The first trailer for the period drama The King, an amalgamation of several famous Shakespeare plays about Henry V, was released this week and while the acting looks intense, the scenes are heavy and the costumes are stunning, we’re all here to see Robert Pattinson’s lob haircut.
Already securing a place in Hollywood hair history, Pattinson is regaining the heartthrob status he first enjoyed (loathed?) with his messy, greasy mane that made its brooding debut in the 2008 Twilight film. Well, Twihards, your dedication to Pattinson is finally being recognized by the rest of the world. People are feeling the haircut not just on Pattinson, but for themselves as well.
*storms into hair salon* GIVE ME THE ROBERT PATTINSON pic.twitter.com/QrpajwNz6b
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 27, 2019
The effortless curls. The soft blonde highlights. The careful tuck with a few strategically placed strands in front of the ear. It’s difficult to pick which part of Pattinson’s haircut we love the most, but our biggest question centres on how he can get so much volume in the middle of a battle scene. There must have been no humidity in 15th century England.
— mia saw la la land 12x times (@justmiaslife) August 27, 2019
Robert Pattinson. In a historical drama. Looking like this. I’m gonna die pic.twitter.com/ycO5jN86tc
— Hailey (@lincolnsside) August 28, 2019
— 𝙬𝙞𝙯𝙯𝙤 (@weszss) August 28, 2019
okay Robert Pattinson is my Rhaegar Targaryen pic.twitter.com/pWgi6jdObt
— yavanna’s #1 fan @ knotfest roadshow 9/1 (@ispeakastronomy) August 27, 2019
Pattinson isn’t the only star in the film getting attention for his new ‘do. Timothée Chalamet is sporting a bowl cut that is the most unfortunate haircut we’ve seen since Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men. But leave it to Chalamet to almost pull off the cut and still look handsome and commanding as King Henry V. Our stanning can handle a chop-happy hairdresser.
i will see The King for Timothée Chalamet’s bowl cut & Robert Pattinson’s wig alone
— lyd havens (@lizardhavens) August 27, 2019
The King stars Chalamet as the young prince Hal, whose ascension to the throne of England and the role of Henry V following his father’s death was immortalized by Shakespeare. Pattinson plays Henry V’s rival the Dauphin of France and Lily Rose-Depp stars as Henry V’s queen consort Catherine of Valois. Ben Mendelsohn appears as Hal’s father Henry IV. The film was co-written by Joel Edgerton and David Michôd and both actors also star in the gritty new film.
The Henry V hair-inspo film The King will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival September 2, then hit select theatres on October 11. Come for the performances. Stay for the leave-in conditioner.