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

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

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...

 

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  • druewilt
    druewilt

    Miss.Stweart really does look with Mr.Pattinson i mean comon put any thing beside him and he would look great omg he is the sexiest guy a live.

  • B
    B

    I wouldn't say she's a bad actress at all. Stephanie Meyers casted her because she has that slightly awkward yet ordinary feel to her acting. That's how her character is in the book. Showing strong emotions isn't really what Bella does.

  • TwilightLover
    TwilightLover

    i think Kristen is a good actor ..i bet half of the people who hate her is because shes dating rob and theyre jealous ? Well no need to be so nasty about someone whos done nothing rong to you?! she hasnt done anything to us for us to hate her

  • Caitlin
    Caitlin

    Boys and girls, today's journo lesson is "Don't aspire to be another Tim Kenneally." He's just a lazy SOB who resorts to sarcasm to cover up the fact he knows absolutely nothing about his subject matter.

  • lach
    lach

    even if her acting isnt great(which i disagree with) u have to give her her props for still walkin round in her same old jeans with no makeup even tho the whole world is watching her! shes far to normal and down to earth for me to hate. its refreshingly different from the likes of lindsay, brit, miley etc..

  • Luca
    Luca

    not to put Stewart up there as some kind of goddess, cause she ain't. but folks lets remember something. when you are given less than material and add in less than direction you are going to get a crap performance. not even the best actor can polish a turd. and in many ways that's what the Twilight movies are. an entertaining depthless turd. but they make money and they generate press and press means recognition and that means bank (in the sense that producers and studios will believe that box office will come if the actor is in the project) and that helps with an acting career. time after Twilight will tell if she can act or not, same for the two gents. won't take much time since they are being cast in things right now before the buzz about them dies. but in the meantime lets remember that it ain't 100% just them we are seeing up there.

  • C
    C

    She act naturally. She is portraying the role as what she can delivers. Directors didn't object any of her portrayals and she still continues to have roles even just small ones as what she call it as a job, an acting job and she doesn't care if it is only an indie film and if you don't like her acting, you don't need to say that she needs acting classes. What about all of you who criticize and hated her, can you act? Do you have an acting qualifications?

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * BULLsh*t--I think that she is a bad actor...the main ideas behind acting is that you need to show emotion, and convey an audience, and draw them in,, sure she did kinda good in New Moon but it's not good enough!! A couple acting classes couldn't hurt her...Summit should not let her think of herself as a good actress because it will come back to bite her in the butt in her future rolls when a certain director thinks that she is too AMATEUR!!* =}

  • lionfire
    lionfire

    I don't like this girl, she is really a bad actress, that is a fact, you can't denied. as acting is still considered art, and art can only be valued subjectively; yes, i can deny you. i'm 23 years old, and i think her acting is amazing. her style and philosophy of acting is different, but the scene with her dad in adventureland was incredible. all this hate for someone like her, and on the other side, nothing on so many others her age, who can't act, can't sing and can't behave like a real person. hypocritical much, celebuzz?

  • Cameron
    Cameron

    I don't like this girl, she is really a bad actress, that is a fact, you can't denied.

  • jas
    jas

    tim your so pathetic always critcizing kste...she' s a good actress and still developing to be the best....get your ass of her..stop blogging about her if you don't like her idiot faget...

  • j4
    j4

    look k-stew haters...everyone knows Jodie Foster is a great actress right? There's a lot of similarity these 2 have their facial expressions don't change much in every movie they make but they can deliver them believably, unlike your other stars who try to be cute in all their movies. I think K-Stew deserves more credit than this. Yah,meloncholy,depressed and moody read the books that's exactly what the book says Bella should be..guess,K-Stew's doing a pretty good job for you guys to call her boring in the movie.

  • andy
    andy

    she rocks although the movies she is in may not be seenfor example in cake eaters she was really very good she can act and you suck..why does everyone hate on her i personally thinks she seems a very grounded person, a little awkward yes but who wants to be a smiling blase hollywood cliche? there are too many . woo team kristen

  • Jen
    Jen

    Well according to you then Sean Penn didn't know what he was doing when he asked her to star in ITW. Also, I guess Bruce Dern didn't know what he was talking about when he said an actress with her talent will come along again in 2035 and used her name in the same sentence as Alfred Hitchc*ck. Sounds like you need to get another profession. By the way, she did Yellow Handkerchief when she was 16.

  • KristenRULES!!
    KristenRULES!!

    this post is retarded, Kristen has been doing films for years, GOOD films, apart from The Messenger. but you wouldnt know that cause your probably talking out your as with out seeing her films before

  • anon
    anon

    You will eat your words Kristen performs really well in this. Also you better buy a new hat to eat as well as wait until you see her in Welcome To The Rileys and dont get me started on the Runaways. Shes the most talented young actress in hollywood.....suckers.

  • lb
    lb

    wow. to 30yearoldtwifan... just because people don't like her acting doesn't mean they're "jealous haters". i'm a 25 year old twi fan of the books but not of the movies. i had high hopes for the movie but even though i thought they really looked the part, i didn't feel the chemistry between them which made it unbelievable to me. i don't know if she's necessarily a bad actress but, in my opinion, i wish they had cast someone else for the part. and to everyone else who's hating on this writer... this is a celebrity website... no one's winning any awards for the writing here. theres no need for "loser" and "prick" or "limp dick". totally unnecessary unless you're in jr. high. It's necessary to say those words when those are what is felt by the writer. Don't censor what you don't know.

  • 25yroldtwibookfan
    25yroldtwibookfan

    wow. to 30yearoldtwifan... just because people don't like her acting doesn't mean they're "jealous haters". i'm a 25 year old twi fan of the books but not of the movies. i had high hopes for the movie but even though i thought they really looked the part, i didn't feel the chemistry between them which made it unbelievable to me. i don't know if she's necessarily a bad actress but, in my opinion, i wish they had cast someone else for the part. and to everyone else who's hating on this writer... this is a celebrity website... no one's winning any awards for the writing here. theres no need for "loser" and "prick" or "limp dick". totally unnecessary unless you're in jr. high.

  • Celebuzz has a new hobby: it's called diss the cool kids
    Celebuzz has a new hobby: it's called diss the cool kids

    Soo... Tim. Does your thing look bigger now that you've made such witty remarks about an actress some kewl people actually think highly of. Like Sean Penn, for instance?

  • UpYoursTim
    UpYoursTim

    Ffs, why can't people leave her alone! I'm a big fan of her acting.As has been said multiple times, she acts a lot better than you can write. Douche. (So what if i'm a teenage 'twi-hard'? At least I'm not so insecure that I have to write about other people in a bad light to make myself feel better.)

  • Ash
    Ash

    Stewart is actually not that bad an actress, considering her history. Though she totally blows in Twilight and New Moon, I thought she was awesome in Panic Room and Into the Wild. Give her a chance, man. Don't diss her just cos she's part of this failed franchise.

  • duh
    duh

    She made this movie like 2 years ago...get with it

  • 30yearoldtwifan
    30yearoldtwifan

    KS is an amazing actress, so tired of the jealous haters. Oh and I am 30 years old, not a "teen" People are so jealous of the success of Twilight they will find any reason to hate. Just be prepared, we Twilight fans are going nowhere and will support our cast in all they do.

  • sophiashortcake
    sophiashortcake

    kristen is an amazing actress and your just upset that she makes more than your will ever see in your life

  • Kyle
    Kyle

    Dont listen to Twi-Hard morons. They clearly dont know what acting is if they think Kristin is doing it. Here's a little tip 5 year-olds, acting requires actually showing emotion.

  • I don't hate Kristen Stewart
    I don't hate Kristen Stewart

    Uh, I've seen the trailer of this movie. The whole cast has BUTCHERED the Southern accent. I saw nothing but a whole lot of suckage. I won't be seeing this one.

  • sass
    sass

    Dude, you are such a limp dck...

  • c
    c

    She definitely acts better than you write. Loser. +1

  • lb
    lb

    Wow...you really showed Kristen Stewart! (eye roll) Maybe you should see the movie first? Just a thought.... prick

  • Lauren
    Lauren

    Hey Tim, your article SUCKED. Don't get your hopes up for that Pulitzer, jackass. Quit making your not so subtle digs at Kristen's acting style. She definitely acts better than you write. Loser.