Kristen Stewart, in 2010, you beat out Hollywood heavyweights Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie. How amazing is that!
You earned that money from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2 — $12.5 million each, plus $2.5 million for On The Road, and $1 million from older film revenue.
That’s impressive — you’re just 20 years old! But what’s even more impressive is that despite your enormous earnings, you’ve remained down-to-earth, appreciative of your fans, humble about your talent and close to the people you love — your parents, friends and loyal boyfriend Robert Pattinson. And by the way, you out-earned Rob, who raked in $27.5 million.
Here at HollywoodLife.com, we’ve talked to you on the red carpet and you are always polite, friendly and disarmingly honest. You don’t run past all the press refusing interviews like many stars who’ve made the A-List. Instead, you graciously chatted, telling us that your feet were killing you in your high heels at the Eclipse premiere. And you confessed that your fans made everything worthwhile. You were so concerned about doing a good job for them. You really worry about getting Bella right for all the fans who fell in love with the Twilight series books.
You also are concerned with all of the right things for a 20-year-old. You want your boyfriend Rob to be close to your parents and you took him home for Thanksgiving. He has taken you to spend time with his own parents in London. And the two of you stayed in their cozy house instead of a fancy hotel.
What’s even more worthy of applause is that you have not fallen into the materialistic trap that so many Hollywood stars — especially female stars — fall prey to. Photographed on any given day, you’re running around in worn-in jeans, a t-shirt, preferably Rob’s, and your trusty Converse running shoes. You don’t own one $10,000 Hermes handbag, let alone six. You wear no expensive jewelry. You don’t have a private yoga instructor or personal macrobiotic chef.
When you and Rob escape for alone time, you fly to the tiny town of Ventnor in the remote Isle of Wight and stay at a local hotel for under $160.oo a night. You don’t fly a planeload of friends to Cabo in Mexico for a week-long margarita celebration, or buy out whole floors of hotels to maintain your privacy.
For you, the monetary compensation is less important than doing great work in films, whether they are big box office hits or not. In fact, you want to use your money to set up halfway houses for young women who want to escape the sex trade.
And speaking of sex, you’re one of the very few young actresses who has not stripped her clothes off for a magazine spread. Thank you for not selling yourself through your sexuality!
So hooray Kristen, for having a lot of respect for yourself and a big heart to go along with your big compensation!
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