Having split up last Spring, reunited in the Fall and then parted ways again, fans of the celebrity behemoth couple of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had hoped the two might cross paths again at this year's Cannes film festival, but it was not to be.
Pattinson was on the Croisette with David Michod's The Rover, as well as a smaller part in Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, and Stewart for Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria. All three of these roles represent a shift in the actors' prerogatives to more classy independent fare. CelebDirtyLaundry speculate that both now put a far greater importance on their careers:
We already know they stay in touch, and sources close to Rob explained that he didn’t want a possible meeting with Kristen to draw attention away from his movies.
The website goes on to claim that "sources" suggest that the careers of both stars will have to come first, for now:
They don’t care about commercial success, but they are hoping to create longevity for their careers, and they can only do that if there’s more focus on their work than their personal lives. They both realize that, and these sources add that there’s little chance of them getting back together until they establish themselves in the industry first
Easy enough to say if you've already bagged a few million but still commendable enough. Both have already proved they have decent acting chops. We'll wait and see where their careers are headed but fans of the romance might have to wait at least a little bit longer.
Catch Pattinson playing totally against type in Michod's oz-billy [The Rover](movie:395105) this weekend.
[Clouds of Sils Maria](movie:902082) and [Maps to the Stars](movie:7142) are expected later this year.