Take a tip from teenagers this Valentine’s Day and do it up big. Everything’s a grand gesture when you’re young and these teen movies prove that young love trumps all. So get out there and do something nice for your significant other – and we don’t just mean getting tickets to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
1. Say Anything
The now-iconic boombox gesture. Except these days it would probably involve holding up an iPhone or something.
2. The Fault In Our Stars
Augustus used his wish to give Hazel her dream trip to Amsterdam. Sigh…
3. 10 Things I Hate About You
The public singing and dancing. How could you resist?
Edward would watch Bella as she slept (which definitely sounds creepy now that we think about it) and he took her flying through the woods. Unconventional romance, to be sure, but she swooned nonetheless.
5. Cruel Intentions
When a bad boy reveals his sensitive side to you, you know it’s love.
6. A Walk to Remember
He married her and fulfilled her dying wish, doesn’t get more grand than that.
7. Moonrise Kingdom
What’s more romantic than running away together?
8. Romeo + Juliet
The classic tale of star-crossed lovers. They basically disown their families to be together. They also die in the end but let’s just pretend it all worked out.
9. Save the Last Dance
Being a good dancer: hot. Showing up to your girl's dance audition because you know how important it is to her: even hotter.
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
We kind of wish people still exchanged mixtapes like Charlie and Sam.
11. The Notebook
Noah climbs a Ferris wheel just to ask Allie out. Yeah, he's kind of insane...but in the most romantic way.
Juno fills Paulie Bleeker's mailbox with his favorite orange Tic Tacs. Even sassy Juno can be sweet.
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Maybe it's because we've been struggling to find one man to love us, let alone two, or maybe it's because it reduces pretty awesome female characters to a girl who can't decide which boy she loves, but we've grown a pretty tired of the love triangle trope saturating so many TV shows and movies. It seems like vampires are only ever happy if they're competing for a girl (and, of course, they simply must be vampires). Are there really no other ways to complicate a love story?
1. Sookie/Eric/Bill (True Blood)
Sookie, waitress (who spends shockingly little time actually waiting tables) and faerie, loves vampire Bill Compton. She is "his," which is some pseudo-romantic vampire way of possessing a woman like an object, and along comes douchey bad-haired vampire Eric. She hates Eric at first, but then he cuts his hair and gets amnesia, forgetting he's actually a jerk, and they fall in love. And then the two vampires compete over her for, like, ever. After this whole love triangle (a square, if you consider her relationship with werewolf Alcide) ordeal fades, she ends the series with a rando who we don't meet. Umm, cool? At least we had some steamy moments of threesome fantasies.
2. Olivia/Jake/Fitz (Scandal)
Is anyone into Olivia and Fitz anymore? We're not really sure there would be a show without this love triangle though, because Pope & Prez need to be lovers torn apart, and, what with the First Lady generally approving of their relationship (and engaging in extramarital affairs of her own), something needs to keep them apart. Enter Jake, secret agent man. We like Olivia Pope best when she's wearing Burberry trenches and "handling" situations like nobody else can. We tolerate her love life (although we do cherish the non-booty calls and her standing up for herself).
3. Jack/Kate/Sawyer (Lost)
We're not sure if we'll ever fully understand what happened on Lost, but we do know that the episodes weren't nearly as entertaining when they focused on this love triangle. Wasn't there enough going on here without this overplayed scenario?
4. Bella/Jacob/Edward (The Twilight Saga)
As much as we tried to bury our head in the sand and avoid this book/film series, the cursed Team Edward/Team Jacob drama found a way to perpetually enter our lives. Its ubiquity alone is enough to grow tired of. As far as we're concerned, if we didn't like the vampire-werewolf-human triangle on True Blood (okay, Sookie isn't human, but you get it), we're certainly not going to enjoy one where the vampire sparkles.
5. Rory/Dean/Jess (Gilmore Girls)
This is the love triangle we understand the most of all of these. No, not just because both Dean and Jess are irresistible and pretty unconditional in their affection for the perfect Rory Gilmore, but because Dean was sort of the first boy she had ever noticed. She started dating him, things were going smoothly, and then Jess came along. Understandably, when a bad boy who loves reading comes along, swooning is inevitable. Dean was a good first boyfriend, a bit too needy for our taste, and Jess made a huge mistake by, you know, leaving town while still dating Rory and not even saying anything, but we understood where she was coming from, at least. That still didn't make it enjoyable to watch Dean peacock and proclaim Stars Hollow as "his town."
6. Jack/Elizabeth/Will (Pirates of the Caribbean)
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Come on, Elizabeth! You can't just throw away your relationship every time Johnny Depp looks damn cute in a costume. You will never have a healthy love life that way.
7. Meredith/Derek/Addison (Grey's Anatomy)
It's always a grey area when a TV show makes you ship a relationship between a married man and his mistress, and that's exactly what happened here. We liked Derek and Meredith with the complications they already faced - a one night stand that turned into the pair working at the same hospital (and the accusations that she was sleeping her way to the top). When Addison came back into the picture, it just annoyingly kept apart two characters we knew should be together.
8. Serena/Nate/Dan (Gossip Girl)
The relationships on Gossip Girl mostly played like a square dance's exchange of partners, and we never liked Nate and Serena together (even though, goodness gracious, they were a gorgeous-looking couple) because he was her BFF's boyfriend. What happened to girl code, S? (To be fair, Blair then went for Lonely Boy despite his former relationship with Serena). Eventually, this show's only relationship we rooted for was strangely Chuck and Blair.
9. Katniss/Peeta/Gale (The Hunger Games)
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This one never seemed like much of a love triangle to us. As we read the book, and even in the first movie, we sort of felt like, "Gale who?" It was always Peeta. Katniss and Gale's relationship was strictly platonic, despite Hemsworth's hunkiness. His attractiveness is all he has going for him, and it's squandered by his jealousy. Peeta, on the other hand, is cute, caring, maybe a little needy, but we dig it. The real attraction to the movies/books lies in the revolution though (which is greatly motivated by Katniss' desire to rescue Peeta, further proof of his superiority).
10. Buffy/Angel/Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Seriously, what is it about vampire relationships that leads to love triangles? This is a little ridiculous. Buffy and Angel are perfect beyond words, a modern supernatural Romeo and Juliet plagued not by sparring families, but by an ancient curse, and Spike had vampire impotence and made a Buffy-bot. Really? We liked Buffy and Spike's banter, but the romance between the two always felt a bit wrong to us (and even Spike didn't believe her when she said she loved him).
11. Ross/Rachel/Joey (Friends)
Why. Did. This. Happen. Ross and Rachel, the annoyingly on-again, off-again, "we-were-on-a-break" couple everyone shipped throughout the 90s, were each other's lobsters. Joey, the show's resident Casanova, suddenly falls in love with her, even though she has Ross' baby? Whose decision was that?
Young actress Bella Thorne has recalled the pain she went through after losing her father in a motorcycle accident when she was just nine in her new novel, Autumn Falls. The Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day star admits many of the plot lines and themes of her first book are based loosely on her own life, but scenes relating to the death of her heroine's character are exactly what she experienced as a pre-teen.
In an emotionally-charged interview with U.S. TV show Access Hollywood Live, the half-Cuban star says, "I lost my father when I was nine in a motorcycle accident. If you wanna know what it was like you can read book, because the same exact scenario that happened to my family is written in the book.
"There are some things about me that are attributed to the character, but it's twisted and it's different; that one scene, though, when he passes away in the book is exactly what happened.
"A lot of people, when you watch movies and stuff, someone dies and they automatically start crying and (there's) all this big commotion; those (writers) are the people that maybe haven't really experienced death the way I have; it's not necessarily all tears and freaking out.
"I was in such a state of shock for such a long time that I remember the first time I actually cried about it was maybe a week after, and the whole time I was just kinda confused, and in the book, that's how Autumn is."
And she hopes her book will help other youngsters mourning the loss of a parent: "People are like, 'Well, after the funeral, you know, it'll get easier'. It never gets easier. There's sometimes where you don't think about it as much; there's sometimes, like, 'I'm gonna grab a cup of coffee...' My dad will never be able to grab a cup of coffee with me, and that's so hard."
Thorne's novel also tackles bullying - her heroine is tormented at school because she suffers from dyslexia.
The actress adds, "People are bullied every day... like, 'Oh, Bella, your nose looks too big', or, 'Oh, her eyes are too far apart'. It's gotten so out of control on social media and in schools that it's so hard to really get back to what it was; obviously, there's always been bullying but it's gotten worse."
Thorne also found a role in the book for her boyfriend of three years, Tristan Klier, who she split from in August (14).
She reveals, "There's a character in there that's based basically off of Tristan."
Were you a Twihard? Are you still? Maybe you were one, but kept it on the DL. Either way, you were not alone in your Twilight love. You loved it, no matter how often people said it "sucked" or made fun of you for it. It had hot vampires and werewolves, who were willing to literally drop everything to love you (or Bella, w.e.). It was the perfect breed of intense love story, drama, and family, it managed to attract teenagers and adults alike.
1. This face initially drew you in:
Haters might not have all liked Robert Pattinson as Edward, but we sure as hell did.
2. Something about Edward and Bella's love-story enticed you and you were immediately hooked:
3. It might have had something to do with the fact that Edward would do anything to protect Bella:
He literally stopped a car from killing her. If that's not love, than I have no idea what it is.
4. You secretly wanted to be adopted by Carlisle and Esme Cullen:
Even though you were way too old to be adopted.
5. You also wanted Charlie to be your dad:
6. You had a serious hate-love relationship with the Bella-Edward-Jacob love triangle:
7. But really, sometimes you watched these movies just for shirtless Taylor Lautner:
Okay, so if you were #TeamJacob, this was 98% of the reason you even watched the movies.
8. You have been waiting for someone to say this to you and mean it:
Why can't all men be like Edward Cullen?!
9. You also wished that you meant this much to someone else:
10. You wanted to be someone's spider-monkey:
Good job on choosing that line Robert!
11. On more than one occasion, you've pictured these guys at your wedding:
Because you are marrying Edward. Obviously.
12. This movie made you really wish you had a werewolf:
13. Or a Taylor Lautner:
14. And you wished Emmett was your brother, because he's hysterical:
15. Alice Cullen made you angry with your own friends for not being as fabulous and awesome as her:
16. You also felt like Alice and Jasper didn't get enough love:
These two were perfect for each other. These deserved more screen time. Or their own spin-off series.
17. You learned some very valuable life lessons from this series:
If you were normal, then you'd never meet vampires and werewolves (shape shifters) and what a boring life that would be.
18. When Edward left during New Moon, you actually sobbed.
19. But then they reunited, and everything was right with the world.
20. Eclipse made you realize everyone in Twilight is hot, even the bad guys:
Especially the bad guys.
21. Instead of questioning how on Earth Renesmee could exist, or what would possess anyone to write her character into the series, you loved her and appreciated their happy little family:
22. You actually screamed out loud in the theater while watching The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (mouthful, Jesus):
23. This series managed to sum up how we all felt about it, in the first movie:
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When you make your name in a huge, international film franchise it can be difficult to get audiences to see you in a different light. When that franchise happens to be as incredibly divisive as the Twilight series, it’s going to be even harder to shake the vampire sparkles from your screen persona. It’s no surprise then that since wrapping the final film Kristen Stewart has stuck primarily with small, indie films in order to add some variety to her resume and find the chance to leave Bella Swan behind for good. And even if her latest film, Camp X-Ray, doesn’t quite manage to do that, it will likely mark a start in a different stage of her career.
In the film, which premiered to positive reviews at Sundance, Stewart plays Private Amy Cole, young guard at Guantanamo Bay who builds a relationship with one of the prisoners that forces her to question both her job and her beliefs. It’s a difficult, complex subject – in fact, it might be one of the few topics that cause just as many divided Internet comments at the Twilight series – and based on the trailer it appears as if neither the film nor the cast will be shying away from portraying a lot of those complexities. Stewart in particular seems to bear the bulk of those complicated elements, and the trailer hints at an interestingly subtle performance. Of course, since of the major criticisms of the Twilight series was the stiff, wooden acting that might not sound like a compliment but in Camp X-Ray, Stewart appears to be making deliberately restrained choices, allowing her face to do the majority of the acting. Choosing a part that requires so much focus on what goes unsaid is a risky choice for her, but if it succeeds, it could be exactly what she needs to build a great career.
Amy is a completely different character than anything we’ve seen Stewart play so far. Having spent most of her career playing teenagers with various degrees of angst, it will be interesting to see her step into a more adult role as a character with a great deal of responsibilities, baggage and conflicting feelings. She’s dealing with questions of right and wrong and international law rather than the issues that come with dating a vampire, and she’s doing it all in a situation where she’s not free to outwardly question authority. Audiences need to see Stewart play complex characters like this in order to finally let go of the awkward, sullen girl they’re familiar with, and indies are the best way for her to build up a resume of roles like Amy.
A major studio film is likely going to want to bank of Stewart’s fan base in order to produce the next iteration of the Twilight Saga and make absurd amounts of money. Even if she gravitates towards more serious, dramatic films, studios are still going to be hesitant to market her in a role that’s completely against-type. After all, audiences know and love Bella Swan, so why change things up? Indies like Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria, however, are less likely to force Stewart into any particular role, as just her presence in the film would be a big enough boost in terms of attention and marketing. Therefore, they’re offering her a wider variety of characters that will challenge her as an actress and challenge the audiences’ perceptions. They also offer less risk if the final product isn’t well-received, as the film probably won’t be on most moviegoer’s radar.
Stewart’s already lined up an impressive slate of films, acting opposite actors like Julianne Moore, Glenn Close and Juliette Binoche. If even one of those films does well enough to garner a decent amount of press attention, it could help audiences take a chance on seeing her in a different light, which will help her move away from Twilight and the baggage that comes with it. They’re also likely to help her gain the attention of major directors and producers, who would then be more likely to cast her in a prestigious film, which would also go a long way into changing the way the public sees her. It might even get her some awards attention (hey, Jonah Hill’s an Oscar nominee. You never know.)
Even if she doesn’t ever make it into the Oscar conversation, films like Camp X-Ray are the best way for her to build a solid, varied career, and that’s what tends to keep actors working, and working in great projects. The film might be a complete disaster, but the choices she’s making will still be enough to keep her moving towards new characters, new projects and hopefully, new fans. In the end, that’s really all an actor needs to build an admirable career.
Camp X-Ray opens in theaters on October 17.
The teenage stepdaughter of legendary record producer David Foster has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Bella Hadid, whose mother is model-turned-reality TV star Yolanda Foster, was pulled over by a California police officer in the early hours of Tuesday (22Jul14) after allegedly failing to brake at a stop sign on the Pacific Coast Highway and almost colliding with a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car.
The cop approached Hadid's vehicle and asked her to complete a Breathalyzer test after reportedly detecting a strong smell of alcohol. The youngster, who was born in 1996 and therefore under the legal drinking age of 21, recorded a 0.14 reading - almost double the permitted 0.08 alcohol limit.
She was also found to be driving on a suspended licence, according to TMZ.com.
Hadid, the younger sister of model Gigi Hadid, was taken into custody and booked, and subsequently released into Foster's care.
Her biological father is real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, who Yolanda was married to from 1994 until 2000. She wed Foster in 2011.
Of all the actresses in Hollywood, nobody inspires the kind of anger, vitriol, and mean tweets that Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway recieve every time they release a film, attend a premiere, appear on a talk show, or just leave the house. We get it; who wouldn’t start to snap after having to endure intense arguments about the merits of Jacob versus Edward, or being forced to listen to that dreadful Oscar speech over and over again for months on end? By now, just the sight of their faces is enough to send some people into a rage spiral... which is why Jenny Lewis’ new music video might be just what they need to finally embrace Stewart and Hathaway.
For her song “Just One of the Guys,” Lewis recruited the former Bella Swan and Mia Thermopolis, along with indie darling Brie Larson (who everybody already likes) to play some backup guitar and portray some obnoxious members of the opposite sex. Wait, wait, hear us out, because the final product makes Stewart and Hathaway seem rather endearing, actually. The girls playing guitar and keytar behind Lewis are the starlets as we’re used to seeing them: Stewart is serious and confrontational and Hathaway makes a series of overly-dramatic faces at the camera. But then, they put on some tracksuits and stick-on mustaches and something magical happens.
They become absolutely ridiculous. Stewart, rocking a vintage-Bieber bowl cut, struts around the stage, gesturing come-ons to the camera and laughing at herself – see? It is possible! – and Hathaway, writhing around on the floor, pretending to breakdance is the kind of self-mocking we love to see from celebrities. Look at that dramatic, single tear. Does it feel rehearsed? Of course. Is it dumb and kind of hilarious? Definitely. If this was Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone, we’d be all over it. We’d make it this year’s Halloween costume.
And hey, they’re hanging out with Larson and Lewis, so they must be kind of cool, right? Do you think either of those champs would hang out with anyone who wasn’t secretly awesome? Even if they weren’t before the video shoot, they certainly are now. The Larson/Lewis brand of cool is the kind that transfers through association. If we can put our faith in their songwriting abilities or choice of film projects, surely we can also put our faith in their choice of co-stars.
Come on, Hathaway is playing the keytar! Do you really think anyone who takes themselves too seriously would actually play the keytar? It’s the official instrument of ‘80s tribute bands and precocious teenagers everywhere. Even the tuba is a cooler instrument. Don’t make Anne Hathaway play the tuba for your affections, America. She’s atoned enough. Allow Lewis’ catchy song to help mend this rift between you, Stewart and Hathaway. They just want to entertain you, and that’s exactly what they’re doing in this video. Besides, once we put these differences behind us, we can move on to more important things, like the fact that Larson looks like a long lost Tenenbaum in drag.
Heath Ledger's father has expressed his sadness after the actor who received his son's scholarship fund was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Rising star Ryan Corr, who appears in Russell Crowe's upcoming movie The Water Diviner, is facing a drug possession charge after police officers in Sydney, Australia allegedly caught him smoking heroin.
He was given a huge career boost in 2011 when he was named the recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship Award, which is named in honour of the late Australian actor and funded by famous benefactors including the star's former partner Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Ledger's father Kim, who is a patron of his son's scholarship fund, has now spoken of his disappointment following news of Corr's arrest.
He says, "It does make me sad to hear that because we have enough problems with alcohol and drugs... I have some empathy for what happens around that situation with families but very little empathy for people that put it in their own mouth. We do what we can to help people but we're not involved in the proactive side of it."
Ledger was just 28 years old when he died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008. Previous winners of the scholarship include Dark Shadows star Bella Heathcote and James Mackay.
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Blended is not the worst thing Adam Sandler has ever done. For my money, that superlative goes to Grown Ups 2, though I've heard dutiful cases for Jack & Jill and That's My Boy as well. But beyond any of these travesties is Blended utterly unworthy of anybody's time. A morbid fascination with what might pass for outsider art in the form of uniquely bad movies like the ones listed above could be enough driving force to check them out. As much as I hated Grown Ups 2, I have to give it credit for at least sending me careening down a valley of explosive ideas. But Blended is wholly uninteresting in its badness. Nothing about it boasts originality, imagination, weirdness, or even the hint that anybody thought about what they were making. It's dumb, it's thick, it's careless. It's bad in all the most useless of ways.
If you must know, the "story" sees Sandler and Drew Barrymore, a widower and a divorcee who shared a catastrophic blind date (thanks entirely to the follies of the "lovable" male character), bumping into each other on an African vacation with their respective litters. I won't bother getting into the contrivance that led them to such a profound coincidence, since I'm already agitated over having relived the basic premise. Although they are indelibly incompatible, Sandler and Barrymore gradually bond over a mutual love for their children, and begin to fill the roles of absent parent for each other's kids. Barrymore has two boys, so naturally Sandler needs to teach them how to box and swing a bat. That's what boys do, right? And Sandler's oldest daughter needs Barrymore to teach her how to be girly. Because up until now, she's been into sports, and that just won't do.
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Seriously, that's a lesson that Sandler learns in this debacle: his daughter, a 15-year-old girl, shouldn't be filling her flighty head with pipe dreams about athletic prowess. She should be dressing up and chasing boys. That's what Barrymore insists, anyway. And never mind what the daughter herself, played by Bella Thorne, has to say about it. The movie doesn't ever bother to get her opinion on the matter.
Throughout all its misguided aggressive heteronormativity, Blended forgets that comedy exists in a realm beyond middle-aged men getting hit by parachutes and ostriches. Its only laughs come from fellow vacationer Kevin Nealon — not because his material is any good, just because Kevin Nealon is a naturally funny dude — and Terry Crews as the head of a functional Greek chorus. Admittedly offensive in its depiction of Africans (as is the movie on the whole), the device does manage a few chuckles thanks largely to Crews' physical moxy.
But four or five smirks aside, Blended is a wholly humorless, witless, charmless dullard. Something too forgettable to truly hate, but too misguided to shrug off. And even with that logical paradox, it remains bafflingly uninteresting.
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If you manage to recover from The Fault in Our Stars by August, you can end the summer the same way you started it: crying in a movie theater. This time, the film is If I Stay, the big screen adaptation of Gayle Forman's popular YA novel, and the first trailer for the film promises all of the romance and tragedy that your poor heart can handle. Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Mia, a 17-year-old cello prodigy who winds up in a coma after a terrible car accident that kills her whole family. But while her body is comatose, she can still see and hear everything that's happening around her, and she must decide if the love of her friends is enough to make her stay in a world filled with grief.
If I Stay is something of a deparure for Moretz, who is best known for playing tough, violent and foul-mouthed characters like her breakthrough role as Hit Girl in 2010's Kick Ass. Since then, she has primarily stuck with edgier films; the closest she has come to starring in a YA drama is starring in the recent remake of Carrie. Because the role of Mia is so different to the kind of projects we're used to seeing Moretz star in, it gives her a chance to explore a different kind of character, as well as showcasing the full range of her talents. And while it makes sense that such an opportunity would attract her to the role, it still seems odd that Moretz would star in a standard YA adaptation because she doesn't really need to.
Major YA film adaptations tend to be the primary way that young actresses establish themselves and their careers, and if the film or franchise is successful, they can become a big star overnight. Despite the Oscar buzz they both earned with their breakthrough roles, it wasn't until Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley starred in The Hunger Games and Divergent, respectively, that they were considered movie stars. Kristen Stewart had plenty of acclaimed films on her resume before starring in the Twilight franchise, but it's the role of Bella Swan that has earned her the most attention. A YA adaptation is an easy way to establish yourself in Hollywood, because they come with their own, built-in fanbase and are guaranteed a great deal of press attention. Moretz, on the other hand, already has an established career, with high-profile projects like 30 Rock, Let Me In, and Hugo under her belt, and probably brings more attention to If I Stay than the film would be able to bring her. So, why go the YA route?
In addition to giving her a chance to try new things and take on a different role, film adaptations of YA novels are more likely to feature an interesting, complex role for a young actress than many mainstream movies, which often tend to cast them in smaller, supporting roles, usually as the girlfriend or daughter of the main character. A majority of YA literature is written for and about teenage girls, and so it's natural that teenage actresses would also be drawn to the project. If the film is a success, which If I Stay is likely to be, considering both Moretz' high profile and the established audience for the book, it not only helps actresses earn more attention, but also proves that they are capable of handling complex, difficult roles.
However, there is a flip side to the benefits of taking a starring role in a YA adaptation, primarily the fact that those actresses often find it difficult to shake off their characters. Stewart will likely always be Bella Swan to the general public, and despite taking roles in more adult projects, Emma Watson is still unable to differentiate herself from Hermione Granger. Moretz is in the unusual position of being a young actress who has seen success in a variety of roles and genres, which has thus far kept her from being typecast or stereotyped. If If I Stay is a major success, there's a chance that Moretz will get stuck playing Mia-like roles, making it hard for her to shake off the character and continue to have a diverse, interesting career.
On the surface it appears as if Moretz has nothing to lose by starring in If I Stay. After all, it's an interesting, dramatic part in a big film with lots of press and fan attention surrounding it. But going into the film as an established, respected performer means that the film's success could be a double-edged sword for her. She does have a few projects lined up after If I Stay, all of which are distinct from one another, which could help protect her from the negative impact that the film might have on her career. Still, it's hard not to be apprehensive about the path that Moretz's career will take a result of starring in If I Stay, no matter how good the films looks.
If I Stay opens on August 22.