Kristen Stewart was once the princess of Hollywood, along with Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. After the cheating scandal, will she still be able to hold her place as one of the highest grossest actresses of Hollywood, or even have her pick among scripts?
In the past few weeks, Stewart has dropped out of Cali, which was supposed to be her gritty follow up to the end of the Twilight franchise. She was rumored to have gotten the lead role in the hotly contested ‘Lie Down in the Darkness’, a role that Jennifer Lawrence had also wanted, only for the studio to go ahead and deny that the role had been cast. Above all, the sequel to Stewart’s first true post-Twilight success, Snow White and the Huntsman, is the biggest question of all; considering that the director, Rupert Sanders, was the man that Kristen Stewart cheated with, it begs to question whether the studio will bring either Sanders or Stewart back, or if they might even re-cast Stewart. Various outlets have reported that Kristen Stewart is the one with the sequel deal so if anyone goes, it will likely be Sanders.
However, will the Stewart fans – who many attribute to a large part of ‘Huntsman’s success – turn out for the sequel? Many feel personally betrayed by the star, considering that they have held the real-life pairing of their Edward and Bella near and dear to their hearts, and are extremely heartbroken by the scandal. The question is whether they will continue to support her in the future. Should the makers of Snow White and the Huntsman recast the titular character, or should they put aside the personal life of their leading actress and go ahead as planned? After all, movie stars are nothing without their fans.