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Kristen Stewart Lands First Role Post-Cheating Scandal?

Kristen Stewart Lands First Role Post-Cheating Scandal?

Kristen Stewart has reportedly landed her first role since her cheating scandal with Snow White director Rupert Sanders became public.

The 22-year-old actress will step into the lead in the indie adaptation of William Styron‘s 1951 novel Lie Down In Darkness, according to Vulture.

Here’s a synopsis: “Peyton (Stewart) is constantly compared to her crippled sister, Maudie, and her intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust.”

The role was apparently coveted by Jennifer Lawrence, however she has a busy year next year shooting sequels.

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  • chris

    That’s a great project. I hope Kristen just focuses on her work and gets her act together.

  • wkyee

    I am soooo happy for her!

  • XYZ

    First the “scandal”, now the great role. It smells like bullshit from far….

  • prettydew

    Well if Lindsay Lielan can still have a career, why the phuck wouldn’t she??? She told the TRUTH about a huge mistake she made, she clearly mature about it and being a true adult through it all. She’s got my forgiveness and support!!!!

  • agencygirl

    I know for a fact that this movie isn’t even in active development. Nice try.

  • ilvm

    Good for her, she really wanted the role, she said it in an interview.
    This will clear her head from all the attacks to her personal life.
    (In response for her actions, of course)

  • …..

    @bobbi: i completely agree.

  • an

    beauty ?

  • LHA

    “Intense physical beauty”?? I just don’t see it. She’s pretty, no doubt, but not THAT special is she??

  • laly

    Waif for jen lawrance please

  • Brandi Stagg

    Intense physical beauty???!!!! hahahahahaha Just spit my coffee out on that one.

  • Wes

    A lot of better actresses out there: Mia Wasikowska, Dakota Fanning, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan… And why they choose her? Because she wants the role, that’s the answer!

    I really like Kristen as a woman but she sucks as an actress!

  • Anna

    It reminds me of the old Chris Rock Oscar joke. If you have Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart, wait for Jennifer Lawrence.

  • Not a fan

    This is BS!!!!! I figured she did what she did to PROVE she could play this part. What I don’t understand is why studio people or indie directors think she can act. SHE CAN NOT ACT. Oh yeah for some fu reason she has a rabid fan base. Guess what that fan base does not exist anymore after what she did, she is WT.

  • Gossipgirl

    Well, I guess “Lie Down in Darkness” is better than, “Going Down in a Parked Car in Daylight”.

  • Suzer

    This is a perfect role for Kristen. She is always great in her indie films, and I’m sure she will be in this one. Can’t wait to see OTR!

  • hoho

    Lie down in your Mini Cooper

  • hoe


  • anyone?

    What director will she be banging this time out?

  • Not a fan 2

    felicity jones would be better she has a disarming innocence that would translate perfectly for the character.

  • evil b

    when we find out the director, guess we know how she got this role. except maybe she did it on a couch this time. guess lawrence would not get on the casting couch for this one.

  • s


  • Jess

    Now If they can keep this skank out of the parking lot.

  • Gh

    I can’t stand this girl anymore. I used to defend her thinking that she isn’t a typical Hollywood starlet, but she is worse. Isn’t she tired of playing the same roles over and over again like the complicated girls? I hope she will fade away soon!

  • Rach

    Intense physical beauty, hahaha, no.

  • KL

    She needs a chaperone on set and off because she clearly has no understanding of appropriate behavior.

  • JillyRo

    Should be retitled:
    Lie Down With a Married Father of 2 or
    Lie to My Longtime BF or maybe
    Lie Down in a Mini Cooper For Full Body Kissing.

    C’mon people , try it, this is fun LOL!!!

  • http://Justjarde Johnny deep fan

    Same as Angelina . Kristen follow Angie steps

  • Sheila

    So Jennifer Lawrence would not lie down with the director then.

    Memo to wives of any Director working with her now, watch your hubby doesn’t LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS with her LOL!

  • R

    shecan be an absolutely horrible actress, but she’s an ace on the casting couch! “intense physical beauty”?? hahahahahahahaha

  • DB

    @Johnny deep fan: I can sort of see how you mean in terms of Angelina taking on some very risky, sexual roles.

    But honestly, I think Angelina HAD that “Intense Physical Beauty” thing going on when she did those. I could look at her and understand why people would be attracted to her. Plus, she actually has some serious acting skills, imo. She was able to convey this sort of conniving seductress vibe, and had the looks, mannerisms and intense eye-contact thing that really, really worked for her in those roles, imo. But Angelina also seems to have this inner “I’ll kick your ass if you mess with me” level of strength and resolve in her, at least that’s what I’ve seen in her acting.

    But I just don’t see that Kristen Stewart, at least physically, could in any way live up to almost any of that.

    I don’t think she is physically “hot” in any way. Her build is awkward and unfeminine, her lips are thin – almost masculine. Her face, eyes and mannerisms don’t seem capable of conveying the type of “bedroom eyes” and emotional range that would seem to be required for the part.

    Maybe my perceptions are way off, but I just don’t see how she could possibly pull this off. She may well prove me wrong, but I dunno – just don’t think she will.

  • danger warning

    = Attention All Wives =

  • R

    I just saw how a comment from Collider which I think is very clever:Jules August 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    After hearing that Kstew got a part in “Lie Down in Darkness” – which makes me a laugh a bit – SHE Planned this! Totally planned. Look at that, she makes a huge scandal, get’s out of the type cast of innocent bella and BAM – edgy film.

  • Gh

    @Johnny deep fan: Kristen may dream about following Angelina’s steps, but she can NEVER be her! Never! Because Kristen doesn’t have the charisma, attractiveness Angie has. She can only stammer and looks like an idiot.

  • KissThis

    “her intense physical beauty…” Not so sure this role is meant for Stewart.

  • indiesR

    I couldn’t care less what kind of role she gets. All I know is I wont be paying my money to see her bite her lips and stutter through an entire movie…I might watch it on cable though…even though I don’t think she’s worth the time.

  • Pregnant rumor?

    Now the gossip rags are taking this to far I will believe she is pregnant when I see a baby bump.
    And how come the gossip rags know she is pregnant before anyone else? I say for now bullshit

    Kristen Stewart might be pregnant but she doesn’t who the father is….

    The diabolical night mare called Kristen ‘I really don’t know what’s going to happen next’ Stewart has moved into a new (illogical) chapter with reports that the actress may now be pregnant.

    According to the upcoming Star magazine August 13 edition the actress could quite possibly be pregnant but worse she may not know who the father is.

    celebritydirty: With a headline, “Kristen’s Pregnancy Nightmare”, I’m guessing this isn’t a planned pregnancy. But it goes on to wonder who the father could be so I guess Star’s source isn’t sure if it’s Sanders’ baby or not. Obviously with two children already, he has what it takes to get the job done, but Kristen was living with Robert Pattinson during the affair so it’s anyone’s guess who the lucky man is.

    If Kristen does end up knocked up this could be the most sensational story of all time in the history of gossip.

    Sensational story would be the under pit of it to be exact (we will all have to take straws guessing who the daddy is, when and what time of the year she was dating who) Of course this is all for conjecture and it could just be Star drumming up implications in order to sell magazines (then again it seems to be the order of the day as this drama keeps going to the next implausible level). Then again it could all just be true, no matter how unlikely (but to date no one has dared suggest that Stewart has been seeing Rupert Sanders longer than 9 months, so could it be Robert’s child?). Stranger things have happened in Greek tragedies….

  • Leni

    I think she’s very pretty, and good for her. Doing something terrible in her personal life shouldn’t have anything to do with her career. Good luck, Kristen.

  • Kayla

    100% sire she slept with the director for this role. We all know Jennifer Lawrence is a much better actress but probably didn’t let the director sleep with her.

  • Ivette

    @Johnny deep fan:

    What do you wanna say? So she will be famous, talented, beauty with nice family and beloved man and interested in charity? Yeah? So why not?
    Because she cheats on Rob it doesn´t mean she is a bad person!!
    Also Angelina (she felt in love with a man, which marriage was already in ruins and they even don´t have a kids!) and now she lives such a inspirational life.

    Kristen made a big mistake, but I understand, I know, what is chemistry, once in her age I made the same thing. My husband forgave me and now we are perfectly happy (better than before) with a great children. There´s no way to do it again, it´s no true once a cheater, always a cheater. It´s totally bulshit. Now I really appreciate a LOT what I have and around me is a wall.

    I believe in Kristen and wish her good luck with career and personal life.

  • cam


    I just don’t see Jennifer Lawrance an an intense beauty. Remove Jennifer’s make up and she looks ordinary at best. Her acting is good, but Kristen has a kind of beauty that is suttle until it hits you in the face on the big screen. Kristen needs to work on her interview / personality skills but as an actress – Snow White & the Hunstman was awesome! I think she will be good in this part.

  • kami

    i don’t get her appeal. at all. biting your lip two thousand times, looking gloomy and mumbling is not good acting. makes me think the casting couch thing is true.

  • amy

    @Johnny deep fan:

    I’m no fan of Angie’s on a personal level BUT she is a good actress.

  • LaCroix

    So glad people are starting to see Kristen Stewart for who she really is.. surly, cunning & all round b**tch.

  • Mari

    God, why can’t this talentless ho just go away? She was s.h.itty actress before she spread her legs for some old sleazy dude and she is certainly not better after that.

    The people just hired her, because of the huge promotion her name will bring to the project. It kinda makes me sick how horing around will give you roles, even though you have no talent at all.

  • Mari

    whoring around of course, not horing around.

  • Markie

    I have a feeling she’ll get offered many roles after cheating with her director. The casting couch is alive and well.

  • woot

    We all know Jennifer Lawrence is a much better actress. Heck she’s dubbed as the most talented young actress of her generation. When you have both Jennifer and Kristen, why the fck would you go for Kristen? Oh, I forgot… sleeping with a willing young girl is much more appealing.

  • Nessa

    Who did she sleep with to get this role??

  • http://facebook Anishka

    C’mon guys!!!!!!! Dnt be mean!! what is it was you?? would you like to be treated like that?? we all know Kristen made a mistake but it doesn’t mean that we should hate her!!..
    i really hope R.Pattz forgives her… We just have to hope for the best.. :)