It was only a matter of time before Hedi Slimane got his lens on Robert Pattinson. His moody style couldn't be more perfect for shooting the world's sexiest vampire with possibly the world's most controversial girlfriend. Though we enjoy a good R-Patz spread, this does little to aid our campaign for mermaids to oust vampires as fashion's favorite fantasy figurehead. What's more, Pattinson doesn't know what to do with himself aside from be a vampire. He tells the magazine:
“Annoyingly, there are so few parts I feel I can add anything to, or that I want to do.” But he knows what he doesn’t need. “I don’t want to be an actor for the sake of it. I don’t find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker.”
His fans do mainly consist of unruly mobs of shrieking, crying 14-year-olds, which can't be safe — much less enjoyable. But Pattinson would probably add a lot to a merman role. He could do a dark version, if that's more his comfort zone — Mermaids of the Night — and lead epic underwater battles with sea-volcano dragons or something. It's a guaranteed box-office hit! He'd be shirtless for at least a full 90 minutes. Think of what Hedi could do with that inspiration.
AnOther Man Issue 9 Starring Robert Pattinson [Dazed Digital]