The likeness between the two is unmistakable in Stewart's blue-eyed gaze and mannerisms (and she's hugely proud of her megastar offspring) but don't assume this project got off the ground because of nepotism.
“To have your daughter being so in the public eye and so popular, a lot of people accuse me of using her to get where I am,” Stewart openly admits. “That’s a negaive thing and not true.”
Stewart Jr. (Kristen) intended to play Butterfly, a transvestite male inmate of K-11, a real wing of the LA jail reserved for gay, transvestite and transgender inmates, where Goran Visnjuc’s heterosexual innocent man is thrown. Then Twilight happened… “She became this big movie star. She became too big for me. She stepped away to protect it.”
After three stalled starts Stewart gained French funding and energetically cracked on, but the film remained a family affair - Kristen got a role in the end as a voice of a secretary on the phone ("a micro cameo") and her brother Cameron makes his screen debut as a mohawked-neo nazi.