There’s something about Robert Pattinson that just doesn’t seem right. Known for playing the character Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series, the British actor and singer has taken the world by storm. He is now considered one of the most attractive and talented men in Hollywood. What’s more is he is actually a really nice person. However, something is off about him. It seems like he might not like children at all. Take a look at the evidence.


If you’re not aware, the Twilight film series is all about a young man named Edward Cullen who, for whatever reason, does not like children. In the first film, Twilight, it is heavily implied that Edward does not want kids because he is still mourning the loss of his wife. This is a sensitive topic for sure, and it’s also something that Edward does not like to talk about. After watching the first movie, it is clear that he has some sort of disorder. He was unable to cope with the birth of his child, Bella, and the death of his wife. In an interview with Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight saga, she said this about Edward: “I think that he has a problem with children. I don’t think he ever really got over the loss of his wife, particularly not being able to provide her with an heir. That must be a terrifying feeling to have lost your wife and can’t provide the one thing you were unable to give her: children. I think part of him was in love with Bella, but I don’t think he ever really got over the fact that she was born as a result of their relationship. He blames himself for what happened. He thinks it’s his fault that his wife is dead. I don’t think he ever got over it.”

Children Are A Blessing

One of the things that makes Edward such an interesting character is his complete denial about his condition. He refuses to accept that he has a problem, and will do anything to avoid being with children. It is clear that he cares for Bella a great deal, and would never hurt her. He knows that she is the only person who can truly understand how he feels, and he wants to be with her always. Unfortunately, this also makes him a little bit of a fool. Like many other things about the Twilight saga, this issue was not brought up with the intention of making the audience sympathize with Edward’s disorder. Instead, Meyer wanted the audience to see how much Edward truly cares for Bella. She wanted Edward to face his demons, and she does this by making the audience see how good he is when he is with Bella. In the novels, after Bella discovers that she is pregnant and is having a difficult time deciding whether or not to terminate the pregnancy, Edward comes up with a brilliant plan. He will pretend to be a monster, and force her to choose between living with a monster or a wolf. Of course, she chooses the wolf. After making Bella pick sides, Edward reveals the truth about his condition, and explains that he wants to be with her and their baby forever. In the end, Bella and Edward’s relationship is repaired, and they are able to be a family.

Not The Only One

In addition to playing Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson has also played other characters with similar issues. In an interview with Elle magazine, the actor discusses a part he played in a film called The Deep. In this movie, he plays a billionaire who is obsessed with finding a cure for depression. In the interview, he states: “I’ve always tried to lead a normal life… I’ve never really liked talking about my work. But I will say that, in the past, I’ve played people with mental disorders who were dangerous or unstable. So, in a way, I guess I’m still playing Edward Cullen, but in a different way – or it’s the same way, but in a different environment.”

Different Reasons

Although it’s great that we see so much of Edward in popular culture, this does not mean that everything about this character is positive. In fact, there are several different reasons why he might not like children. Some people with a similar condition actually find the idea of having kids nerve-wracking. As mentioned by Meyer, Edward blames himself for the deaths of his wife and unborn child. He feels that if he had behaved differently, things would have turned out differently. He also feels guilty about the fact that Bella, the woman he loves, is unable to have children, which makes him realize that he can’t offer her what she needs. Edward also feels that life is not as precious as it could be, and that he does not deserve to be happy. Interestingly enough, this does not seem to be an issue for Bella. In the novels, she states that she loves being a mother, and that bearing Edward’s children would be a gift. She sees her son as a way of making up for what happened, and even though she still blames herself for what happened, she is grateful for what happened after all.

Children Will Change Your Life

All of this might make you wonder what type of children Robert Pattinson would make. The answer is that he would be a wonderful father. In an interview with Marie Claire, he discussed his life with his wife and the challenges that come with being a famous man. When asked about having children, he said this: “I could have children anytime. But no, it’s not something I worry about. We’ll see. The important thing is that you love what you do and you don’t care about what others think about you. This is a gift.”

On one hand, it’s great to see so much positivity from the on-screen version of Edward Cullen. On the other hand, as talented and attractive as he is, there are so many things that he doesn’t like about himself and his life. Hopefully, what you learn from this is that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and you should always be kind to yourself. After all, children are a gift, and they will change your life for the better.