In the near future, you’ll be able to binge-watch all of Kristen Stewart’s movies on Netflix.
The streaming giant has nabbed the majority of the films starring the 30-year-old actress, with the exception of On the Road and the upcoming sequel to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Now that Stewart is fully committed to her acting career, the director of her upcoming films has shifted to the role of a producer. The transition has allowed him to bring his expertise in assembling high-quality work to the small screen.
This expertise has manifested itself in the form of Roma, an acclaimed historical drama that explores the tumultuous birth of modern-day Spain. Though set in the years leading up to the Spanish Civil War, which raged from 1936 to 1939, the film does not shy away from the horrors of that time period, depicting the atrocities committed by both sides. In particular, the film centers around the political and sexual relationships that developed among the main characters, the avant-garde painter Julio Iglesias (Javier Bardem), the aristocrat Ramon Folio (Jorge López) and the socialist politician Ricardo Ferrero (Filipe Carvalho).
The Film’s Major League Hitting Streak
While researching a story about the Netflix series The Witcher, I came across something rather interesting about Stewart’s filmography. According to research, Stewart has a remarkable hitting streak as an actress, having starred in 14 of the 18 films she’s been involved with since she made her debut in 2001’s Spy Game. The only films she hasn’t starred in are The House of Gucci and Senna.
Amongst popular and critically acclaimed titles, the star is probably best known for her collaborations with David O. Russell. She starred in three of the filmmaker’s four films, two of which were set for release this year. First up is the heist comedy Joy, which sees her team up with Jackie Chan and Benicio del Toro. Then there’s the crime drama Darkest Hour, which pits her against Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. Finally, she’ll star in the highly anticipated adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment alongside Al Pacino and Woody Allen. The only movie on this list that hasn’t been released yet is The Man with the Iron Fists, which sees her star alongside Russell’s other two upcoming releases: Onward and The Surfer.
Bringing Class to the Small Screen
Though she was praised for her role in Roma, Stewart’s recent foray into producing comes as no surprise; she spent the early part of her career in the trenches, learning the ropes on the set of indies such as Domino and Closer. In 2015, she produced the acclaimed mini-series The Night Of, which saw Elizey Nielsen star as Adrienne Barbeau, a detective who seeks to solve a string of sexually-related murders that have plagued her quiet New England town. (The series was so compelling that it made Amazon Prime’s Top 10 list of most-watched series that year.)
Then there’s the small matter of her marriage to onetime bandmember Robert Pattinson. After tying the knot in 2011, the couple set about establishing a home that was equal parts elegant and comfortable. Shortly after the wedding, they took up residence in a manor house in the Lake District of England, where they spend their time running rampant, planting gardens and indulging their passion for photography. Though their union was mostly kept private, the couple’s engagement and wedding were covered by all of the major media outlets. Since their split in January of this year, the pair have been photographed seemingly on the arm of every famous person they’ve crossed paths with. It seems that they couldn’t stay away from the spotlight for too long.
The Future of Kristen Stewart
With all of these projects on her resume, it’s clear to see that Stewart has established herself as one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation. One thing is for sure: whether it’s drama, comedy or thrill-seekers’ cinema, the actress has proven herself time and time again.