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Sophie Atkinson

New deets have been released for Kristen's latest movie, and it sounds intense. Her role involves her being spit at and having faeces thrown at her. And they say being an actress is glamorous! However, it also involves her lip-locking with a handsome actor and downing beers like there's no tomorrow - so you better watch out, R-Pattz, as our girl's clearly on the mend!

She's rumored to be playing Amy Cole, a woman in the army, in upcoming film, Camp X-Ray. The synopsis for the drama is below: "Having escaped from her suffocating small town into the military, Cole (Kristen Stewart) had been hoping for a tour of duty in Iraq. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, Cole finds herself forging an odd friendship with Ali, who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years."

As ever, there's a chatty source close to the film who's just dying to spill the beans to us. The source, who works in production on the film, says: "Kristen plays an army woman named Amy Cole. This role is pretty intense, as she faces some discrimination for being a woman."

They continued, "She gets spit on and gets human waste thrown on her. She’s 'one of the guys,' as she’s in the army — chugging beer and wearing camouflaged baggy clothing. At one point, Kristen’s character has some aggressive scenes in which she kicks a guy in the gut and then hits another with her elbow."

"The detainee she ends up befriending calls her ‘Blondie,’ so she’ll likely be dying her hair blonde for the role. Kristen’s character also has a really emotional scene involving a heaving, convulsing cry — it’s emotional, physical and overall more serious and intense than her roles in the Twilight franchise. Also, Kristen definitely kisses a guy in this movie!”

Wow. Kissing boys aside, it sounds like a far cry from playing Bella Swann. Hats off to Kristen for landing such a challenging sounding role.

Ok, conspiracy theory o'clock. Last year there was a big hoo ha about pop star Katy Perry's video, Part of Me. The American feminist Naomi Wolf argued very eloquently that the video, in which Katy Perry plays a sexy 'empowered' (her words, not mine) marine lady, was a piece of propaganda paid for by the US marines to encourage women to enlist. I'll admit - this sounded pretty insane, and I didn't believe it - up until Fox News asked Katy Perry's team straight out if the popstrel had been paid to do the video by the US marines, and they refused to comment. I mean, they'd just straight out say no just to kill the rumor if she hadn't been paid, right?


So...I can't help but wonder. Obviously, this is the least glam, least sexy depiction of life as a lady in the armed forces ever. But it also promotes the fact that this is an option for escaping small town life and that fighting is a thing wimmin can do. Casting pretty girl Kristen for such a gritty role certainly makes life in the army seem more chic.

Am I just going conspiracy theory mental? Or is there something in this? Let me know in the comments below.


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