Despite the recent controversy over Kristen Stewart’s recent affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, her career seems to be moving forward still. She has recently landed one very coveted movie role; one that even “Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence was looking forward to.
Kristen Stewart is set to play the lead role in a movie adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel, “Lie Down In Darkness”. Her character’s name will be Peyton Loftis, a girl who lives in the shadow of a disabled sister. She must contend with her dysfunctional family and that includes dealing with an abusive alcoholic father.
On the June edition of Elle Magazine, Kristen expressed her love for the story and the character of Peyton. She wanted to play the role so badly. K Stew also added that the script adaptation of the novel was good and that there were already two actors considered for the role of the abusive father. She was quoted saying, “Two people vying for the part are Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth. Daniel would be perfect.”
Jennifer Lawrence also opened up about her love of the character, saying that she was obsessed with the part. “I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play. I worry about them – if someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right.” She also said that she will chase the director if she had to so he’d be convinced that Jennifer should have the movie.
Aside from the upcoming Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Kristen Stewart is also set to star in the movie adaptation of “On the Road”, which will include stars like Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund and Amy Adams.