10 Things You Didn't Know About Kristen Stewart

2. She Got Her Break After Being Spotted In A School Play

Most aspiring actors have probably fantasised about being scouted in a play or an amateur production at some point in their careers, because who wouldn't want their big break to happen in such a fashion? Whilst such things rarely occur in this manner (most actors are forced to put in years and years of groundwork), Kristen Stewart was one of the the lucky ones: she was literally discovered by an agent whilst appearing in her elementary school Christmas play. Though it took a year of auditioning for her to nail even the tiniest part (in a Disney Channel TV movie, no less - and with no lines), it was this fateful moment that steered her towards future successes. Her first feature film role, then? Was it a miraculous tour-de-force performance that cemented her as a talent to watch? Did it break down the barriers of what people think they know about "child actors"? Uh, not quite...

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.