Caption: Crystle Stewart as “Diana” and Lyriq Bent as “Robert” in ACRIMONY | Photo Credit: Chip Bergmann |
Actress Crystle Stewart made her big screen debut in Tyler Perry’s new film Acrimony.
After winning the Miss USA title in 2008, Stewart turned to acting and landed a role in Perry’s For Better or Worse which aired its finale season on the OWN network in July 2017 after a successful six-season run. She also was a cast member in Perry’s Too Close to Home, which also aired on OWN.
The film centers on a faithful wife, portrayed by Taraji P. Henson, who is tired of standing by her devious husband, Robert (portrayed by Lyriq Bent) and becomes enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. Stewart makes an impressive debut as the cool and collected Diana, a character who becomes the source of the main character’s suspicion and rage.
The story unfolds slowly with a layered back story followed by a number of intriguing twists and turns before heading at warp speed to its unexpected conclusion.
The film made a strong showing on its opening weekend coming in second (behind Ready Player One) with a domestic weekend gross of $17,170, 707 according to Box Office Mojo.
Family and friends joined Stewart at a theater in her hometown to celebrate the movie’s release with a private viewing that filled three separate movie rooms. Supporters donned shirts bearing the name of the movie on the front and Crystle Stewart Fan Club on the back.
With her strong big screen debut, it is clear that the doors of opportunity are just beginning to swing open for Stewart as her acting career continues to unfold.
It was a busy weekend for Stewart as she also made her debut as the new director of the Miss Houston USA and Miss Houston Teen USA pageants and celebrated as the first two titleholders under her reign were crowned.