Spotlight On: KRISTEN STEWART
Next in: TWILIGHT coming out November 21st 2008.
Her Character: Bella Swan, a clumsy 17-year-old girl who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington from Phoenix and meets Edward, a 108-year-old vampire who appears to be 17. He has the ability to read minds along with superhuman speed and strength.
Why we like her: From a very early age, Kristen Stewart demonstrated phenomenal intensity in her acting abilities with Jodie Foster. In her new role as Bella, we expect to see Kristen Stewart’s vulnerable side as well. All and all, a superstar in the making.
” An exceptionally poised young actress with a knack for playing sullen teens, Kristen Stewart earned her big break as Jodie Foster’s daughter in David Fincher’s hot-wired thriller, “Panic Room” (2002). After Panic Room’s success, Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone’s characters; the film generally failed at the box office. Her first starring role followed, in the children’s action-comedy Catch That Kid, opposite Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. Stewart also played the role Lila in the thriller Undertow.
To date, Stewart’s most critically acclaimed role may be in the television film Speak (2004), based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Stewart, thirteen at the time of filming, played high school freshman Melinda Sordino who stops almost all verbal contact after being raped and has to deal with enormous amounts of emotional turmoil. Stewart has received great praise for playing the character, who had only a few speaking lines, but kept up a dark witted commentary inside her head throughout the film.
On November 16, 2007, Summit Entertainment announced that Stewart would play Isabella (Bella) Swan in the upcoming movie Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling vampire/human romance novel of the same name. She will star alongside Robert Pattinson, who will play Edward Cullen, her character’s vampire boyfriend. The film began production in February 2008 and finished filming in May 2008.”
Read all our Twilight coverage here and check out more pictures and videos of Kristen Stewart below.