VH1 caught up with the cast of Camp X-Ray at the Sundance Film Festival last week, which stars Kristen Stewart as a Guantanamo Bay guard who befriends an inmate, played by Payman Maadi. The film is garnering solid reviews — as is Kristen’s performance — and her co-stars gushed about everything from her commitment to developing her character to her stellar sports skills.
“She was amazing from day one,” said Tara Holt. “She definitely does her research. She’s so serious about her work.”
Tara said Kristen’s commitment was next level. “I went over to her house, and she had these pictures hanging on her ceiling of gross prison cells and disgusting prison life taped above her bed,” she told us. “And I was like, ‘You are hard-core.”
Maadi called Kristen “a great partner” onscreen, while Lane Garrison praised her prowess on the b-ball court. “She’s got a great jump-shot!” he said.
Who knew K-Stew could shoot hoops?!
Bonus: Here’s Kristen herself, talking to VH1 about the challenges of conveying her character’s story and personality just through behavior.