Twilight star Kristen Stewart's weight gain is leaving some of her fans concerned that her recent split with Robert Pattinson is taking a toll on the actress. However, it turns out Stewart's weight gain is all for her role in the upcoming film Sils Maria, which she will star in alongside Juliette Binoche. She officially replaced Mia Wasikowska for her role in the movie last June, which also stars Chloë Grace Moretz
Reports have confirmed that the weight gain for Sils Maris was done at the request of director Olivier Assayas, and has nothing to do with her split to Pattinson. Stewart has reportedly been "munching on chocolate in between takes and is eating foods she wouldn't normally touch to achieve a 'dowdy' figure." The weight gain likely comes with a lucrative reward, though; she was the highest paid actress in Hollywood last year, with total earnings of $34.5 million.
Money can't necessarily buy peace of mind for Stewart, though. She has reportedly been thinking about a life outside of the public eye and is currently taking English literature classes through a correspondence course at UCLA. Stewart, who is also currently filming Camp X-Ray, is finding time to study in between breaks on the set of her films.
"She is already considering a life after film," said a source to The Sun. "She never got to complete college and she wants to get a proper education. She ... cannot wait to get going on her correspondence course. It won't be easy, and it will mean putting in some fairly strenuous hours. But once she's graduated, Kristen will be able to do almost anything she wants, in or out of Hollywood."
Stewart previously hinted at her college plans while promoting On The Road at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I was always good in school," she explained. "I never, ever imagined that I wouldn't go to college. I just kind of got caught up in things."
She isn't the only celebrity to juggle acting with education; James Franco, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson and Dakota Fanning are among the celebrities who returned to college after becoming successful in Hollywood.