Well, it was bound to happen. After being together for so long, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are finally going to make history as the first ever celebrity couple to tie the knot. And you know what? While we’re happy that they found happiness, it still hurts that it came at the expense of someone else. As sad as it is, there’s a chance that Stewart may have cheated on Pattinson with someone very close to him.
So, who is this lucky person, you may ask? Well, it’s someone that Stewart worked with closely on the set of the Twilight films. We’ll refer to him as Person Number One. Does this sound familiar? It should. This is the same person who inspired one of Stewart’s most iconic movie moments. You may have seen it. It’s the scene where she walks out on the beach, looking for some place to spend the night. While we don’t know for sure that Stewart cheated on Pattinson, it’s becoming increasingly likely. And it’s sad, because in the end, none of this was really about Kristen Stewart. It was always about Robert Pattinson.
Why Did She Cheat On Him?
There are a number of reasons why Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson. And it all starts way before they became an official couple. As previously established, Stewart worked with Person Number One on the set of the Twilight films. This was back in 2012, when Stewart was just 22 years old and on the brink of superstardom. At the time, she was already dating the 27-year-old actor. But things weren’t going well. According to rumors, their on-set disagreements resulted in a physical altercation. Not exactly the type of reputation you’d want to have if you’re looking for a serious relationship.
After wrapping up production on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 in April 2013, the 22-year-old singleton decided to take a little break from her busy schedule. She needed some time to herself before she started filming the much-anticipated The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in early 2014. So, she hit the road with her mother and stepfather, heading off to Europe for a few days. While there, she reportedly met a French documentary filmmaker named Morgan Freeman. They had two dinners together, during which time Freeman allegedly seduced Stewart.
The Leaked Tape
After their brief, secretive affair, Freeman returned to his native Canada, where he started shooting a documentary named Never Been Kissed. In it, he interviews various celebrities about their sex lives. He asked Stewart if she’d be willing to participate, and she agreed, although she had no idea what kind of questions she would be asked. Never Been Kissed was finished in early 2014 and was slated for premiere at the National Film Festival in Singapore. Just a couple of days before the festival, The Weinstein Company (TWC) acquired the North American distribution rights to the movie. It was subsequently released in theaters across the country.
TWC was already well aware of Stewart’s checkered past. In 2013, she was arrested for and charged with driving under the influence. In 2014, she was photographed getting into a physical altercation with another motorist. But the company still desperately wanted to work with her, and she was their best and only chance at getting a foothold in China, where lucrative movie theaters have sprung up in the past few years. So, they rolled the dice and put her in a blockbuster that would open in the Middle Kingdom, as well as in many other international markets. TWC desperately wanted to avoid a public relations disaster, so they kept quiet about the controversy surrounding Stewart’s drinking and tumultuous personal life.
More About Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is undoubtedly a household name and one of the most recognizable faces in the world. In 2015, he will celebrate his 91st birthday. He’s been acting for more than six decades and has always been known for his impeccable comedic timing and remarkable ability to transform himself into any character he plays. It’s safe to say that Freeman is definitely not your typical Hollywood leading man. Which makes him all the more dangerous for Kristen Stewart. She was, after all, just a girl from Beaverton, Oregon when she first started acting. While her résumé does include a number of big-name productions, it was all in the name of getting her foot in the door. And, boy, did she ever. Now, she’s probably made more money from acting than she ever will from singing. When she’s not working, she’s playing video games or hanging out with her friends. She hasn’t been in any serious relationships since high school and has no immediate plans to change that. She’s been through a lot in the last few years, and it’s almost hard to believe that she’s the same person who grew up in a small town in Oregon. When it comes to her personal life, Stewart is practically a walking Twitter feed, often engaging with her followers on the platform. She’s very protective of her privacy, so it’s tough to get much from her. In 2016, she will celebrate her 23rd birthday with a fancy party at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver. There will be a silent auction, where attendees can bid on exclusive prizes, and a live auction, where famous faces will speak with the audience and raise money for charity. Don’t expect to see any scandal at that party. People like Stewart and Pattinson, who’ve been through so much, know how to keep their private lives private.
How Accurate Was The Leaked Tape?
The documentary Never Been Kissed is, at best, an unflattering portrayal of Kristen Stewart. She admits as much in the film. She also talks about how she felt intimidated by Freeman, the director of the movie and a truly legendary Hollywood figure. When the movie was first leaked, it was reported that Freeman was standing by his assertion that he’d seduced Stewart. She’d been drinking heavily at the time, which she mentioned in the documentary and attributed to her inability to say no to men who took advantage of her in her vulnerable state. She also alleged that Freeman had coerced her into participating in the documentary, threatening to not let her work unless she did. He later apologized for these allegations, saying that they were untrue and that he hadn’t pressured her in any way.
These are just a few examples of the unflattering portrayals that populate Never Been Kissed. There’s also a scene where Stewart is seen smoking a bong and laughing evilly. She’s also interviewed in a less-than-flattering light, with some of the quotes being edited to make her seem even more vulgar and crude than she actually is. It’s hard to see how someone could even remotely like this woman and still be in a position to negotiate film deals. She doesn’t exactly project the image of the quintessential Hollywood star – she projects the image of a street-smart, self-sufficient badass who’s done her time, and isn’t afraid to show it. This, combined with her tendency to be quite candid about her personal life and her sometimes questionable business decisions, means that it’s often tough to know where to really place her. In some ways, she reminds me of Bret Easton Ellis, the American author and screenwriter, in that both he and Stewart are essentially products of their time and place and don’t really fit the mold of what people generally expect from a Hollywood couple. And that, in and of itself, is perhaps a more compelling reason to watch Never Been Kissed than its ostensible content – it’s a fascinating exploration of how and why Hollywood flourished in the ‘70s and how it still functions today.
What Happens Next?
It’s been eight months since the premiere of Never Been Kissed, and we still haven’t seen a direct follow-up. While the Weinstein Company was eager to jump on the publicity train with a new movie, the production and marketing company that owns the rights to Never Been Kissed, Anonymous Content, hasn’t been so lucky. They’ve had to sit back and watch as international audiences have gone in droves to see Stewart’s one-woman show, Life of Learning, at the London Evening Standard’s Comedy Theatre. The one-woman show is an intimate portrait of the performer as a young woman, discovering her sexuality, finding love, and enduring heartbreak. According to Variety, the show has become a sold-out sensation and has opened up doors for Stewart, allowing her to collaborate with some of the greatest comedic minds in the industry. The show even won her a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding one-woman show in July.