Robert Pattinson is turning 28 this year, and what better way to celebrate this special birthday than by giving him a brand new movie? After all, it’s been a year since the release of Cosmopolis, and the actor has been relatively quiet since then. His last solo project was a disastrous flop, and his upcoming films don’t seem to have much going for them. If you’re looking for something to watch, then consider this the perfect gift to surprise Pattinson on his birthday.
To make things more interesting, let’s not forget about Kristen Stewart. The actress is also 28, and her co-starring role in Pattinson’s latest cinematic endeavor, Jobs, will no doubt push her career to new heights.
The highly anticipated film, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, is based on the true story of American entrepreneur and billionaire Chris Sacca. In the film, Stewart plays Sacca, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Jobs, a company that makes apparel for men and women.
The two leads share the screen for the first time in a decade, and judging from early footage, this film seems to be bringing out the best in both performers. While Stewart’s acting has never been a secret, her on-screen work in recent years has largely underwhelmed. With Jobs, she’s finally giving the world a glimpse of her acting talent, and it just might be the role of a lifetime. If you want to put a smile on her face, then consider this the perfect gift.
From Robert to Kristen
Although they’ve been dating for several years now, it wasn’t until recently that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart officially became an item. After initially keeping their relationship under wraps, the two eventually decided to take the relationship public, and have been making headlines every since.
Pattinson’s 28th birthday would have been a few weeks ago, and what a better way to celebrate his life than with a new movie? To that end, Stewart’s team at Lionsgate approached the celebrity couple and got them to agree to a birthday gift. What they came up with was something unique and special that would not only celebrate Pattinson’s passion for films but also give him a glimpse of his future with Stewart.
As the two had previously worked together on-screen, Stewart was already familiar with most of the story. She had also been keeping close tabs on the development of the project, knowing that it would be one of the biggest films of the year. Due to the sheer volume of work that comes with being a major movie star, Stewart had to decline the role, but she couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to work with her co-star again.
What the movie industry had initially mocked as a “love story” between two famous film stars quickly became a celebrity media event.
The Cosmo Chronicles
If you’ve been following the news at all over the last year, then you know that Robert Pattinson’s life has not been all sunshine and rainbows. The actor endured a bad breakup with Twilight co-star and longtime friend, Kristen Stewart, and then went on to suffer through a difficult recovery period. It was well-documented that the 28-year-old had a hard time dealing with his emotions, and frequently turned to drinking to numb the pain.
The fallout from Stewart’s decision to leave him for Warren Buffett’s (her billionaire friend) son Charlie was felt far and wide. Not only did it cost the Twilight actor his role in the upcoming Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but it also led to the dissolution of his partnership with international mega-agency WME. This effectively sidelined him, as he was no longer able to take on major Hollywood projects. At the same time, Stewart signed on to play Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic tale, which is due for release in December 2021.
Things didn’t get any easier for the on-again-off-again couple. Just last year, they were spotted on an official ‘wedding tour’ of London. The newlywed couple were finally able to find some quiet time alone, but not for long, as they were soon spotted canoodling at a Venice Film Festival event. Their affection for one another was once again on display for the world to see.
A Romantic Present
When it comes to gift-giving, there is no standard ‘romantic present’. For Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, this was made clear when they were asked about their ideal present, as they had to settle for a joint birthday present, even though they had been dating for years. What they wound up getting each other was a combination of ideas from fans as well as their own romantic sensibilities.
“We had so many amazing ideas,” Stewart said. “And then, we kind of went through all of them and picked our favorite. But this was something that was a combination of all of us. It was a great compromise.”
When it came to selecting a present for Pattinson, Stewart said that she wanted to give a “romantic present” and opted for one of her and Angelina Jolie’s diamond rings. For their anniversary, Jolie had presented her partner with a diamond bracelet, which Stewart recalled as being incredibly elegant and romantic. On their own, each of the items carried a unique story. One of the rings was given to Jolie by her father when she was accepted to Harvard University, while the other was purchased individually by the Hollywood couple after finding fame in the early 2000s.
Pattinson went for something a little more unique. Inspired by his love for Japanese culture, he got a gold Rakuten ring, which is branded on the inside with the word “wabi”, meaning “beautiful simplicity” in Japanese.
“I just thought it was such a special ring,” he said. “When I saw it, I thought it was such a lovely way for Kristen to say, ‘I love you.’ I love that it’s a unique gift and a way to show affection.”
The two leads had a chance to unwrap their gifts, which were placed on display for the media, and then opened up a present that had been curated by their respective managers. This year’s birthday present to Robert Pattinson was a collaboration between Lionsgate and WME, and it was an ideal fit. With Warren Buffett’s company owning a significant stake in the agency, it was only natural that they would get involved. To that end, they got Pattinson a one-of-a-kind Richard Simmons Lifeguard floatation device, which is perfect for the water-loving actor.
For her part, Stewart chose to honor her co-star with a present that she had put a lot of thought into. To that end, she got him a brand new movie – a true rarity for an actor of his stature – and a $25,000 gift card to use at Tiffany & Co. This was the same store that Stewart frequents when she’s in New York City.
It was then revealed that both gifts were from the same place, and Stewart said that she had picked up on a theme that was becoming evident throughout the entire room. “I just wanted to give him something that he’s never had before,” she said. “This was very special to me.”
The Ultimate In Uniqueness
When presenting Robert Pattinson with his gifts, Stewart’s manager, Lisa Ericson, made it clear that the actress had gone above and beyond in her search for the perfect present. Ericson said that as a film buff, Stewart had become extremely familiar with the actor’s interests and had carefully considered what would make him happy on his birthday. Even then, the search had not been an easy one, as Stewart had to overcome her rep’s objections to get this gift through. The truth is, the 28-year-old actor has a very unique and specific set of requirements when it comes to the movies that he watches and the kinds of stories that he wants to see. This was made evident when he was presented with his gifts and tried out the Simmons lifeguard floatation device. After taking it for a spin, Stewart’s manager let it be known that this gift wasn’t something that the actor would normally consider giving away. This was before proceeding to unload a big bag of items that were specifically chosen because they were unique and one of a kind. From a $20,000 personalized check to Stewart’s favorite perfume, Olivia, to the brand new movie that she had picked up at great expense – all of these gifts were meant to please and impress the recipient.