Kristen Stewart on ‘taking risks’ with her Sundance military drama ‘Camp X-Ray’

01.17.14 4 years ago 11 Comments

PARK CITY, Utah – Kristen Stewart likes living on the edge. 

HitFix’s Katie Hasty caught up with the “Twilight” star at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where her new military drama “Camp X-Ray” is premiering.

In the film, Stewart plays a young recruit who’s given guard duty at Guantanamo Bay, where she forges an unusual bond with one of the prisoners.

Her role not only required Stewart to appear as a “legitimate” soldier, but to maintain the character’s humanity. 

As Stewart reveals in the clip above, “It wasn’t just about…being tough. It was really about being the opposite of tough.”

“Camp X-Ray” is obviously a departure from Stewart’s best-known films “The Twilight Saga” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

“I don’t think it’s easy to get movies like that made,” she explains. “It’s a risk. I like taking risks. If you’re not sort of standing on something, looking over the edge, going ‘I’m not sure if this is a good idea’…it’s probably not.”
Written and directed by Peter Sattler, “X-Ray” also stars Peyman Moaadi, John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, and Joseph Julian Soria.

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