Kristen Stewart was poised to become a preteen star with her role opposite Jodie Foster in David Fincher's atmospheric thriller Panic Room (2002).
Kristen Stewart is known for being a woman of few words, so when she does speak up…We tend to listen.
When I wrote about Colton Haynes' decision to publicly confirm that he's gay and how actions like that from celebrities are still important to the LGBT community and society in general, I saw comments on Facebook such as, "Wasn't he already out? Even after last summer's historic Supreme Court ruling determining that states can't deny its citizens the right to marry, there were the clerks who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
There's North Carolina's now four-month-old law (that subsequently resulted in a PR nightmare and lost business for the Tar Heel State) requiring its citizens to use the bathroom that matches their birth certificates.
Eschewing fluffy kids' movies, Stewart played troubled single mother Patricia Clarkson's tomboy daughter in independent film darling Rose Troche's tough examination of suburban angst, The Safety of Objects (2002).
Stewart subsequently got her first taste of major Hollywood success with Panic Room.