Even after a tough breakup, Kristen Stewart knows you can find love again! The actress filmed her new movie ‘Equals’ just after splitting from Robert Pattinson, and worked extra hard to perfect the role to prove to her fans that you can find love again…even when incredibly brokenhearted.
Kristen Stewart, 25, falls in love with Nicholas Hoult, 25, in their new movie Equals, but telling the story of fresh, young romance was much different from what she was going through in real life: A rough breakup from Robert Pattinson. Wanting to only remain professional, though, the 25-year-old made sure not to let anything from her personal life show through on the big screen, and show viewers that finding love again is always possible.
“It just could have been the cheesiest, most trite concept, but the whole attempt was to make that fresh again,” she told The Daily Beast. “If you’ve been hurt — you know, when you’ve broken up with someone and you look at someone walking down the street holding hands and think, ‘Ugh, give it a f—in year. Let me know how you feel in a year, ugh, I don’t believe in that.’ Well, if we did our jobs right, then it would be to remind you that you can definitely get back to that. And how hard, amazing and life-fulfilling those feelings were in the very beginning.”
Nicholas had also gone through a breakup (with Jennifer Lawrence) just before filming, and K.Stew — whose movie Still Alice you can buy here — revealed that portraying characters in love was helpful for the co-stars during their difficult times. “It was incredibly painful,” she admitted. “Ugh, f—ing kill me. It was a really good time for us to make this movie. Not all of my friends have been through what I’ve been through, or what some people have tasted at a, relatively-speaking, young age, and we were not expected to do anything. Everything that we did was explorative, and a meditation on what we already knew.”
In Equals, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kristen plays a young woman who is experiencing emotions for the first time, so she gets a whole range of intense feelings when she meets Nicholas’ character. We can’t wait to check it out!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Kristen will ever find love again in real life after Rob?
— Alyssa Norwin