But since putting Bella Swan to rest in 2012, she’s turned her back on tentpoles.
Instead, she’s been choosing character roles — such as the daughter in “Still Alice,” and a celebrity-assistant in Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” which won her the César last year.
Kristen Stewart arrives at a French restaurant in Los Feliz without an entourage — no publicist, no bodyguard.
“It was something that was a nuisance,” Stewart says of the downsides to fame.
“How do you resent me if you’ve actually never met me?
She kicked off 2016 at Sundance with Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” in which she plays an adult-school teacher who has a bittersweet relationship with a student (Lily Gladstone).
She’s the lead in Drake Doremus’ “Equals,” a dystopian love story that debuted at Venice and will open in theaters July 15.
“She was playing what I wrote, but taking it to another dimension,” Assayas says.