Even before the pandemic, movie star Robert Pattinson’s life was an endless stream of paparazzi photos and headline-grabbing escapades. The last several years have been a whirlwind of fame and fortune for the British actor, who became a global superstar after being cast as vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series. Since then, he’s starred in more than a dozen other high-profile films, including the popular Mary Queen of Scots and Life on Paper, which was named the best British film of 2020.
Now that COVID-19 has changed everything, it’s time for Pattinson to shift gears and focus on the next chapter of his life—one that will undoubtedly be filled with even more adventure and celebrity.
His Fashion and Hair Stylings
Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Pattinson’s unique charm and good looks landed him a legion of fans. The actor is famous for his distinctive fashion choices and for sporty yet stylish ensembles that attract both men and women. In 2020, he proved yet again that he has fashion sense to burn, and he showed off his unique and eclectic style in a series of Instagram posts.
Pattinson revealed that he is a big fan of Karl Lagerfeld and accessorised his outfits with items from the designer’s collection. The Instagram post received nearly 200,000 likes, with many users praising the star for his unique sense of style.
The fashion house Maison Martin Margiela also praised Pattinson, calling him “the epitome of elegance and grace” and hailing him as “the most captivating individual we have ever had the pleasure of dressing.” Margiela went on to list Pattinson as one of their “favourite style icons” alongside Twiggy and Grace Kelly, the model and the wife of the former US President, respectively.
Since making his Hollywood film debut in Twilight, Robert Pattinson has steadily worked his way up the movie totem pole, appearing in increasingly more prestigious titles. Critics have widely hailed him as one of the finest English actors of his generation. With roles in high-profile films such as The Lost Boys, Eurythmire, and Vanity Fair, it’s clear that Hollywood hasn’t forgotten about him — and he’s certainly not forgotten about Hollywood.
Some of the other notable roles include his turn as punk rocker Johnny in the movie adaptation of The Beatles’ iconic musical, Let it Be, and the film adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin. He also portrayed author Truman Capote in the film adaptation of Holly Golightly’s debut, The Apartment.
The COVID-19 Pandemic
When the pandemic came into being in March 2020, it completely upended the life of celebrity and fashion. No longer could we follow the usual routines of socialising, shopping and partying that constitute a typical day in the life of a A-list celebrity. Instead, we had to adapt to a new way of living, one that prioritised safety and wellbeing. As a result, many stars shifted to social media to connect with fans and keep them up-to-date on the latest news and developments regarding COVID-19.
When the pandemic began, the world’s most famous faces were left scrambling for an identity in a post-pandemic world. How will they define themselves now that they can’t rely on their usual source of publicity? How will they present themselves to the world? How will they earn a living? The role of celebrities in society was thrust into sharp relief as many struggled to find the answers to these questions. Some chose to remain silent, while the majority relied on social media to guide them through this new and challenging period in their lives.
Since the start of the pandemic, Pattinson has been one of the busiest stars, regularly updating his fans on the latest news and developments regarding COVID-19.
The British actor revealed that he turned down several lucrative offers to star in costly franchise films in favour of opting to work on smaller, more personal projects. When the pandemic was first happening, he decided that he didn’t want to be part of a movie that didn’t have any meaning or purpose beyond making a quick buck. As a result, he opted out of lucrative contracts in order to focus on independent and art house films, such as Don’t F****** Tell Mommy, which he produced.
His decision to focus on smaller projects has undoubtedly paid off. Since the start of the pandemic and the resulting change to his role as an actor, he has starred in a number of critically acclaimed films that were largely ignored by mainstream audiences. His next role will be a small role in the upcoming sequel to the 1991 comedy, Sister Act.
Not only has his decision paid off, but it was also a smart move. With the world shifting to a new normal, he has been able to maintain some control over his life — something that would have been impossible to do if he had stuck to his previous plans and starred in larger-budgeted films.
Even though he’s already one of the industry’s most well-known and recognisable figures, the role of Robert Pattinson is still in its early stages. Much like many other celebrities, he is now free to explore new opportunities and projects that he can bring to the big screen. With the world at his fingertips, he can continue to charm and inspire audiences with his unique blend of style and charisma.