Kristen Stewart to Expand her Acting Chops in New Movie, May Even Bite Her Upper Lip for a Change

By: Celebuzz / November 25, 2009

Good news, Kristen Stewart fans; you’ll soon be getting a chance to see her act in a movie. 

For the last two years now, Stewart’s big-screen presence has primarily consisted of swooning over her co-star Robert Pattinson (as if that required any dramatic chops) and perfecting her patented blank-eyed, lovelorn gaze.

But K-Stew has a new project, The Yellow Handkerchief, coming to theaters in February, and producer Arthur Cohn tells People magazine that we’re going to see a whole new side to the Twilight star.

In the film, which also stars Maria Bello and William Hurt, Stewart plays Martine, a troubled teen in the American south who embarks on a road trip through post-Katrina Louisiana with a bunch of strangers (you can check out the trailer here).

According to Cohn,

“The part of Kristen in Twilight is completely different from the one she plays in The Yellow Handkerchief, which is particularly interesting for Kristen’s fans all over the world. In my personal opinion, from a pure acting point of view, The Yellow Handkerchief was a more difficult part to play.”

Talk about setting the bar high! Dare we hope that K-Stew really stretches her acting chops and—who knows—maybe arch an eyebrow in a scene or two?

Might as well stock up on Oscar polish now, Kristen…