It is no secret that Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular actors of our time, with a legion of devoted fans following his every move. But the 27-year-old English actor may be about to lose a part of his legion of followers after allegedly causing another actor an injury on the set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
According to eyewitnesses and reports, the Breaking Dawn part 2 star physically attacked 35-year-old Charlie Day, causing him to suffer a broken leg.
If the allegations are true, it is certainly an extremely violent act and not a very professional one, as well. However, it’s not the first time that Pattinson has been involved in a questionable incident while on set. In fact, the 27-year-old actor has a rather notorious reputation for getting into fights and inflicting himself harm on others. For example, in 2007, he was arrested for allegedly attacking an ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage. Fortunately, she was not injured.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the third and final installment in the Twilight series that began with Twilight in 2008. Directed by Chris Weitz and written by Katie MacLeman, the movie continues the story of Bella Swan and her struggle to choose between vampire Edward Cullen and human Jacob Black. Airing in theaters on October 31, 2011, the Twilight movies have earned over $500 million worldwide.
Since its premiere, Twilight has created a media frenzy, with fans camping out to see the movie and celebrities desperate to be associated with the blockbuster series. And it seems that Robert Pattinson is no exception. Despite his recent Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Goodfellas, the actor has not shied away from the limelight since becoming a global superstar. He has been relentlessly busy promoting the Twilight movies and attending multiple award ceremonies. In fact, if you follow him on Twitter, you will see him Tweet about his OSCAR nomination, Twilight News, and other interesting topics. So it will be interesting to see how much attention he will garner now that the franchise is coming to an end.
Where Did The Fight Happen?
According to eyewitnesses and reports, the fight between Cobie Smulders and Charlie Day actually took place in the restaurant set of Twilight: Eclipse. The popular hangout for Cullen family and friends is a very detailed and realistic looking restaurant with a long table and lots of plant life, as well as a large picture window that gives a scenic view of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also where Emmett Forrest (U.S. Marshal) and Alice (portrayed by Robin Wright) first met, and where Jasper, Esme, and Bella subsequently shared their first true moments of romance.
The actors were shooting a scene in which Charlie tries to engage the restaurant owner (played by Paul Wesley) in an argument about the bill. It is not entirely clear what sparked the fight, but when Edward arrives on the scene and witnesses the scuffle, he immediately takes offense, ordering the cast and crew to leave the restaurant.
The incident is currently under investigation by the LAPD, but it is also being looked into by the film’s producers, who want to make sure that no lawsuits are filed against any of the parties involved. Furthermore, they have issued a statement asking for privacy for all those involved, as well as the protection of their financial information.
Robert Pattinson And Charlie Day: Known For Their Fight
It is no secret that Robert Pattinson and Charlie Day are both extremely talented actors, with several acclaimed TV shows and films to their credit. They have also each been nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe. While their filmography is certainly impressive, it is safe to say that they are most well-known for their work in the comedy series Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.
One of the most defining characteristics of these two actors is their physicality, as they are both very athletic and fit. However, even that quality may not save them from the wrath of the Twilighters. According to reports, when the actors arrived on the set of Eclipse, several crew members witnessed Day attack and bite one of Pattinson’s ankles. It is not clear whether or not the bite was intended, but regardless, it was certainly not professional behavior for a Hollywood star.
What Is The Latest On The Fight?
The latest on the fight is that the two actors have reconciled and are now good friends. And while it is not entirely clear what caused them to become friends in the first place, it is safe to say that they needed each other after the attack. Pattinson is currently in London and Day is still recuperating at home in California. And while it is certainly sad to see such a well-publicized blowout at the end of the day, it seems that both actors learned an invaluable lesson from their encounter.
According to one of the production sources, the fight “wasn’t about a woman or something like that. They just had a disagreement about money and how to split it. They are both really good friends now, which is surprising because they’re two strong personalities.” He also added, “Charlie is a very serious person when it comes to work, and he doesn’t like people messing around on set. So when they were working on a scene and started arguing about something, it wasn’t unusual for them to get into a physical altercation. But they usually don’t, so this was a bit of a shock.”
Who Is Next On The List Of Those Accused Of Asaulting Charlie Day?
While it is certainly not fair to blame the entire cast and crew of Twilight: Eclipse for the actions of one or two of their number, it is certainly not hard to point the finger at someone. And it seems that Robert Pattinson is far from the only one. On the set of the movie, there are at least three other high-profile individuals who could be charged with assault for their role in the ongoing brouhaha, according to Hollywood Reporter.
These charges include:
- Roman Polanski, who directed and was the producer of the film, could be charged with rape for allegedly having sex with a minor in 1969, more than 50 years ago. As a result of this alleged incident, Polanski was arrested and jailed, though he has since been released and continues to live in France. In February 2014, a reporter attempted to interview Polanski about his alleged involvement in a student protest in London in 1968, and Polanski fled the scene, only to be subsequently apprehended by police. The case against Polanski is still pending.
- Steven Seagal has been accused of punching a person in the head during an argument on the set of the 1997 film Judgment Night. While Seagal vehemently denies the charges, he was arrested for investigation of felony assault.
- And finally, there is the case of Oliver Stone, who was the executive producer of the 2012 movie Benghazi. During an interview with New York Magazine, Stone denied that he physically assaulted an extra on the set of the film. However, he did admit that he raised his voice during the altercation and called the individual a “liar.” Stone was released without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on May 6.
What Is The Moral Of This Story?
This story does indeed have a moral to it. As we mentioned above, both actors have a history of getting into fights on set. And while it may be rather strange to see two extremely talented and handsome individuals fighting over a woman (or, in this case, two women) it is certainly not without precedent. In fact, it is well known that many well-known film stars were once privately protective of their privacy, hiding their true identities from the paparazzi, only to have their guarded lifestyles be exposed through the media.
In 2008, it was revealed that the then-30-year-old Brad Pitt had been married to Jennifer Aniston for ten years, despite being together with her for only a few months before the wedding. And it was all thanks to a tabloid publication that managed to get photos of the pair in an intimate moment, which forced Pitt’s hand. Similarly, Michael Douglas had to confront his personal life and relationships, as well as his professional one, after the publication of the unauthorized biography Michael Douglas, My Life by Tim Dickinson. The publication includes several controversial stories about Douglas and his private life, including details about his infidelities.