The news that Robert Pattinson is set to marry his long-term girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, was met with an outpouring of happy celebrations from his fans. The couple’s engagement was announced just before Christmas and has not only sparked rumours of a new baby in the works but also reignited interest in the actor’s private life. The news of Stewart’s pregnancy was met with particularly fevered excitement from the Twilight fans, to whom she is, of course, closely associated. It was later revealed that Stewart was pregnant with twins. Their son, Milo, was born on 26 February this year.
Tropes And Tidbits
The excitement over the couple’s pending nuptials was, in part, prompted by the actor’s penchant for sharing candid and often highly personal images on social media. On his Facebook page alone, Pattinson has shared countless pictures of himself in costume as well as revealing glimpses into his personal life. He has also published numerous articles, ranging from diatribes against the music industry to musings on food and travel. His fans have responded with rapt attention, often leaving touching comments in the process.
The actor’s new wife, Kristen Stewart, has, if anything, been even less reticent than her beau in sharing her thoughts online. A former actress and fashion model of minor celebrity, Stewart is perhaps best known for her seven-year relationship with the Twilight villain, Robert Pattinson. The couple dated for three years before getting engaged last summer. They were married in a romantic ceremony in Italy in October 2013 and have since maintained a low profile as they settle into married life with their newborn son.
The Instagram and Twitter accounts of Stewart and Pattinson were among the first to welcome the new year with a flurry of posts documenting their wedding preparations as well as sharing pictures of their son, Milo, who is expected to make an appearance at the ceremony.
Pattinson On Hollywood And The Industry
In an interview with Wonderland magazine published recently, Robert Pattinson discussed a number of interesting topics pertaining to his career and private life. The English actor has long been known to be something of a maverick when it comes to the industry in which he operates, frequently holding radical opinions on topics ranging from fashion to acting. Though some may see his forthright nature as a hindrance, Pattinson has consistently found success in both the commercial and critical arenas.
In discussing his views on Hollywood and the entertainment industry, Pattinson held firm to his beliefs, declaring that he would never compromise his art for commercial gain. “If I did a film that was horrible and it did really well, then I can look at it and go, ‘Well, I did that’, but I wouldn’t be happy about it. That’s never going to happen. I’m not going to do a film to suit people’s expectations or to make money,” he declared. He reiterated the sentiment, stating that he would rather “suck it [Hollywood] dry” than do a film that he considered to be of lesser quality just to appease audiences.
Though he is undoubtedly a gifted actor, the English actor has long shied away from major, mainstream roles, instead opting to star in smaller, character-driven films. The decision enabled him to exercise greater control over the content and, perhaps more importantly, the vision of his films. Few could deny that Pattinson’s off-screen influences, ranging from literature to music, have manifested themselves in his subtle yet distinctive screen persona. Indeed, it was partly due to his off-screen activities that the 41-year-old found success in his relatively early stage in a mainly actor-driven industry. In an age where leading men are seemingly expected to be slim and athletic, Pattinson is certainly an exception.
Pattinson is clearly something of a character, often favouring outlandish costumes and unusual settings for his Instagram posts. The actor has also become renowned for the unique way in which he interacts with his Instagram followers, frequently replying to comments with witty asides and detailing his daily routines in great detail. According to the actor, this is, in part, a conscious strategy employed to encourage a more intimate connection with his audience. “I think it’s important not to be too over-thought or too analytical about the way you come across, especially on social media. A lot of the time people are on social media for the wrong reasons – they want to be famous or they think it’s going to be easy money,” he mused.
His Fashion And Beauty Secrets
Though his personal life will be a central focus of the forthcoming wedding documentary, Pattinson is clearly no stranger to fashion and, in fact, often exhibits an intimate knowledge of the industry. In the interview with Wonderland, he opened up about the significant influence of his close friend, the famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz. “When I first moved to L.A., Annie took me under her wing and introduced me to everyone,” Pattinson reflected. “She’s helped me so much with my fashion. I’ve always been more of a tomboy and she’s helped me to embrace my femininity. The main thing is that I feel comfortable in my own skin.”
The friendship between the photographer and the actor is, in fact, highly creditable. The men clearly share a mutual admiration for one another’s work, with Annie Leibovitz once declaring that “Robert is one of the most amazing actors I have ever worked with.” It is this extraordinary talent that has enabled the English actor to, somewhat against the conventional wisdom, find genuine success in a predominantly actor-led industry. Though he is undoubtedly best known for his work in the cinema, it is the extraordinary range of characters that he brings to life that has, at times, made him arguably the most successful Englishman of his generation. In one of his more recent Instagram posts, Pattinson is seen donning a stunning, black dress with diamante detailing, an item that would have cost him a nine-figure sum. The sophisticated outfit is a rare foray into the high end of the fashion scale for the actor and, as with many of his choices, it is an outfit that is both personal and highly unique. It is a style that, undoubtedly, speaks to his affluent and, at times, celebrity-drenched audience.
The Wedding And The Post-Wedding Life
Though the wedding of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart is, in part, being documented for a documentary by the French production company, Clément Moura, the couple have, as yet, refused to grant any further interviews regarding the ceremony and their upcoming wedding anniversary. The pair are expected to maintain a low-profile in the lead-up to and, hopefully, after their wedding day.
However, the intrigue surrounding the celebrity union will not disappear. On Friday, TMZ reported that Beyoncé will perform at the wedding and, though no official confirmation has been made, it is possible that she will represent the guest list with a solo performance. If the rumours are, in fact, true, then it will be the first time that the pop icon has publicly performed since the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy. Though her personal life has been the subject of much speculation, few could argue that Beyoncé’s music, and in particular, her solo work, has not remained at the forefront of the public consciousness. If Beyoncé does, in fact, attend the wedding, she will represent both the culmination of nearly a decade of careful planning as well as the ultimate public display of the couple’s affection. The singer is also expected to perform at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in August.
As for the newlywed couple, they have, according to many reports, been overwhelmed by the extraordinary attention that their engagement and subsequent wedding have received. The couple were expected to keep their honeymoon a secret for fear of ruining the surprise but have, instead, chosen to document their trip to Vietnam on social media, sharing pictures and videos of themselves exploring the country and its beautiful landscapes. The wedding will, hopefully, not only bring the couple much happiness but can also be seen as a milestone in the journey of a young, engaged couple to create a life together. In a world where many celebrities are driven by commerce, it is clear that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are motivated by something far more profound – the desire to share their love and commitment to one another with their closest friends and family. As for the future, it will be interesting to see whether Pattinson continues to challenge the traditional perceptions of masculinity in the way in which he has consistently and creatively throughout his adult life. Having established a solid foundation with his wife, he may now seek to redefine what it means to be a “real man” in the years to come.