Robert Pattinson turns down £1 million deal to be the face of Burberry

Posted by Dean Piper On November 7th, 2010

Twilight movie sensation Robert Pattinson has turned down a £1 million deal to be the face of Burberry, declaring: “I’m an actor, not a model.”
As vampire Edward Cullen, R-Patz, 24, has the looks, charm and charisma to melt every girl’s heart. And I can now reveal Robert is truly a man with artistic integrity too.
It was a straight “No” when the  posh British style and -accessories brand, headed by designer  Christopher Bailey, came calling.
My source in the fashion world revealed: “Christopher and the Burberry team were desperate to sign Robert as the main person in their new campaign. It would grace all their stores worldwide and be in all the best -publications. They went to Robert but he immediately, politely, turned them down.
“As far as Robert sees things he’s an actor by trade and that’s his art. He doesn’t want to start becoming a brand or anything.”
Burberry are one of the coolest brands out there when it comes to high-end fashion. In the past few years their campaigns have featured Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (now  shooting Transformers 3 in Hollywood), supermodel Agyness Deyn and Harry Potter star Emma Watson.
To say Christopher and Burberry are disappointed by the flat rejection is an understatement. My source continues: “Burberry really hoped Robert would do it. They know he wears Burberry occasionally and he’s met Christopher and the team before. They only wanted him.  Robert’s look would have been perfect so they’re back to square one.”
Just weeks ago it was revealed Robert had said “Hell, no!” to a music deal with Simon Cowell and his record label Syco.
In my opinion turning down record and modelling deals shows this is one true Brit star in the making. If you don’t need to cash in – then don’t. Well done Rob!

One Response to “Robert Pattinson turns down £1 million deal to be the face of Burberry”

  1. Wayne Bentley Says:

    I don’t blame the guy, he’s already hounded by the media and modelling for a famous brand or god forbid signing to Simon Cowell’s label would undoubtedly make matters worse. He wants to act not become someone’s puppet.

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