Kristen Stewart signs on to two new films, one of them is about Gitmo: ugh?

For nearly a year, people have been worried about Kristen Stewart’s career. In July, we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of Us Weekly publishing the photos of Kristen and Rupert Sanders (and that dirty homewrecking Mini Cooper). It was in that set of Us Weekly photos that many industry people saw Kristen torpedoing her career, and wouldn’t you know, she has had a really difficult time finding scripts or projects since then. Snow White and the Huntsman got a sequel, but the film date got pushed WAY back (not a good sign).

Kristen also signed on for Focus, in which she would have played a young grifter learning the trade from an older grifter, to be played by Ben Affleck, only Affleck was in the midst of a happy-family Oscar campaign and couldn’t be seen with a known mistress of married directors, so he had to drop the project. Then Kristen dropped out of that project when Will Smith came on, claiming there was some huge age difference (Will is only a few years older than Affleck). Somewhere along the line, she also signed on for a weird-sounding supporting role in a small, independent film. She really hasn’t been on a film set in like a year and a half, and she did seem a bit desperate for work. Well, now she’s found two projects:

EXCLUSIVE: Kristen Stewart has committed to star in back to back projects shooting this summer. She will star in Camp X-Ray, a politically charged drama written and directed by Peter Sattler, and she will also star in the Olivier Assayas-directed Sils Maria.

In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years. The film’s being produced by Gina Kwon and Sophia Lin, and exec produced by David Gordon Green, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Production begins late summer.

Stewart will join Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz in Sils Maria, the CG Cinema-produced English language film that Assayas wrote for his Summer Hours star Binoche. The film explores middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished. The title refers to the Swiss setting, and Stewart plays the assistant to Binoche’s character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young actress (Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. The film shoots this summer in Europe. IFC acquired this film for distribution just before Cannes.

[From Deadline]

The Sils Maria film sounds interesting and arty, but more for Chloe Moretz and Juliette Binoche. I guess it’s smart for Kristen to do smaller parts in more prestigious or interesting (awards-bait) films, so on that one, good for her. As for Camp X-Ray… God, that movie sounds awful. I bet they get everything about Gitmo wrong. I bet Kristen lip-bites her way through it. And it might not even be her fault – that just sounds like a terrible script.

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  1. Liv says:

    The projects sound boring. Why is Juliette Binoche in it?!

  2. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Good for her that she’s likely to be working this year but I try to imagine Kristen speaking tactfully and insightfully about the sensitive issue of Gitmo and it just isn’t happening for me.

  3. Tessa says:

    Hollywood making a movie about all of the innocent misunderstood souls down in Gitmo that fall in love with Bella Swan and deserve to be free! Why am I not surprised?

  4. Andrea says:

    Here’s the thing…I can’t defend the idea that Kstew should have her career tank bc she cheated and made a public mess of herself. Not when Jude Law, Hugh Grant and countless other men had no such issue. Even Brad Pitt was arguably emotionally unfaithful to his wife and his career is bigger than ever. I can’t even defend it if she’s just a jerk in a world in which Russell Crowe can have violent incidents with paps and Christian Bale can scream at people on set.

    Like her or hate her the reality is that we hold women to different standards and shame them for behavior we let men walk away from. That’s not cool.

    • Tessa says:

      Talent. All of those people are talented actors with, um, talent. And some actors like Jude Law and Ben Affleck did hit really rough patches in their careers because of their personal lives… they rebouned because of their talent. If Kristen is what she thinks she is, this incredible actress, she should be just fine.

      • Lb says:

        Exactly. Ben Affleck even had to carve a new place for himself – directing – to get back into it truly. Just have to wait and see if Kstew manages to get past this.

      • Yourewrong says:

        I don’t care about her cheating-with-a-married-man scandal–for YEARS before that I thought she was a twitchy, dirty, ungrateful mess. I think she’s a crap actress and a crap person and a waste of air. So could you please stop trying to make this that people ONLY don’t like her because of her “scandal”, when the negative public opinion was around looooong before then.

      • NerdMomma says:

        I disagree! Brad Pitt has no discernable talent, nor are any of these men truly exceptional, talent-wise, in any way. Their personal lives and their misbehaviors overshadow their roles for me, at least. I completely agree with Andrea that men get a pass, but not from me. I can’t watch any of those guys anymore.

        The less I know about an actor, the easier it is to get lost in the plot of a movie or show. Second best is when they are just a nice normal person like Hugh Jackman or Matt Damon. Hollywood needs to stop creating “images” of people who act in movies and let them be anonymous so we can enjoy tv for what it is, entertainment!

    • Janet says:

      I don’t care what she does offscreen, that’s her business. All that matters to me is that she can’t act for sh*t.

      • Andrea says:

        Except she wasn’t awful in her first film before the Twilight Franchise. She wasn’t awful in On the Road either.

        Its not like she’s ever really had a chance to show what she can do.

        I don’t particularly like her. I just really get uncomfortable with how much people loathe this woman.

      • donna says:

        Opinions on her acting are just that though…opinions. And using pre-Twilight films is a moot point to me since she was still in her teens. She’s not the first, nor the last actress who can’t make the transition from teen to adult actress. I think she peaked in Into the Wild (where she was honestly just okay and not revelatory as is often made out) and it’s been all downhill since. I’ve seen Adventureland, On the Road, SWATH, and none of them make me think there’s a promising actress there.

      • Lola says:

        @andrea she is ok within her comfort zone, which is more of less her twitching, mumbling and looking melancholic all the time. But she has no emotional range, she can’t do period (same for rpatz by the way) because she always carries herself in a contemporary way. Stewart is actually more of a movie star than an actress. She has a certain onscreen charisma or look that works but her acting is poor. But a movie star needs to be liked. This is what Stewart doesn’t understand. She thinks she is an edgy genius actor like joaquin Phoenix and she can do whatever because she is so talented that people will forgive her. This is the case, if you are talented enough people will forgive you. I do agree that there is a double standard but I would not want to use stewart as an example. I think she just isn’t very likeable and her affair cemented that for people. Also all the men you mention worked hard to change their image. It took affleck a decade to come back on top. If stewart wanted things to change she too would rehab her image.

    • donna says:

      Hollywood isn’t a merit-based system (and if it were, she’d still come up way short). She’s in a business where she’s selling her image and her bankability more than her talent. And people just don’t like her. Her career was built on a foundation of her personal life, Twilight, and her image as being some fierce, honest, non-cliche actress. She benefitted from all of that for years. So, this is the flip side when she systematically destroyed all those things she build her success on.

    • Maria says:

      its not only talent but its that we all SAW her doing it. Brad and Angelina was a bigger scandal (outside of the Twillgiht fandom) but there was never such an obvious proof of cheating.
      such obvious pictures are very rare and public apologies admitting it right after it happen even more so. Leann Rhimes was also caught on camera kissing and that other stuff with Eddie. Ashton Kutcher was just seen talking to young girls and even that is rare, normally you only have rumours or someone coming out and talking about it. (funny when most people say its men who are more stupid to hide affairs)

      so its very hard to compare.

      • TG says:

        If that She-man Rymes had handled the cheating and getting with Eddy better I think she would have recovered from it relatively

      • TG says:

        Oops sorry my comment got published before I was finished. I was saying She-man Rymes would be fine now of she had handled the fallout better but she is a nutcase and a demon and deserved any and all bad things that happen to her. She is only suing that teacher because she was embarrassed publicly. Everyone knows she is a desperate ugly loser. Same for Kristen she wasn’t nice to begin with and that stupid childish apology she will never live down. Eddy is a jerk too but he isn’t the celeb so that is why he doesn’t get talked about same for the director who screwed Kristen.

    • CC says:

      I don’t want her career to tank because she cheated, I want her career to tank because she’s an ungrateful, entitled brat.

      I do want HIS (Rupert Sanders) career to tank because he cheated though. First Hollywood production and he goes after the starlet while married with kids. UGH

      • hayden says:

        They’re both pieces of sh*t for what they did, douchebag Sanders and Stewart. Both 100% complicit; she knew the family, didn’t care who she hurt. He hurt his OWN wife and children, and didn’t give a damn who he hurt on her side. Both are scum. BTW I don’t know anyone who has forgiven Sanders the douche, I certainly haven’t (can you tell???). I want him to tank as hard as her.

    • A says:

      Well sure if she had the affair with a single, young man that had no connection to Hollywood.
      But she had an affair with her married, father of two DIRECTOR.

      You don’t piss where you eat.

    • MisJes says:

      Andrea, I understand EXACTLY where you’re coming from. I am by no means a KStew supporter, but I feel similar about the scrutiny placed on her versus other men in the industry that have done the exact same thing, and also about the level of pure venom people throw at her – in fact in an old KStew post, I pretty much said exactly what you’re saying on this thread, and I had shreds torn off me.

      • Addison says:

        MisJes and Andrea I agree as well. Different standards for different genders. I don’t see Grant and Law being great actors, certainly not in the same category as Bale, Crowe or RDJ. Hollywood does not care. If they did Angelina Jolie would have never worked after what she did to Laura Dern, as well as Grant, and Law. They forgive rape, as they defend that one director whose name escapes me now (thank goodness). They put Tyson in a movie as well after he got out of prison. Stewart will work because she’s a decent enough actress. Better than Fox, Hiegle, Aniston. She will make more money to add to her pile from Twilight.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      I don’t understand why people get all on their high horse about her. I don’t care about the cheating, either. But she is a TERRIBLE actress. She thinks she is fantastic and walks around acting like she’s over it and better than everyone and talks about how cool and real and non-Hollywood she is. She’s not any of those things. She’s just another terrible tri-hard who happened to get picked for a big franchise.

      She can’t get out of Hollywood fast enough for me, personally.

      • dcrover says:

        I am looking forward to the day that I can go online and NOT see Skanky McTwitchy mentioned

      • Amber says:

        I completely agree @gogoGorilla. You know who else’s career got bigger than ever after the Brad and Jen thing? Angelina’s. It didn’t affect her career at all. It only gave people who already didn’t like her more ammo. Nor did Julia Roberts’ many dalliances and escapades affect her career. And the circumstances surrounding Jennifer Aniston’s hook up w/ Justin Theroux was virtually ignored by the media, because they wanted to. Roberts’ career was of value, like Aniston as “America’s sweetheart” is still of value for tabloids. I have yet to actually see anyone say Stewart’s career should tank b/c of the scandal. But I keep seeing people say that it should NOT tank b/c of it, completely ignoring that her career was going to be in trouble anyway. At the end of the day, Stewart was not an A-Lister before Twilight. She’s yet to prove she’s a legit A-lister outside of Twilight (Snow White w/ it’s budget, PR campaign, Theron and Hemsworth does not count and Kristen did not impress in it anyway). Her onscreen persona is the same as her off-screen persona, which is very dominant. Stewart the person is more famous than Stewart the actor. People have disliked her for years and she isn’t respected for her work. Ok, some people liked her in Adventureland and the Runaways. But how many people saw those movies? I did and it wasn’t Oscar worthy stuff. Stewart is more famous than she deserves to be and she’s bringing up the rear in her peer group. She’s competing for roles w/ Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara and Emma Watson. And those are just a few in the very young (white girls) category. If they aren’t more talented that KStew, they are at least more liked. If you go older you’re dealing w/ Hathaway, Knightley, Portman and others. Stewart is not needed and there isn’t enough upside for “Hollywood” to help her maintain a major career.

      • Anne says:

        Whether you think she’s a good actress or not, Amber’s point about where she stands in contrast to her peer group is the point. Being shielded by the ongoing success and filming of a franchise, her lack of acumen about personal indiscretions, as well as her public argument with another director, and how it might affect industry perception has been apparent. Many actors with early success have had issues, and some have recovered well, like Robert Downey Jr, and the others you can see on reality shows. She’s young so she has time but given the bias in Hollywood, she doesn’t have as long as RDJ. 23 can be considered half-way through the career of a major female lead.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I listened to that video of Christian Bale “screaming” at the guy…he wasn’t screaming. He just sounded extremely frustrated and tired. And he sincerely apologized.

      • gogoGorilla says:

        Wow, @Amber, great analysis! I totally agree with your points about other scandals/careers. I think the media and the public are pretty forgiving, for the most part, or at least willing to overlook your issues if they like you onscreen. Stewart is just not a good actress (all that heavy breathing – UGH) and acts like an ass most of the time. So, if her career is tanking, that was always the natural course of things, I think.

    • ChicagoGirl says:

      I agree with you on the sexist double standard point. However, this girl, far before the scandal (think back to Panic Room), is entitled acting, unintelligent, boring, not entertaining, sometimes offensive, and most of all a terrible actor. She’s been absolute crap in everything she’s done. She simply cannot carry a movie on her own, and the public have never cared for her personality. She’s done nothing to improve in eith area, so she’ll suff career failure.

    • Nina W says:

      I think you’re ignoring a huge factor in her situation, her role as Bella. Many of the fans of that franchise were really invested in it and, fair or not, KStew was associated with her character and when she betrayed her relationship it had a negative impact on the fans. I am hard pressed to think of any comparable situation to that. I don’t know how much I buy the sexism angle either. People keep wanting to peddle her as a victim but she damn well did what she wanted and now she has to deal with it, that’s not sexism, that’s life.

    • jaye says:

      To be fair, it took Hugh Grant a long time to recover from the Devine Brown scandal and really, what has Jude Law been in lately?

  5. whipmyhair says:

    I’ll always have a soft spot for lip biter- it was the twihard meltdown that brought me here *wipes away tear*

    That said, i’m trying to reach a point of apathy with her. I did it with the Cracken; but K-stew… way too much joy in her suffering… I can’t help it, she just brings out my bitchy side

  6. Maria says:

    waiting for the interviews of her talking about Guantanamo.
    “its like horrible, you know, like getting photographed showing your f*king finger to fu*king paps. sometimes i feel like being in there you know would be like better than my life.”

    • Kosmos says:

      Great job, I agree! This sounds like something K would say in her tortured little way…..with all the f*** words strewn around. I have to slam her too….just for being a bratty, entitled, barely-talented, boring little freak.

  7. Angie says:

    Kristen got Mia Wasikowska’s role in Sils Maria. Mia dropped to play Cate Blanchett’s lover in Carol, which is a more interesting and prestigious role. It’s directed by Todd Haynes and produced by Harvey Weinstein so the movie will probably be up for big awards next year.
    I think Kristen and Mia have the same agent so she is now picking up Mia’s leftovers. She also got Mia’s role in Big shoes and before that, Emma Stone’s role in Focus.
    So, the lip bitter is able to work on movies but she has to wait for the leftovers of more talented young actress and is not the first choice for good roles anymore (if she ever was). Sounds about right.
    I hope she disappears quickly because I can’t stand watching her on screen.
    I just feel bad for Binoche (who I love), because she has to work with this bland and annoying actress.

  8. donna says:

    In a sea of hostile brown faces, ONE is humane.

    Oh yeah, no potential for disaster with this film AT ALL.

    Hopefully her role in the other film is as small and thankless as it sounds. Assistant to one woman who’s obsessed with another woman? I smell Oscar!

  9. marie says:

    there’s no way I would see Camp X-Ray, it’s not my thing, it just sounds like a horrible movie idea. Even if there was a good story, I don’t think she’s a good enough actress to pull it off.

    the other movie I’ll give a chance because I’m a fan of Binoche, hopefully Stewart will show me something different than constipated lip biting.

  10. Ali says:

    So all ends well that ends well. Her career is fine. And really that’s all that matters. It you want to see desperate come look my way!

  11. Emily says:

    Twilight aside, I think she is a good enough actress. I don’t know who would have been ‘good’ as the awful whimpering, weak mess of a character that was Bella.

    I really liked her in Adventureland, Speak, The Runaways and Cold Creek Manor. I think she will find her place in Hollywood perfectly fine. She’ll do well in dramas – especially dark ones!

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      +1
      she’s an okay actress: she ‘s good in WELCOME TO THE RILEYS for example

      i always have a problem with her affair with Sanders because why to go outside to smooch your director when you have a house and it’s “cheating” if your love story with your co-star is a RP stunt?

    • Evelyn says:

      I haven’t seen adventureland or the runaways, but I’ve seen speak, and I really thought she was horrible. I’d read the book many times, and I was really disappointed with her portrayal of Melinda. I don’t think she has the range or talent to play anyone with any kind of emotional pain. I’ve seen her in a couple other movies and found her just as cardboard-like and insufferable

    • Mela says:

      She RUINED Speak for me. We were actually watching the movie in my English class and then stopped because the class complained about her portrayal of Melinda.

      In every movie I’ve seen her in, she’s acted the same. There is no variation in her character. If she wants to improve her career, she should disappear for a while and develop her craft because she can’t compete with her peers at her current level: mediocre at best.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree, Twilight was horrible because the books were horrible.

      I have seen her in Adventureland and Into the Wild, and I thought she was pretty good. I haven’t seen enough of her work to be a “fan” or anything, but I dont’ think she is as awful as people make her out to be by far.

      (For the record, in the books which I was forced by a friend to read, Bella bit her lip and shivered every other paragraph.)

  12. Jenna says:

    I’m just shaking my head at the thought of her attempting to be a soldier. I can’t even…

    • CTgirl says:

      No kidding. Because soldiers frequently stare blankly while biting their lips, blinking rapidly, stuttering out gems like, “It’s just so f*cking iconic, man,” and masturbating their hair. Oh yeah. That sounds like a career defining role.

  13. Deb says:

    Why on earth is this untalented unattractive excuse for an ” actress” getting any work? Is Hwood so daft or hard up? Or is she helping to finance these indie films with some of those millions the twitards gave her? Bella Swan as GI Jane?? Please…

    • Nicole says:

      I heard she’s a producer on X-Ray as well as the lead. Anybody know if that’s true? It’s an odd project as nobody but her and the director is currently attached as far as I know. It seemed to come out of nowhere, very conveniently just after her split with Rob, when, arguably, good news was desperately needed. It has no IMDB entry I could find indicating the usual preliminary “in development” or “pre-production” status and yet, despite having a current cast of just one, is supposed to be filming in July. As I said, a little odd, no?

      The other one seems legit as Mia Wasikowska was supposed to be in that role but pulled out, ironically, to join Maps to the Stars.

    • Annie says:

      I honestly see at least one of those roles falling apart. She just wanted to announce something.

    • Dreamory says:

      I’d like to know too.. I think she knows a lot of people.

  14. The Original Mia says:

    Seriously doubt those movies will be made with her still in the role, but we shall see.

  15. Tig says:

    Well, she now has the chance to show she is in fact a grown up actress with talent.

    Re double standards- one thing folks either forget/ignore- by publicly grubbing about by the side of the road with her married director, KS showed not only that she couldn’t be trusted with married directors, she also couldn’t be trusted to preserve the “brand”. Why do you think NFL teams vet new unproven talent so extensively? No one wants millions of dollars riding on a person who acts out in weird ways- see KS. Her actions necessitated much in the way of damage control.

    Ruperv is still in purgatory as well career-wise. Last I read, he was supposed to be directing Tom Cruise in something- any bets that Tom gets him replaced?

    • marcy says:

      Great point. These days it’s not just about acting, it’s about selling. Kristen put not one, but TWO franchises in danger. And that’s ignoring her lesser offenses like whining about public school or comparing paparazzi photos to rape. Who can blame a studio exec for being hesitant in wanting to deal with her?

      You have to wonder if the opposite may hold true for RPattz. He had the power to bury her but sucked it up and let himself be labeled a doormat loser for months so the show could go on.

      • Tig says:

        That issue got discussed back in the fall. I agree that RP sucked it up big time and played nice. Were “incentives” put out there to help with that? Would be shocked if there weren’t any.

        CB always focuses on what her behavior did to BD2 and SW- however, to show up at Cannes playing the supportive GF, getting tons of publicity for herself, and her knowing she was doing whatever with Ruperv- that is stone cold betrayal.

      • Another Ann says:

        Not just playing nice for BD, but he also manned up to go promote Cosmopolis in the immediate aftermath of the whole scandal. That took some guts and showed real professionalism.

        Actors don’t always do that. Look at how Leo bugged out of one of the premieres of Gatsby so he could stay and play in Cannes.

    • hayden says:

      I hope Tom gets his scuzzy ass replaced.

  16. jess says:

    She was better at acting when she was younger. I watched swath recently and found myself yelling at the screen to close her mouth and breathe through your nose. She was terriable in that movie, I couldnt even finish watching it. These new films (wonder if she will drop out of these, too?) Sound boring.

  17. 5thHouse says:

    She’s got to stop with that shade of eye shadow. It doesn’t look good on her at all.

  18. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I know this is gossip so forgive me for getting political here BUT..

    A lot of the soldiers who ended up as guards at Gitmo actually VOLUNTEERED to be sent there, likely before they understood how dire the conditions there are.
    Some of these young soldiers are only 18 years old and have to deal with some of the angriest detainees you could possibly imagine. They do their best to impose rule in the most formidable conditions and these kids are doing a job that NONE of us would be able to tolerate. For that, they have my utmost respect.

    That being said, it always saddens me to see the lack of outrage from the general public regarding Guantanamo Bay NOT getting shut down as promised by Obama when he was elected for his first term.
    Guantanamo Bay is an entirely lawless jail, with activities that are tantamount to torture forced on hundreds of prisoners, many of whom have been held without charge or trial for more than a decade. It is entirely UNAmerican.

    This has been and will remain one of my biggest disappointments with the current administration. BO promised to shut it down by 2009, it is now 2013 and we’re still waiting.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Completely agree with your point that Gitmo needs to be closed down…however I dont think Obama is to blame for that. It is Congress who, in a bi-partisan fashion, voted to give him absolutely no options for closure.

      They voted 90-6 in the Senate to block funds for Gitmo closure.

      That isn’t a vote that could be moved with some smoozing from the President. That is a majority of his own party voting against closing the facility. Changing 50+ votes is an impossible task with out a completely new and different approach, IMO. I think that is what he is trying to do now.

      In summary, I agree with your outrage but I direct it at Congress, especially the Democrats who should know better.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’m sorry Tiffany-I should have blamed “the Obama administration” and of course you are right that Congress is ultimately responsible for that. I should know as I’m always yelling (not really) at people who blame the president for passing/not passing laws.

        Thank you for clarifying but I still blame the Obama admin for not pushing harder, for not emphasizing the importance of closing Gitmo. I voted for Obama twice and I like the guy a lot as a person but I’m disappointed with him and the Dem party as a whole for not being more aggressive, more forceful, and more hardline in their political approach. As much as I disagree with conservative ideology and the GOP, they have a way of getting their message across and they are straight-up soldiers when it comes to battling for what they want (what they want not being in the general interest of the American public but that’s another story). I think sometimes the Dems are too preoccupied with worrying about alienating moderates and independents, to the point where they seem ineffective and wishy-washy.

        See what you started? You got me going ;)

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “they have a way of getting their message across and they are straight-up soldiers when it comes to battling for what they want”

        OMG, so true!! I think the Dems’s messaging always comes with so many qualifying statements that it just doesn’t work in this soundbite society. The GOP has good strategy when they send 5 different people out on the Sunday morning news shows and everyone repeats the same phrases to describe their positions…then the press starts using that phrasing as well. THAT is how you spread your message!

        The Gitmo situation is so serious, but I feel Congress doesn’t know how to sell prisoner transfers to the people at home so they duck their responsibility and avoid it. We’ve had terrorists in our prisons on the mainland for decades, I don’t know why they decided that now it is unacceptable. There are a lot of Congressional Dems whose constituents need to hold their feet to the fire on this. I don’t think their votes are based on logic of the issue, but rather on their perceived inability to sell the issue. That is so weak!

  19. Milo says:

    I don’t think you can say The Runaways is good acting on her part. Joan Jett was on the set all the time telling her how to act. It wasn’t her own. Se just needs to do small roles or just hide away for a while and come back slowly. As figure in the public eye she showed she is not trust worthy by cheating so she needs to take her time. To be honest this cheating thing wouldn’t have put the brakes on her career so much if she wasn’t so obnoxious. She hasn’t proven to be a great actress, she comes across as above it all and then she’s in a huge scandal. Who wants to hire that mess.

  20. hayden says:

    Great. More “candid” (LOL) photos with the backward-hat famewhores, more hideous fashion choices, more half-naked red carpets, more faux rebelliousness, more “f-bombs” in every sentence…

  21. Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

    I just met an actor who was auditioning for Camp XRay. Sounded like a dreadful plot.

  22. moon says:

    JLaw would’ve done a good job in the Gitmo piece.

    I’m not sure if Kristen’s career slump is due to the mini cooper incident, or her bad acting skills. She wants to be seen as a serious indie actress – but serious film doesn’t take her seriously, and her main fan base is made up of diehard tweens who are really bella swan fans not kristen stewart’s.

    • Another Ann says:

      It’s a combination of things.

      One problem for her is that for most of the last 5 years she’s been tied up with Twilight, and so many people now see her as the Bella character. Even if she were well liked, it would take some time to overcome that, and prove some acting skills.

      The scandal then really wrecked her reputation and made her into a punchline. So she has two big issues to overcome now.

      It appeared her team was trying to soften her image when she was promoting SWATH. She was actually not doing too bad, and getting some positive press and people were talking about her success in moving past Twilight. Then the scandal happened and undid everything. So she now has to start over.

      Honestly, she needs a new team. Hers have done her no favors in rehabbing her image or securing interesting work. She needs to decide if she is serious about her career or not. If she is, she needs to focus on her work, improve her skills, avoid the paps and stay out of the tabloids, and work on her image. She needs to show that she is growing up and acting like an adult, not a teen. Pick some causes she’s interested in and do something for others. Use her fame to help a good cause.

      Look at Angelina. She was DESPISED when Brad left Jen, but has built an image as a humanitarian and continued to work on good causes. That, plus time, has helped her. Kristen needs to take a good look at that.

      • Apples says:

        Good post…
        I just wanted to qualify that Angelina Jolie can actually act and already had an Oscar before her reputation took a hit. I think that helped her turn things around.
        KStew is beyond redemption for a lot of people because she is annoying and a horrible actress despite her ability to get a lot of attention. Also, it was reported that KStew gave the finger to press during Swath promotion.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        That and Angelina was already known for being a humanitarian before she met Brad Pitt. I think around 2003 she won an award from the UNHCR as being the best volunteer of the year (or something like that to do with the organizatino). I hate when people say that she started with charity projects because of le scandal. She had already started the Maddox Jolie Pitt project in Cambodia.

      • Nina W says:

        AJ has done a lot of good work and she did go through a period of personal growth that lead to her becoming such an amazing champion of worthy causes. It would be wonderful if Stewart did the same but I’m not sure she is as introspective as Jolie is.

  23. Gretchen says:

    “Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge”
    Really? It’s the inmates that are doling out abuse in Gitmo?

    *confused*

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yes. The inmates are emotionally and verbally abusive towards the guards, particularly the female guards. They also engage in a lot of typical prisoner behavior where they smear feces around their cells, flood their cells, go on hunger strikes etc.

      In 2009 Obama outlawed waterboarding techniques but the guards are instructed to subdue and control the inmates in the least obtrusive/least aggressive/least violent manner.

      I’m not saying that the prisoners aren’t treated like sh*t or anything, just that it’s no walk in the park for the prison guards and soldiers either. It’s just a terrible environment all around.

      • Gretchen says:

        I am sure it is, I honestly just don’t feel as much sympathy for people who volunteered for the army and (often) volunteered for gitmo as I do for people, including children, imprisoned without charge or trial.

        “They also engage in a lot of typical prisoner behavior where they smear feces around their cells, flood their cells, go on hunger strikes etc.” Which is pretty standard-particularly for political prisoners – and the guards should be trained and prepared for this, again though, it sure beats being on the other side of the bars and being force fed.

        Even if the practice of waterboarding has been outlawed, there are still plenty of other “advanced interrogation techniques” implemented. I am not saying that all of the inmates are purring kittens but continued sleep deprivation, temperature manipulation etc is known for causing erratic behaviour. You reap what you sow etc.

        Anyhoo, I am not saying it is a walk in the park for anyone, but the synopsis of the film sounds pretty racist in its approach

    • oivey says:

      I’m going out on a limb here, potentially, to say that these “Muslims” who use religion to justify killing people should be treated the same as those Christians who claim god told them to kill someone/multiple someones ala the Yorkshire ripper, Anders Behring Breivik, Joseph Kony, Hutatree, EDL etc. One of my oldest and dearest friends is Egyptian muslim, as is her husband; she works with Christians and Jewish groups constantly and she looks on terrorists the same way everyone sane does with disgust. Just look at Michael Adebolajo, the man is obviously insane.

      Obviously,this isn’t to do with the movie in question. But I figured I’d just jump into the convo. And now I’m going to quote Arastoo Vaziri from Bones…
      “This was not the work of religion, it was arrogance, it was hypocrisy, it was hate. Those horrible men who hijacked those planes hijacked my religion that day too. They insulted my God.”

      For the record, I’m agnostic.

  24. Prim & Proper says:

    KS fans are really frothing at the mouth
    on Hollywoodlife and tearing RP’s reputation to pieces.

    • Another Ann says:

      Hollywood Life is a joke, as are the people who populate their comment boards. Honestly, I think the bulk of those comments come from one troll who posts under a number of different names.

      • Just Me says:

        Well, atleast they’re localized. It used to be that the Stans were everywhere, attacking any and everyone who disagreed with their fantasies. Maybe I just haven’t made it that far into this thread yet, but it seems like people are actually talking here on this thread, with differing opinions, and no one is being called a hater. Or worse, one of their ridiculously stupid made up names for the different categories of haters.

  25. Joy says:

    First of all I love her giant satin camel toe up there. Secondly, I can’t imagine watching her mouth breathe her way through a film with such serious subject matter as Gitmo.

  26. Reece says:

    Sils Maria sounds like All About Eve.

    That Gitmo thing is all wrong. As anything with a Gitmo subject matter would be imo.

    All of this before we get to the atrocious acting “skills”.

  27. Joseph says:

    Love her sweet smiles. Three samples of them.

  28. Fred says:

    I think the Gitmo movie sounds as if it has possibilities. It could help her expand her acting experiences, and might just be what she needs. I hope it happens.

  29. Norman says:

    These new films are a clear brake from the teen film genre that has until recently pigeonholed her. Maybe Kristin can prove her acting chops in a far better way than she could in the Twilight series.

  30. Arla says:

    OMG… that third pic of her in the pants… thing… made me think of the Family Guy bit “Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin”
    Guy in car: “Hey baby, do those legs go all the way up?”
    Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin: “Why yes, they do!” *opens skirt to reveal legs that literally go all the way up, no torso*
    Guy in car: “AAAHHH OH MY GOD, YOU’RE A MONSTER!!!” *speeds off*

  31. Dee says:

    Stewart is much like Taylor Lautner, cute for twilight (promos, red carpet, etc) but with absolutely no acting range. Stewart can complain about twilight fame but ultimately she’d be long gone if not for the fame it brought her.

    The scandal didn’t do her any favors, but I didn’t have a favorable opinion of her in the first place. She thinks she is a rebel for walking around filthy and unkempt when she looks ridiculous.

    • Another Ann says:

      It’s kind of interesting how Lautner has fallen off the face of the earth. He’s not a great actor, but he’s cute and personable, and has the physicality to be in action pics. He may need better management too. There must be some sports movies, or sci fi or something that he could be in. Wonder if he and his team are shooting too high, or if he’s deliberately laying low until Twilight fades away a bit.

  32. Dreamory says:

    She intellectualizes emotions too much to be a good actress, you have to FEEL FEELINGS and emote, and she thinks about emoting, not the same thing and not the same effect. This is why people call her stiff and wooden..

  33. aquarius64 says:

    @another ann – I agree about Lautner – great looks and no acting range. Abduction was suppose to be his launch to an action movie career – and that tanked big time. He was rumored to have been snubbed for Expendables 2 because of that failure. Now his team is putting it out there that he is interested in Fast and Furious 7 (nothing’s locked). He surfaced recently at a Dodgers’ game with an actress from Emma Watson’s movie Bling Ring – and the romance rumors started. I agree he needs to get rid of his team; for this reveal has been the same as before – a month or two before his movie comes out (Grown Up 2). P.S. – the fact that he went from an award winning country star (Taylor Swift – you be the judge for deserved awards) to a C-list actress who has been reported to be Zac Efron’s sloppy seconds (overlap has been suspected) speaks volumes of Taylor’s status in Hollywood. (P.P.S. – said girl was NOT at the US premiere of Bling Ring 6/4; nor mentioned in its press clippings.)

  34. jojo says:

    please let camp x-ray happen. I want to see the promo for the epic mess. I can’t even begin to imagine how she will put her foot in her mouth.

  35. Tig says:

    @Aquarius 64- I think you are right about the split and the reported reason for it- however, believe Dad is still in the mix, so that’s still a prob

    • aquarius64 says:

      That’s sad to hear if true. His team still wants to sell him as a non-threatening guy that teen age girls swoon over and their parents would approve of them dating. He wants to be in Fast & Furious 7 – how is he going to sell that when his acting is marginal and he’s 21 with a boatload of Twilight money – and living at home with his parents?

      Which brings me to Stewart. She has a negative professional and personal image (a lot of which is HER fault) that is not going to inspire people outside her fanbase to pay $10 to see her in a movie. Both need to get rid of their teams and improve their acting skills in order to have decent post-Twilight careers.

  36. SJB says:

    ‘Camp X-Ray’ or whatever the hell it is called will not see the light of day. Not only is she the absolute WORST choice, but if this was a movie/script on par with ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘Lions for Lambs’, ‘the Hurt Locker’ or any of the other good films about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, someone who actually has talent would have been given the role. However, this film is controversial and not in a good way. Guantanamo Bay and the prison there is a hot political topic right now which no one really wants to talk about. It is a problem for this Administration and has been controversial for a long time. No one is going to let a movie about some girl who is suffering some sort of boo-fucking-hoo angst at being given such a shitty military assignment be made. The movie will be panned, criticized, and ridiculed even if a good actress played the part. You do not mess with this shit. As for ‘Big Shoe’, it will not get made. People are already dropping out. And her role in Sils Maria is very small. She will have little screen time.

    And I have seen all her movies–except the last two Twilight pieces of crap. She is terrible, has no range, and that is before she opens her mouth. She lacks any ability to emote reasonably or truthfully. Then, her attitude. . .well, it matches her talent–complete crap.