Talk about dedication. Kristen took it upon herself to gain 15 pounds to make her character in ‘Still Alice’ more believable, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned.
Kristen Stewart, 23, wasn’t told by her director to gain weight for her new movie Still Alice — it was actually the actress herself who decided that putting on some extra weight would “add to her character” and make her appear more youthful, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Kristen Stewart In ‘Still Alice’ — She Decided To Gain 15 Pounds For Movie
In the movie Still Alice, Kristen plays the part of Julianne Moore‘s teenage daughter, who bonds with her mother after she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
“It was actually Kristen’s decision to gain weight for her role in Still Alice. She thought it would add to her character, who is the youngest of three. She plays a teenager and teenagers can be a little heavier while going through puberty. She thought the extra weight would make her look a little younger,” a friend of Kristen’s tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
We spoke with celebrity dietician Lisa DeFazio, who applauded the Camp X-Ray star for her weight gain, saying she “looks healthy, happy and has some curves.”
“She gained weight in a healthy way, working with a dietician, and she’s not upset at all about it — it was her decision,” the friend explains.
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“Kristen is absolutely not pregnant. She has put on a few extra pounds for a movie role and that’s it,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s already so thin so a few more pounds makes a noticeable difference, she’s still thin.”
HollywoodLifers, are YOU surprised that Kristen took it upon herself to gain weight for her new role? Would YOU gain weight for a movie role? Let us know.
— Reporting by Sandra Clark