Kristen Stewart is the first American actress ever to receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the César Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences announced this morning that Stewart, 24, has been nominated for her role as a movie star’s personal assistant in Clouds of Sils Maria, a performance Vanity Fair called “the best of her life.” The movie opened last summer in France and will play a limited U.S. run in April.
Let’s begin by making things clear: Kristen Stewart is not, at the age of 24 and with 33 film credits in the past 15 years, quitting Hollywood. Stewart, however, wants to keep things unpredictable and is always willing to take a chance. “I would love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance.” She notes her past role as Snow White in the big-budget fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman could be a jumping off point for a superhero role.