Robbie Pattinson is the son of Hollywood golden child Kristian pattinson and Victoria snow. The Scottish-born actor grew up in London in the 1970s and is best known for playing the romantic lead in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. In 2007, he married British actress and model Emily brown and now has a daughter, Apple, with her.
It was recently revealed that the couple’s marriage is on the rocks. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Brown admitted that she is ‘not feeling particularly happy’ in the relationship and called their union ‘very tiring’. The actress also revealed that she fears ‘for the safety’ of her unborn child because of her husband’s over-exertion on the set of one of his films. She claims that he is ‘always exhausted’ and feels a ‘real need’ to sleep during the day.
While Brown may be speaking out for the first time about her marriage, it’s not the first time our handsome starlet has found himself in the headlines. Here’s a roundup of all the bad news we’ve heard about Robbie’s career.
Robbie’s Early Career
Though he began his acting career at an early age, it was only as a teenager that the world discovered Robbie. After starring in several films and TV series as a child, he found major recognition in his early teens for portraying Harry Potter in the six-part film series. It was at this point that his career truly took off. He was just 16 when he first played Harry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and became one of the most promising child actors of his generation. He also starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2008 film The Great Debaters, and played the lead role of Charlie Strong in the 2009 miniseries Rough Souls. Many have questioned why the young actor wasn’t nominated for any awards for his outstanding work, but this may be because of his young age.
Robbie’s Personal Life
Robbie has been very private about his personal life and the media haven’t really gotten the opportunity to dig too deeply into it. He’s appeared very happy on the red carpet and in interviews, but his personal life has always been kept separate from his professional career. His marriage to Emily in 2007 was also very well-kept secret, with the couple refusing to grant any interviews to the press and keeping their privacy as a priority. However, with so much negativity surrounding his work these days, perhaps it’s time for him to reconsider his strategy.
Is He Gay?
This is one of the most common questions that people ask about Robbie and it’s a topic that he’s been quite open about. In fact, he’s even made a joke about it on Twitter. In 2007, he came out as gay and though he’s never explicitly stated that he’s actively looking for a romantic partner, many assume that he is. In an interview with The Sun, he was asked if he was searching for ‘a handsome prince’ and he responded with a joke: ‘I suppose, if you put it that way. But I don’t really think of myself as being “in” a relationship. I think of myself as being “with” a couple of guys.’
Though it’s evident from his choice of wives that he’s not really looking for a monogamous relationship, it’s still a popular conclusion among fans. Many believe that as a young actor he began his career with little to no experience and perhaps a longing for a parental figure. It’s a common stereotype in Hollywood that the industry is full of lonely, rich kids who have grown up without a father figure in their lives. Perhaps, as a result, Robbie feels the need to remain single so that he can focus on his work?
Why Is He So Successful?
It’s a common trend in Hollywood for child actors to become incredibly successful and well-known even at a very young age. One of the main reasons behind this is fame. Many famous child actors go on to become famous adults, and so their children grow up in the limelight. This can give them an advantage when it comes to finding work as an adult and many have noted that Robbie has been able to seamlessly transition from child to adult roles. Though he’s only just begun his career, his success so far is certainly promising.
Is He Type-A?
Some people are naturally more driven than others, and for some reason, Robbie seems to be a bit of a Type-A personality. He can be quite impatient and driven, especially when it comes to his work. This probably stems from his fame because he’s never been more than a few steps away from it. One of the reasons behind his success may also be that he’s constantly striving for perfection and so far, his work has been very well-received. He’s made a living as an actor for over a decade now, so it’s evident that this is a path he’s chosen for himself.
Though perfectionism can be a good thing, when combined with ambition it can cause a certain amount of stress. This is something that Emily has spoken out about in the past, saying that she feels ‘a responsibility to protect [Robbie]’s well-being’ because of his profession. She also revealed that he can be quite moody and controlling because he feels so responsible for her career. It’s not exactly a walk in the park being married to one of Hollywood’s most promising child actors.
Are His Movies Genuinely Good?
Though Robbie’s movies have always been popular and made a lot of money, many have questioned whether or not this is simply because of his celebrity. Some have argued that his movies aren’t good because he doesn’t really deserve the success that he’s had so far. One of the reasons behind this is that his movies often portray him as the romantic lead or the funny sidekick, which can make him the target of much criticism. He’s also played a wide variety of characters, from comedy to drama, which can make it difficult to tell what kind of movie he’s actually involved in.
There’s no question that he’s had some bad films, but he’s also had some very good ones. The quality of his movies has always been a matter of debate, but it’s also important to remember that this is a business where nothing is as it seems and it’s often hard to predict what will be successful. Though he’s been nominated for several Academy Awards, Robbie has never won. His films have also sometimes been criticized for being over-the-top and so unrealistic. Despite this, he still continues to work in the industry because he knows how important it is to stay connected to his fans.
Does He Have Any Limits?
Most people assume that fame is the only thing that Robbie can’t handle because, as we’ve established, he’s extremely driven and successful. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2012, he appeared in an indie film entitled Valley of the Killers, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also collaborated on a children’s book with author L.M. Montgomery and read an excerpt from it on stage at London’s Royal Exchange Theatre. This is the first that we’ve heard about Robbie’s acting limitations, and it seems as if the media has uncovered a secret side to our hero.
Why Is He So Successful At Reforming?
One of the reasons why people think that Robbie is so successful at reforming is because they assume that he’s had an easy go of it. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. He’s been through a lot in his life and though he’s managed to stay relatively level-headed, he’s also had his dark moments. One of the most famous was when he was just 11 years old and saw an old photo of his father in a tabloid newspaper. He became hysterical and had to be restrained by his mother. This incident led him to seek treatment for ADHD and OCD. He’s also had many run-ins with the law and in 2007 he spent eight weeks in a juvenile detention center for breaking his father’s studio’s security door and assaulting a photographer.
Though he’s managed to stay out of trouble since then, it’s evident that he still has a sensitive side and is very much aware of the effect that his actions have on others. This is why it’s so hard for him to stay out of trouble in the first place. As a result of his upbringing, he has a strong moral compass and feels a strong desire to do the right thing.