A new report claims Robert Pattinson's so-called "Twilight curse" is finally over thanks to the critical success of his new movie, Good Time, which received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. However, this story is just silly and no such "curse" ever existed.
The actor received some of the best reviews of his career when his upcoming crime drama, Good Time, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last week. Not only was the film itself met with praise, but Pattinson sparked Oscar buzz for his performance as a bank robber on the run. In the years since the release of the final Twilight movie in 2012, the actor has opted to star in smaller indies as opposed to another blockbuster franchise. Naturally, these low-budget films haven't had the same box office success as the record-breaking Twilight franchise, so Celeb Dirty Laundry decided there must be a "curse" on Pattinson that "almost ruined his career."
The repeatedly discredited webloid claims the actor was "used to being ripped by critics" prior to Good Time, but that statement is entirely flawed. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the majority of Pattinson's post-Twilight films received mostly positive reviews, including The Rover, Maps to the Stars, Life, The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z, all of which have "fresh ratings" on the review aggregator website.
CDL goes on to purport that the "Twilight curse" impacted other cast members of the series as well, including Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz. But the site fails to mention all of the stars whose careers have taken off in the years since Twilight ended, such as Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex"), Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot") and Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy). Additional cast members like Dakota Fanning, Maggie Grace and Peter Facinelli have also been steadily working since the series ended. With a cast of dozens, some are bound to go on to have more success than others. And of course, Kristen Stewart has had a number of successful post-Twilight films.
The site ends its ludicrous article by stating, "With the positive buzz surrounding his latest film, I'm sure Robert Pattinson is glad his 'Twilight Curse' appears to be over." But Pattinson clearly never had a "curse" bestowed upon him, and the webloid's superstitious article is entirely unfounded and ridiculous.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.