EXCLUSIVE! Will R-Patz’s New Shaved ‘Do Hurt Or Help His Career & Sex Appeal? Experts Speak Out!

Mon, May 17, 2010 5:30pm EST by 3 Comments


Casting agents, a producer and an image expert weigh in on Robert Pattinson’s new look and tell HollywoodLife.com what cutting his signature luscious locks will do to his career!

Robert Pattinson almost gave us a heart attack when he showed off a freshly shaved head May 17. While we know that Rob chopped his locks for his upcoming role as a Depression-era circus veterinarian in Water For Elephants, we still miss his signature floppy vampire locks. But industry experts — including TV and film casting directors, a producer AND an image expert — tell us that R-Patz’s new look is a welcome change, and may actually HELP his career!

“Reinvention is almost as good as intervention for those grungy type of celebrities…ask Madonna (if you can get her down from the cross),” one LA-based television casting director tells HollywoodLife.com of the 24-year-old’s new cut. “I’d say with as many prepubescent girls are in love with him, he’d have a career if he became a unich. I’m sure if Robert did it, ‘dirty, bald vampire’ would be all the rage.”

A second casting director agrees. With or without his luscious locks, R-Patz will still be one of the most idolized heartthrobs in the world. “I think the bone structure makes the man,” she tells us. “His hair is great, but it’s not what is making him a star.”

On a more serious note, Lauren Lloyd, a producer, former casting director and creator of BigIsGood.TV, says Robert’s new haircut shows he’s passionate about his craft as an actor, and that he can certainly play other characters besides The Twilight Saga’s Edward Cullen. In fact, she thinks he may even be taken more seriously in the business now that he’s ditched the pretty boy ‘do!

“If he’s cutting his hair for a role, it shows that he’s committing to the role,” Lauren explains. “I think it’s a big move for him to say he’s an artist as opposed to just a teen beat kid.”

Whether or not we dig the new hairdo, it’s Rob’s quality of work that makes him so marketable, stresses Los Angeles-based image expert Michael Sands.

“By cutting his hair, he’s shedding his Twilight image and stepping into a new film,” Sands explains. “[Fans] should be concerned about whether or not the content is good. The new role is the most important thing. It’s not the aesthetics of how he looks.”

Don’t worry, Twi-hards! Water for Elephants starts filming in Los Angeles May 22, which gives Rob plenty of time to wrap this shoot and grow out his hair before Breaking Dawn starts production in Oct. Not all hair hope is lost!

–Kirstin Benson

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Posted at 8:35 PM on April 28, 2012  

I have tried consistently to re-vote on that poll but it will not count my other votes. I do want to say if (I say if, not besuace I want this to happen) Rob loses, it won’t be besuace Ian won besuace fans wanted it, it will be besuace others wanted Robert to lose. To me this poll has become visious. The hate that I have read in the comments towards Robert is shocking and repulsive. At least I know he won Glamour magazine and to me that magazine has been established far longer than EW and still holds prestige. To repeat I want Rob to win but if he does not win I know in my heart he would have been the winner besuace people wanted him to win, not besuace we dispised Ian. I think both guys are sexy but I am certain you know where my loyalities lie, I am on this site, I have never been on any actor or actresses site dedicated to them, other than Robert. I will keep trying and I hope others vote but once the poll is over, I hope MTV or other outlets take a look at why Ian or Robert won or lost.

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Posted at 12:26 AM on May 20, 2010  

Great book, and he’s gonna make an awesome Jacob Jankowski. I love his new 30s haircut….with just enough on top to run those long fingers through it.

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Posted at 10:26 PM on May 17, 2010  

the hair is for water for elephants. he had to cut it because the character in the book has short hair. its based in the 30s.

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