It’s hard to believe anyone worried about the two Twilight kids post-Twilight. Kristen Stewart’s post-Bella life has been a dream, with her drowning herself in challenging art house fare, then sauntering back to blockbuster fare with her head held high. As for Robert Pattinson, he’s…well, done exactly the same thing. He’s heading into The Batman a critical darling, thanks to his turns in the likes of Claire Denis’ heady space movie High Life and Robert Eggers’ forthcoming The Lighthouse.
Anyway, let’s talk about his hair.
Today saw the trailer for The King, a Netflix-shepherded historical epic in which Timothée Chalamet plays Prince Hal, aka Henry V, the young king immortalized in four separate but continuous Shakespeare plays. The film appears to blend all four together — much as Orson Welles’ beloved Chimes at Midnight did with the first three — and Pattinson plays our hero’s nemesis: the Dauphin of France, with whom England dukes it out in the Battle of Agincourt. The Bard, Orson Welles, history, whatever — the real reason most people will watch it is because of its stars and their hair.
Chalamet’s bowl cut quickly earned internet attention, but eventually people moved onto Pattinson’s lengthy, stringy, dirty blonde locks. It’s almost certainly a wig, but Pattinson — who’s only in two, wordless shots — knows how to use it.
We’re sure the two thespians will be excellent, and that the movie itself — directed by David Michôd, with whom Pattinson made 2013’s bleak-o-rama The Rover, and co-written by Joel Edgerton, who also girthed up to play Henry’s jolly, eventually jilted mentor Falstaff — will be a serious work of filmed history, that’s not what will get people to click on it.
i’m sorry did i just see Robert Pattinson in armor with long hair
um so I WILL be watching this https://t.co/MYrg8BPtwo
— Peyton Woelffer 🌻 (@pwoelffer) August 27, 2019
ROBERT PATTINSON AS A VILLAIN AND WEARING A WIG. OKAY. LETS WATCH IT. pic.twitter.com/PtYNVaLFAU
— morgana (@seIinakvle) August 27, 2019
Is this Robert Pattinson?
Dang! He looks like Jasper from twilight pic.twitter.com/KZ5SH3FaB0
— C.light✨Hyunee9E (@HealerJ9e) August 27, 2019
i will see The King for Timothée Chalamet's bowl cut & Robert Pattinson's wig alone
— lyd havens (@lizardhavens) August 27, 2019
I GET TO WATCH TIMOTHÉE TALK IN A BRITISH ACCENT FOR TWO HOURS AND GET TO SEE ROBERT PATTINSON WITH LONG HAIR FOR TWO FUCKING HOURS. PLS OMG https://t.co/ZsiXVSIW6N
— 𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚 (@wereslupin) August 27, 2019
*storms into hair salon* GIVE ME THE ROBERT PATTINSON pic.twitter.com/QrpajwNz6b
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 27, 2019
ROBERT PATTINSON IN THE KING OMFGJKDOWJD pic.twitter.com/Nzjw29vfHi
— red (@pattinsonbats) August 27, 2019
For some, he reminded them of the good ol’ Twilight days.
robert pattinson in this weave rly disturbed my peace with his beauty https://t.co/oj9LStUVZE
— ✨ #SaveSanRoque (@kreesyah) August 27, 2019
Why does Robert Pattinson looks like he has on Cam Gigante's old Twilight wig? pic.twitter.com/vvXog9DLzV
— raven x havoc 🥀 (@strxnglemehugo) August 27, 2019
The sudden influx of robert pattinson content in my life again. Maybe it is 2008 again. Maybe time machines do exist https://t.co/3N8vGWKFto
— quarter life crisis (@valetteventure) August 27, 2019
Or Game of Thrones.
They put Robert Pattinson in a blonde wig so now the 14 yr old local in me is screaming “Jaime Lannister’s son”
— it will always be yours (@Hairpin_Turns) August 27, 2019
The King hits Netflix this fall. You can watch the trailer below.