You would think someone as beloved as Twilight superstar Kristen Stewart would be raking in the dough with multiple projects that reflect just how good she is as an actress. The Twilight series had fans all in their feelings as the story of Bella and her vampire boo Edward (Robert Pattinson) took a bite out of audiences wallets and, according to Wikipedia, cashed in over three billion dollars over the course of five films (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and Breaking Dawn 2)
Stewart found immense success in the role of Bella, but it lead many to believe that she would forever be typecast since she spent so much time playing one particular character. However Stewart was proud of the work she did, and had no time to care about what anyone else thought, which makes sense since she's probably still cashing Twilight checks in 2020.In a 2015 interview (via Cinema Blend) Stewart addressed the role that made her a household name and how she felt about it.
I mean, it was a long process, so it's hard to generalize about it as a whole. It wasn't entirely cohesive. We ebbed and flowed. I will definitely acknowledge that. But the intention is so fucking pure in a weird way. Anybody who wants to talk shit about Twilight, I completely get it, but there's something there that I'm endlessly, and to this day, fucking proud of. My memory of it felt—still feels—really good.
That response was basically a verbal equivalent of giving everyone the finger, which is probably what she'll be doing very soon as reviews for her latest film are not that great.
Rolling Stone has released its review of Stewart's latest film Underwater and from the looks of it she may want to retreat far away from the daylight with the rest of the Cullen clan. Because apparently Underwater is a sunken ship buried deeper than the Titanic draped in Party City Alien cosplay.
Director William Eubank (The Signal) and screenwriters Brian Duffield (Insurgent) and Adam Cozad (The Legend of Tarzan), perhaps believing that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, crib shamelessly from (Alien director Ridley Scott’s) classic. Remember how Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, the warrant officer on the spaceship Nostromo, was bedeviled by teeth-gnashing, chest-busting E.T.s? Underwater offers up Kristen Stewart’s Norah, a mechanical engineer on a station mining for minerals seven miles under the sea, is similarly harassed by creepy furies that are nowhere near as scary.
And unfortunately for Stewart her performance doesn't necessarily come off as waterproof either.
Stewart, an actress of uncommon subtlety and range, gets to display neither as this poor man’s Ripley. Having risen to stardom with the Twilight saga, Stewart proved herself an art-house treasure in such films Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper and Seberg. Though it’s no sin to have a bit of paycheck fun in such flimsy throwaways as Charlie’s Angels, this water-logged rip-off is a career-low that traps her playing one note of clenched anxiety from first to agonizing last.
Ouch! Well, at least Stewart will still sleep well at night knowing there's another Twilight check coming in the mail, so that should keep her somewhat smiling.