Kristen Stewart Fears Filming ‘Equals’By: Kimberly Ripley - January 15, 2014
Kristen Stewart has never appeared to be the kind of person who lets anything shake her, however the anticipated filming of a new movie called Equals is doing just that. The Twilight actress who dates her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson, admits she is terrified of playing this new role.
“I can’t believe I agreed to do it,” she said during a recent interview.
Stewart explained during the interview that Equals is a more modern day version of George Orwell’s classic film 1984. Filming is set to start later in 2014.
“I’m terrified of it,” Kristen adds. “Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious.”
This sounds kind of strange coming from a young woman who thought nothing of becoming a vampire, fighting the Volturi, marrying a vampire and giving birth to his child. After playing Bella Swan opposite Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen, one might expect everything else would seem simple–or at the very least, refreshing–for Kristen Stewart.
“In ‘Equals,’ things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone,” said Stewart. “It’s the most devastating story.”
The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, and is directed by Drake Doremus. It’s the first film Doremus will direct that he hasn’t written. He certainly has an intriguing cast of characters to work with. Hopefully he is mindful of Kristen Stewart’s history with directors. It was her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders she had an affair with, resulting in the end of his marriage and her split from Robert Pattinson.
Kristen Stewart has no doubt learned her lesson from that experience, however. And now she’ll learn to portray someone other than Bella Swan. She actually heads to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah shortly, where she stars in a film called Camp X-Ray.
Do you think Kristen Stewart was typecast as Bella Swan in Twilight? Hopefully her roles in both Equals and Camp X-Ray will break her mold and set her off on a new career path–once she gets over her present fears.
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