While it’s been a tough year for many, the world has been fortunate enough to experience the charms of Twilight and its cast of quirky, charming characters. As we look forward to the adventures of Bella and Edward in the upcoming series Midnight Sun, it’s interesting to speculate on what the world will look like when the pandemic is over and life goes back to normal. One of the biggest questions is: Will Robert Pattinson hold another birthday party?
The answer is: We don’t know yet! The Covid-19 pandemic has interrupted the party seasons – and with good reason. In the lead-up to the pandemic, social distancing was a distant dream. Suddenly, we had to adapt our behavior and live our lives differently. The only thing we knew for sure was that things were going to Change.
This is also true for the actors’ social schedules. With the exception of a handful of established film franchises, many of Hollywood’s biggest stars found themselves with more time on their hands than ever before. Actors, like musicians and sports figures, have always worked hard to maintain a social life, but the need to do so in a safe and sustainable manner became the focus of their efforts. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Robert Pattinson, have been very open about their increased socializing during the pandemic. In the years since, they’ve used their newfound free time to develop new hobbies and resume their social calendars, determined to make the most of the second chance at life.
We’ll never know exactly what would have happened if the pandemic had not occurred. Could the world have managed to shrug off the effects of Covid-19 and returned to a degree of normality? Perhaps not. We might never know.
The Return of the Actor’s Birthday Party
This year will mark the 100th birthday of Robert Pattinson. The actor has been very open about his enjoyment of playing dress-up and getting his photo taken. The chance to indulge in one of his favorite hobbies became a welcome distraction during a time when so much else was changing. As the year draws to a close, it’s time to start planning his birthday party. What will it look like? Who will be there? What will he do? How can we make it special?
There’s no question that the pandemic changed the way we will celebrate in the years to come. Suddenly, we don’t know what will be possible or necessary. One of the biggest changes has been in how we socialize. Actors have always worked hard to maintain a social life, attending premieres and galas, spending time with friends and family, and going on adventures. During the pandemic, the need to do so in a safe and sustainable manner became the focus of their efforts. A birthday party, with all of its attendant hoopla, became something that we might reminisce on in years to come. It’s a party at which we don’t know how things will change, but we are very much looking forward to finding out.
If you’re one of the millions of people who have enjoyed watching movies and TV shows about vampires, werewolves, and otherworldly creatures, then you’re in for a treat next month as well. Because at the end of September, Stephenie Meyer’s beloved Twilight will return to cinemas for one last hurrah—and we mean last!—with Midnight Sun, the third and final installment in the saga. The movie will hit theaters everywhere around the world, so be sure to mark your calendar and be there on the night of the premiere. After Midnight Sun, the franchise will be back on the big screen exactly zero times.
For those of you who need some help planning your next birthday party, why not consider hosting your very own virtual birthday party? With the help of some of the world’s best virtual entertainers, you can hold the party of your dreams – and maybe even surprise some of your friends with a celeb guest appearance!
The Challenges of Re-Engagement
On the heels of the coronavirus pandemic comes the even more serious challenge of re-engagement. Many aspects of our lives were upended by the pandemic and, as a result, we were forced to reassess the importance of a number of relationships in our lives. For some, this involved cutting out entirely certain people or friendships; for others, it meant reevaluating the nature of the relationships and whether or not they were sustainable in the long term. One of the biggest changes involves re-engaging with our friends. While we were busy trying to survive, avoid getting sick, and maintain some sense of normalcy, our friends were busy adapting to life outside the home and trying to keep their social calendars intact. This meant getting back out there and trying to build a new and healthier social circle. One of the biggest changes involves finding people to spend time with, to help us feel less lonely and more connected. It’s a challenge, but a welcome one.
The return of the leisure classes has also made us more conscious of the important relationships in our lives. A number of stars, including Robert Pattinson, have spoken about how the pandemic has made them more determined to maintain healthy, loving relationships – and less reliant on their friends, families, and colleagues for support. While we were busy trying to survive, avoid getting sick, and maintain some sense of normalcy, many of Hollywood’s biggest names found themselves with more time on their hands than ever before. This newfound freedom allowed them to reflect, consider their responsibilities, and take stock of their lives and the people around them. From their perspective, we’re not exactly the same as we were before the pandemic. We’re a little different, but in many ways, we’re also a little bit better. The people we interact with on a daily basis, as well as the people we love the most, are all a little bit altered by the pandemic. It’s about time we adjusted to this new reality and got on with the business of living – and celebrating!—in the years to come.