Kristen Stewart talks 'Camp X-Ray' at Sundance Film Festival
Kristen Stewart appears in "Camp X-Ray," her first film since the final "Twilight" movie was released more than a year ago, and takes on the role of an American soldier and guard at Guantanamo Bay.
The 23-year-old actress stars with the likes of Lane Garrison of "Prison Break" fame, Yousuf Azami, Julia Duffy and Tara Holt. The drama film's title is based on the real Camp X-Ray, a temporary detention facility that was open for several months in 2002 at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In the movie, Stewart's character becomes close with one of the detainees.
Camp X-Ray Stewart told reporters at the recent premiere of the new movie, held at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, that her character, Amy, is "really relatable" and that "Camp X-Ray" is "not a hugely opinionated movie." (Check out videos of her interview at the Sundance Film Festival, above)
"When you have really steadfast ideas of what is right and what is wrong, and then you involve people from very different backgrounds and differences of opinions, there's something there that never goes away, that you're both human and ... even though you may be in a position where you're like pitted against each other, you still love each other," Stewart told OTRC.com.
"Human beings love each other. That's just the way that it is and so that's what the movie's about," she said. "In this gray area, there's one constant and people shouldn't forget that."
Stewart last appeared on the big screen as Bella Swan in the 2012 film "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part II," the final movie in the hit vampire romance franchise that also starred Robert Pattinson. "Camp X-Ray" was screened at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 17. According to Variety, the movie will likely have a limited theatrical and VOD release, although no date has been announced.
In addition to "Camp X-Ray," Stewart is also preparing to film the new movie "Equals" with Nicholas Hoult. (Check out our interview with the actor, above)
Reporting by Rachel Smith, host of the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.