*Giggles uncontrollably*. You all remember how I fangirled over David Ollerton’s Cosmopolis re-review at The London Film Review. Well imagine my surprise when Dave approached us and asked if we were interested in writing an article about Rob from the perspective of a non-Twihard (I think I can speak for a lot of us about how annoying it is being constantly referred to as that rather than what we in fact are – fans of Rob). Oh yeah I put my hand up alrightee and here’s my intro as a tease:
“Robert Pattinson is no stranger to polarizing audiences and critics. His current performance as Eric Packer in Cosmopolis is doing just that – and it’s not the first time. Let’s roll back the clock to 2008, when Rob was cast as Edward Cullen and 70,000 Twilight fans signed a petition wanting Rob removed from that role. Surprised? It seems that he’s always trying to win over someone, be it critics, Twihards or fanboys. This is pretty funny considering the presumption is that his fans are all Twihards- yet they didn’t initially want him. The same can be said about those who dismissed Rob’s casting in a Cronenberg film way before Rob had even stepped into the futuristic limo. What is it about Robert Pattinson that has naysayers screaming loudly “oh God not that sparkly vampire guy” whilst we often pigeonholed “rabid” fans, who contrary to popular opinion are not all Twihards *points to myself*, grin with delight at the confirmation of any of his film roles?”
Haha you know the drill – to read the full article head over to The London Film Review here.
Never thought I’d type those words for something I’ve written. And honestly I take my hat off to anyone who has to produce articles to tight deadlines … it’s no easy task let me tell you. Dave thanks so much for the opportunity – as you know I so appreciate it.
PS. Thanks Jules for helping me fine tune the article title and Michelle, Vertigo, Suze & Lise-Lou for the overall encouragement when I had that little meltdown. Love you girls.