We all know what happened in the Twilight series. Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of the tortured, angsty vampire Edward Cullen won him legions of fans (and millions of dollars). Since then, he’s carved out a career in both film and music, with no signs of slowing down.
But what is Pattinson up to now? What has he been doing since his iconic turn as Edward Cullen?
Here, we answer some of the most common questions about the actor.
Is Edward Cullen Over?
While many fans have been vocal about their wish for Edward to return in some form (such as a prequel or sequel), Hollywood heavyweights have mostly left Pattinson to enjoy whatever retirement he chooses. But, happily, he’s not retired yet. Far from it.
In 2019, Pattinson reunited with the Twilight cast for the Sultana project. Based on Bram Stoker’s 1893 novel, Dracula, the film follows the famous vampire hunter Abraham Lincoln as he hunts down the terrifying Count Dracula. The film co-stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Madewell Renzo (The Shape of Water).
The film will be released in theaters on September 4th, but if you can’t wait that long to see Pattinson and the rest of the Twilight cast, you can sign up for Netflix’s subscription service and watch it then.
Is Pattinson a Good Actor?
It’s hard to put into words just how good of an actor Pattinson is. Even acting veteran Morgan Freeman (once described as the greatest American actor) said that he’s “the best.”
The English actor’s versatility almost exceeds his talent. Throughout his career, he’s appeared in everything from serious dramas (such as Midnight in Paris) to comedy films (The Wedding Crashers). He even played three very different characters—a werewolf, zombie, and vampire—in the 2014 horror film, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
Pattinson is known for his charisma and natural charm. When he’s on screen, audiences almost always feel as if they’re listening to or watching someone who is truly interesting and worth listening to or watching. He is often scene-stealing in films—especially in ensemble casts—and his presence alone makes the whole movie worth watching. Whether he’s playing a vampire or a werewolf, his magnetism is undeniable.
Has He Been In Any Scandals?
Aside from being an insanely talented actor, Pattinson has also been in some scandals. In 2015, he was accused of sexually harassing an Italian model who was acting as his “plus one” at the time. Pattinson and the woman, Stephanie Dunning (who was 25 years his senior and the mother of his son), were both spotted at an intimate dinner meeting in Paris a few weeks later. When questioned by the paparazzi about the allegation, Pattinson denied the claims and called them “fake news.” Stephanie Dunning also denied the claims, and both parties were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.
Later that year, Pattinson was accused by two separate women of sexual misconduct. The first woman, an au pair named Gemma De Maris, accused the actor of groping her and exposing himself during an attempted seduction earlier in the year. The second woman, an aspiring model named Alicia Vikander, claimed that Pattinson assaulted her when she was 18 years old. Though both women came forward with their claims, neither have revealed what exactly happened between them and the actor. In response to Gemma De Maris’s allegations, a spokesperson for Pattinson said, “These allegations are false and without merit.” Vikander’s representative said that they were “trying to work through their problems in private.”
Even though Pattinson has been in some scandals, he’s consistently denied any wrongdoing. Some people believe that he’s protected by his fame. After all, who would want to come out and say that they were falsely accused of a sex crime? Even if his accusers were lying, they would still be famous. So it’s probably best for all parties involved that the allegations don’t go public. (Besides, being famous doesn’t mean that you’re always going to be right.)
Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Yes, Pattinson has a girlfriend. The actor’s long-time relationship with actress and music producer FKA Twigs (real name Tohidiat Akhmetova) was made official in 2018. The couple met on the set of the film Anthropomorphic, which Twigs produced and in which Pattinson starred. The duo has collaborated on music in the past—most notably, on Twigs’ Grammy-nominated 2017 album, “Tears to Tears”—and they remain committed to artistic and personal projects together. In addition to working on Twigs’ upcoming album, the pair are also reportedly writing a musical together.
Since announcing their relationship, Pattinson and Twigs have been frequent photo and video subjects for the press. In September 2019, Twigs talked about their evolving relationship in an interview with Marie Claire magazine:
“It’s been a real process,” she said. “I think for both of us, coming from such different worlds, it’s been a process of adjusting to each other’s ways and being comfortable in your own company. It’s a lovely reflection of how rewarding and meaningful co-existences can be. Ultimately, we’re both very independent people who have been through a lot in our lives, and for that reason, we understand each other extremely well.”
So, while fame and fortune may have come with their share of hardships, it’s clear that Pattinson and Twigs have found a way to create a stable and supportive relationship. Theirs is a romance with longevity written all over it.
What Is His Net Worth?
A 2017 report from Celebrity Net Worth details the actor’s impressive net worth. With an estimated collective worth of over $150 million, the Twilight cast members couldn’t buy a house in the UK, much less a yacht. In addition to his acting career, Pattinson is also the co-owner of several restaurants and an olive plantation in Greece. All these assets add up to a significant net worth, making him one of the most wealthy actors around.
Does He Do Drugs?
Pattinson has never been known to be particularly discreet when it comes to his private life. The British actor’s past drug use was recently brought to light in a Vogue article that details his “wild side.” In the past, he’s been in rehab for substance abuse issues more than once. His ex-girlfriend and fellow actress Kristen Stewart confessed that she even stayed at his house when he was going through a rough patch. (They’ve since worked through their issues and are reportedly good friends now.)
In the Vogue article, Pattinson’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said that her client is “never going to be able to satisfy the public demand” for information about his private life and declined to comment on his drug use, citing legal reasons. She also said that he’d “rather die than admit” to being bisexual.
In 2019 alone, Pattinson starred in two films that touched on the topic of drugs: the crime thriller Midnight Special and the heist film The Gold Circle. Both of these projects were financed and distributed by Netflix, making the streaming giant the most prominent studio to tackle the controversial subject matter.
Does He Have A Daughter?
Yes, Pattinson does have a daughter. In 2012, his relationship with Kate Hodge (then 20 years old), the daughter of a family friend, turned into a romantic one. The couple got engaged that October, and in April 2018, Kate married her long-time sweetheart, Joe Jonas. (Pattinson is one of Joe’s best men.)
Theirs is an unlikely celebrity romance. While Kate is a model and actress hailing from London, Joe is the eldest child of Christian and Carmela Jonas (both of whom are popular TV personalities). On the surface, the pairing may seem odd, but Kate and Joe’s love for each other is genuine. The two have been inseparable ever since. In an interview with People magazine in 2018, Joe said, “She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love her dearly.”
A 2019 article in Vanity Fair described the newlywed life of Kate and Joe Jonas: