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Kristin Lai

While she's possibly best known for her role as Bella Swan in the extremely popular Twilight series, in the four years since that franchise concluded Kristen Stewart has gone from playing a glacial, pallid teen love interest to a number of complex and dynamic characters.

Between her roles in Still Alice, American Ultra and Clouds of Sils Maria — which earned her international acclaim as the first American actress to win a César, France's most prominent film award, for Best Supporting Actress — it has become increasingly evident that Kristen Stewart has long since outgrown her Twilight past.

Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'
Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

On the surface, her newest movie might read like a lighthearted rom-com, but Personal Shopper is anything but. Personal Shopper pairs Stewart with her Clouds of Sils Maria director, Olivier Assayas, and made waves at Cannes as one of the most polarizing films at the festival this year.

This deeply psychological thriller is about Maureen, a young personal shopper to the stars living in Paris. On paper, her life seems idyllic, but she has another talent: She is able to communicate with the dead. After her twin brother dies, she wants desperately to communicate with him. But what happens when supernatural forces begin to send her mysterious and foreboding signs from the beyond?

Check out the first US trailer for Personal Shopper to learn more.

The trailer might only clock in at just over one minute, it sufficiently leaves viewers at the edge of their seats and eager to know more.

An American Girl In Paris

Kristen Stewart in Personal Shopper
Kristen Stewart in Personal Shopper

After her twin brother Louis dies in Paris, Maureen sticks around to see if he is able to communicate with her.

Haunted Houses

According to the trailer, the two made a pact that they would send a message from the beyond, but it seems as if Maureen might be getting more than she bargained for.

"Louis, Are You Here?"

I'm really hoping that was Louis and not a more malevolent spirit because that house is way too spooky.

A Fast-Paced Thriller

Is Maureen actually able to communicate with her dead brother, or is her mind playing tricks on her? It I can't wait to find out.

Is Maureen actually able to communicate with the dead, or is her mind playing tricks on her? End either way, it doesn't appear to bode well.

In January, Vanity Fair spoke with Stewart and she opened up about the emotional process of finding her character and the near-existential crisis that followed:

“I genuinely felt closer to death on a movie than I’ve ever felt. [Assayas] sort of gave me this opportunity for a short period of time to contemplate infinity in a really disarming and scary way, that’s like little questions that you ignore when you lay your head down on your pillow at night. Like, ‘I'm alone, who am I?’ All those things, they plague her.”

Color me intrigued! I can't wait to see what Kristen Stewart has in store for us now.

Personal Shopper will be released in U.S. theaters on March 10, 2017.


Which post-Twilight Kristen Stewart movie is your favorite?

[Source: Vanity Fair]


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