Kristen Stewart has gotten a lot of hate for being a “one note” actress. Despite that, she’s made quite a name for herself in Hollywood. The 28-year-old starlet may have had her debut in 2008, but she has been making rounds in Tinseltown since she was very young. That’s not very surprising considering her family background. Both her father, John Stewart, and her mother Jules Stewart work in television and film.
Stewart was discovered by a talent scout when she was just eight years old. The scout caught her performance in a Christmas play and the rest is history! When she was just ten years old she landed the first significant role of her early career, Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects. The following year she starred alongside the infamous Jodie Foster in Panic Room. A performance that led to her first nod.
Kristen Stewart in ‘Twilight’
Stewart is best known for her role as Isabella “Bella” Swan in the Twilight franchise. Being cast as Bella is one of the best things that could have happened to the young actress. Stewart took on the career-changing role when she was just 18 years old. The beautiful brunette went on the reprise the pivotal role in The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011), and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which came out in 2012.
Catching the “neutral faced” actress snuggling up with the sparkling Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, was a young adults dream. The franchise, based on a set of pretty successful books, became a cultural phenomenon. You either loved it or loved to hate it. The franchise still has its claws in Hollywood today. The proof — fans are dying to see an LGBT remake of the adorable brunette and singer Halsey!
Kristen Stewart’s best roles
Bella isn’t the only character that Stewart brought to life (even if a lot of people didn’t care for her performance). In 2012 she took on another titular role, Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. The twisted fairytale cast the Twilight actress alongside the modern day Thor, Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman), andAtomic Blonde’s Charlize Theron who played Ravenna. The film was nominated for two Oscars and landed Stewart a Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Butt Kicker as well as a Teen Choice Award.
Other notable movies Stewart has acted in are Clouds of Sils Maria, Welcome to the Rileys, and Personal Shopper. She has taken home at least one award for each of the films.
What’s next for Kristen Stewart?
After Twilight concluded in 2012, Stewart slowly faded away from being a household name. Sure she appeared in quite a few roles, but with the phenomena gone so was her boosted stardom. Thankfully, she has four projects on the horizon.
Underwater is about a crew of researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake compromises their subterranean laboratory. She will also be playing an iconic actress in Against All Enemies. A biographical thriller that follows a young F.B.I. Agent who is conducting an investigation into Seberg.
Two of Stewart’s upcoming films are currently in the production phase, Charlie’s Angels and Happiest Season. Charlie’s Angels will be a reboot of the 1970 TV series. It is slated to release on November 1st. Happiest Season currently doesn’t have a release date, but it looks promising! It’s a comical romance about a woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend during her family’s annual holiday party. There’s just one problem, she’s still in the closet. This part will probably hit close to him considering Stewart’s own sexuality.
The indie queen does have a bad rep and her fair share of “crappy actress” awards and nomination but these upcoming films will put a refreshing spin on her career. Oh, and by the way she’s also in the process of directing a new film, The Chronology of Water. Perhaps the underrated actress will fair better in the director’s chair.