Kristen Stewart has dropped out of dark romance Cali, and somehow we have mixed feelings about her exiting a film where she would have played the runaway victim of a fictional snuff film. “She is so distraught over Rob that she can’t focus on anything but getting him back,” a source claimed to Celebuzz, explaining, “She’s lost all interest in work and the projects that she was so passionate about just two weeks ago.” While we’re dubious of claims that KStew is letting her professional life collapse due to problems in her personal one, the timing does suggest the cheating scandal played a part. Amber Heard and Carey Mulligan are already rumored as potential replacements in the movie, but we’re still wrestling over Kristen’s decision to leave. We tried to break down all the mixed emotions that come with her bailing on the film:
The past week has been a tumultuous one for Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and their fans, after the actress confirmed (and quickly apologized) that she had cheated on her boyfriend and Twilight co-star with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. Currently every celebrity publication has a jillion stories up about the affair and the couple’s possible split, filled with anonymous sources and loads of speculation. So let’s walk away from the gossip for a bit and take a look at what lies ahead for each of the actors and their careers. While their personal lives might be stuck in a rough patch at the moment, their creative pursuits have never been better, with new roles (on- and off-screen) and possible awards-season appearances on the horizon. Consider this a pleasant palate cleanser from that toxic rumor mill that’s currently churning away extra hard right now.
All we’re saying is, it would have been been better for Kristen Stewart if Alex Pettyfer was in negotiations to play an alien warrior she had to disembowel, or an evil wizard hell-bent on seizing control of her kingdom. Or if this casting news had come out on Friday. Instead, we’re all reminded of Kristen Stewart’s love life and it’s recent…unpleasantness yet again today as Variety announces that the I Am Number 4 actor is in negotiations to join the action film Cali…as KStew’s boyfriend. On a semi-related note, is it possible to have PTSD from a blog post you yourself wrote only a couple hours ago? We guess there’s a first time for everything! Seriously, though: we barely even want to acknowledge all the Robsten drama when writing about Kristen, but how can we not? How can we not?
According to Variety, Kristen and Alex will star in the Nick Cassavetes‘ flick as “a pair of San Fernando Valley lovebirds…who sell a fake snuff film and ride off with a bundle of cash. Years later, Stewart’s character must ‘return from the dead’ to save the younger sister she left behind.” Okay, good. That plot isn’t too on the nose after today’s news. It’s already helping us look forward to a happier new future: a future filled with allegations of Alex Pettyfer/Kristen Stewart on-set feuding! We are 98% certain that’s going to happen. you guys. If that guy can’t get along with Channing Tatum, he can’t get along with anyone!
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