‘Twilight’ to ‘Breaking Dawn’ and Beyond: Kristen Stewart’s Career Evolution (GALLERY)

By Celebrity News Wire on November 16, 2012

Kristen Stewart has come a long way.

Though the 22-year-old may be most know for her role as Bella Swan in the hit Twilight series, the actress is certainly not shy about breaking the mold and taking on risky — and sometimes racy — roles.

In 2012 alone, Stewart starred in two films outside the famous vampire franchise: Snow White and the Huntsman and On the Road. Pushing boundaries with the darker parts, Stewart proved to fans that she has the acting chops to be deemed a serious actress — even appearing in her first nude scene in the latter film.

“I loved the character, and I would have done craft services to be involved with that movie,” she said of Marylou, the carefree character she plays in the Jack Kerouac movie adaptation, during an interview with Backstage.

She said of stripping down for the camera, “I know it’s an odd thing to say, but it didn’t worry me. I really do love taking walls down.”

“I didn’t want to hide, especially as Marylou, she’s the last person who would hide.”

As for her role in Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the last installment of Twilight saga, Stewart revealed she’s totally fine with the Bella comparisons. In fact, she likes being associated with the most famous of her onscreen persona.

“Other people try to distance me from her, but not me,” she admitted. “I’ve said it a hundred times before: I love Bella.”

Launch the gallery above to see how Stewart’s acting has evolved over the years.

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