Robert Pattinson’s cover for the February 2019 issue of Emo magazine is being touted as one of the greatest magazine covers of all time. The issue – on newsstands now – also features a stunning and very emotional interview with the actor, in which he opens up about his personal life and projects, including the movie he’s currently filming in Ireland.
But the issue isn’t just about Pattinson. The cover features a diverse array of women, all of whom exude strength and confidence, and each of whom plays a crucial role in the #metoo movement. The cover line quotes Emma Woodhouse, the founder of the weekly newsletter What’s Your Dress CODE?, as saying, “This February issue is going to make you laugh, touch yourself in a way that feels good, and inspire you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.”
The Unforgettable Cover Shot
It’s fair to say that the February 2019 issue of Emo is going to be remembered for a long time. The actor’s cover shot is being hailed as a feminist masterpiece – a powerful combination of vintage Hollywood glamour and modern-day activism.
The photo shoot for the magazine was directed by Stephanie Sheh with styling by Anna Puri. As you can see from the images, it was a brutal winter in Los Angeles, and the team had to fight through the snow to get these iconic photos. But the result is a triumph: the cover shot features Pattinson in stunning black-and-white glamour, with the women on either side of him looking equally incredible.
Behind the Scenes
As mentioned, the cover of Emo magazine is memorable because of its star-studded lineup. But the issue is also significant because it’s the first issue of the brand’s existence. Emma Woodhouse, the founder of What’s Your Dress CODE? and the person who coined the phrase #metoo, launched the magazine with her partner in crime, the creative genius Anna Puri. The team wanted to tackle contemporary issues with a vintage Hollywood feel, hence the name.
While at first it seems like a straightforward concept, creating a fashion magazine that is both feminine and forward-thinking turned out to be a challenge. As Puri explains, “There’s this idea that you want to keep the women within the magazine strong, and independent. But at the same time, you want to give them a sense of glamour and luxury. So it’s this fine line that we walked.”
Indeed, while many of the models in the issue are strong, independent women who are unapologetically themselves, there is still a sense that you’re reading about famous actors, musicians, and other creative individuals.
Patti admits that he’s seen as a safe choice for the cover of a fashion magazine: “I guess when you are known for being a heartthrob, it can only be a good thing. I’ve never really thought much about it. I’ve always just gone with the flow.”
Robert Pattinson’s Revealing Interview
It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson is one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, with four marriage proposals and countless ‘will you marry me?’ moments. He’s often the topic of fanfiction and romance novels, and it’s only natural that he would eventually want to explore these topics in depth.
That desire to explore led to one of the most revealing interviews in the history of Emo magazine. In it, Pattinson talks about his career, relationship with wife Bella, on-going passion for acting, and the #metoo movement.
He reveals that when he was 23 years old, he read a statement by the artist Andy Warhol that defined success as “making everybody laugh”, and that influenced him to pursue a career in comedy. He also opens up about his desire to explore other areas of entertainment, including film, where his skill set allows him to explore many different roles. But he wants to keep things real when it comes to dating, stating, “I’ve really tried to stay away from the internet dating world and focus on meeting people in real life. It’s made all the difference.”
And it’s clear that this attitude has made a significant impact. While most people in Hollywood are still trying to navigate the murky waters of dating, Pattinson is already a much more experienced figure. And given his publicist’s words that “everyone is talking about” the interview, it’s clear that this was an important move for the actor. He’s now gained a newfound respectability and is considered an integral part of the #metoo movement. He even stated, “If I can be a symbol for just one more woman who feels empowered to speak out, then it’ll be worth it.”
So it seems that while the media often depicts romance and love as mere afterthoughts to an actor’s career, this is far from true. For Robert Pattinson, romance and love are and will always be a central part of his life.
This interview and the accompanying photos showcase an incredibly complex and fascinating individual — one that will continue to captivate audiences well into his career. While he’ll always be best known for his role in the Twilight series, he’s also proven himself to be a talented actor with a rich and varied career, and it’s clear that he’s just as comfortable chatting with and pleasing feminists as he is male pop stars.