The Twilight series captivated teen romance fans worldwide and had everything every teen needed. As a result of its compelling story of doomed lovers and eerie score, it achieved iconic status. On the other hand, the faintest whiff of Robert Pattinson might have spoiled the magic.
Reports surfaced during production that Pattinson’s body odor was so overpowering that it was sickening for some cast and crew members.
Robert Pattinson Washing His Hair: A Big Task
Edward Cullen is praised for his otherworldly beauty, but Robert Pattinson is criticized for his lack of cleanliness. Concerns about Pattinson’s hygiene were first voiced in 2012 when he said in an interview that he didn’t see the point in washing his hair or cleaning his flat. Pattinson gave an interview with Extra, confirming the rumors that he didn’t wash his hair very often.
“Probably. I don’t know. I don’t really see the point in washing your hair. If you don’t care if your hair’s clean or not then why would you wash it? It’s like, I don’t clean my apartment ’cause I don’t care. I have my apartment for sleeping in and I have my hair for just, you know, hanging out on my head. I don’t care if it’s clean or not.”
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As might have been expected, his words provoked considerable debate. A member of the New Moon crew who did not wish to be identified said of Pattinson:
“He stinks. I mean, it’s awful. He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy. […] He completely reeks.”
However, Robert Pattinson’s Twilight co-star and former girlfriend Kristen Stewart disagreed. The actress told People in an interview that year that he had a pleasant aroma.
“He smells great. It’s kind of an animalist thing that goes on. It went along with the movie, so it was perfect.”
Pattinson’s personal hygiene practices have been the subject of varying reports over the years, making it difficult to draw firm conclusions. Kristen Stewart stood up for him, saying he smelled really good despite what the crew member who spoke to E! News claimed.
Robert Pattinson Changed His Ways
There’s a chance Robert Pattinson was joking around when he said he didn’t wash his hair, but it’s also possible he has a more casual approach to personal hygiene. When he became a partner with Dior, Pattinson changed his routine and personal hygiene.
The alluring, earthy fragrance Dior Homme, for which he became the face in 2013, was released in 2013. The fact that Pattinson has secured a partnership with a high-end perfume house like Dior suggests that he has worked to improve his olfactory reputation.
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Fans are curious if the new Edward will have the same putrid odor as his predecessor now that they know a Twilight TV series reboot is in the works. Of course, no one can know what Pattinson’s personal hygiene will be like during the show’s filming, but he probably wants to put his best foot (or, rather, scent) forward.