At Wetpaint Entertainment, we’ve decided to stalk our stars legally. Every week we’ll pick a famous person and follow his or her every move — via the Interwebs. What talk shows will they be on? We have it here. Which events will they hit up? Got it covered. Want to know more about the A-lister or ogle sexy pics? Done and done.
This week, our target is none other than Twilight darling Kristen Stewart. The sexy actress, who plays Edward Cullen’s human obsession, Bella Swan, in the uber-popular supernatural saga, is everywhere promoting the latest installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. The blockbuster opens this Friday, November 18.
The daughter of parents who work in the entertainment biz, L.A.-born Kristen Stewart, 21, has been acting since she was 9. Critics praised her performance in 2001’s The Safety of Objects, but her big break came the following year when she replaced Hayden Panettiere as Jodie Foster’s daughter in the creepy 2002 thriller Panic Room. She followed that up with a string supporting roles, including a critically acclaimed one in the 2007 hit Into the Wild. Kristen racked up four Young Artist Award nominations from 2003 to 2008 — and she won the honor in 2008 for Into the Wild.
K-Stew’s biggest break came later that year when Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke stopped by the set of the indie Adventureland to have Kristen do an informal screen test. Catherine found her Bella Swan right then and there, and the rest is Twihard history. Between filming Twilight and each of its absurdly successful sequels, Kristen has starred in Welcome to the Rileys, The Runaways, On the Road (2012), and Snow White and the Huntsman (also 2012).
As far as her love life goes, Kristen finally (and accidentally) admitted in October that fellow Twilight star Robert Pattinson is her real-life boyfriend. The coy twosome ranked fifth on Forbes’ list of 2011’s highest-paid celebrity couples, having both earned $20 million for Twilight in 2010. Not too shabby!