These two megastars are battling it out for the role of a lifetime, which they both think could get them an Oscar. Who do YOU think will come out triumphant?
K-Stew, 22, and Jennifer, 21, both are campaigning to get the part of Peyton Loftis in the upcoming movie Lie Down in Darkness, the New York Post reports.
The competition is unprecedented, a source close to negations says.
“It’s an independent movie, and they see it as a career-making role, like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice,” the source says. “It is very unusual for two actresses to be so vocal in lobbying for a role, and even more unusual that they are the two hottest young actresses of the moment.”
The edgy film, which follows a young woman in 1950s Virginia and the nightmarish relationship she has with her father, is expected to begin production next year.
Both actresses have publicly spoken about how badly they want the role.
Kristen told the June issue of Elle,“I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad. They’re the most [bleeped]-up family. There’s a script adaptation . . . and it’s good. Two people vying for the part [of the father] are Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth. Daniel would be perfect.”
Jennifer spoke about the role in W, saying, “I am obsessed with that part. I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play . . . If someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right. I’m trying to write the director . . . to convince him that I should be in his movie. I’ll chase him if I have to. I’ll sit outside his house.”
Which actress do YOU think is better, HollywoodLifers?
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