While perusing our Edward collection, I got lost in this wallpaper by Marina that we posted back in February. One of his broody best, Rob is truly the best Edward Cullen. Michael Sheen, however, feels Edward might be all Rob is known for.
Speaking to Hollywood Life at the Cinema Society & Thierry Mugler screening of Midnight in Paris, Sheen had this to say:
“I think Robert has been very clever in the way that he has tried to branch out and do lots of other different things,” Michael says. “Rob has been trying to do that while he’s been doing the Twilight series and all but I think it’s going to take a long time. I think he’ll always be Edward [Cullen] for a whole generation or maybe a few generations of people and it will be difficult to get away from that. But he seems to have a good head on his shoulders.”
“Rob is one of the biggest stars in the world now because of the Twilight series and that can be a good thing or a bad thing,” Michael says. “It’s like when people have played James Bond and you get so associated with one character it means you have a huge audience and there’s a lot of people very interested. But at the same time it might put certain people off casting you as other characters.”
Humph. I guess, Mr. Sheen. Technically speaking, this does happen but we think Rob is making the right moves and those moves will benefit his career goals. Water for Elephants was well received by audiences. I found a lot of people commenting on how surprised they were with Rob's performance and the absence of Edward from their minds.
Don't get me wrong. I love me some Edward. BIG time.
But I love Rob more.
I think audiences will continue to see him as more than just Edward. Hit it, Biel!