Robert Pattinson is currently riding a wave of popularity that has swept across the globe thanks to the movie Water for Gardens. The upcoming movie will mark the English actor’s third major appearance on the big screen in 2012, following the megahit Twilight Saga and the ensemble comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The 31-year-old is currently the world’s most popular male movie star, according to a recent report from fame rating platform SMARTlytics.

Pattinson has appeared on the talk show circuit multiple times over the past year and was a frequent guest on The Graham Norton Show in 2012. The actor also made numerous magazine appearances in 2012 and graced the pages of popular fashion magazines such as Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue, promoting everything from perfume to sunglasses and bags. He continues to star in high-profile movies with upcoming releases in 2014 including The Lost City of Z and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Hot Topic: The Graham Norton Show

The English actor shines on the Graham Norton Show. Norton had the audacity to ask Pattinson about his ex-girlfriend and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart’s new relationship with actor Rupert Sanders. Stewart and Sanders got engaged last year and were married in June 2013 in a gorgeous ceremony in Italy. Pattinson was one of the many celebrity guests and the couple’s wedding was covered by almost everyone, including the press.

Norton and Stewart had a very public falling out in January 2012. The talk show host asked the actor about his opinion on Stewart’s choice to become a full-time mom and whether or not she made the right decision. Stewart was previously engaged to director Rupert Sanders but called off the engagement in 2011 and began dating the director/producer of Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders. The two were married in a private ceremony in Scotland in June 2013.

Pattinson was very open-minded about the whole situation and seemed surprised that Norton would ask him about the state of Stewart’s romantic life. The actor answered the question delicately, praising Stewart for her choice to be a mom and calling her his good friend. He also addressed the elephant in the room by saying that he accepted her decision to be with Sanders, adding that they are both fully committed to their children. He concluded by saying that he and Stewart remain good friends and that he still cares for her deeply.

The Graham Norton Show – Episode 2

The Graham Norton Show is an interview-based talk show that airs on the UK’s Channel 4. The second episode of the channel’s 2012 season premiered on January 17 and was available for online streaming and on-demand viewing through various platforms including Hulu, You Tube and Amazon Video.

Pattinson interviews Norton at the UK’s premiere cinema, the Odeon Leicester Square. The actor arrives at the cinema dressed in a suit and tie and is escorted by a bodyguard to an SUV waiting outside. The two ride to the venue in an uncomfortable silence before starting the interview.

The scene is intercut with shots of London’s Millennium Bridge and its iconic yellow lights. The show’s retro jingle plays as the camera cuts back and forth between the two.

Pattinson and Norton speak with ease about a variety of topics, from the success of the Twilight Saga to the appeal of vintage automobiles. The interview wraps as they walk to their cars after hours of talk. The bodyguard escorting the actor to his vehicle is seen shaking his head in amusement as they head for the door.


Pattinson’s 2012 was a big year for moviegoing. The British period romance Water for Gardens topped the box office in its first 10 days of release, pulling in £30 million from around the world. The following month, he appeared in two other big-budget films, the fantasy epic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and the comedy Paddington, both of which were global hits and broke box office records. Audiences worldwide flocked to see the actor shine on the big screen, especially in Asia, where he became a major movie star. In the Philippines, the movie-going public voted him as one of the most popular celebrities in a 2012 survey.

Magazine Appearances

The year 2012 was a big one for magazine appearances for Pattinson. The English actor graced the cover of numerous popular magazines in Europe and the U.S., promoting everything from sunglasses and perfume to beer and cigars. He also made several front-page magazine appearances in 2012 including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. Here are some of the highlights from his glossy magazine interviews.


Pattinson graced the cover of Vogue in July 2012 and was featured in the publication’s Style section. In the interview, he opened up about working with costume designer Stella McCartney on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and how he approaches the role of a good friend to Stewart. He spoke openly about their split and how he still cares deeply for her, saying that they are both mature enough to continue being best friends and that he respects her decision.

McCartney designed the wardrobe for the film, which is a remake of the 1974 movie. It is set in England in the 1950s and stars an ensemble cast that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Diane Keaton. The designer spoke about working with the famous English actress and how they collaborated on creating a look that is “rich but not over the top.””I’ve always had a soft spot for Diane Keaton. She is such a quintessential New Yorker. It’s great that we got to channel that,” McCartney said of Keaton’s character in the movie. “When we started the movie, she didn’t even have a costume.”

Harpers Bazaar

Pattinson also appeared on the cover of British fashion magazine Harpers Bazaar in July 2012. He was featured alongside fashion luminaries including Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Moss and Yasmina Smirnova, the fashion director of Russian Vogue. The cover story was titled “The Men of the Year: Meet the 2012 Mavros” and profiled the Greek shipping magnate who became a major investor in Harpers Bazaar. The story detailed how he saved the magazine and bought a controlling share in the business. The magazine’s editor, Anna Wintour, praised the magnate for his business acumen and philanthropic endeavors. She also noted how he had a huge impact on the world of fashion, noting that he was “more influential in a day than an entire dynasty.”

Wedding Bells

The year 2012 was filled with happy events for Pattinson. In addition to making grand appearances on the red carpet and in magazine spreads, he married his longtime love Emily Brown in a gorgeous ceremony in October 2012. The couple chose to wed in a private civil ceremony in the U.K., with just a small number of family members and friends in attendance. The actor looked dashing in a black suit and burgundy shirt as he became the perfect gentleman for the big day. The newlyweds then made their way to London’s Chapel Market for an intimate reception, where 200 guests were seated for the ceremony and another 200 stood outside watching the festivities.

The couple chose their London hotel, the five-star Mandarin Oriental, for their wedding night. Upon their arrival, the actor and the designer held a press conference to reveal the details of their big day. The press was invited to join them for the conference and about 200 journalists and photographers were on hand to attend.

Pattinson and Brown had been dating for three years before they decided to wed. Brown is the daughter of the late retail legend, Sir John Brown, while Pattinson is the son of the Earl of Lonsdale. The couple has a daughter, Florence, who was born in 2011.