When Robert Pattinson first set eyes on Kristen Stewart, the Twilight actor was just 19 years old and attending Brigham Young University in Utah. The couple would later become engaged and eventually wed in 2014. Since then, the once shy university student has become one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, starring in successful films such as Midnight in Paris and Jupiter Ascending. In an interview with Dujana Magazine, Stewart admitted that she and Pattinson have a playful relationship and that they enjoy teasing each other. “I think that Rob and I are quite playful with each other,” Stewart said. “We like to joke around a lot, and we really enjoy embarrassing each other. Sometimes we’ll sneak in a kiss when no one’s looking and pretend like we’re trying to be stealthy.”

Stewart’s Transformation

It wasn’t always the case that Stewart was the quiet, demure girl next door. The actress began her acting career in 2004 and landed a role on the short-lived NBC series Heartbeat, later appearing in smaller supporting roles in films like The Beaver and Your Family Friendly Christmas. Her breakout role came in 2010 in the romantic comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. In the film, Stewart plays Annie, a girl whose only friends are a group of gay men and who uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants. The film was an immediate critical and commercial success, landing Stewart a spot on the cover of Variety and winning her several award nominations, including a Golden Globe. The following year, Stewart was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the drama Another Earth.

After Another Earth, Stewart mostly starred in supporting roles in films like On the Road and The Runaways, which earned her a reputation as an actress to watch. In 2015, Stewart was again featured on the cover of Variety, with this time around she was listed among the top 15 hottest actresses in Hollywood. In 2016, she starred alongside Tom Hanks in the comedy-drama The Man With the Red Badge, which earned her another Globe nomination. In the film, Stewart plays a journalist who tries to unravel the mystery of a drifter (Hanks) known as the man with the red badge of courage. (Forbes)

The Making of ‘Midnight in Paris’

When Hollywood Reporter editor Melissa Mailey heard that Midnight in Paris was in the works, she was ecstatic. Not only is it one of her favorite films, but she also loves Richard Parker’s writing and thinks he has a great knack for capturing female characters. Mailey, who had previously worked with Stewart on the 2014 film Into the Woods, called her and asked if she’ll do the female lead in Midnight in Paris. “I was in awe,” Mailey said. “I couldn’t believe she would even talk to me. I was quite flattered.”

After Stewart agreed to star in the film, Parker spent months crafting a scene where she and Pattinson would share a passionate kiss. The director and writer told Vanity Fair that the moment he saw her performance, he knew she was the ideal choice for the role. “Kristen was so good in that scene, I still wake up in a cold sweat thinking about it,” Parker said. “I remember lying in bed, going over and over what happened, trying to process it. I knew right then that this was the character to which I belonged. I got up and wrote the scene and then shot it.”

Pattinson’s Ambitions

Since the beginning of his career, Pattinson has said that he wants to be known as a “sex god” and that he hopes to have “as many chicks as possible” around him. In 2012, during an interview with Elle Magazine, Pattinson was asked if he still thinks about being a sex god and if he has any advice for young men who want to follow in his footsteps. Although he admitted that he occasionally thinks about it, the actor said that he doesn’t consider himself a role model and that he tries to live a normal, healthy life. “I don’t really see myself as an example to anyone,” he said. “I’ve never set out to be anyone’s role model. I’ve always just wanted to be myself and be happy. When you’re young, you don’t really think about these things. You just want to enjoy life and have fun.”

The Twilight actor’s penchant for flaunting his sex appeal has earned him a large social media following. His YouTube channel, which he recently updated with several new episodes, currently has over a million subscribers and receives anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 views per episode. What’s more, his followers have helped him spread the name “Robert Pattinson” around the world; the hashtag #RobertPattinsonLive was used over 13 million times last year alone on Instagram.

While some people might find his antics amusing, Pattinson is clearly aware of how his fame affects others. In an interview with Redbook, he said that although he doesn’t regret any of his life choices, he does feel a bit sorry for the people who have to deal with his celebrity. “I’ve never felt sorry for myself, but I do feel a little sorry for the people who have to deal with all this attention,” said Pattinson. “It can’t be easy. Not just for me but for everyone. Fame can be a burden, especially when you’re not used to it.”

The Future of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Although they’ve been a couple for more than a decade, Stewart and Pattinson still seem very much in love and committed to each other. While Stewart often speaks about how she and Pattinson balance their careers and personal lives, she never mentions ending their relationship, and he continues to stand by her, even as their careers take them to different places. In 2019, Stewart and Pattinson will mark 10 years of being together with a wedding. Since their first professional collaboration, the pair have starred in major motion pictures and released several acclaimed albums, with Billboard ranking their collaborative work as the second best record in the decade-long history of the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. With so much stability and success in their relationship, others might deem it a mystery why they’d want to become famous in the first place. But for Stewart and Pattinson, the answer is quite clear: to be able to spend more time with each other.