Robert Pattinson appeared at the People’s Choice Awards 2012 with a new shaven-headed look that may well divide fans.
While Pattinson’s locks have never been quite as iconic as, say, Bieber’s mop, the British actor’s flowing, non-threatening male hairdo has become sort of synonymous with his Twilight character Edward Cullen.
Now filming has stopped on the Twilight series – at least until later this year, when a sixth movie is to be shot – Pattinson has been freed of any obligation to keep the pretty boy look. The new look is more Cockney-lad-on-the-lash-in-Ibiza.
At the People’s Choice Awards gala in LA, the British actor rocked his closely cut crop as he accepted the award for Best Drama Movie for Water for Elephants. His speech doubled as an opportunity for teen girls around the world to delight/hyperventilate/break down at the sight of the new ‘do.
After being handed the gong by Zacchary Levi and his former Twilight co-star Ashley Greene, Pattinson told the audience at the Nokia Theater:
“Wow. Thank you very much. I don’t know why they asked me to accept it because it’s really a lot of other people as well. When I was doing this movie, I was having so much fun doing it that I was saying to everyone I didn’t even care if anyone saw it. But now that people have seen it and they’re giving awards for it, I’m even more thankful for the whole experience, so thank you guys very much.”
But nobody was listening at that point. It was all about the hair. So what is it readers, a ‘yay’ or ‘nay’?