It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson has a passionate following on Instagram. With over 1.85 million followers, it’s clear that the British actor has managed to captivate people with his unique blend of charm and cheekiness.
But while Instagram may be home to some of the most beautiful people you’ll ever lay eyes on, it can also host some of the most entertaining personalities. And it would seem that this is exactly what Pattinson is going for, because he frequently shares funny, sometimes bizarre stories about his life on the popular social media platform.
Here, we pull back the curtain and examine six interesting facts about the actor.
1. He Used to Be a Vegan
Pattinson grew up in Scotland and later moved to London to study. It was while he was in university that he became a full-time vegetarian, following his friend Craig who became a vegan after watching Michael B. Jordan’s documentary “What Would Mike B. Jordan Do?”.
“At the time, I thought it was a really cool idea,” Pattinson admitted in 2016. “I wasn’t that keen on animals, so going vegan was a drastic change. I’d never tried vegan food before, so for the first year of being vegan, I didn’t know what to eat. I just had rice and beans – and a lot of it.”
2. He Loves British Horror Films
It’s well-known that Pattinson enjoys a good horror film, and he frequently references these flicks in his Instagram stories. In fact, he named his 2013 movie, The Dark Knight Rises, after the British horror film of the same name.
More recently, he’s been sharing stories about watching Get Help, a dark comedy about a mentally unstable individual who gains the trust of his neighbors only to drive them all to suicide. Additionally, he’s often retweeted stories relating to It, a horror film starring Bill Skarsgard and directed by André Øvredal.
3. He Watches a Lot of Docu-series On Netflix
It’s clear that Pattinson is a huge fan of Netflix and its many original content docu-series. And it’s not just restricted to British TV either, as several of his favorite shows are American.
“I don’t really have a type,” he said in 2016. “I watch a lot of Netflix shows. I’m a big fan of Lily Collins’ work, so I watch her show, American Murder Police, whenever it comes out. I like Cheers – one of the best shows ever made! I love Ray Romano, so I always watch Everybody Loves Raymond when it comes out. I love Nick Offerman, so I watch Parks and Recreation whenever it’s on. I’ve seen every episode of The Handmaid’s Tale – I love seeing them all, and I really wish they’d make more.”
4. He Has a Thing for Actors
Pattinson frequently posts about his admiration for thespians on Instagram, so it comes as no surprise that he’d list actors and actresses as one of his favorite subjects.
“I really like Emma Watson – she’s so pretty and such a smart girl,” he gushed in 2016. “I just like all of them. Daniel Radcliffe [Harry Potter‘s] face is so funny, and he always makes me laugh. I love Keira Knightley too. She’s like the most beautiful woman in the world!”
5. Most of His Followers Are Female
It’s clear that Pattinson’s charm and humor attract mainly women to him on Instagram. Based on follower counts, the majority of his 1.85 million followers are female.
Women accounted for 85.5% of his following as of June 2017.
6. His Instagram Is Suitable For All Ages
While some of his followers may only be interested in his films or in his antics, it appears that the popular Instagram account is suitable for all ages. Based on the content I’ve seen, it seems unlikely that anyone could become immune to his charm.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say that he’s one of the most suitable Instagrammers for audiences of all ages. His stories often include jokes that’ll make you chuckle, but there are also some pretty dark moments that’ll make you think. It’s like a little bit of everything.
It’s clear that Robert Pattinson is an entertaining figure on social media, and it’s something that he’s clearly enjoyed since creating the account in 2012. What’s made him so popular is his ability to pull off humor and quirky stories in an entertaining manner. While the guy may not always be intentional about his humor, it seems that it often comes out organically as a result of his experiences. And it’s this ability to connect with his audience on an emotional level that makes him so endearing and unique.