There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Robert Pattinson will be stripping down for his next film project. A majority of the rumors revolve around the fact that he already dropped his pants once for the promotional photo shoot for his new album, and now he’s doing it again for the cover of a British magazine. Is he really making another go at nudity?
We may never know for sure, but one thing is for sure – whether it was his promotional shoot for Kidnap or his appearance in W.E., Robert always keeps things interesting. Let’s take a look back at some of his most memorable nude scenes:
Yes, Kidnap was one of the hottest Kickstarter campaigns of all time, and part of the reason behind its unprecedented success was the fact that the “Lipstick Vampire” himself showed up topless to promote the game. It didn’t take long for people to start comparing his bare chest to that of a gingerbread man, and before you know it, the comparisons keep coming. Sadly, Kidnap never released in Europe, but if memory serves, the censored edition was packed with more innuendos than any previous game. Not that it’s any of our business.
Remember W.E.? The ultra-glamorous and ultra-stealthy “secret agent” movie that came out only in Europe? When it was first released, many people criticized Robert for going au naturelle while playing a character that doesn’t wear clothing. In reality, it was simply a matter of keeping with the zeitgeist of the time. Like the Joker before him, Heath Ledger’s nihilistic villain in the film was often seen without his shirt, and the general public took a liking to the “anti-hero” portrayal. Interestingly enough, W.E. was initially meant to be a horror movie before it was changed to a thriller. In light of its success, it’s no surprise that director David Fincher would go back to basics and try something similar for the cover of his upcoming book, The Null Variable.
There are also some rumors that claim that Robert had a wardrobe malfunction on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. While filming a romantic scene with Elizabeth Taylor, one of the costumes shifted, revealing Taylor’s bare breasts. This is the scene that convinced us that Jack Sparrow was indeed going to bed with the hot momma that he met on that fateful night at the bar. While this might not exactly be “nude” acting, it’s still fairly sex-appealed.
So, is Robert going to be nude for his next project? The answer is probably not. Does that mean we’ll never see him in his birthday suit? Probably not. We’ll just have to keep looking forward to whatever he has in store for us.