From my limited research, I found the above video. I kind of adore his accent. Especially the way he says beautiful. I don't know why, but he sounds much more Britishy than Rob, and I like it. Amidst this search, I felt a case of déjà vu. Just over a year prior I was feverishly Googling a certain Robert Pattinson. Now I was researching yet another British actor, similarly thin, lanky, and with fabulously untamed hair.
Could this be my new Edward?
Of course this called for serious introspection on my part. What is my identity without Robert Pattinson? I spend a great deal of my time doing Rob-related things. Essentially, he’s my hobby. I don’t speak about him to others very often, but like the Holy Spirit and the perfume department at Macy’s, his influence can be felt everywhere I go. I’m often disturbed by this fact, but it’s a truth I can’t escape.
Some other random British actor can’t recreate the nonexistent relationship I’ve shared with Rob, can he? Could I start all over again?
For the time being, the answer is no. I can’t. I’m invested in Robert Pattinson. I never had a savings bond, but I bought imaginary shares of stock in high school economics, so lets go with that analogy. Hollywood often functions just the same as the stock market. Fans buy into an intangible piece of a celebrity’s identity, whose image has been framed and presented in a very specific fashion. But one of the most important parts of buying stock is longevity. At the end of the day, you really have to believe in the product and the company.*
Suffice it to say, I believe Robert Pattinson is a quality person and actor. Of course I’m smitten with his charm, humor, personality, and titillating photos. Still, I honestly don’t think I would care much for him if I didn’t think he had talent. There's an ebb and flow to these things, just as there are spikes and falls in the market, but I’m sticking with him. With stocks, you hope for a profitable return, but all I ask for are good movies, great interviews, and maybe an Oscar just to make the infatuation more publicly acceptable.
I keep thinking back to the little jolt I felt watching Twilight for the first time. I didn’t get that from watching Ben Whishaw in Bright Star. He too seems to be a talented young British actor, but I was curious about him. Even if we compared Rob to countless other worthy actors or heartthrobs by their performances, it wouldn’t matter**. Robert Pattinson has that inexplicable je ne sais quoi. That’s where I’m puttin’ my money!
And all was right in the world.
*If this whole paragraph doesn’t make any sense, it’s probably because economics was my worst subject EVER in the history of my academic career.
** Plus, in all honesty, none of them are nearly as good looking, and if I'm going to have an imaginary relationship with someone, it best be Robert motherf*cking Pattinson, ya know what I'm saying? Also, I found that there has been a lot of speculation about Ben Whishaw's sexual orientation. It doesn't bother me, but dampens his potential in my day dreams.
Thanks for the opportunity to blog Lisa!