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Why Woody Allen sought out Kristen Stewart for his new movie 'Cafe Society'

Why Woody Allen sought out Kristen Stewart for his new movie 'Cafe Society'

It may look like Woody Allen is a heat-seeking missile when it comes to young talent: Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Miley Cyrus, and Freida Pinto have been some of the millennial actors he’s hired in recent years.

But the director’s latest bit of youthful casting -- Kristen Stewart in the new 1930s-set romance “Café Society” -- came about for very specific reasons.

“I needed someone who could play an adorable little girl from Nebraska one second … and then later in the movie you see her in furs and jewels and she’s transformed herself [into] a sophisticated beauty in cosmopolitan Manhattan,” Allen told reporters of the...

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