Forget Twilight, Kristen Stewart Has a New Regret: Starring in Disastrous $73M Remake Elizabeth Banks Claimed Has No Feminist Agenda

Turns out, 'Twilight' isn't the only one Stewart regrets making!

Forget Twilight, Kristen Stewart Has a New Regret: Starring in Disastrous $73M Remake Elizabeth Banks Claimed Has No Feminist Agenda

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  • Besides 'Twilight', Kristen Stewart regrets having made 'Charlie's Angels' 2019 reboot.
  • But she can't be blamed for regretting making such a movie, for director Elizabeth Banks herself, claimed the movie was portrayed by the media the wrong way.
  • Because of the coverage by the media, the film's potential was diminished greatly, leading to it getting mixed reviews.
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Kristen Stewart might have been portrayed as the ultimate shy girl in most of the Twilight film series, but she has come a far, far way from there. Now a 33-year-old adult, the actress is more vocal and less shy about herself than possible. This is how people got to know that Twilight was actually one of her biggest regrets. Yet, as per recent reports, that regret isn’t the only one.

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Kristen Stewart in Twilight
Kristen Stewart in Twilight

As she recently revealed herself, she has yet another regret about making her disastrous $73 million Charlie’s Angels remake movie from 2019. While previously the film’s helmer, Elizabeth Banks, cleared out that the movie had no feminist agenda, this time it’s Stewart speaking up about how much she “hated making that movie.”

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Kristen Stewart Regrets Making Charlie’s Angels Reboot

Kristen Stewart in Charlie's Angels (2019)
Kristen Stewart in Charlie’s Angels (2019)

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Kristen Stewart might have been critically acclaimed for her performances as Sabina Wilson in the 2019 remake of Charlie’s Angels, but the truth is that she never quite liked making the movie. If anything, she “hated” making it.

This was revealed recently, while she was recording a “Know Their Lines” clip for Variety after becoming its Sundance cover star. During that, while she admitted it to be “a good idea at the time,” the Twilight alum also shared her dislike for developing that film. She said:

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“I hated making that movie. I don’t know what else to say to you. Honestly, the three…you can’t touch [that]. Cameron [Diaz], Lucy [Liu], and Drew [Barrymore]… I love that movie. I love that movie! If that says anything.”

To clear it up, Stewart was talking about the original film series from the 2000s when she said she “love(d) that movie”, which starred the iconic trio of Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore as Charlie’s Angels.

But Kristen Stewart herself cannot be blamed for regretting making such a movie, considering how the remake’s director, Elizabeth Banks herself, claimed the movie was portrayed by the media the wrong way.

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Elizabeth Banks Claimed The Film Had No ‘Gendered Agenda’

Elizabeth Banks in Charlie's Angels (2019)
Elizabeth Banks in Charlie’s Angels (2019)

In an interview from July 2023 with Rolling Stone, the helmer of the Charlie’s Angels reboot shared her experience of making the film that served as her sophomore directorial feature, and was rather ill-received by the audiences.

“So much of the story that the media wanted to tell about ‘Charlie’s Angels’ was that it was some feminist manifesto,” Banks said. “People kept saying, ‘You’re the first female director of ‘Charlie’s Angels!’ And I was like, ‘They’ve only done a TV show and McG’s movies…what are you talking about? There’s not this long legacy.’”

Continuing, Banks explained how she absolutely “loved” the franchise and that the movie she made with “three incredible women” (i.e. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska) never had a feminist agenda as the media portrayed it.

“There was not this gendered agenda from me. That was very much laid on top of the work, and it was a little bit of a bummer. It felt like it pigeonholed me and the audience for the movie. To lose control of the narrative like that was a real bummer. You realize how the media can frame something regardless of how you’ve framed it.”

All in all, the wrongful coverage of the Charlie’s Angels reboot film by the media was the reason why people assumed it was a movie only for women and girls, even though the director of the film never made the movie with that vision.

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Because of this, the film’s true potential was diminished greatly, leading to it getting mixed reviews from the audiences. And, as expected, it affected the film’s commercial performance as well, bringing in a little over $73 million on its budget of 48 million big bucks.

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