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Kristen Stewart Set to Play Prostitute in New Film

Kristen Stewart on set of Welcome to the RileysKristen Stewart will be baring it all in her upcoming independent drama, Welcome to the Rileys.

A far cry from the innocent Bella Swan, the chaste Twilight character who made her famous, Stewart will be playing opposite James Gandolfini as a young lap dancer and prostitute.

“It’s an independent movie that nobody would normally see and now it’s like, ‘Oh, let’s go see Bella in this stripper movie; it’ll be crazy!’” said the 19-year-old actress.

Of Gandolfini, Stewart lauds the experience she gained from working on the film:

“Working with James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, who is just incredible, was the most fruitful life-changing experience on a movie that I’ve ever had. It was just the hardest subject matter I’ve ever had to deal with — I play a very broken young girl who is a runaway. She’s a street kid. She’s working in a strip club and James Gandolfini’s character is just as dead inside as she is — and they wake each other up.”

No official release dates have been announced for the film.

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