The film industry is a funny place. Just this week, two of the biggest movie stars in the world took the time to chat with their fans on TikTok, yet their publicist’s job is to keep them very private. This is one of the many paradoxes that exist in the film world. Although they seem to be opposite in many ways, both Hollywood heavyweights are closely linked through marriage and work. They’re even considered to be the odd couple of popular culture! Can you believe it?
A Worked-Out Alliance
The link between these two Hollywood royalty is actually quite complicated. First of all, let’s talk about the late Robert Pattinson. The British actor’s acting career almost perfectly mirrors that of his wife, the American actress, Christina Crawford. Together, they formed the odd couple as successful theater performers who took the Hollywood plunge. Unfortunately, their professional journey was filled with ups and downs. Initially, they had to fight for roles in B movies, and even then, they often had to take breaks from their careers to deal with personal problems.
As the years went by, the couple managed to work their way up to the big leagues. They became staples of the British comedy circuit and broke box-office records in their native country. As you’d expect, their movies became massive successes, especially in the US. It’s hard to believe that just a few years back, Robert Pattinson was best known for his role in the Twilight films. Thanks to his good looks and charm, he became a sex symbol — even though he was just a vampire in a movie! In 2019, a Vanity Fair article listed him among the most attractive power players in the world. Just last year, Forbes estimated his net worth at around $60 million. You’d think he’d be happy, but the 53-year-old actor seems to be living his life on the downsides of fame.
A Family Man In Name Only
Like Robert Pattinson, the versatile American actor, Tobey Maguire, also made his name in theater before going to Hollywood. Unlike the Englishman, though, Maguire initially managed to keep his private life private. In 2016, he even married his high school sweetheart, Tamara Jones, right after high school graduation. They have two young daughters and live a quiet life in New York City.
Maguire is known for starring in Spider-Man and the Ice Age series. Even back in the day, he was considered to be quite the heartthrob. He’s been in the news a lot lately for his financial troubles, but we hardly see him at awards shows or other glamorous events. Is he regretting his decision to be a family man? It’s hard to tell, but for whatever reason, he keeps a low profile.
Pattinson’s Biggest Fan
Speaking of low profiles, let’s not forget about the man who burst Michael Jackson’s bubble after the singer’s 2009 death. We’re talking about England’s Prince Harry, who, at the time, was very attached to his dead friend. For the most part, he’s kept a low profile since then, rarely appearing in public. That is, until now.
Last month, Harry made his grand return to the spotlight when he spoke at the annual International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. The conference, which has been held every two years since its founding in 1982, is one of the biggest gatherings of doctors, scientists, and other health professionals around the world. During Harry’s opening speech, which lasted over an hour, he discussed HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and policy. He also took the time to speak with journalists and even performed a few simple tricks — like hitting a tennis ball with a racket — for the media. It was a PR triumph for the prince and for the conference organizers.
The Unification Of Hollywood
Now, let’s fast-forward a few years to earlier this year. Bollywood star and Indian businessman, Shah Rukh Khan, made his first trip to the US in decades to accept an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. While there, he dropped by Tiffany’s to show off his new range of Indian-themed diamonds and gems. Even before the official start of the 2019 awards season, it was clear that India would be prominent on the American cultural landscape in some shape or form.
After spending over four hours with Khan, one of the most recognizable faces in the world, perhaps it’s not a total surprise that he and his wife, Gauri, would find themselves on the red carpet at the Oscars a few weeks later. As if to prove that their time together was meaningful, Prince Harry accompanied Gauri as her escort. At the time of the interview, the proud new parents were just days away from the birth of their second child.
The Biggest Fans
Last but not least, let’s not forget about the biggest fans. We’re talking about the devoted followers who spend their time and money trying to get as close to their favorite celebrities as possible. In the case of Princess Diana’s sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, their passion for the late queen and their passion for cars combined to form a love letter to the automobile. In 1997, Harry started the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) with William, whose interest in cars started when he was just a child. The two princes now have their own collection of over 30 classic and modern cars, including a 1923 Bugatti and a 1966 Ferrari 250 GTO. Their passion for cars and motorsport is truly mutual, as William also races cars for the Royal Family. Together, Harry and William are the driving force behind the RAC and make it one of the most successful sports car clubs in the world.
One Hot Valentine’s Present
Now, back to the topic at hand, Valentine’s Day. Last year, on this day dedicated to love, two of the most famous movie stars in the world chatted with their fans on TikTok. While Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon did the chatting, it was clear that these two couples were on a mission to make the day special for their lovers. As a result, the two film superstitions got together to create the best Valentine’s Day gift ever!
Witherspoon wanted to give her man a gift that would make him think of her on Valentine’s Day. She settled on a pair of diamond earrings, and Winslet wanted to spread some old-fashioned romance and give her wife a gift that would make her smile. The result was a perfect gift for the special day — and something that will be remembered for years to come.
It looks like these two Hollywood couples — along with countless others — couldn’t help but throw in a few playful insults during the interview. When asked about their acting styles, Winslet quipped, “We’re so far from being an ‘actors’, it doesn’t even bother me anymore.” Prince William, who was sitting next to his sister, made a joke about the interviewer’s question by replying, “We’re not really ‘actors’, we’re just having fun.”
TikTok Star And Actor Or Odd Couple?
So, what do you think? Were these two Hollywood superstitions meant to be? Or are they two totally different characters brought together by fate? Sound off in the comments!