After months of waiting, the world found out who Robert Pattinson is going to be dating. The Scottish actor publicly announced that he is in a relationship with actress and model Emily Blunt.
The couple made headlines after walking the red carpet together at the Venice Film Festival in August. Since then, they’ve been enjoying some high profile events, including a romantic dinner for two at Chef Daniel Boulud’s French restaurant, Cafe Boulud in New York City.
The Producers Behind ‘The King’s Speech’
The King’s Speech is a movie you may not have heard of but should have. The historical drama is based on the life of British monarch, King George VI. After getting a taste for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, King George decided to pursue a career in film. He became the King of Great Britain in 1936 and ruled until 1952 when he passed the throne onto his son, Queen Elizabeth II.
The film stars Colin Firth as King George and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth. While the film is set in the 1930s, it deals with key issues that were relevant at the time of its 1932 release, including:
- The Great Depression
- The rise of Hitler
- The threat of war
- Family values
- Gender equality
- Communications technology
- The British film industry
- The appeal of American style and culture
The movie is the work of two producers: Tim Beedle and Eric Fellner. The former won an Academy Award for Best Picture for his work on the movie. The pair have been responsible for a string of popular films, including Babe, The Social Network and The Hobbit trilogy. They also produced the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything.
How Has This Affected Pattinson’s Career?
This is big news for Pattinson’s fans, who have been following his career closely. He’s been enjoying a well-deserved break since wrapping up shooting on The Hobbit trilogy. But this newfound attention could have serious ramifications for the actor. Since making his name in theater and film, Pattinson has kept a low profile. He shies away from the limelight and rarely grants interviews. He also keeps his personal life private, rarely sharing details about his dating life or children with the media.
While he’s always maintained that he wants to remain “relatively private,” this relationship could change that. Now that he’s being linked to the paparazzi, can we expect to see more of Pattinson?
Where Do They Stand On Issues?
Aside from their undeniable attraction to each other, what are the public opinions of Blunt and Pattinson on the important matters of the day?
According to Britain’s The Independent, Blunt is a strong supporter of humanitarian causes, especially regarding women and children. She has worked with UNICEF and the Red Cross, and at the end of 2018, was appointed an UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. In 2014, she became the face of Stella McCartney’s new fashion range for UNICEF, and in 2015, she launched her own capsule collection of luxury goods to support War Child.
Pattinson, on the other hand, is a self-confessed political animal. He’s said that he enjoys discussing and debating current affairs with friends. He’s been quoted as saying:
“I quite like politics, especially foreign affairs. I feel quite strongly about a lot of things. I want to talk about them. I enjoy that.”
In June 2019, he addressed the media at the Edinburgh International Film Festival about the role that film could play in bringing nations together. While promoting The King’s Speech in 2017, he also pointed out how valuable films can be in terms of educating the masses about important issues:
“I think that cinema is such a powerful form of storytelling and a way of educating people about different cultures and I think it can be used in such a positive way.”
How long will this romance last? Only time will tell…