In a People exclusive clip of Justin Kelly’s upcoming film Jt LeRoy, Stewart, 29, portrays Savannah Knoop, a young woman who poses as a popular author while her sister-in-law writes the material.
In the clip, Savannah visits her brother Geoffrey (Jim Sturgess) and his wife Laura Albert (Laura Dern). Bombastic and eccentric, Laura overwhelms Savannah when she greets her.
“Savannah, Geoffrey’s baby sister! Look at this creature. Just as you said,” Laura tells Geoffrey as she cradles Savannah’s face in her hands.
Looking uncomfortable, Savannah remains silent