DVD Release DateKristen Stewart expresses mixed feelings on Charlie's Angels reboot

Kristen Stewart expresses mixed feelings on Charlie’s Angels reboot

  • Kristen Stewart had conflicted feelings about working on the 2019 Charlie’s Angels reboot, despite being a fan of the film.
  • Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the reboot aimed to modernize the franchise with a focus on female empowerment and teamwork.
  • The film struggled at the box office, earning only $73 million.

In 2019, Charlie’s Angels was rebooted with a new generation of Angels, featuring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. The movie, directed by Elizabeth Banks, aimed to modernize the franchise while honoring its roots, focusing on themes of female empowerment and teamwork.

Stewart, however, has conflicted feelings about her time working on the project. She told Variety:

“This was a mouthful at the time. I remember saying that. That was from a little film called ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ We wanted a strong opener, you know? We wanted to really like broadcast what the movie was about. It was a good idea at the time. I hated making that movie. I don’t know what else to say to you. Honestly, the three…you can’t touch [that]. Cameron, Lucy and Drew…I love that movie. I love that movie! If that says anything.”

While many noted Stewart’s performance and the lead actors’ chemistry as highlights, the film ultimately fell short, and few saw it as more than a one-shot effort. The 2019 reboot was notably different from previous iterations, emphasizing the Angels’ intelligence, skills, and teamwork over their sex appeal. Despite these efforts, the film earned only $73 million at the box office.

Director Banks also expressed regrets about the movie’s marketing, telling The New York Times:

“I wish that the movie had not been presented as just for girls, because I didn’t make it just for girls. There was a disconnect on the marketing side of it for me. When women do things in Hollywood it becomes this story. There was a story around Charlie’s Angels that I was creating some feminist manifesto. I was just making an action movie.”

For fans of the 2019 Charlie’s Angels reboot, it is currently available for streaming on Apple TV+.