Kristen has signed on to star opposite Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend Nicholas in the upcoming film ‘Equals’, a romantic adaptation of George Orwell‘s classic dystopian novel ‘1984.’ Do you think J-Law is jealous?
Jennifer Lawrence‘s main squeeze, Nicholas Hoult, will be playing Kristen Stewart‘s lover on the big screen! Kristen says she is “terrified” of taking on the role because the film is “a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion.” Wow — that sounds just epic enough to make J-Law green with envy!
Kristen Stewart In ‘1984’ Adaptation — Nicholas Hoult & KStew Star In ‘Equals’
It sounds like Kristen, 23, has found the role of a lifetime in this futuristic love story.
“I can’t believe I agreed to do it,” she told The Associated Press in an interview on Monday, Jan. 14. “I’m terrified of it. Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious. It’s a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion. I’m scared.”
We’re so glad Kristen decided to take on the challenging role anyway!
“I told [director Drake Doremus], ‘Don’t expect that I am going to be able to do this. It’s too hard.’ But he wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer,” Kristen said. “I’ve given directors disclaimers before, but never this much.”
Apparently Drake wouldn’t accept Kristen’s “no” because he says, “It became evident in my head that Nick and Kristen would have great chemistry.”
But don’t worry, J-Law fans. Drake, who also directed Jennifer, 23, in 2011’s Like Crazy, admitted that he actually went to her first for the role. Even though the script moved J-Law to tears, she ultimately turned down the part — which leads us to believe that she must not be too bent out of shape about Nicholas, 24, and Kristen co-starring together.
Equals will begin filming later in 2014 — we can’t wait to see it!
Jennifer Lawrence Told Nicholas Hoult: Don’t Work With K-Stew!
Jen may have come to terms with Nick and Kristen working together, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t initially worried about it.
At first, Jen was fuming over the fact that Nicholas was in the running to star opposite Kristen in the sci-fi flick, according to a December, 2013 report in Star magazine. “She doesn’t trust her,” a source close to Jen told the mag.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to see Kristen and Nicholas in Equals? Do you think J-Law should be worried about them working together? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee