When we learned last week that Kristen Stewart will be starring in the Iraq war-themed movie, Camp X-Ray, we were stoked for her. It sounded like a smart career move -- a meaty, serious role for KStew. But one person is not so impressed: Supposedly, Robert Pattinson thinks Kristen is copying him. A source from his camp says, "Rob is convinced Kristen is now trying to duplicate his film choices with Camp X-Ray." What???
It just so happens that Rob has been trying to make an Iraq war movie of his own. It's called Mission Blacklist and follows a soldier's two-year hunt for Saddam Hussein. Rob was planning to start filming at the end of the year, which means not only did Kristen copy him, but her film will beat his film out of the gate. But what does he care? Is he seriously thinking, "Lady, there's only room for one Iraq war film in this here town"???
First of all, I have a hard time believing that Rob would actually be that petty. I mean, with the Dior ad about to explode and everything else he has going on, he couldn't possibly be seriously threatened by the idea of Kristen stealing his Iraq war movie thunder. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.
But even if Kristen heard Rob talking about Mission Blacklist and thought to herself, "Ooh, war movie, I should totes do that, too," so what? There actually IS room enough in this town for more than one movie about the same war. It's topical. Kristen's movie will be totally different from Rob's. I think their fans will want to see both.
She could do worse than to try and copy Rob's career moves. I think he's built a bit more credibility with his post-Twilight roles than she has so far. In fact, she's probably wondering how to land her very own Cosmopolis-type role right now. But here's what no one wants: Some sort of trumped-up rivalry between Rob and Kristen. It's not a competition, you two!
Do you think Kristen really is copying Rob, or are the two movies just a coincidence?