When a Pre-Teen Kristen Stewart Shilled for Porsche [video]
Before she gained international fame for starting in five (!!!) Twilight films, actor Kristen Stewart had a number of smaller rolls to start out her career. She had a supporting role in “Into the Wild,” and is the emotional older sister in the Film "Zathura" (which was essentially "Jumanji," but in Space). But well before that, she was helping sell Porsches via warm fuzzies. In this Porsche ad from 1999, a young K Stew (who has to be 9 or 10) misses her bus, thus requiring her father to give her a ride to school in a Porsche 911: PHOTOS: See More of the 2001 Porsche 911 Carerra 4 Coupe
This was a very significant car for Porsche. The 996-generation, which debuted in Europe ins 1998 was the first air-cooled 911 in the history of the brand. It was largely considered the first “modern” Porsche, and had other considerations like an upgraded, more luxurious interior, more refined, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine, and efforts for noise reduction.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2001 Porsche 911 Convertible
Frankly, we could think of worse ways to get to school every day.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday. This is our new feature where we’ll look back at car reviews and ads from days done by and poke fun at how ridiculous our hair looked from decades past. Enjoy!