For Our Consideration: Kristen Stewart was the star of this year’s New York Film Festival

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Four years ago, Kristen Stewart was doing press for the about-to-release final installment in the Twilight series, which would become her second title on the list of 2012’s 20 highest-grossing movies, vaulting over Snow White And The Huntsman. Meanwhile, the 2012 edition of the New York Film Festival was winding down, with a lineup featuring young, indie-friendly actresses like Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. While Stewart had fit in a few indies during her four years on Twilight, her most recognized non-fantasy role during that period was probably her love-interest part in the wonderful coming-of-age comedy Adventureland.

Jump ahead to the next presidential election cycle, however, and Stewart’s career looks very different. It looks, essentially, like the New York Film Festival, where she appeared in three movies this year: in a supporting role in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women, as part of the ensemble of Ang Lee’s ...