The Bella Swan of the 'Twilight Saga' film series opens up that she wishes to portray Peyton Loftis of 'Lie Down in Darkness' or Cathy Ames of 'East of Eden' in her upcoming films.
Kristen Stewart seemingly wants to get rid of her Bella Swan persona from the "Twilight Saga" film series. After portraying a warrioress in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and playing a seductress in "On the Road", the 22-year-old actress admitted that she wants to tackle an even darker role by starring as suicidal girl Peyton Loftis in her upcoming movie.
Discussing her dream movie role in the June issue of ELLE magazine, Stewart opened up that she's dying to play Loftis in a big screen adaptation of the novel "Lie Down in Darkness". The actress stated, "I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad."
As described in the book, Loftis is a psychologically vulnerable young lady who falls for her own father. "She's in love with him. I mean, I think she's in love with him," Stewart said of the twisted character. "It's not his fault. They're the most f***ed-up family." As for who is the perfect actor to play the father, the actress enthused, "[Colin] Firth would be perfect."
Aside from Loftis, there's another dark character that Kristen would love to portray in a movie. The Los Angeles-born star confessed that she has her eye on murderous Cathy Ames from the book "East of Eden". Kristen said of the troubled character who leaves her children to operate a brothel, "She's a psychopathic, evil c**t! I haven't done that yet."
In addition to "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "On the Road", Stewart will be seen returning as the female lead in "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" which will be released in the U.S. on November 16.