Since breaking up with his ex-girlfriend, actress Kristen Stewart, in 2016, actor Robert Pattinson has been open about his fling with drama queen and serial show-stealer Lúcia Monét. After dating for less than a year, the couple announced their engagement in November 2017 and were married in June 2018. Though they have kept a low profile since tying the knot, the British actor has now revealed more details about their relationship in a tell-all book. While promoting his new cookbook, MONO TASTE, in March 2019, the 52-year-old opened up to Vogue about his ‘golden years’, revealing he had been in touch with Lúcia ever since their split and that they had ‘a really deep connection’. He went on to describe their first meeting as ‘magical’ and said Lúcia had made a large impact on his life.

The Role Of Mandy Orton In The ‘Bond 25’ Finale

Although Robert Pattinson is not set to appear in the next Bond film, due to reportedly declining Hollywood fame, he has accepted a role in the upcoming James Bond 25. Dubbed ‘The Golden Years’, the film will mark the debut of Daniel Craig as Bond and will be centred on the popular British secret agent as he faces retirement. While details about Pattinson’s character are being kept under wraps, the outlet reports he will play a “veteran spy” who mentored Bond and is now grooming him to take over his agency. Interestingly, the actor is not the only A-lister attached to the film. According to Heat Vision, the cast of James Bond 25 also includes Hollywood heavyweights such as Gemma Arterton and Naomie Harris. While Arterton plays the villain’s henchman, Harris will portray a MI6 officer. Along with the ‘Golden Years’ spin-off, Bond 25 will also be the 25th installment in the legendary James Bond film series. The upcoming film will be released in April next year.

‘Bond 25’ Will Be The Last Film In The Series

When it comes to his favourite film series, Robert Pattinson has a clear favourite. After spending years denying he had any favourite movie, the British actor has now revealed his true feelings for the James Bond film series during a Vogue Q&A. Asked whether he has a favourite film in the series, Pattinson said: “I have two, actually. The first is GoldenEye, the second is Quantum of Solace. “It was fun to watch Sean Connery grow old and grow wise while still being cool as a cucumber in the role. The part where he outwits the entire Russian establishment, which was fun to watch unfold. And his last line, ‘Every man has his price,’ is one of the best lines in the history of film. That’s my favourite James Bond film.”

When Connery, who will be celebrating his 94th birthday in July 2020, heard about Pattinson’s confession, he reportedly responded: “That’s a coincidence, I’m almost 94 too!” At the time of publishing, GoldenEye remains the highest-grossing film in the series, followed by Quantum of Solace and then Licence to Kill. Though it was widely reported that Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond would be his last, the actor has since clarified that he will indeed return for one last adventure. According to E! News, Craig will reprise the role of 007 in James Bond 25. As previously reported by BuzzFeed News, the as-yet untitled film will mark the 25th — and possibly final — installment in the franchise. Though it is not yet confirmed, this would make it the longest-running series in cinematic history. If true, this would also mark the end of an era for the actor, who has spent the past 12 years portraying Bond.

Why Has Robert Pattinson’s Career Evolved?

While there is no denying that the last decade has been difficult for Pattinson, who has endured countless setbacks and tragedies, the actor has emerged stronger than ever before. After almost disappearing from the scene following the massive backlash he received for his role in the Twilight Saga, the Englishman has emerged as one of the most in-demand actors of our time, starring in critically-acclaimed films like Good Time, The Lost Girl and The Lighthouse. In 2020 alone, Pattinson will appear in four films, two of which are directed by A-list auteurs.

Why Is Robert Pattinson’s Career Still On The Upswing?

Though we will have to wait and see what role, if any, Robert Pattinson will play in James Bond 25, the actor’s career is undoubtedly on the upswing. After years of denying he had any interest in acting, the British actor has finally found his niche. While his debut role in 2011’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon may not have won him many admirers, it launched his career, landing him various supporting roles in A-list films and TV series such as X-Men: Apocalypse, The Lost Girl, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Most recently, Pattinson starred alongside Nicholas Hoult and John Malkovich in the indie drama The Dark House, for which he was reportedly paid £35,000. Having previously worked with Malkovich and Hoult on The Lost Girl, the fact that he was paid so much for a relatively small role in a lower-budget indie is a clear indication of just how serious Hollywood is about this England-born actor.