Monday, October 19, 2009

Deadbolts: Kristen Stewart: Beyond the Twilight Saga

Although Kristen Stewart is a global Twilight star due to her role as Bella Swan in the Stephenie Meyer created Twilight Saga, Stewart has hinted that she's getting tired of the Twilight Saga hype and its impact on her career beyond the Twilight films. Really, with so much non-stop Twilight attention leading up to New Moon, can you really blame Kristen Stewart for feeling that way? But how will Kristen Stewart feel two years from now after the remaining two Twilight films, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, are released? Although it's hard to tell how Kristen Stewart will feel when she looks back at her Twilight Saga time years from now, one thing we can bank on is that Kristen Stewart will continue to get work as an actress.

While we're sure Kristen Stewart doesn't hate the Twilight Saga, and certainly enjoys her time with Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, why is it that people dream about landing a lead role in a huge film only to see actors like Stewart and Pattinson get bogged by the fame once it arrives and still want the fame? In the case of the Twilight Saga stars, fame came quick like a Twilight tidal wave. To some degree, there's an element of being careful what you wish for. But for Kristen Stewart, this wasn't always the case. When the 19 year old Los Angeles actress first broke into the business pre-Twilight, with bit parts in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and the indie film The Safety of Objects, it's probably safe to say that Kristen Stewart never would have guessed she'd reach such Twilight heights of celebrity.

Although the true talents of Kristen Stewart were seen in her first major role alongside Jodie Foster in the 2002 thriller Panic Room, other roles soon followed and years later Kristen Stewart landed her first lead role in the supernatural thriller The Messengers in 2007. But in 2008, the life and career of Kristen Stewart changed forever after landing Bella Swan from the Stephenie Meyer penned Twilight Saga.

For Twilight and New Moon star Kristen Stewart, an actress that didn't appear to have any trouble getting work before Twilight came along (Stewart actually did her screen test for Twilight on the set of Adventureland), what has the Twilight Saga given Kristen Stewart? The simple Twilight answer is worldwide fame. But if you look at the countless Twilight and New Moon related headlines surrounding Kristen Stewart, at times it appears Kristen is paying a heavy price for such global celebrity Twilight status along with Twilight and New Moon co-star Robert Pattinson. That is of course, if you believe the many Twilight Saga headlines.

Career wise for Kristen Stewart, the role of Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga has opened major doors in Hollywood, with a stream of non-Twilight opportunities pouring in, albeit most of them are undoubtedly somehow vampire related. But on the other side of the Twilight coin, the private life of Kristen Stewart is under the Twilight microscope and experiencing exactly what it is to be the new Hollywood "it girl". With the Twilight Saga close to wrapping production on the third film, Eclipse, and one more Twilight movie to shoot in Breaking Dawn (one would bank on at some Twilight point), where does Kristen Stewart go from here?

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