‘Twilight’ star, Kristen Stewart and ‘Hunger Games’ star, Jennifer Lawrence are both campaigning for the same role in a new movie. The role would be of Peyton Loftis in the adaptation of the edgy 1951 novel by William Styron, ‘Lie Down in Darkness.’ Peyton Loftis is a young woman who is ignored by her mother who is jealous of her beauty and her affection from her father and who is seen as less important than her crippled sister, Maudie. The story follows Peyton’s struggle to deal with her childhood in her dysfunction family.
A source close to the movie said that,
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.
Apparently both actresses seem to think that this movie role could lead to an Oscar.
Stewart told Elle magazine that,
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.
And Jennifer Lawrence told W magazine,
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.
Basically Jennifer just said that Kristen isn’t good enough for this role. Cat fight!