Hollywood stars can get very temperamental when it comes to their fame. If they don’t have it they want it more than anything else in the world, but once they attain superstar status they sometimes wish they didn’t. This happens especially when a celebrity earns their popularity by way of a blockbuster franchise. They often lament feeling limited to that particular character since that’s all anyone really knows them to be, which is a concept Robert Pattinson is becoming all too familiar with. It seems the actor is feeling a little torn about all the fame that the Twilight Saga has brought him – and wonders if it was necessarily to his benefit.
While speaking to The Herald Scotland on Sunday, the 25-year-old star opened up about the matter, saying, “Doing something like Twilight opens doors and it closes others. You can say, ‘Oh if I was still unknown, then no one would judge me.’ But at the same time, nobody would give a sh-t either. It’s a weird little balance.” That’s true, but it’s not necessarily true that we wouldn’t care about him if it wasn’t for his role as the handsome Edward Cullen. Sure, it helped get his name out there, but I remember liking him when he was just Cedric Diggory (in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Good looks and charm like his wouldn’t have stayed in the shadows for too long, no matter what.
And if any of you borderline stalk him like I do, you’re aware that RPattz is trying his best to branch outside the Twilight realm by being involved in less vampire-centric films these days. Other than his previous projects Remember Me and Water For Elephants, he is gearing up to play the role of a womanizer in the upcoming period film Bel Ami — a part he’s particularly excited for the public to see. He explained, “There is something quite fun about going from Edward Cullen to playing a guy who pretty much abuses women to get money out of them. Edward so wouldn’t approve.”
And while a part of me agrees that being a crucial element of a monumental franchise can be both a gift and curse for all actors, another part of me is a little tired of hearing celebs complain about it. They took their role with the hope that it would make them famous, right? And when it did they suddenly wish people saw them differently. Countless people adore who they are and treat them like royalty wherever they go, and yet they still manage to complain about it? Something is definitely wrong with this picture. #famouspeopleproblems You’re supposed to be grateful for your big acting break, not resent it, but alas that always seems to be the case with these things. I guess the grass really is always greener on the other side.