Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame learned to play golf with her dad, and teed it on the set of her latest movie.
I was at the PGA Merchandise Show most of last week, so I'm still behind on my Sundance Film Festival news. And as I was catching up on the happenings from Utah, I ran across a tidbit I had no idea about: Actress Kristen Stewart of ''Twilight'' fame is apparently quite the little golfer.
In fact, she proudly proclaims that she ''can spank a golf ball.''
In an interview at Sundance, where her new movie, ''Camp X-Ray,'' premiered, Stewart explained that she learned to play golf with her dad. In keeping with her slacker persona, though, she called golf ''a dorky activity'' and recoiled at the suggestion that she might wear golf outfits.
''No,'' she said, ''I'm way too cool for that.''
In a subsequent interview, her ''Camp X-Ray'' co-star Lane Garrison confirms that while Stewart is a good basketball player, she's an even better golfer. And, he noted, the cast and crew built a little driving range on the set so everyone could blow off some steam in between filming some of the more intense scenes.
''She's got an amazing swing,'' said Garrison. ''She needs to do a golf movie.''
That got me thinking what kind of golf movie she'd be most suited for. Given that by far her biggest success has come from her ''Twilight'' role, I'd suggest that her golf movie should have a similar theme. But instead of having the conflicted heroine Bella choose between vampire Edward or werewolf Jacob, in a golf movie she'd have to decide between vampire Tiger or werewolf Phil.
Oops, my wife reminds me that the youthful moviegoing audience might want younger male leads. So, okay, how about vampire Rory and werewolf Rickie?
There you go. That, I believe, would be box-office gold. Or maybe not. Either way, here's the video of the interview with Stewart and Garrison: