Kristen Stewart has said on several occasions that her role as a runaway prostitute in “Welcome to the Rileys” was the most personally affecting of her career. “If you do a movie, especially this one — it’s not the easiest thing subject-matter-wise — it stuck with me,” she told MTV News in October.
The film continues to stick with her, so much so that she hopes one day to take her vast earnings and set up a charitable organization to aid women in a similar situation to her character.
According to an interview in Vogue, the 20-year-old actress is assembling a plan to establish a network of halfway houses to support runaways who wind up in the sex trade. “That would be amazing,” she said. “Right now, it’s the thing I feel most connected to.”
At the moment, though, she’s fully consumed with filming the two parts of “Breaking Dawn” in Baton Rouge. “It’s starting to enter my head a lot more than it used to because it’s at the end, and it’s come such a long way. I just want the fans of the book to be happy. I don’t necessarily care about anyone else.”
Returning to the “Twilight” franchise after filming the low-budget adaptation of “On the Road” was an experience she likened to “going back to school” — except she’s hardly an average schoolgirl. As she has discussed time and time again, Stewart continues to be affected by the isolating aspects of worldwide superstardom.
“There’s no way to eloquently put this,” the 20-year-old said. “I just can’t go to the mall. It bothers me that I can’t be outside very often. And also to not ever be just ‘some girl’ again. Just being some chick at some place, that’s gone.”
Instead, she often stays inside, watching the Food Network and working on various recipes. “You build a perimeter of people that are really important to you,” she explained.
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