I happened upon this sweet article about Kristen and her box-office draw in my inbox this morning and thought I would share with all of you. The author of the article argues that Dwayne Johnson and Kristen Stewart are the best representations of movie stardom in Hollywood now-a-days and I’d have to say that I’d agree .. well, with this Kristen part at least
As of this tenuous moment, Kristen Stewart arguably represents the best-case scenario for actresses at this moment.
I say this for one very simple reason: Unlike her various peers who are also well known and fill up various tabloid pages and magazine interviews, many of whom qualify as ‘added value’ in the right project, she’s actually opened a tent pole. You make a Snow White and the Huntsman with most actresses and you’ll be thrilled with a $30 million debut, even with the ‘added value’ of Chris Hemsworth, the ‘prestige’ of Charlize Theron, and a strong trailer cut to the Inception trailer music. You make a Snow White and the Huntsman with Stewart and you get a $56 million opening weekend. That’s unquestioned drawing power for the right project, not just ‘added value’. Sure her popularity is mostly based around her starring role in The Twilight Saga, but it is a large and *very* committed fan base that has now proven that they’ll turn out for a mainstream star vehicle on the rare occasion she makes one. Kristen Stewart may not turn On the Road or Adventureland into a blockbuster, but she has a huge fan base that flocked to see her in a medieval action fantasy that happened to be called Snow White. Again, it’s a matter of star and concept. Yes, it’s indeed unfair in that very few actresses will get the chance to headline their own franchise in this boy-centric era, no The Hunger Games was not sold on the “star power” of Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence, but Kristen Stewart got the opportunity and her fans supported her en masse.
She succeeded where the likes of Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux), Halle Berry (Catwoman), and Jennifer Garner (Electra) did not. None of the above examples were good movies (and for that matter neither was Snow White and the Huntsman), but Stewart delivered her Twi-Hards over the opening weekend of her big movie for blockbuster numbers.
Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert film, starring Robert Pattinson, has had a rough start already. With Jude Law dropping out and Naomi Watts unsure if the project was even on the table anymore, Queen of the Desert may have found exactly what it needed to generate some steam. James Franco is now in talks to be replacing Jude Law in the film. Although Deadline isn’t giving us an official confirmation that this information regarding Franco is definite, we are excited to see QOTD back on track!
What does this mean for Rob? This adds another movie on his long list of obligations for the next two years. We love seeing him on screen, and we love him even more in a suit on premiere day — the more the merrier
Guy Pearce mentions Rob at the Iron Man 3 Premiere and talks about how “he struggled with the flies and the heat” while filming. Click the image and skip towards the end of the video to watch.
Source: STV Entertainment
Although there is no OFFICIAL confirmation, Kristen is in talks to star alongside James Franco in his new indie flick, Seasons of Dust. We know not to take this seriously until sources confirm this casting update, but for now, we could not be more excited! We love seeing Kristen on the big screen .. especially alongside a known Kristen supporter.
According to ClevverTV, here’s the low-down of the film’s plot:
Seasons of Dust takes place in the Great Depression. It all starts when Jamie is forced to move in with a farm family after her grandfather commits suicide, but when the son tries to rape her, she injures him badly and fleas the town unaware of whether or not the son is alive. That is when she meets the dashing criminal, Ricky, and the two embark on a journey across the country as they must stay one step ahead of the law and two hired hit men who are hot on their trail. Unfortunately, their trip seems destined to end in tragedy.
Kristen will be playing a character named Jamie, and James will be playing Ricky.
Check out ClevverTV’s exciting announcement:
Although the Twilight Saga is officially over, the merchandise surrounding the films is definitely not! A 2014 Twilight Saga Calendar is now available to pre-order, which contains images and stills from all five films. Twilight doesn’t have to be over .. you’ve got all of 2014 to look at and admire the characters some more
Click here to pre-order your 2014 calendar from Amazon.com (only $13.95!)
According to an invite posted on Instagram, Kristen will be in attendance to this year’s MET Gala in New York City. We are not surprised by this as she has attended the MET Gala for the past three years now.
MET website (Source):
The spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be PUNK: Chaos to Couture.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the Museum’s Costume Institute Benefit will take place on Monday, May 6, 2013. Beyoncé will serve as Honorary Chair. Co-Chairs will be Academy Award© nominated actress Rooney Mara; Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder of Moda Operandi; Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy; and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. This fundraising event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, and capital improvements.
Designers in the exhibition will include Miguel Adrover, Thom Browne, Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Hussein Chalayan, Francisco Costa (Calvin Klein), Christophe Decarnin (Balmain), Ann Demeulemeester, Dior, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce and Gabbana), John Galliano, Nicolas Ghesquière (Balenciaga), Katharine Hamnett, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren (Viktor & Rolf) & more
#KristenStewart attending May 6th #MetGala. Will she wear Nicolas Ghesquière? #RPatz name not on invite. #KStew
Check out our coverage of Kristen at the 2011 MET Gala, wearing Proenza Schouler, and the 2012 MET Gala, wearing Balenciaga.
Source: Instagram / jshi809
This fan also took a picture with Rob and a couple of her friends, posted earlier here.
Source: Instagram / sarahjaynestrong
Thanks to an MSNBC journalist heading back to NYC, we have word that a certain vampire sans vampire girlfriend is headed to New York City. After pictures of Rob’s departure from LAX hit the Internet, this journalist tweeted of his Rob sighting:
@ThomasARoberts: News of the non important. A certain movie vamp is on my flight east sans movie vamp gf. That’s all.
Pictures of Rob’s departure from LAX can be seen here on RPLife.
Source: Twitter / ThomasARoberts
Check out our MASTER POST of Kristen’s photo shoot + interview in ELLE France here!