“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart’s mom is making her directorial debut. Jules Stewart is a longtime Hollywood script supervisor, but now she has a project all her own. “K-11” is a prison drama that focuses a specific section of the Los Angeles County Jail which houses LGBT inmates.
Originally, Jules’ daughter Kristen was attached to play a role in the movie. However, that was six years ago before Kristen was one of the busiest actresses on the planet. When the time came to finally make the movie, Us Weekly reports, Kristen had to chose between her mother’s movie and “Snow White and the Huntsmen.”
“She kept working and she kept working and she kept working,” Jules says, “And she got really big and we were still really small and I was like, ‘Go! Go do ‘Snow White,’ please, go make those big films.'” The part was eventually recast, with the role of Butterfly going to “Youth In Revolt” star Portia Doubleday.
The part would have been new territory for Stewart, who wrapped up the “Twilight” franchise in 2012. The character of Butterfly is raped on-screen multiple times by another inmate, played by Tommy “Tiny” Lister. While Jules believes Doubleday did a good job in the role, she still thinks Kristen would have been a good fit. “Kristen has a dark side,” she says, “Kristen has the edge – thank god, right?” In the end, Kristen does make a cameo in the movie. Her voice is featured during a telephone call. “K-11” is in New York and Los Angeles theaters Friday, before expanding to more theaters over the coming weeks. It is also currently available through video on demand.