Last night Kristen Stewart attended a screening for her latest film Welcome To the Rileys, in New York.

Kristen Steward in Welcome to the Rileys

She was joined by co-star and Soprano‘s actor, James Gandolfini, and for once was cracking a few smiles.

Welcome to the Rileys is an indie flick that first showed at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and received very positive reviews.

It tells the story of Doug (Gandolfini) and Lois (Melissa Leo) who have been struggling to stay close since the death of their daughter.

Doug is a damaged man and after a disastrous affair he travels to New Orleans on a business trip where he strikes up a relationship with a young prostitute and stripper, played by Stewart.

Welcome to the Rileys poster

It is quite a change seeing Kristen in a role like this after her purer role in Twilight, and many will admire her for taking on a role like this.

Speaking about her role to MTV she said:

“Well, I mean, like, doing this movie … one shocking thing was to find how easy it is [to flaunt your sexuality]. Like, I went to a strip club with the director and the costume designer and it being an odd grouping of people going into a strip club in the middle of the afternoon, I was, like, straight-up offered a job.”

The film is directed by Jake Scott and will be released in selected UK cinemas next week.

Take a look at the trailer below.

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