The LA Times takes a look at actors who are under 30 years of age who matter in Hollywood. Kristen Stewart was mentioned among the actors who are "more interested in the art than artifice."
In other words, they're not in it for the fame.
The LA Times noted how it was unfortunate that the lack of casting of minorities (in the age group) in Hollywood made it difficult to place more on the list.
The actors who made the list have an "array of talent" and an "earnestness and directness" in their "approach to the work." They will apply "more of what we think of as an indie style even when the project is in blockbuster territory or playing with extremes of sci-fi fantasy."
Stewart (Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsman), Shaliene Woodley (Divergent), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) are known for taking that approach to their blockbuster films.
What made Stewart standout?
Betsy Sharkey writes, "[Stewart] Hit my radar in "Panic Room" as Jodie Foster's character's daughter having to do or die after a home invasion. Proved a keeper outside of the "Twilight" zone as a moody teenage Joan Jett in "The Runaways."
Check out the complete list of actors who joined Stewart as the '30 actors under 30 who matter'.
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