This year, actor Robert Pattinson made headlines for all the wrong reasons! In January, he was charged with indecent exposure after prosecutors say he flashed his genitals at an outdoor café in L.A. a few months prior. In April, he celebrated his 29th birthday dressed in a wedding gown – which has since become his new trademark look.
Pattinson was initially charged with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor but the charges were later upgraded to 12 counts of felony child molestation. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison. While the case is still pending, the future of the “Twilight” star is uncertain. Amidst the scandal, his filmography has taken a slight dip. Despite this, he continues to be one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. Let’s dive into what you need to know about the 2019 bodyshape of Robert Pattinson.
The Evolution Of A Twilighter
From one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, “The Twilight Saga”, to one of the biggest celebrity scandals of the year, it’s been a wild year (and a half) for Robert Pattinson.
The English actor rose to fame as the charming vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight films. Since then, he’s appeared in a string of box-office successes and critical pariahs. Most notably, he portrayed English poet and poet laureate laureate Leigh Hunt in the 2018 film adaptation of Anne Bramley’s book “The Loved Child”.
More Than Meets The Eye
While many might argue that Hunt is not a love story, the film still achieved rapturous reviews. Variety’s Owen Gleibert wrote: “Pattinson does a wonderful job…emotions flow freely between the actor and his co-stars.”
The critically acclaimed actor was previously nominated for a BAFTA for his role as Jasper Hale in the 2014 film “Trust”. In that film, he played a character who, at first glance, seems perfectly ordinary – but who, in fact, is a little bit different. He is described by Vanity Fair as “handsome, charming, and very funny”. Which should come as no surprise, since the same year he was nominated for a BAFTA, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the film “Bel Ami”. In real life, he is the son of actress Anna Friel and late musician Ron Taylor. He has a younger sister, Francesca.
While Hunt was by no means the only film that Pattinson starred in this year, it’s fair to say that it was one of his bigger projects. In addition to playing a poet laureate, he had to spend a lot of time in makeup. In fact, he told Metro that he did not feel he looked like himself while filming.
Even before the scandal, the 48-year-old actor was already taking steps to improve his looks. In February he had plastic surgery to enhance the contours of his nose. Since the news broke, he has adopted a new look, eschewing makeup for more natural-looking products. Nonetheless, he has admitted that he still feels like he’s in character while filming. “I wish I could just turn it off, put on some sunglasses and be like, ‘Ah, what the hell has happened? I need a drink’,” he told Metro. “But it’s hard to do that when you’re acting. You can’t just switch off. You need to be aware of how you’re feeling and why you’re acting the way you’re acting.”
The Rise Of The Instagrammable Actor
Whether you like it or not, social media played a major role in the ongoing scandal. Pattinson admitted to media outlets that he used to be a less “Instagrammable” person, but now likes to promote himself through the platform. For those interested in the way he lives his life, he keeps an active Instagram account, where he showcases his glamorous lifestyle alongside frequent celebrity friends.
The account also provides a peek into the actor’s mind. On it, he frequently shares personal stories and sometimes even movie stills from his own films. Most notably, he began using the account to discuss the scandal and has since kept it as a form of self-expression. “I want to use my account to talk about the case, because I don’t think anything else is being said enough about it. So I’ll just put my thoughts out there,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “It will never be an exact copy of what happens in court, but I’ll try and be as open and honest as possible.”
The Most Iconic Edward Cullen
“The Twilight Saga” made Robert Pattinson an international celebrity and one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors. It also made him the most iconic Edward Cullen of all time. If you’re unfamiliar, the vampire franchise is set in a world where vampires are “allowed” to roam the Earth, due to a technological evolution that allows the living to drink the blood of the supernatural beings. This evolution is referred to as vampirism. Over the years, fans have petitioned for Edward to become a vampire, despite the fact that he is human. In a world like this, it is not difficult to see why fans are so enamored with the British actor.
Cullen is frequently cited as one of the most attractive characters created for film. One of the character’s most memorable traits is his charm. He is often seen as the complete opposite of his more famous vampire brethren, Klaus and Christian, who are often depicted as snarling, seductive creatures. This is most likely because, as the films have shown, Klaus and Christian are afraid of humans while Edward fears nothing. As a result, he has a natural curiosity about people which makes him approachable. In “The Twilight Saga”, Edward is the most successful of the vampire siblings at maintaining a Human-Vampire Hybrid (H-VH) form. Meaning he can turn into a wolf and walk among the beasts of the night – but still retain the charm and charisma of a human. He does this through alchemy – a combination of human and wolf genetics that allows the individual to maintain both their physical traits and any mental abilities they might possess.
A Change Of Scenery
After spending a decade in the United Kingdom, the actor is often seen as a British international. He grew up in the country and attended the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He then went on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
After establishing himself as a leading man in British films, he started making the move to the U.S. in the late 2000s. He has since appeared in a number of big budget American films – including the superhero blockbuster “Black Panther”. While some might argue that he has never truly been able to shake his “Twilighter” persona, he has certainly tried. Since the start of this year, he has adopted a new look, ditching the glam for more natural products and an “out there” style. Nonetheless, he has admitted that he still feels like he’s in character while filming. “I wish I could just turn it off, put on some sunglasses and be like, ‘Ah, what the hell has happened? I need a drink’,” he told Metro. “But it’s hard to do that when you’re acting. You can’t just switch off. You need to be aware of how you’re feeling and why you’re acting the way you’re acting.”
A Dramatic Fall From Grace
While many might argue that the scandal hasn’t affected his career, it has unquestionably dented it. In January, his filmography took a slight dip, as he starred in just three films compared to his previous four. His latest film, “The Loved Child”, opened to lukewarm reviews and underperformed at the box office. He then went on to star in the TV show “Wondery”, which did poorly in the ratings. Even before the news broke, he had established himself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors. At one point, he was even considered to play Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” series – a role which ultimately went to Tom Hardy.