When I decided to share a piece of my Little Heart for Robert Pattinson & Ben Barnes, I didn’t have any purpose to compare the two British Actors and choose who’s better between these astonishing hunks. I didn’t intend to influence others to change their minds and fanatism to Robert Pattinson.
As stated in my first blog, both of Rob & Ben were rocking my little world in different times. I wish to see them acting for long time. I wish both of them are not just dashingly handsome faces. Because both actors reached their fame almost in the same year, I tried to be realistic, pouring my personal opinion about their talents and personal life which I think, could influence their career. I decided to write it separately.
I will start from my first star crush, Robert Pattinson. Rob, for his role as Edward Cullen, did so much personal work to create a character that has been emotionally dead for hundred years but reawakened by Bella. Weeks before filming, he took a transparent cocoon around himself, did himself an exploration to get into Edward’s head including writing a pained letters to his vampire father (from the Complete Illustrated Movie Companion).
Because Twilight consists of 4 books, he signed contract for the other three books, New Moon, Eclipse and (I think the decision came later) Breaking Dawn. It was great to have a long lasting contract, at least for around 2 – 3 years, he will still have a job. But in conjunction to his role in Twilight saga, Rob has to keep his youthful looks as the 17 years old vampire while his actual numbers are adding. I see this as problem number one, a dilemma of forever young versus aging for his role ^_^
Because of the age dilemma too, the breaks between movies were very short, so the film still could capture Rob’s youthful 17 years old face. In my opinion, it gave him problem number two. This situation would limit his opportunity to take variety roles. As we knew, during the breaks of New Moon and Eclipse, Rob could only take a role in adaptation movie, Remember me, because the filming needed only few weeks for filming. I wished, during the filming break of Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, Rob could get enough time to explore various roles in other movies.
Not only the age dilemma, but being in the same character of a drop-dead gorgeous brooding vampire in four movies could trap him in. It’s possible, as problem number three, Rob would take his role as Edward to deep and make him not able to get out of his Edward Cullen’s character easily.
Though he got a chance to play Tyler Roth in Remember me, but I think the role was not too much different from his other roles before. I am a bit relieve and glad that next year he would get the opportunity to filming Unbound Captive with Hugh Jackman and the rumored movie, Bel Ami. Hope he could jump into another totally different character smoothly, so after Twilight, he still has the opportunity to say goodbye to the family-friendly franchise characters and move onto different roles.
Twilight movie was a big hit. It catapulted Rob to stardom in just one night. I couldn’t deny, because of his role in Twilight, Rob’s face were shockingly famous across the universe. His fame as Edward Cullen, brought him huge amount of magazine covers and articles, and money too :D. I have posted several blogs before, about his journey to fame and the magazines most wanted couple
But I don’t see it as a lucky charm for him. On this stage, I was not sure, when directors offered him a role, it was because he is a talented and award-winning actor or simply because his famous face would make any movie worth watching and bring money to the producer’s pocket. I try to be sincere and genuine in my opinion about this.
He proved that he could be brooding, tormented, awkward, cynical, eccentric. His role in How to be, even gave him several awards.
But after that, most of the awards received were popular awards, based on votes and more to his hyperventilating appearance as Edward Cullen, not to his acting talent. More to his uber-handsome appearance, his polite demeanor, his hot British accent and his captivating charm. I still think that he could win lots of another popular awards within the coming years, as long as he has the devoted fans to support him. I know it sounds rude, but again, I try to be logic.
Rob still need to proof his talent after Twilight if he really wants to be an award-winning actor. His fame as Edward Cullen could bring him lots of movie offers. People would and must give him the opportunity to explore more of his talents. It’s up to him to decide, would he choose an award-winning role or taking the easier route of doing a work that cashes in “flavor of the month” trends. I am longing to watch his future movies, Remember me and Unbound Captive. He should win an award for his acting talent not only for his physical appearance and his affable charm.
I write so I can share what I see through my heart, my personal point of view and my own analysis.
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