We here at Celebitchy do our part promoting gender equality, even if that means pitting two handsome actors against each other the same way actresses are pitted against each other. So it is with this story about Robert Pattinson and Benedict Cumberbatch. Sparkles is 27 years old, with superstardom and a massive franchise under his belt, trying to reestablish himself as a real actor doing good work in smaller films. In the other corner we have Benedict Cumberbatch, 37 years old, who toiled away for years in small films and TV projects before reaching stardom well into his 30s. Benedict does not worry about people taking him seriously as an actor, but he’s yet to show Hollywood that he could even carry a franchise.
So, what do they have in common? They’re probably going to work together in The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray, at some point in the next year (Pattinson says that they begin filming in January). And they both get lots and lots of attention from their online fanbases. But would Sparkles ever feel jealous of Cumby?
ROBERT Pattinson is feeling envious! The Twilight star is said to be jealous of his fellow British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch — because the Sherlock star is taking away all his attention!
“Rob used to revel in his status as a British sex symbol,” said one insider. “He used to play it cool by pretending to be blasé about the whole fame thing, but secretly he loved it. Rob’s annoyed that Benedict is getting all the attention and has become the hottest thing in Hollywood. Rob now realizes he took his time in the spotlight for granted!”
Yeah… no. I doubt it. I mean, I wouldn’t doubt that Rob is jealous of Benedict, but not because of Benedict’s fame and/or sex symbol status. Rob would be jelly of Benedict’s acting prowess and the roles being offered to Benedict. Rob really has made an effort to go underground lately, and I believe him when he says (over and over) that he hates the paparazzi attention and he doesn’t get why people consider him “sexy.”
Thinking of Rob also has a translation of Rob’s French language Premiere interview. I actually enjoyed reading it (but I usually enjoy Rob’s interviews). You can read the piece here. He talks about The Rover and Maps to the Stars, and he talks about how he feels like his “masculinity is ridiculed in a way” by the paps.
Anyway… yes, this was just an excuse to post photos of Benedict Cumberbatch. ENJOY.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.