Kristen Stewart Shoots Down Fans Who Want Her to Play Joker Opposite Robert Pattinson's Batman

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Kristen Stewart is game for any part — with one exception.

The actress, 31, appeared on Variety's Awards Circuit podcast on Wednesday, where she was asked whether she'd ever play the Joker after fans launched an internet campaign to cast her in the role opposite Robert Pattinson's Batman. The two stars dated from 2009 to 2012.

"I love the energy behind that but, dude, it's really been done so well," Stewart said. "I mean, I love that gusto. Let's figure something else out. I'm totally down to play a freaky, scary person."

When asked if she was against it, Stewart said, "Not 'no,' but not the most stoked I've ever been. Let's do something new."

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The Joker has been portrayed by a long line of actors including Jared Leto, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix. Both Ledger and Phoenix won Oscars for their portrayals of the villain.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Ian Gavan/Getty Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Stewart, meanwhile, has previously won the César Award, the French equivalent of the Oscars, for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria in 2015. She was the first American actress to do so.

Now, the actress is earning Oscar buzz for her portrayal of the late Princess Diana in the Pablo Larraín-directed movie Spencer.

The drama will present a snapshot of a critical moment in the dissolution of Diana's marriage to Prince Charles.

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Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Kristen Stewart

The film is set over the course of a weekend in December 1991, when Diana joined the royal family for Christmas at the Sandringham Estate and decided to leave her fractured marriage.

"Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life," Stewart previously explained. "It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her."

Spencer hits theaters on Nov. 5.

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