It’s been a long time coming, but finally, we have our first real look at Robert Pattinson‘s sparkly new film, Sparkle!
As if the wait for this highly-anticipated sequel wasn’t long enough already, the trailer for Sparkle was just released today by 20th Century Fox. And, well, it doesn’t get much better than this!
In case you’re wondering, Sparkle is the official sequel to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which was released in 2012.
With a release date set for October 25th, it’s fair to say that we’re all hyped up for Sparkle!
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Robert and Kristen in public, what with all the paparazzi following them around like crazy (and for good reason). And, for the most part, we’ve only gotten to see glimpses of their private life as they’ve been keeping a low profile ever since the end of Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Well, it seems like the pressure is finally off and we can relax a little bit. Because, for the first time, we get to see the truly happy couple as they try and figure out their relationship in real life. And it’s beautiful!
In the trailer, Robert and Kristen meet up with their friends from high school who are now successful doctors. The reunion is quite touching as we see how much these friends have changed over the years while still maintaining their close bonds. It’s clear that learning to balance their personal and professional life has helped Robert and Kristen form a stronger bond as a couple.
We also get to see more of their kids as they grow up. The shots of the kids playing in a park are especially precious as we watch them grow up in front of our eyes.
As much as we’ve been eagerly anticipating this trailer, it still manages to surprise us every time we watch it. Sure, we know that it’s Robert and Kristen in the footage. But, as much as we’ve been led to believe, it seems like they’re still trying to figure some things out.
“I guess you could say we’re still in that honeymoon stage,” Robert admits to Vanity Fair. “It’s just, you know, the first few months of a relationship can be really exciting, but then after a while it’s like, ‘What’s next?””
“I love this about our relationship — we both want the same things,” Kristen adds. “We want to do the same things, see the same things, and be with the same people. So, I think that makes us a really good match.”
It’s no secret that Hollywood has a problem with age discrimination. But it still shocks us when we see an actor surrounded by bodyguards as he comes out of an expensive car. In the trailer, we see a much younger Robert Pattinson, sporting a clean-shaven look and bright-eyed, with an open invitation to meet his friends for drinks. It’s somewhat jarring to see how much he’s aged since we last saw him in Twilight five years ago.
While Robert Pattinson has maintained an extremely low profile over the past few years, he has not been idle. Besides working on his fitness and eating well, he’s taken on several roles, including that of a lawyer in the upcoming film Judy, alongside Bette Midler and Naomi Watts. He also starred in the British thriller The Lost City, which was released in theaters earlier this year. Now, he’ll be seen in the romantic comedy Sparkle. And, according to the trailer, it looks like he’s having a blast.
“It’s quite an honor to be a part of this extraordinary franchise. I think it’s pretty clear that I have a lot to learn from these women, and I look forward to the opportunity to grow as a person and as a man,” he says in the trailer.
Keeping Up With The Joneses
While Robert and Kristen remain tight-lipped about the details of Sparkle, it’s clear that they’re still keeping up with the Joneses. Not that we’re complaining! Keeping up with the Kardashians is practically a full-time job, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Especially since, as we’ve established, they’re one of the few remaining happy couples in Hollywood.
As much as we’re dying to see what direction Robert and Kristen’s lives will take now that they’re no longer under the spotlight, we realize that this probably isn’t going to be a fairytale ending. After all, happy endings don’t really exist in Hollywood.
It’s also worth pointing out that we still don’t know much about the plot of Sparkle. It was only reported a while back that it would focus on the couple’s road to recovery from the drama that surrounded them at the end of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. While we don’t know much else, the story seems to surround them dealing with the challenges of being a newlywed and finding love again. And they’re not alone. Another challenge that awaits them is making their relationship work and staying married. We’ll have to wait and see if they can rise to the occasion.
For now, all we can do is sit back and enjoy the trailer. And then wait some more.