If there has ever been a use for the tag “Love In The Time Of Corona,” this is it. Because the clock has barely done any ticking since we learned that Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. And now we’re seeing plenty of pictures of Robert and his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse engaging in a mask-wearing make-out session in a London park.
Earlier this month, filming resumed on The Batman in England, after they were forced into an industry-wide hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And a couple days later, filming stopped because Batman reportedly got corona and was sent home to isolate and recover. In the UK, anyone who tests positive for COVID needs to isolate for at least 10 days. Robert must have wanted to do it up big when he finally escaped his in-home isolation chamber.
Thirteen days after his possible COVID contraction was made public, Robert hit up a London park with his lady Suki, where they drank coffees and kissed:
Robert Pattinson looking well as he took a stroll with his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse today in London.
Reminder: He is COVID free and will be back to filming The Batman this week! pic.twitter.com/NbmhFlrjUv
— The Battinson🦇🦇🦇 (@BattinsonBatman) September 16, 2020
📸 | More cute photos of Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse in London today! pic.twitter.com/qPdoMMKcTV
— Robert Pattinson Online (@rpattinsonfr) September 16, 2020
The Daily Mail estimates that a two-week break in filming could cost Warner Bros. almost $6.5 million in lost time, so director Matt Reeves has reportedly been prepping scenes that don’t require Robert crew members that haven’t had direct contact with him.
Any of the 130-strong crew who did not have direct contact with Robert are being asked to return to work and sets that had been prepared are being moved from studio G to another studio.
“Anything that can be shot and does not involved Pattinson will now go ahead,” a set insider told MailOnline. “That includes scenes with his body double. The aim is to get as much done as possible before he returns and the hope is that none of the other actors get the virus.”
The source goes on to say that crew can be replaced with more crew, so no one is really too worried if anyone else gets sick. Um, except – you know – the people who probably are worried about catching COVID maybe? Just a thought. And no one really has a definitive timeline as to when Robert will be back in his batsuit, so for now, he’s resting easy in what appears to be wardrobe extras on loan from Adam Sandler.
And I’m not Robert’s doctor, but he should be at home! Or at least, not engaging in the kind of activities he’s engaging in at the moment. How are you supposed to successfully rest and recuperate while also drinking coffee, swapping spit, and being outdoors. Have you ever smelled your own recycled coffee and hook-up spit breath? You could pull a serious muscle from gagging off that stink.