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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She seems to view herself as one.
-->"Really, I'm incredibly disjointed and not candid. Just in general, my thoughts tend to come out in little spurts that don't necessarily connect. If you hang around long enough, you can find the linear path."
* TheDanza: In ''Cold Creek Manor'', she played a character called Kristen Tilson.
* DoingItForTheArt: She agreed to a salary of less than $200,000 for her role as Marylou in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' after its budget was drastically cut, purely out of love for the novel.
* DyeingForYourArt: For her role as a runaway teenage stripper in ''Welcome to the Rileys'', she learned how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep, chain-smoked, and ate mostly junk food. As a result her body and legs were covered with bruises, her skin was blemished, and she constantly looked tired.
* FakeBrit: As seen in her ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', she's actually pretty good at it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbM6KWSftzU&feature=related as this clip from Conan showcases]].
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted. She's quite the jokester in real life, whereas her most famous character tends to be dull.
* IAmNotSpock: As far as her fans, her haters, and the media (especially the tabloids) are concerned, she and Bella Swan are the same person.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Best known for playing the virginal, moody and self-conscious Bella, Stewart plays the sensual, free-spirited Marylou in the film adaptation of ''Literature/OnTheRoad''.
** She is also a ''lot'' livelier as the teenage sister in ''Film/{{Zathura}}'' than viewers who only know her as Bella would expect. [[spoiler: When she isn't frozen solid, that is.]]
* SheReallyCanAct: Zig-Zagged. She was pegged as a rising talent in movies like ''Panic Room'' and ''Zathura'', but her casting in the ''Twilight'' series made many believe she [[DullSurprise lacked expressiveness or range]]. Then she became the first American actress (and only the second American actor) ever to win a César Award (basically, the French Oscars), for her performance in ''Film/CloudsOfSilsMaria''; as far as the critics concerned, all her ''Twilight'' sins were forgotten, or at any rate blamed on bad writing. The fandom is taking a little longer to catch up.
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