Kristen Stewart may have become a household name because of the "Twilight" series and, err, other things, but the 23-year-old actress has completely shaken off vampire romance and scandal with the latest addition to her filmography.
"Camp X-Ray," her buzzed-about Guantanamo Bay-set drama, premiered at Sundance on Friday at the Eccles Theater in Park City, Utah. And the initial reception was, in one word: Bravo! In the film Stewart plays a guard in the notorious prison camp who ends up befriending one of its inmates (played by Payman Maadi, of the Oscar-winning "A Separation").
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According to "Camp X-Ray" director Peter Sattler, Stewart "had a lot of input on the character and script," and during the post-film Q&A, Stewart herself weighed in on the role, saying, "We don’t know anything about her... Hopefully it's transmitted somehow without details."
So did Bella Swan really give a moving, politically-charged performance? We'll have to wait until the film gets a formal release to know more, but if these (very early) reviews count for anything, Stewart may have pulled it off. Here are a few tweets fresh out of the debut screening at Sundance:
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