This past year has been a whirlwind for pop culture fans, with no less than four new stars being born on the big screen. While we’ll be seeing more of the Jonas Brothers than we’ve seen in a long time, we’ve also been gifted with four beautiful gifts that will leave an impression on all of us.
One of those stars is Robert Pattinson, whose portrayal of Edward Cullen in the latest installment of the Twilight saga has brought him new fans and made him a trending topic on Twitter.
If you’re unfamiliar, let us recap. In Twilight, the young vampire falls for a human woman, Sarah (Kristen Stewart). When Edward is told by his maker that humans cannot be turned into vampires, he sets off on a journey that transforms him into a creature of the night. Along the way, he befriends a young woman named Esme (Emilie de Ravin), an immortal, and a young vampire named Rosalie (Actress Alice Braga).
The young vampire’s existence is threatened when Jacob (Taylor Lautner) — a werewolf — falls in love with Bella (Kristen Stewart) and wants to protect her from the clutches of the evil Edward. It is here that we meet Bella’s charismatic and magnetic father, Charlie (Billy Zane). Fuelled by his love for Bella, he sets out to protect her from harm.
The result is one of the most beloved vampire romances of all time. Twi-Hards are passionate about their franchise and its many iterations, and for good reason. The films are filled with romance, betrayal, suspense and magical realism. In one of the most memorable scenes in Twilight history, Edward drives Bella insane by refusing to kill a black cat. Why? Because he loves her, of course.
Whether you’re a diehard Twi-Hard or have yet to make up your mind about the series, it’s hard to argue that Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Edward has not been a success. The actor continues to draw large audiences and has proven that he can carry a movie. If you haven’t seen Pattinson’s work yet, we advise you to check out [Killing Mr. Gray](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VtT6uLbacM) soon.
A Glimpse Of The Actor’s Personal Life
While we celebrate Robert Pattinson’s success, it’s important to remember that his personal life has not always been a happy one. In fact, it’s been more than a little tumultuous. From cheating on his pregnant ex-fiance with a French model to drinking problems to bad drug habits, Pattinson’s personal life has not been an easy one to navigate. Yet, he’s never truly strayed too far from our hearts. After all, it was his portrayal of Edward in Twilight that made him an international phenomenon.
A Grand Tour Of London
While we await the latest installment of Twilight — titled, naturally, Twilight — the talented actor recently spent a few days in London, where he was interviewed by the press about his role as Edward and his experiences on set.
At the top of his list of priorities was sightseeing. He spent several hours a day walking the streets of London, visiting some of its greatest tourist attractions:
- The London Eye
- Holland Park
- Kew Gardens
- Buckingham Palace
- Holland Park
- Crystal Palace
- Albert Park
- The London Bridge
- Tower Bridge
- The Shard
- London Bridge
- Blackfriars Railway Bridge
The world is a beautiful place, and even though we’ll never meet face to face, we can always find beauty in the mundane. Like riding a bike, once you’ve tried it, you can never really forget about it. The same goes for London, which despite its flaws is still one of the greatest cities in the world. It’s full of beauty and wonders, and we can’t help but be mesmerized by it.
The Future Of Twilight
While we await the arrival of the next Twilight movie, an adaptation of the popular Agatha Christie murder mystery Death On the Nile, it’s important to remember that this is the last of the Twilight franchise. After this year, there will be no more follow-ups.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Despite what you might have heard, the Twilight phenomenon wasn’t just about vampires. The films are filled with wit, charm, and intrigue, and while the original Twilight might not have been perfect, it’s one of the most enjoyable and unique fantasies we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
When asked about his thoughts on the future of Twilight, the actor had this to say:
“I hope they make more. I’d love to see a scene where all of us are gathered around the campfire. I think that would be really special. And as for the future of the franchise, I don’t know. Maybe they’ll do a prequel or something… but who knows? We’ll have to wait and see.”