Another in the weekly series designed to encourage debate on thedullwoodexperiment, where readers/followers/first-timers/anyone can air their opinions/views/thoughts on the topic/subject/idea in question. (Apologies for the lack of a Question of the Week last week.)
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were everywhere during the four years it took to bring the Twilight saga to the big screen, but since Breaking Dawn Part 2 bowed in 2012, both actors have (apparently) shied away from the kind of mega-movie experience that made them both household names. Pattinson has made five movies, mostly interesting and moderately successful at the box office, while Stewart has made eleven (four of which can be seen this year). She too has made some interesting choices, but like Pattinson, hasn’t exactly lit up the box office. They may be working on movies that offer them different challenges, and they may not be interested in how successful those movies are, but with Pattinson’s recent, embarrassing performance as T.E. Lawrence in Queen of the Desert (2015), and Stewart’s latest, Personal Shopper (2016) being booed at Cannes, this week’s question is:
Have the careers of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart peaked with their involvement in the Twilight franchise, or will they achieve the kind of career longevity that will see retrospectives of their work in, say, thirty years’ time?