problematic ( Patricia Clarkson ) in The Safety of Objects. The doors of Hollywood then opened very quickly to her with, in 2002, Panic room by David Fincher. She became known to the general public there, playing, instead of Hayden Panettiere, the dark and diabetic daughter of a divorced mother, played by Jodie Foster.
After the success of this film, we find the teenager in The Devil’s Throat alongside Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. The young Kristen, then aged thirteen, does not intend to be forgotten by the public anytime soon. It is in Speak of Jessica sharper, with the overwhelming role of a high school student who stops speaking after being raped, his performance was praised by critics.
After the role in The Messengers, then in the Land of Women with Meg Ryan and Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart plays a teenage singer who has a crush on young adventurer Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild by Sean Penn and a small role in Jumper.
At the end of 2007, it is the consecration for the actress, who learns that she will play in the adaptation of the best seller of Stéphanie Meyer, Twilight – Chapter 1: fascination. It was on the set of Adventureland that director Catherine Hardwickecomes to make him pass an informal screen test: she is seduced by the young woman who will then play Bella Swan, the girlfriend of the vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson. The film was a great success when it was released in November 2008 in the United States before becoming a real global phenomenon.
If Adventureland: a summer job to avoid goes directly through the “DVD” box in France, this is not the case with Twilight – Chapter 2: Temptation, in which the young lady finds Robert Pattinson and the role of Bella, in front of Chris Weitz’s camera this time around. Even if she is reprising the role that revealed her to the general public with the twilight – Chapter 3: hesitation ), the young actress tries to diversify and enrich her filmography with new services.
She plays, in particular, the singer Joan Jett in The Runaways and appears in the drama Welcome to the Rileys, where she plays a 16-year-old prostitute alongside James Gandolfini. before committing On the road to Jack Kerouac, to finally back up for the last episode of the Twilight Saga which is divided into two parts: Twilight – Chapter 4: Revelation Part 1 and Twilight – Chapter 4: Revelation Part 2.
At the same time, she agrees to participate the same year in the project of a “fantastic” rewrite of the Grimm brothers’ tale, produced by Universal Pictures, by playing the main role in Snow White and the Huntsman and in which she plays Chris Hemsworth. and Charlize Theron. After this big production, the actress returned to a more independent cinema, notably playing a young woman joining the army in The Guard by Peter Sattler.
But above all, Kristen Stewart is offered to join the cast of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas for a role originally written Formia Wasikowska. The young woman plays Valentine, the personal assistant of a great theatre actress played by Juliette Binoche. Critics are unanimous in saluting Kristen Stewart’s performance and she even won the César for Best Supporting Actress, thus becoming the first American to obtain this distinction.
After her foray into French cinema, the actress returns to the United States and shoot in the drama Still Alice by the tandem Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland where she plays the daughter of Julianne Moore. Favouring independent cinema, we find her in the cast of the realist Some Women by Kelly Reichardt, focusing on the journey of four women in the United States.