Back in April, a rumor surfaced that “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart was in the running to play the female lead in a sequel to “Wanted,” Timur Bekmambetov’s follow-up to the 2008 film based on Mark Millar and J.G. Jones’ comic book series.
When MTV News sat down with Stewart during the press junket for “Twilight: Eclipse,” we checked in with the actress to find out if there was any truth to the rumor that she’ll be following in Angelina Jolie’s footsteps alongside returning “Wanted” star James McAvoy.
“It’s weird to answer questions like this,” said Stewart, who simply stated that “the only two projects that I am confirmed in now are ’On The Road’ and ’[Twilight:] Breaking Dawn.'”
The original report had Stewart tagged to play a “young, ass-kicking assassin in the Fraternity,” and Bekmambetov’s top choice to star opposite McAvoy’s reluctant assassin, Wesley Gibson. Though she wouldn’t confirm or deny the rumor, Stewart did say she’d be interested in doing an action movie — if the right one presented itself, that is.
“Yes, definitely — as long as it was good,” she told MTV News. “’Wanted’ was a great movie. James McAvoy makes that movie different from most other action movies because he’s a real guy — you’re so with him.”
“I feel like most action movies don’t have that,” she explained. “So if it had that, definitely. But I wouldn’t just want to be in a mindless blow-up movie. I’m not into it.”
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