After the whirlwind that was the ‘Twilight’ franchise, it seems that its stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart did all they could to avoid the spotlight. Neither chose to follow that worldwide phenomenon with additional blockbusters, choosing to focus on smaller, low-profile projects.
Of course, fuelling the ‘Twilight’ fire was the fact that the fanbase for this brand was young girls and women, the same fanatical fanbase that flies into hysterics over boy bands and other teen idols. And Pattinson, as scruffy and disheveled as he looked at times, was certainly dashing enough to set pubescent hearts aflutter. Add to that the fact that Pattinson and Stewart were a romantic couple in real life and fans just. Couldn’t. Even.
But Pattinson hopes those days are behind him. Starring in ‘The Batman’ is his first truly high-profile job since ‘Twilight’ and is bound to thrust him into the spotlight in a big way. But Pattinson just hopes it’s a different spotlight.
Appearing on the Sunday edition of the ‘Today Show’, he stated:
“I think there’s a part of me that thinks it isn’t possible to kind of be — that what happened in Twilight, it was just so sudden. And that now I’m kind of, I don’t know. I’m hoping it won’t be people hanging out outside my place. [Laughs] I just think I’m kind of boring and old now.”
Pattinson is now 33, so he’s probably not going to incite riots the way he did in his glory days. The attention of teenage girls is now on K-Pop stars and YouTubers.
You can see what Pattinson had to say below:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2019
Directed by Matt Reeves, ‘The Batman’ also stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Paul Dano as The Riddler/Edward Nashton, Jeffery Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and newcomer Jayme Lawson as an original creation, Bella, who is described as “a grassroots political candidate running for office in Gotham.” Colin Farrell was reported to be in talks to portray The Penguin. It swoops into theaters on June 25, 2021.