Gw is a Welsh language abbreviation which stands for Goodwill Ambassador. One of the most recognizable faces in the world today is actor and singer Gw Robert Pattinson. With numerous red-carpet appearances under his belt, his good looks have made him a recognizable face all across the globe. His celebrity status was solidified when he was cast as the lead in the highly-anticipated new movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Since then, he has become a household name and a cultural icon in the process.
Early Life And Family
Gw Robert Pattinson was born on April 24, 1986 in London, England. He is the son of actress Kate (née Benson) and screenwriter Stephen Pattinson. His father is of English, Scottish, and German descent; his mother is of Irish descent. He has a younger sister, Grace (Kate’s younger sister), who is also an actress. His parents divorced in 2002 when he was nine years old.
Pattinson attended the Dragon School in London as a child, before moving to Los Angeles at age 14 to begin his acting career. He later attended Yale University, where he majored in English literature. Prior to starring in The Twilight Saga, he primarily acted in British television series, including The Bill, Shameless, and Doctor Who. He also had supporting roles in several Hollywood movies, including Dirty Money, Horrible Bosses, and Charlie Country Gentleman. His breakout role was that of Augustus Waters in the movie The Edge of Seventeen. He also starred alongside Keira Knightley and Nicholas Hoult in the movie A Little Princess.
Pattinson’s acting career began in earnest when he was cast as the lead in The Twilight Saga. He initially had no prior acting experience, but went on to star alongside Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in what is still one of the most popular and well-regarded movie franchises of all time. The Twilight Saga was such a big hit that it spawned three sequels and a spin-off, New Moon. The series has made more than $4.8 billion worldwide and was ranked the best-reviewed movie franchise of all time (based on IMDb’s top-ten lists) in 2017.
In 2017, he starred in the biopic, Pattinson, about the life and times of actor and singer Pattinson. The same year, he appeared in the movie Venom, alongside Tom Hardy. Since then, he has been busy working on projects, including the comedy series, Good Morning America and several World Cup tournaments, as a brand ambassador for Adidas. He also hosted the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashion and Design Festival in London, which was attended by thousands of people.
The Hottest Celebi
The 2018 Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashion and Design Festival in London was the scene of some fascinating one-on-one interviews with the most prominent figures in fashion. One of the most memorable interviews featured actor, singer, and fashion icon Robert Pattinson. The conversation centered around his extraordinary fashion sense and how he stays so ahead of the fashion curve. It was an incredibly fascinating conversation that you can watch here:
As an incredibly fashionable individual, what is your favorite way to dress?
“I love to dress Edward Cullen. I feel like if I dress the part, I can act the part better. I love wearing men’s clothing because it makes me feel like a little boy again. But, at the same time, I don’t like to dress like a man. I like to wear something that is a combination of the two. I love wearing velvet, so I usually wear a lot of velvet. It makes me feel like a little boy again, but not too girlish.”
How does your stylist keep up with your fashion curve?
“I don’t really know how to answer that, to be honest. I feel like if I tell them how I want to be dressed, they will just make me something. I am never really sure of what I want, and I like to keep it that way. I don’t want to be restricted by what they think I should wear. I always dress against the styles of the times. If I follow what is trendy, I will probably look stupid. Instead, I follow what is good and timeless.”
You’ve said that you don’t like to follow trends and follow what is good and timeless. Can you elaborate?
“I used to like to follow trends, but now I feel like that is the road to hell. I don’t want to lead a boring life, following the trends. I want to go where no one has gone before. If someone else is doing something that is good, then why not try it? That is the way we should all be thinking.”
Do you ever get bored of playing it safe with your style?
“Never. I love to push the boundaries of what is acceptable. But, at the same time, I don’t want to upset anyone. I don’t want to go out of my way to hurt anyone’s feelings. You can’t please everyone, so I just try and keep my cool.”
You’ve been incredibly successful at following your own style. How important is it to you to maintain your uniqueness as an individual?
“If everyone is wearing the same thing, then it doesn’t look original anymore. If I stand out, even a little bit, it will be wonderful. I want people to remember me, even after all these years. I don’t want to be known as ‘that guy’, or ‘that girl’s brother’. I don’t want my music to be labeled as the ‘hometown special’ or whatever. When I write songs for my album, I want them to be something special. I don’t want people to just assume that they are good just because they are mine.”
Do you ever regret going against the grain when it comes to your personal style?
“Never. I believe that everything happens for a reason. It is the people who try to change what isn’t wrong in their life that end up hurting themselves. I think that all of this happened for a reason. It was meant to be this way. Things happen for a reason. It may not be easy to understand why everything happened the way it did, but in the end, I will be happy that I followed my heart.”
Are there any fashion designers or styles that you admire and aspire to dress in?
“I like to dress in a way that is similar to what the great Audrey Hepburn would wear. She was such an amazing woman. She always looked so elegant and beautiful, even when she wore men’s clothing. I think that is something to aspire to. I love how she would look with a man’s shirt, a tie, and a blazer. She would look so elegant and stylish. I want to look as good as her, even when I am not wearing men’s clothes.”
Have you ever thought about going into fashion design?
“I have never really given it much thought, to be honest. I have always felt that my style is more suited for men’s clothes, and I don’t really feel comfortable in women’s clothing. So, if I did, then I guess I would have to change a lot of that.”
Dressing Edward Cullen
If you ever wanted to dress like a fictional character, who would you choose and why?
“I would never want to dress like anyone else. It would be like imitating someone, and that is never a good idea. If I did want to dress like someone else, I would want to choose Edward Cullen. I feel like he is one of the most stylish fictional characters of all time. He always looks like he just stepped out of a men’s fashion magazine. Even when he is not trying to, he always looks put-together. He is definitely someone who knows how to dress to impress. He always dresses in a way that compliments his beautiful British accent and refined manner. I feel like I could learn a lot from dressing like Edward Cullen.”
What would your outfit consist of if you wanted to dress like Edward Cullen?