by Michael dEstries
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Reportedly paid some $25 million for the two parts of the upcoming “Breaking Dawn” movie, actress Kristen Stewart is determined to do something good with the cash.

The 20-year-old recently told Vogue that she was greatly affected by her turn as a teenage prostitute in the film “Welcome to the Rileys” and is now interested in setting up a charity that helps people faced with such real-life troubles. From the mag:

She is thinking carefully, strategically, about how best to put her own contribution to use, and has a plan—inspired by her researches for the role of a runaway in the sex trade—to set up a network of halfway houses to help those who want to recover and get back on their feet. “That would be amazing,” she says. “Right now it’s the thing I feel most connected to.”

Stewart, who has never particularly warmed to her rise in fame, believes that those with serious cash should put it to work.

“It’s funny when you are endowed not only with public recognition on a f**king seriously vast level, but also money. Like, funds.,” she say. “Anytime I hear that somebody’s really rich, the first question is, ‘Do you do anything with it? Or do you, like, chill? You just sit on it?’”

Something tells me this rising actress is going to be a hit in philanthropic circles. Check out the rest of the interview over on Vogue.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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