After a very public breakup with actor, director, and feminist activist, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart is back on the market and looking to make her relationship status known to the world. As the enigmatic couple’s on-off romance was front-and-center in the media for years, the search for love has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. With the on-set of their latest venture, the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 well underway, fans are eagerly awaiting news of the newest addition to the cast. While we wait for more details to emerge, it’s time for fans to reflect on the best of both worlds as both women have found fame and fortune during their time together. Here are some compelling arguments for why marrying both men and women is the ultimate modern-day fair isle for some viewers.
Feminism And Ladylike Charm
For years, the 27-year-old Stewart has been labeled a tomboy due to her affinity for tough guy flicks and her frequent appearances in biker attire. The blonde was also a vocal supporter of feminist causes, even appearing at the 2015 March For Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C., in support of increased gun control. The role of a lifetime may be behind her in the form of the latest Twilight Saga installment, but she’s taken on a whole new image since then. In addition to advocating for women’s rights, Stewart has become a style icon as her natural, unplugged look has inspired countless magazine covers and fashion labels. Even the Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted wearing a dress designed by the actor. With her film career steadily taking off, it’s clear Stewart has made the switch from objectification to empowerment and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
As for Pattinson, the 32-year-old Oxford educated British man is arguably most well-known for his bad boy image. The actor has frequently been criticized for his flamboyant lifestyle and lack of interest in committing to a long-term relationship. While these traits undoubtedly contributed to the formation of his fan base, it’s also prompted many to label his films as empty fantasies. For every action movie he’s in, there’s usually a love interest lurking somewhere in the background. As impressive as his track record of attracting beautiful women might be, he still hasn’t found a lasting relationship to speak of. With his movie career taking off in the wake of Twilight, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and the upcoming Robin Hood, it’s fair to say he’s found his groove as a leading man and fans are eagerly awaiting the next phase of his life and career. In addition to his film success, he’s also a dedicated activist who supports numerous charities and offers a supportive hand to those in need. On a more personal note, he’s also a keen baker and enjoys experimenting with different flavors. He’s regularly been spotted cooking for fans and colleagues alike and has even released a cookbook to accompany his film career. For those who love to eat and love to cook, you can’t go wrong combining the two.
The Money And The Media
Pattinson and Stewart are clearly making the right choice by going the extra mile to support each other. The British actor has amassed a staggering fortune, estimated at over $100 million, from the Twilight franchise alone. Aside from his acting roles, he’s starred in numerous music videos, landed cameo appearances in blockbuster movies, and authored a bestselling cookbook. He’s also been named one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and was even considered for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 2019 alone, he grossed over $150 million. Meanwhile, Stewart has found a natural balance between fame and fortune, teaming up with her Twilight co-star, Emilia Clarke, to launch her clothing line, Kristen Stewart Clothing, in September 2019. Although Stewart hasn’t publicly commented on Clarke’s involvement in the clothing line, we can only assume she’s embracing an opportunity to pursue new interests while also supporting her partner in crime.
Pattinson and Stewart’s professional partnership has been dubbed the #TWICEmarriage by fans and the media alike. With both actors securing top dog positions in their respective fields and supporting each other on and off set, it’s clear they’ve found the answer to “living together, falling apart, and then making up.” Offering fans an enticing glimpse into the future of media and celebrity, the Twilight franchise is further proof of the enduring appeal of the “boyfriend-girlfriend” narrative, which is increasingly suitable for today’s audiences. It represents the height of sophistication and excitement for grown-ups who want to behave like adults while remaining loyal to their favorite movie series. One can only wonder what the future of celebrity and media will look like in five or ten years’ time. Judging by what we’ve seen so far, it’s safe to assume that the #TWICEmarriage will be celebrated for generations to come.
The Evolution Of Attraction
It’s no secret that Hollywood stars can be a fleeting fascination for audiences, as evidenced by the fact that many of Stewart’s most well-known films enjoy limited success at the box office. However, this doesn’t deter Hollywood’s most fashionable stars from trying to replicate the magic of their favorite movies through various means. While the format may have changed, the underlying desire to find “the one” is certainly as relevant today as it was when Twilight was first released.
As for what attracted Stewart to Pattinson in the first place, it was clearly not his good looks. The two do not share the same appeal, with critics describing Pattinson’s appearance as “plain” and “boring” while Stewart is said to possess a “fashionable awkwardness.” The actor has also referred to his partner as “biker chic,” evoking images of leather bikers and rebellious youth culture in general. It was clearly not Stewart’s intention to play into the objectification game, as she’s described her experience working with Pattinson as “problems-free and filled with fun.” In fact, fans of the Twilight film series can recall a time when Stewart’s character was initially turned off by the hunky English rose, much to the dismay of viewers worldwide. While these tidbits of information may not be earth-shattering, it does provide some insight into the evolution of attraction as we know it.
The Proximity Of “The One”
In an odd turn of events, the Twilight Saga finale, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which stars Stewart and Pattinson, was preempted by the coronavirus pandemic. The fact that the two were positioned next to each other in a long, tight embrace, evoked images of solidarity and affection for fans around the world who were unable to see the film they had spent so long waiting for. The on-screen chemistry between the two actors is undeniable, with many claiming they were made for each other and that their on-set camaraderie was genuine. Even their individual fans have taken note of the chemistry, with one describing the final scene as “the best scene of the movie.” It appears the world’s biggest fans have spoken, with Twilight breaking records as the highest-grossing film of all time not just in the United States, but worldwide. Despite the pandemic, social media platforms such as TikTok are filled with fans planning to see Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as soon as possible. The sense of community is undoubtedly a product of the pandemic, as it was a rare occasion when so many people across the world were united by a shared interest in a single film.
Of course, as with any romantic comedy, the film’s success is due in large part to the efforts of its talented cast and crew. The fact that Twilight’s final installment was released just as the world was on the cusp of a major shift in how people interacted with each other due to the pandemic was undoubtedly a stroke of luck for the film.
A Filmography That Speaks Volumes
Twilight is unquestionably one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Over the years, it has amassed a devoted audience both near and far and it is not difficult to understand why. Set in a vaguely medieval-like universe, the film follows the adventures of Bella Swan (Stewart) and her relationship with the handsome yet mysterious Edward Cullen (Pattinson). The film focuses on their doomed engagement, as well as her search for “the one” that can help her complete her transformation from “ordinary” teen to gorgeous, strong woman. Along the way, we learn about predatory vampires, werewolves, and a tribe of Native Americans called the “Vikings” who live in the wilderness.