Rumor has it that Kristen Stewart despises Jennifer Lawrence. Why? Is she afraid La Lawrence might someday catch Robert Pattinson's eye? According to sources, not really. KStew's jealousy is purely professional. She's afraid that after the Hunger Games' success, she and Jennifer will be in competition for the same plum roles, and that she'll be the one left face down in the dust.
"Kristen is nervous about going head-to-head with Jennifer for roles," the source continued. "Kristen doesn't consider herself a natural beauty, and she knows Hollywood is so fickle that it's always the pretty girl who wins the big parts. Jennifer has the best of bothÂ—talent and looksÂ—which has Kristen fretting for her future."
With all due respect to Jennifer Lawrence, as far as beauty is concerned, Kristen Stewart makes The Hunger Games heroine look like an understudy in an Alpo commercial. However, KStew's reluctance to compete with Lawrence in the talent department has some validity. Jennifer was actually nominated for a 2011 Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in the independent film Winter's Bone. KStew's name has never been mentioned by the Academy at all. Of course, in Hollywood the bottom line is neither beauty nor talent, it's money, and so far, The Hunger Games is "predicted" to rake in even bigger bucks than the blockbuster Twilight Saga. With an opening weekend gross of $155 million, The Hunger Games is officially the highest earning non-sequel dÃ©but film. In fact, it out-earned all 4 Twilight Saga filmsÂ—including the sequels. Of course, La Stewart's highly touted and eagerly anticipated Snow White and the Huntsman which will be released in June, could still blow Hunger Games out of the water financially. Inside sources say, KStew is "desperate for it to do well, but she's very insecure."
Thus, the question is: Could Jennifer Lawrence really become Kristen's "career nemesis"? It's possible, but there still might be a more personal reason for Kristen Stewart's reported hatred/jealousy of Jennifer. Robert Pattinson is the fan favorite to take on the role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games' sequel, Catching Fire. Imagine having a rival who is not only more talented than you, appearing in a sequel to a film that earned more money than yours, with a new co-star who happens to be your longtime boyfriend. Poor KStew. Talk about adding insult to injury. And wasnt that how she and RPattz met back in the day? On the Twilight set? When they were both dating other people?
Hang in, KStew.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker andA Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.