Wondering what’s next for the actor who plays the part of Edward VIII in the upcoming film, Bel Ami?
The 22-year-old Brit became one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men after starring in the Twilight Saga. Since then, he’s appeared in a string of blockbusters, earning himself a loyal fan base.
But this year has been a quiet one for Pattinson, as he’s kept himself busy filming the coming-of-age drama, The Gold Hunter, starring alongside Natalie Portman. He completed filming last month, but has been out of sight since.
So what will be next for the talented young actor?
It’s been a tough year for British actors in the Oscar race. Leading man, Daniel Day-Lewis, was denied a Best Actor nomination for his role as former British Prime Minister, Harold Lowe, in Lincoln. The star was up for best supporting actor for his role as Bill The Butcher in last year’s hit movie, Grand Budapest Hotel. But it was ultimately his co-star, Sally Hawkins, who took home the gold.
It’s a similar story for The Theory of Beauty, where Colin Firth, once again, lost out on a Best Actor nomination to Leo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Finally, Ralph Fiennes was chosen for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt in The Grand Tour. A similar story for Tom Hanks, who was nominated for his supporting role in the war movie, Saving Private Ryan, but lost out to Mel Gibson for best actor in Braveheart.
Pattinson, therefore, found himself in a familiar position, as he was up for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Eddie VIII in Bel Ami. It’s another chance to shine for the youngster, as his co-star, Amanda Seyfried, is also up for best actress. And if they both win, it’ll be the first time that both actresses have won an Oscar for their roles in the same movie.
Pattinson will make his Broadway debut this September in The Book of Mormon, where he’ll play the role of Elder Price. This is something of a return to the musical stage for the actor, who made his Off-Broadway debut in 2015 in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He’ll be taking the part of real-life civil rights activist C.T. Vivian, who was featured in our list of the 50 greatest movie villains. The Tony-winning musical is the story of a group of Mormons who, after the church is disbanded, set up a mission in Uganda. The show is based on the bestselling novel, The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf. The story centers around four women — three of them named Anita — who are trying to establish themselves as independent individuals. In the role of Elder Price, Pattinson will be playing alongside two other young British actors, Jack Waddington and Luke Daniels. They’ll be going up against some serious Broadway talent, including Liev Schreiber, Tony Shalhoub, and Marin Ireland.
Next Big Thing
Pattinson is currently in the middle of a career that’s seen him rise from relative obscurity to fame. He’s a household name in his home country, and thanks to the success of the Twilight Saga, he’s become a global star. But there’s more to come. There are plenty of roles for Hollywood’s most in-demand actor, and we can’t wait to see what emerges.