The last red carpet has been walked. The last premiere opening of Twilight has come and gone. There is only one question now for the 3 main actors – is there life after Twilight?
For Robert Pattison the answer is surely a resounding yes. He seems by far the most versatile actor of the three and has already notched up notable indie film roles like his portrayal of the young Salvador Dali in the indie movie “Little Ashes”.
Pattison seems unafraid of leaving the security of the teen-throb movie role to try something new. It is interesting to note that he has chosen to work with famed Canadian director David Cronenberg (“Cosmopolis”) and will be next working with the legendary German director Werner Herzog.
Kirsten Stewart has also dipped her foot into the indie world with the movie “On the Road” based on the famous Jack Kerouac novel. Though perhaps she now regrets her appearance in “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
That leaves Taylor Lautner, the werewolf with the fabulous abs. He has stuck to appearing in main stream movies outside of the Twilight franchise. Films like “Valentine’s Day” and Hollywood insiders think he may get stuck with the boy-next-door tag.
There is a problem being a teen star of a huge franchise. Just ask Rupert Grint. His portrayal of Ron Weasley in Harry Potter won him a lot of fans but few movie role offers thereafter. But don’t get too concerned for their well-being. It is estimated that Rupert has in excess of 20 million in the bank; and as for stars like Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattison you can probably double that. So whereas some teen stars may not have a bright future in Hollywood, they already have secured their financial futures for life.
I have just written the script for one of my books: The Angel of New York. The star in that is a Jack Russell terrier and an alcholic priest. No room then for a teen star. But perhaps a dog to rival the fame of Jack in The Artist!