Kristen Stewart had a minor role in the 1999 made-for-television
film, The Thirteenth Year, and subsequently appeared in the
independent film, The Safety of Objects where she played
troubled single mother Patricia Clarkson's tomboy daughter.
Stewart subsequently got her first taste of major Hollywood
success in the thriller, Panic Room where she was cast as
divorcée Meg's sullen, diabetic daughter Sarah. She became an
even more felicitous choice when original star Nicole Kidman
dropped out and Foster stepped in. Though critics were less than
ecstatic about the film, Stewart still garnered positive notice
for her believable presence as Foster's offspring.
After Panic Room's success, Kristen Stewart was cast in another thriller, Cold Creek Manor, playing the daughter of Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone's characters, although this film generally failed at the box office. Her first starring role followed, in the children's action-comedy, Catch That Kid, opposite Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu. To date, Stewart’s most critically acclaimed role may be in the television film, Speak (2004). Stewart, only 13 at the time of filming, plays a high school freshman who is raped and has to deal with emotional turmoil. The role was particularly difficult because the main character has very few speaking lines. Kristen Stewart has received great praise for her portrayal of teenage emotions.
Most recently, Kristen Stewart appeared in the science fiction-adventure film, Zathura, which was released in November 2005. Kristen's upcoming film roles include In the Land of Women, a romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Adam Brody, and The Messengers, a suspense-thriller about a haunted house.
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