Kristen Stewart has received her first-ever nomination for Best Actress at the 2022 Academy Awards for the biography. And recently, she issued a lengthy letter detailing her thoughts on mental health, which were influenced by her performance as Princess Diana in Spencer. For unversed, Spencer follows a somewhat fictionalized Princess Diana as she engages in minor conflicts with the British royal family throughout a holiday weekend.
However, in a lengthy emotional letter, Stewart details her part and entire career. The Twilight actress statement not only advances the dialogue around mental illness in words, but she also pledged a contribution to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It’s evident from her thoughtful expression in the statement that the role has altered not just Stewart’s profession, but also the significance she finds in her personal life.
Stewart’s fans have been given yet another reason to admire their outspoken idol for her ability to flawlessly weave together the parts she has taken in her career, the person she is, and the issues she cares about. Stewart has made a deliberate effort to highlight continuing humanitarian initiatives, much like the legacy of the woman she plays in
Spencer, as she makes the most of her time in the sun after the presumably dark and terrible experience of playing such a challenging part. Prior to the announcement of the Academy Award nomination, Spencer wasn’t receiving as many nominations as expected following its positive critical reception. The actress’ performance was snubbed by the BAFTAs and passed over by the Screen Actor’s Guild.
Stewart did receive a nomination for a Golden Globe, though she lost to Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos. The film received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 2021, the highest prize offered by its organizing committee. As this year’s Academy Awards quickly approach, Stewart’s nomination and press coverage continue to spotlight topics the actress chooses to be vocal about further bolstered by her compassionate portrayal of such a renowned icon and activist.
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