a bit of a clown, frequently falling victim to some of Hollywood’s biggest practical jokes. Whether it’s the time that he was tricked into appearing in a rap video or the many pranks that were played on him during the filming of “The Great Gatsby,” he has frequently come across as more comedic relief than leading man. Even in his most recent film, “What/If?”, his character, Peter, spends more time goofing off than he does acting.
While the audience can enjoy a good laugh at Rob Pattinson’s expense, he needs to remember that he is an acting professional, which means that he is there to put on a convincing performance. He needs to find a way to blend his comic timing with the ability to play a variety of characters effectively and believably.
Play The Part
Even when he’s playing something funny, Rob Pattinson has a way of making you believe that he’s actually portraying someone else. At other times, he can play a scene straight and make you believe that he’s absolutely not joking around with you. This is what makes him a versatile actor, often landing roles as the straight man or as the funny man in a scene, depending on the character he’s playing.
While he may have been born and raised in Australia, Rob Pattinson has proven himself to be a talented thespian, moving easily between different accents and portraying men and women equally well. This makes him an attractive option as an actor, particularly as there aren’t that many roles available for Australian actors, so it’s often hard to play the part of a native Australian.
Avoid Reckless Choices
If Rob Pattinson wants to continue acting in Hollywood, he needs to prove to the executives at the studios he works for that he is worth keeping around, which means that he needs to start acting in a more serious manner. While the “Twilight” movies were never going to be considered Oscar contenders, he nonetheless needs to avoid choosing roles that are filled with obvious or easy clichés. While it’s all too easy to fall back on your sexuality when playing a part that is filled with action sequences and fights, these scenes will often leave a much darker impression on audiences than if the character were a complete blank.
Playing a role that is filled with nothing but good-natured taunting and teasing is a surefire way to make your colleagues at the office feel sorry for you, as well as your family and friends, so let’s keep our options open for roles that don’t include this nonsense.
Look Dazzling In Dresses
Not every role requires you to be wearing a fabulous dress, so you can still play the part of an elegant woman, but you must make sure that you look impeccable in whatever outfit you’re wearing. This is certainly an important consideration for any actress, but it’s doubly so for Rob Pattinson, as he still has a decent amount of film to make before he can be considered for major roles. As he nears the end of his film career, the actor needs to look as good as possible, particularly in roles that require him to be wearing elegant attire.
As much as the fans would love to see their favorite “Twilight” stars continue their careers, they ultimately need to realize that age is catching up with them. While they can rest assured that they will always have work – particularly in Australia, where there are plenty of plum roles available – they need to start looking for smaller roles in bigger films or start a small business, like an in-house agency, where they can specialize in casting small and independent films. They can’t continue to rely on their remarkable good looks to land them roles, especially as they are approaching middle age. This was never more evident than in 2015, when “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” the final installment of the saga, was released and Rob Pattinson was featured in a series of poorly-lit and underwhelming cameos. The last thing the actor needs is to be typecast in a bad movie, and it’s time for him to move on to bigger and more promising projects.