Robert Pattinson, formerly of the “Twilight” movie series, is a great celebrity in the U.K., having achieved iconic status there thanks to his work with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Now that he’s a free man, the 27-year-old has a lot to live up to: not only is he famous, but he’s rich, he’s attractive, and he’s a renowned party animal. So if you’re a celebrity fan who wants a taste of the good life, Pattinson is definitely someone you should go for.

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Pattinson’s former life behind the scenes of a major Hollywood studio is a far cry from his current status as a bonafèteur (a.k.a. “party animal”). His Instagram page is filled with images of him partying with beautiful women and famous musicians. The list of famous faces he’s partying with is pretty impressive: Drake, Ed Sheeran, Future, Beyoncé, and many more. He’s clearly not afraid to go against the grain, as he’s made no secret of his disdain for Hollywood and his desire to pursue a more bohemian lifestyle. He’s also recently opened his own restaurant in England, which serves as yet another example of his appetite for life in the U.K. His Twitter account is also a treasure trove of celebrity gossip and restaurant tips, and it’s filled with all the necessary hashtags (#twitchers, #gram, and the like).

While it’s fun to fantasize about what his life might look like, the truth is we don’t know what Pattinson is going to do next. He could be headed for trouble; his reputation as a party animal could actually be a smokescreen for some deeper issue. We know he had a serious motorcycle accident in 2015 that nearly took his life, and he’s spent a lot of time in the hospital since then. So it’s imperative that we be realistic about what his current status is, and we shouldn’t expect too much from him. The key to understanding what’s going on with Robert Pattinson is in his own words:

“The truth is I don’t really like being in the public eye. I’d rather be hanging out with my friends or going on a motorcycle ride than seeing articles about myself in the papers. I think it’s sad that people feel the need to write articles just to say that they’ve spoken to me or seen me at a party. It’s not like I’ve ever secretly been praying for my public image to be this way. I just want to be left alone to live my life. But I guess I can’t have that. People will always want to write about me or my family or my friends. And sometimes it gets pretty weird.”

Pattinson isn’t likely to be leaving the gossip pages anytime soon. His life will always be fascinating, and it will always be filled with attractive and famous women. But it’s important to keep in mind that none of that makes up for the fact that he’s not really that kind of guy. He’s definitely a dick, but not the kind of dick we wanted. Perhaps it’s time to let go of our unrealistic expectations and accept that Hollywood is Hollywood, and it’s probably not going to change anytime soon.