I don’t know much about Kristen Stewart. I’ve only seen her in one or two movies but I think that the hatred directed toward her is mostly off-base.
She has been caught doing drugs. Yes, this is bad, but so are most other actors/stars/singers that most teens idolize.
As far as her acting, it’s pretty villainous to rant against the nonperson of Bella and then expect Kristen to do miracles with her lines. Kristen probably isn’t the most talented actress, and I bet that even a talented actress would struggle (and fail) to make Bella a decent character with the little material available.
Your argument has a pretty valid point, Juniper, but Robert Pattinson had very little to work with as well. Yet, he was able to make Edward Cullen a person with some flaws and depth, reading lines like “You are my life now,” with a tone that made him sound like an addict [as Edward should be Edward is].
I like RPatz [or whatever it is the fans are calling him now] for all the wrong reasons. =D He is the only thing that prevented me from throwing up during Twilight the movie.
but Robert Pattinson had very little to work with as well.
The reason for that is that Edward has more character. The book is all about him and so Meyer put a lot more thought into describing his character and personality traits. Because of the obsessive detail with which he is described there was naturally more material for an actor to work with.
Bella…she’s supposed to be anybody and is therefore nobody. Poor Stewart had no chance. She was screwed from the start.