Twilight and New moon star, Kristen Stewart is not your average 19 year-old, and thank Twilight Saga goodness for that. Given the success of the Stephenie Meyer penned Twilight Saga, the New Moon actress has been inundated with press, claiming that Kristen Stewart is pregnant, married, and more, all in the name of Twilight related social media. What is it about the acting talent of Kristen Stewart that sets her apart from her Twilight character, Bella Swan? Will Kristen Stewart eclipse the Twilight attention to avoid Bella Swan stereotypes in the future?
Although Bella Swan is now forever a part of Kristen Stewart’s professional career, fragile and docile Kristen Stewart is not, especially when it comes to choosing non Twilight Saga roles. With a respectable body of non Twilight work already on her resume prior to taking the role of Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart is one Twilight Saga actor we feel will be able to walk away from the Twilight Saga franchise without being pigeonholed by Twilight or New Moon to a stereotype degree that she won’t be able to find future work.
Stewart has shown great self-confidence on her ascent to the highest echelon of celebrity due to the success of the Twilight Saga, as millions of Twilight eyes watch her every move, ready to jump on any wrong turn, even if Kristen Stewart accidentally misses the trash can to throw away garbage. Headlines like "Kristen Stewart Litters!" or "Kristen Stewart Responsible for Global Warming" may follow, but the levelheaded New Moon teen doesn’t let the out-of-control Twilight Saga media hype rattle her confidence.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Kristen Stewart spoke about simply being a teenager beyond the Twilight Saga. "I guess I have always felt older than I am," Stewart told The Sunday Times. "I felt I should have been an adult at the age of five. And I thought I was an adult when I was 12. I wasn’t like a warrior, but I have never been that kid who doesn’t care a fig about anything. It’s just the way I’ve been brought up," Kristen stated in response to Adventureland director Greg Mottola’s decision to cast her even without an audition.
Will Twilight and New Moon star Kristen Stewart also be able to navigate the social trappings of Hollywood that so many young starlets fall prey to in their young acting careers? If Stewart continues along a cinematic path of diversity beyond the Twilight Saga, her career may very well eclipse the over-hyped media machine of the Twilight Saga. Currently filming the Twilight Saga Eclipse in Vancouver with co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Stewart’s next cinematic release will be the highly anticipated Joan Jett biopic, The Runaways in which she steps into the shoes of legendary female rocker, Joan Jett. It’s one small step away from the Twilight Saga, but one giant leap for Kristen Stewart in safeguarding against harmful Twilight stereotypes that would prevent her from a long and successful career as an actress.