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2008年11月27日 (23:48)

Twilight Star Kristen Stewart Caught Smoking Weed?





Published by wil November 26th, 2008 in GOSSIP.

OMG Bella smokes THE POT! While not as exciting as the Vanessa Hudgens’ nude scandal (DO NOT click that link if you’re under 18 or at work), TMZ published these pictures of Twilight star, Kristen Stewart puffing on something weed in L.A.. What kind of message does this send to all her new 16-year-old fans? It says that doing drugs, unprotected anal sex and bulimia are cool. Shame on you Stewart!

Stewart’s film Twilight has currently earned $4,515,245 according to Box Office Mojo, meanwhile she is going to earn around $12 million along with co-star Robert Pattinson for the sequel, New Moon.

Correction: I must have been smoking pot when I wrote this. I originally said that $12 million was not a good deal, but actually it’s a great deal. Stewart only received around $2 mil for the first film, so that is basically a $10 million raise. What I should have said is ― it’s a good thing she got this deal before these pictures surfaced, not the other way around.

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2008年11月25日 (23:50)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Twilight’ Stars Kristen Stewart & Nikki Reed To Reunite, Play Men In Prison Film ‘K-11’





Published by Larry Carroll on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:38 am.

Nikki Reed and Kristen StewartToday, “Twilight” fans are finally coming out by the millions to see beautiful young actresses Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed star in the feature film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s beloved vampire book. Now, MTV has the scoop on the out-of-left-field concept that will reunite the real-life friends just a few weeks later…as men?

“I’m doing a movie called ‘K-11’ in January with Kristen Stewart,” Reed told us on the red carpet of the “Twilight” premiere Monday night. “It’s about a little-known section of the men’s county jail. I’m playing a man, and Kristen’s playing a boy.”

The term “K-11” refers to a dormitory section of the Los Angeles jail used to hold gay inmates, as explained in this 2004 L.A. Times story. According to a recent interview with Stewart, the film is a mixture of drama and comedy.

Although little else is known about the film, one of their co-stars will be Kevin Smith cult icon Jason Mewes, who recently confirmed his involvement with “K-11”in a radio interview and said that he’d dyed his hair black for the role. And although Reed didn’t have time to elaborate on how she and Stewart would be transforming themselves into testosterone-fueled prison inmates, the 20-year-old “Thirteen” star said she had confidence in the film’s director – who also happens to have an intimate connection with the lading lady of “Twilight.”

“Jules Stewart is directing; that’s her mother,” Reed explained of Kristen’s Australian-born mom, the veteran script supervisor behind such films as “Are We There Yet?” and “The Straight Story”. “I have full faith in Jules. I suppose I would be [nervous about the handling of our transformations] if it were coming from left field, but I’ve known about the script for a very long time.”

What do you think about Kristen and Nikki’s bold reunion project? Does the duo have what it takes to portray male prison inmates?

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2008年11月25日 (23:27)

Kristen Stewart Isn't Ready for College





Nov 24, 2008 - World Entertainment News Network

Rebellious teen actress Kristen Stewart has put her dreams of attending a prestigious American university on hold - because she has "an authority issue".

The 18-year-old Twilight star has yet to finish her high school studies, since her acting career has skyrocketed with attention from the new vampire film.

And she admits her own teen angst is to blame.

She says, "It's sort of embarrassing but I'm finishing my last year of high school. It's been a bit of a rough road. I'm entirely self-indulgent and I put things off so I just took a little longer but it's ok.

"I have a bit of an authority issue. I've grown up saying yes I'm going to get to an Ivy League (private university). I definitely have a future in academics, it's just not a really conventional one. I don't know what happened but I'm going to do my own thing for a while."

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2008年11月23日 (23:27)

Kristen Stewart Talks “Twilight” Chemistry at Autograph Signing





Actress also reveals insecurities with film’s dialogue and what inspired her

By Matthew B. Zeidman

HOLLYWOOD, CA (RushPRnews) 11/22/08 – “It’s hard to say these lines that are so fundamentally expressive [in] the simplest form,” “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart told Hollywood Today. “‘I would die for you.’ Imagine saying that to someone. Imagine reading those lines.”

Stewart may send fans of the Stephenie Meyer book series into a frenzy when she cuddles with Robert Pattinson onscreen or realizes in a hushed tone that his character is among the undead, but the 18-year-old often needed convincing her character was believable while making the film adaptation that hit theaters early this morning.

“You read it in a book through a girl’s personal perspective and it works, because that’s how she experienced it. But to see it in real life―physically walking and talking, moving around―it doesn’t work,” Stewart explained. “But I was entirely wrong. I was too self-conscious. [Director] Catherine [Hardwicke] helped me there.”

Also a great help was her chemistry with Pattinson, 22, who portrayed Edward Cullen, a young-looking vampire enamored with high schooler Bella Swan, played by Stewart.

“It started in the audition process. He was the only guy who came in and looked like he was thinking about something other than how to pose statuesque,” she revealed. “I could feel a lot of pain from him―very afraid―and that’s what Edward should be. He’s sort of the weaker counterpart in the relationship. He’s not the surefooted one; she is.”

As for Stewart’s own inspiration, the Los Angeles native told Hollywood Today that rather than try and get into the heads of the fans, she followed their lead, injecting a bit of herself into Bella’s shoes.

“I felt such a responsibility to the story and for the character separate from what anybody else felt about it that that drove me to do what I did. I would have been playing an entirely disjointed character if I took into consideration everybody’s thoughts about her.”

“You project yourself onto her, every girl who reads it,” she continued. “You experience it through her. It’s not like they want to be Bella. They are Bella while you’re reading the book. You are Bella.”

Stewart, who admitted she was not an aficionado of the series, became so attached to Bella that she found it difficult to divorce herself from the persona after filming ended.

“I don’t have that sort of schizophrenic Daniel Day-Lewis type [of acting method]. He really feels like he becomes these people for a little while. I feel like I’m a spokesperson. Only I know this person well enough to portray it,” she explained.

“Then, at the end of the film, when I’m done, even though we’ve done the whole movie and I’ve hopefully―sometimes you don’t feel this way, but hopefully―if you feel like you’ve done that character justice, you just like them. There are aspects of them…you miss them, almost like a buddy.”

Stewart, who starred in four films this year, including “Twilight,” already has two more features on her plate for 2009. Dramedy “Adventureland,” which takes place in 1987, is scheduled for release in March, while indie flick “Welcome to the Rileys” with James Gandolfini of “The Sopranos” is currently filming.

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2008年11月23日 (23:25)

Exclusive Interview : Kristen Stewart





Beautiful, confident and intelligent eighteen-year old Kristen Stewart doesn't suffer fools gladly. One who refuses to play the game, she has always been drawn to smaller films that impassion her.

"Twilight", the hugely successful literary franchise, is a bigger movie for the actress, but playing the role of the isolated Bella who falls for a brooding vampire, was a role too irresistible. This confident and always outspoken actress talked to Paul Fischer in this exclusive interview.

Question: This is an unusual thing for you to take on, because you have been doing - you tend to take a lot of small films. This was something that spoke to you because of the identification you had with this character, would you say?

Stewart: It wasn't so much the character. She's not a very distinct - there aren't many qualities about her that differ from mine. I mean, you really project yourself onto her when you read the book, because you experience the whole story through her eyes. I mean, you feel like you are her eyes. I think what it was for me, was that I read a synopsis of the story before I read the script or the book, and it was something that everybody was freaking out over. Like, "Everybody wants this role. Kristen, you have to read this."

I was like "I don't want to be a part of something that presents a completely ideological idea of love to young girls, and puts their female heroine in a position" - and this was just after reading the synopsis - "in a position that is just subject to, like, this man that is all-powerful and all-holy, smart, confident, and she's just happy with that." It was very shallow. It was really vain. When you try to sum up this movie in a couple sentences, it sounds trite and superficial.

Then I read the script, and it was just the opposite of that. And the power balance between these two characters - I mean, apart from just wanting to portray such an epic love story, which I thought was ambitious - and such a dire love story. I like that idea. It was that she wears the pants in this relationship. I mean, you know, you have this guy who is 108 years old, and he hates himself. And he's afraid of himself. And he's afraid of her, and he's afraid of his whole situation. And he's just neurotic as all hell.

Then you have this girl who is totally naïve to the entire situation. Yet she's willing to submerse herself wholeheartedly, because she trusts herself. And I think a lot of people are like, "Oh, see? Well, that's weak. That's a weak character." No! She wants it. It's something that she's willing to overcome. So - and my favorite thing about Bella is, she trusts herself. She puts a lot of stock in her feelings. I admire that.

Question: What are the pitfalls to taking on something that has such high expectations from a core audience, do you think?

Stewart: Questions like this, you know? Having to answer that question over and over and over. And it's not just the redundancy of it that bothers me. It's just like - I never have an answer. And so I feel like I'm scrambling to just think of some arbitrary answer, and you don't have one. I have a responsibility to this character and the story first and foremost. And a responsibility to myself.

When I made the movie, I had no idea about all these fans' expectations. And then all of a sudden they were shoved on me. Like, toward the end of filming I realized, "Wow. This is really"-I mean, you can go on-line and read all of it. But there's something - I never believe blogs. They might as well be the same person writing over and over. You don't know, really, how many people - but I care about the book just as much as they do.

Question: You've signed on for all three, right?

Stewart: Yes. If they make them, absolutely.

Question: When I first met you, you were fairly book-immersed. In fact, I remember you were reading - I think it was Moby Dick or something at the time. Some mammoth novel. Are you still as voracious a reader as you were?

Stewart: More so. I read more than I used to. Yeah.

Question: Do you try to continue your education as much as possible outside of your formal schooling?

Stewart: Well, I had classes, independent study, that were college prep classes. They were getting - they were putting me in the right position to have all my options open. Literally, of any school I wanted to go to. And I found myself feeling guilty every time I picked up a book that wasn't for school. Or, like, I couldn't ever sit down and write anything, because it was like - "You should be doing school." I had such an enormous workload, that I hated it. And it didn't make me happy. I found myself so stressed out, and just unhappy. And not really - I mean, I really loved home school. I really got a lot from it. But I got a lot from it once I dropped the structured courses. And I haven't talked to you since I did that. I took up a very subjective course outline, or whatever and I get to sort of choose what I do. I don't need the piece of paper - I don't need the satisfaction of saying to people in interviews that I went to some snooty school. I mean, I have a future in academics - it's just not a conventional one.

Question: What do you want to do, academically? I mean, what is your ambition, academically, if you have any?

Stewart: Not to accomplish anything. Like, not to produce anything, necessarily. But just to - every time I leave the country, I feel like an absolutely - just an ignoramus. But I don't know a whole lot and I would really like more knowledge. But. What is in my future academically? I might work up the nerve to go back to school. But I don't think I will - I mean, I don't know. I'm a bit of an - I guess autodidact's the word. I can sit in on classes. I just never want to be enrolled in a school. I can go crash courses.

Question: You're a very unconventional person. I guess you always had that about you. The scribbling poetry, which I had a glimpse of when I first met you, is that a remaining closeted ideal? Or do you think you will develop skills as a writer, do you want to work on your writing?

Stewart: I do want to work on writing, because - like, when I feel like acting is just living - I mean, really, nobody else can be a human better than anybody else. It's really an entirely subjective, rooted in emotion, just feeling spontaneous, impulsive thing. Writing's a skill. Writing is something that you can train yourself to know better. To know yourself better. And it's intimidating as hell. I mean, I definitely will always do what I've been doing. I've also started taking a lot of pictures, and they help the writing. The pictures help the writing. I mean, I want to make books. I want to take pictures and then write all over the pictures. And then I don't have to say a complete story, because I have the picture, and I have just a word.

Question: What kinds of pictures?

Stewart: Nothing specific. Just like - you know.

Question: Random?

Stewart: Yeah. Completely random.

Question: What are you doing next professionally?

Stewart: I go back to New Orleans on Monday to do two more days of work on a movie called "Welcome to the Rileys", with James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo from "Frozen River" and she's really amazing. Breathtaking. I play a runaway street kid. A child. A broken little kid. Like, just a broken toy.

James Gandolfini comes and sort of tries to pick up the pieces, and realizes that she needs to do it herself and shows her that she has the capacity to be more than just this sort of little icebox that she's turned into. I mean, she's the sweetest kid ever. But kids that have been abused in the way that she has, and that have lived on their own for so long - they don't think that they can be a normal person again. They just are, like, above it now. It's like, "Oh, I can't go back there," but they can.

So she sort of reawakens him. He's in a real rut and he's getting over the loss of his daughter. He's grieving, and he's been grieving for eight years. His wife is entirely agoraphobic and crazy, and she - it's like, the dynamic - have you seen "The Jungle Book:? It's like Mowgli and Baloo. It's like, this big, heavy, weighted-down man, and this light little thing just buzzing around him. And gets - in the movie, I feel like whenever we're in a scene together, I could give him a piggyback ride. He just really lightens up.

Question: Sounds cool.

Stewart: Yeah. It's really good.

Question: Next?

Stewart: Hopefully a movie called "K11". Not hopefully, actually. We're supposed to go in January. My mom's directing this movie that she wrote.

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2008年11月22日 (23:38)

Expanded Q&A: Kristen Stewart of “Twilight”





Kristen Stewart made her film debut at the tender age of 11 in 2001’s “The Safety of Objects,” opposite Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney and Patricia Clarkson. For those who don’t remember that one, the following year, she played Jodie Foster’s daughter in the thriller “Panic Room.” She also has appeared in the films “Cold Creek Manor,” “Catch That Kid” and Zathura.

But it was her standout performance in the drama “Into the Wild” that compelled director Catherine Hardwicke to cast her in the starring role of “Twilight.” In the film version of Stephenie Meyer’s much-loved book, Stewart plays Bella Swan, the awkward new kid in school in the tiny town of Forks, Wash. Her life seems ordinary, until she falls in love with a gorgeous vampire named Edward (Robert Pattinson). Encounters with ruthless vampires, friendly werewolves and other weirdness follows.

Stewart was 17, Bella’s age in “Twilight,” when she was cast in the role, but has since turned 18. She is home-schooled and is finishing the 12th grade.

During recent roundtable interviews during a press junket at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Stewart was twitchy - constantly shifting and shaking her foot vigorously - but fielded questions about the books, the role and coping with the fervent and opinionated “Twihard” fans.

Here is an edited version of the interview:

Q: Were you a fan of the books? Did you relate to Bella?
A: I wasn’t a fan of the books. I didn’t know about them. I stick to used bookstores. I just never saw them. How do I relate to her? She’s the vessel - you experience the whole story through her. You very much project yourself onto her, you put yourself on her, so whatever aspect of your personality … Bella was very, very close to myself. There weren’t any distinguishing characteristics that were different. I really just had to be an impulsive … like, I was playing this girl who gets caught up in this extravagant situation.

Q: Did the first love and passion ring true to you?
A: Yeah, I think everybody, even if they haven’t had some life-altering love affair with someone …

Q: What about the not-fitting-in aspect?
A: She thinks she doesn’t but she totally does. I think when you first start having crushes on people - I first started having crushes at 5. So it starts young, that’s a really innate thing about human beings.

And heightened emotion goes on when you’re this age, maybe because you trust yourself more, and that’s really why I love Bella. She really trusts herself. She’s really strong. And you haven’t become cynical about what you feel because you haven’t been hurt yet.

Then again, an 80 year-old woman can fall head over heels in love with somebody.

Q: You’ve been selective about your roles: how do you choose?
A: The way I choose characters and projects is not a calculated thing. Sometimes you do a project that really does have a message and really does speak to people or is the type of movie that you want to do. I feel I have to do it, if I read the script and I don’t bring this character to life they die on the page and nobody gets to experience them the way I did. Even if somebody else does it and does a really great job, people won’t get what I got and I won’t get to live through it and that’s hard.

So I feel like if I’m compelled to do the movie there’s a reason for it, and there usually is, like after you do the film you go, “Yeah that was good for me to do,” but when you’re choosing projects, follow instincts.

Q: This is arguably your biggest movie, with a huge fan base. How are you dealing with it all?
A: I’ve done so many movies that haven’t seen the light of day, and I’m really glad that I’m proud of this movie and it’s not something I did just to have people finally see my movie. All these interviews would be going so terribly bad if I didn’t like this movie.

In terms of the pressure from the fans, I care about the book just as much as they do, and separate from them, I didn’t really know about them until really more towards the end of the movie. And even when I found out about it I made sure that I kept tunnel vision. I read the book, I can’t know any less than they know about her, and there was no reason to get specific details from them or you’d be playing everyone else’s Bella.

Q: Did you read online about the casting of you and what they said?
A: Yeah, it’s kind of amusing. And anyone who says they don’t read their stuff online is lying.

Q: What did you read that was bizarre?
A: Like I walk funny. I think that’s hilarious. Stuff like that. “She walks funny, she’s just not right.” They all see themselves as Bella. Maybe not all of them, but it’s fine. What have I read about myself online? That I’m hated. It’s so weird to think people put so much energy into despising you so wholeheartedly that they literally take time to go onto message boards and talk about you. It’s weird.

Q: Any weird fan encounters?
A: It’s really interesting to see a hundred of them come by. We had to do a signing in Rome and there were so many fans. A couple of them, peppered in there scarcely, would come by with this look of disdain, just hatred.

Q: Because you were in the movie and they weren’t?
A: Yeah, totally. I’d get this look from them like they want to get across that they don’t like me in a very short amount of time. They have one second to put that piece of paper in front of you or their book and say, “Just sign it, OK? Don’t write anything else besides your name.” Or they’ll come up very quietly like, “You’re really enjoying this process, well enjoy it some more.”

Q: Does that backlash change your feeling about acting? Or does acting overcome that garbage?
A: It’s something I have to do, you know. The whole being critiqued and criticized and put under a microscope is fine, I guess, because people are interested.

But I don’t presume to know anything about anything. So it’s so funny when these girls have such distinct opinions about things. Wow. Who made you goddess? I don’t put too much stock in my own opinion because I don’t put too much stock in other people’s opinions. But the acting part, I have to do it.

Q: Why?
It’s not like I’m passionate about acting, I hate that word anyway. It’s another word for lying. It’s just been, so far, the one outlet that I’ve found that I can utilize the most. I write, but I only write for myself.

Q: You’re still writing?
Q: Yeah, but I’ve really regressed, I don’t know why. I was really confident when I was a little kid: “I’m going to be a writer, I’m going to go to Yale.” Now, I’m not going to school and nobody is going to read my writing. It’s just chicken scratches in a notebook.

Q: You started young in the business. What’s the toughest part of growing up in it?
A: I haven’t had too many problems. I had to stop going to school because I worked too much and my teachers resented me a lot. I got so much out of home schooling. I really loved home school. Independent study is for me.

Q: Did you miss the social aspect?
A: No, because I had this other; the business is not just adults, and age is a relative thing with me. I don’t miss being around kids. Kids typically make me really uncomfortable. But put me in a room with 150 extras and I’m uncomfortable. Plus, I know what it’s like to go to school. I went to public school up until seventh grade.

Q: What is it about vampires that makes them so enduring?
A: Everyone is attracted to things they don’t know. They’re dangerous and at the same time alluring, and for girls especially, they’re like a test, like you’re testing yourself: “I can touch the fire, and I’ll be fine.” I think it’s just they’re classically sexy and alluring. Other than that I really don’t know why. They’re immortal, so who knows what they’ve seen.

Q: Why has the “Twilight” series connected with people?
A: It’s such a first-hand account, experience, that it’s like you’re doing it yourself, and at the same time it’s voyeuristic, like you’re reading somebody’s private thoughts. You’re not supposed to know what people are fixated on, and in this, that’s the whole story. It’s a very epic, high-stakes, ultimate love story, and that is fundamentally what drives us to do everything in life.

I hate quoting the poster but if you’re gonna live for something that’s (love’s) the only thing you could live forever for. If you’re alone you just want to die.

-BAM
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2008年11月22日 (23:29)

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2008年11月21日 (23:38)

Kristen Stewart: Why Robert Pattinson Is the Sexiest Vampire Alive





The Twilight heartthrob's leading lady loves his wit and his hair – and yes, he proposed to her

By Janet Murphy

As "Twilighters" swoon with anticipation for the vampire flick's Nov. 21 opening day – almost 2,000 screenings are already sold out – Kristen Stewart says leading man Robert Pattinson has the killer looks for the job.

Stewart, who plays heroine Bella Swan in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling saga, agrees that her costar – featured in PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive issue – is "pretty sexy."

"Oh, he's like a little tortured artist. He's British. He's tall," the 18-year-old actress says. "He always looks like he's thinking about something. And he's quite witty. So he's pretty sexy."

And what about his much-admired hair?

"Yeah," Stewart agrees. "He never stops touching it. People love that."

Pattinson, 22, isn't so sure about his mane. "I don't get it. It's funny, you look the same for years and no one ever mentions it. Then suddenly it's a big deal. I kind of cut it a little bit the other day. It's not good having trademarks. You know you are doing something wrong."

And yes, Pattinson proposed marriage to Stewart on set.

"I mean, I don't know how serious he was, but yes," Stewart says. "We spent a lot of time together, a lot of like really heightened time."

"I can't remember proposing to her," Pattinson says, adding that he pops the question to women as a "good conversation starter."

"It used to be my thing, I would propose all the time," Pattinson says. "Just go up to someone, you know, and say I love you or ask them to marry you. It always works."

• Reporting by SCOTT HUVER

For more on the stars of Twilight – including Pattinson's quest for a girlfriend and Stewart's sweetest fan encounter – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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2008年11月21日 (23:35)

INTERVIEW: Kristen Stewart and Bella in TWILIGHT!





Written by Alyson Chavez
Thursday, 20 November 2008

Kristin Stewart has been thrust into the spotlight with her latest film venture TWILIGHT.

Opening in theaters November 21, the big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best selling young adult novels has teenage girls swooning everywhere.

IESB attended the press day for TWILIGHT and spoke with Kristen Stewart about her character Bella in the story plus the fandom and the upsides and downsides to starring in a Twilight film.

See what she had to say below,

Q: So Kristin, were you a fan of the books? When you read them, did you see yourself as Bella? What did you relate to about her?

Kristen Stewart: I wasn't a fan of the books, I didn't know about them, I stick to like, used book stores, I just never saw the big mass of Twilight signs and how do I relate to her? She, she's the vessel, I mean like you experience the whole story through her so you project, you very much project yourself onto her, you push yourself on her so whatever aspect of your personality, Bella was very, very close to myself, there wasn't any distinguishing characteristics that were different. I mean, I just sort of really had to be an impulsive, like I mean, I was just playing this girl who gets caught up in this extravagant situation.

Q: Did you relate to this passion that she feels, her first love, her yearning for this guy - is that really true to you? Does that ever happen?

KS: Yea, I think everybody does, even if they've not had some life altering love affair with someone...

Q: ...the outsider part of her, I mean did you relate to that aspect too? Because she doesn't fit in when she gets there.

KS: Yea, well, she kinda does, I mean, she just doesn't think she does. But she totally does...I think at this age when you first start, when you first start even having crushes on people. I've had crushes on people when I was like 5 [laughs], so it starts young, I mean that's something about human beings that you can't get away from and heightened emotions go on when you're at this age. I don't know why, it's just maybe because you trust yourself more and that's really why I love Bella because she really trusts herself, she's really strong and you even happened to become cynical about what you feel because you're having hurt, you know, I mean, but then again an 80 year old woman could fall head over heels in love with someone at the same time.

Q: Is that why you wanted, or why you're attracted to this, this sense of identification? At your age, you've been randomly selective about what you do, in the movies, why was it most important to be part of this?

KS: The way I choose characters in projects is really not a calculated thing, I'm not like, “Wow this really says something!” Sometimes you do a project and it really does speak to people. It's really what type of movie it is but it's really not the type of movie I really want to do, it's more, if I feel like I have to do it, if I read a script and I think that if I don't bring this character to life then they die right on the page and nobody gets to experience them the way I did -- even if somebody else does it and does a really great job -- people won't get what I got and I won't get to live through it, that's something that's hard, I mean, so I feel like if I'm entirely compelled to do the movie, then there's a reason for it and there usually is in the end. I mean...after you do the film you think, “Yea that was good for me to do because of this and this and this,” but, when you're choosing projects you follow instincts.

Q: You've done a lot of movies, you're probably done more films than some of your cast mates in this movie but this one is arguably maybe the biggest. I mean it's huge, there's this huge fan base but how are you dealing with that? How are you dealing with the phenomenon that is around this movie?

KS: It is interesting because I've done so many movies that just haven't seen the light of day. And I'm really glad that I'm proud of this movie. And that it's not something that I just did to have you people see my movie. All these interviews would be going so terribly bad if I didn't like this movie. I have to do so many interviews for this movie.

Q: It's cool that you like it.

KS: There was a sort of pressure from the fans and you know, I care about the book just as much as they do. I didn't even really know about them until I started this, I mean this whole, really until more towards the end of the movie. And even when I found out about it, I made sure to cut into tunnel vision and I really didn't take into consideration peoples - I read the book, I can't know any less then they know about her so there is a reason to get specific details from them because you'd be playing a very distracted character, you know, if you're playing everybody's Bella.

Q: Did you read all the stuff online about the casting with you and did you notice what the fans had to say about you?

KS: Yea, its kind of amusing and anybody who says they're not reading the stuff online is lying [laughs].

Q: What did you read that was really bizarre?

KS: You know, like I walk funny, I think that's hilarious.

Q: Really? How do you walk that is so funny?

KS: I don't know! They just find it funny. Stuff like that, stuff like she walks funny you know? And she's just not right, you know? They all see themselves as Bella, I mean maybe not all of them, but maybe some of them- I don't know where they draw this from but it's not gonna be exclusively me, I mean, it's fine. It's just, what weird things I have heard about myself online and that, you know, I'm like hated and just hated. And it's just so weird to think that people put so much energy into despising you so cold heartedly, and they literally take time on message boards about you, like they check on you. It's weird. [laughs]

Q: Have there been encounters with you? In person?

KS: No, it's really interesting to see like a hundred of them come by. Like we had to do an autograph signing in Rome and their were just so many, so many fans, and a couple of them just peppered in come by with this look like you have no idea, just the hatred...

Q: Wow!

KS: Yea it's funny though.

Q: Was it because you were in the movie and they weren't?

KS: Yea, yea totally! [laughs] It's also like you, I get this look from them like they want to get across that they don't like me in a very quick and very short amount of time and so it's like, I mean, they have one second to put their piece of paper in front of me or book in front of me and say like you know, “Just sign it okay and don't write anything else besides your name.” [laughs] Or they'll just come up very quietly and just place the book and be like, “Ugh! Oh you're really enjoying this process, well enjoy it now, because...” Or I had somebody come up to me and said like, “I don't know why you're so nervous. I mean like everybody loves you.” [laughs] Yea.

Q: What's your feeling about acting? I mean, this is the kind of role that young actors dream of to put you on the map and yet you're getting this sort of backlash from that. Does it change your feeling about acting? Or does it overcome all that other crap?

KS: It's something I have to do. You know, the whole being a celebrity and criticized and put under a microscope is funny, I guess, because they're interested. But, I don't presume to know anything about anything. So it's so funny to have girls have such, such distinct opinions about these things. Wow, who made you like this goddess, and I don't, I don't even put too much stalk in my own opinions and I don't put too much stalk into other people's opinions, so it's fine. It's just sort of fine. But the acting part I have to do it.

Q: When you mean it's just something you have to do, is it just a distinctive passion for you?

KS: It's not like I'm not passionate about acting, it's like, I hate that word anyway. It's just another word for lying. I mean it's like...it's just been, so far, the one outlook that I found that is the most I can do the most. I mean it's like, I write, but, I only write to myself and nobody is ever gonna see it – yea, but I've really regressed since I've talked to you because I don't know why I was really confident when I was a little kid. I was like yea! I'm gonna be a writer!. I'm gonna go to Yale! And now it's just, I'm not going to school and no one's gonna read my writing and it's just chicken scratches on a notebook and I don't even know why I said that to people.

Q: You started acting very young, what has been the toughest thing that you've been dealing with as a teenager growing up and in the business?

KS: I haven't had too many problems, I mean, I had to stop going to school 'cause I worked too much and my teachers resented me a lot.

Q: Were you tutored? Did you miss that?

KS: I got so much out of homeschooling. I really loved home school. It's a good independent study for me.

Q: But did you ever miss that social aspect at all? Nothing at your school?

KS: Uh no, because I, you know, well I had this other - well the business is not just full of adults, not really young people. Age is really like a relative thing for me, like, I don't really miss being around kids. Kids typically make me feel like really uncomfortable, they think that I'm like...

Q: Did that make it more difficult to do the scenes that were set in the school? Like did you catch like the awkwardness from high school?

KS: You put me in a room full of 150 extras, and I'm uncomfortable [laughs]. So that is an organic thing and I know what it's like to go to school. I went to public school up until 8th grade, or 7th grade? 7th grade.

Q: What is it about the series that you think has connected to people and what is it about vampires that makes them so enduringly fascinating?

KS: I don't know. They are sort of the ultimate...ultimately it's not that they're unknown, I mean everybody's attracted to things they don't know. They're dangerous and at the same time alluring and if you, I think for girls especially like if you think you can take it better than other people. I think it's like a test, like you're testing yourself. Like, I can touch the fire and I'll be fine and maybe that they - I think it's just they're classically, like they're classically sexy and alluring. I mean, other than that I don't really know why and plus like the question of, I mean that they're immortals. Like who knows what they've seen and to talk to somebody that's been around forever is a pretty amusing thing.

Q: And about the series, and why does the series connect to the stronger part of people?

KS: It's really such a first account, a first hand account experience that you feel, like you're doing it yourself and it's almost like when you feel her it's like voyeuristic. Like you feel like you've stumbled and you're reading somebody's private thoughts. So, I mean like you can, like you're not supposed to know what people are fixated on and in this it's like showed in your image that that's the whole story. So maybe that's it, and maybe it is sort of like a very epic high stakes ultimate love story and that is fundamentally what drives us to do everything in life, I mean, I hate quoting this poster, but if you're gonna live for something, that's the only thing that you could live forever for. If you're alone, you'd just want to die so...

TWILIGHT opens in theaters November 21!

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2008年11月21日 (23:26)

KRISTEN STEWART PLEASED TO BE PART OF TWILIGHT -EVEN WITH THE FANDEMONIUM





Posted By KEVIN WILLIAMSON, SUN MEDIA

Kristen Stewart isn't feeling once bitten, twice shy.

Ask her about reprising Bella Swan in the inevitable Twilight sequels and the lithe, L. A.-bred 18-year-old doesn't hesitate.

"I would love to do the second, third and fourth."

Lucky for her, then, that she and her big-screen paramour Robert Pattinson are already contracted for more entries in the franchise.

Luckier still that Summit Entertainment, which snapped up the film rights, isn't even waiting for this weekend's box office haul to stake out their sequel plans.

They've already set into motion adaptations of the remaining chapters of Stephenie Meyer's quadrilogy: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

For Stewart, who first gained notice as Jodie Foster's daughter in 2002's Panic Room, it all but ensures several more years of the fandemonium that has marked the weeks prior to today's premiere. It's a frenzy she got a disturbing taste of herself at a recent book signing in Rome, where she was mobbed by overzealous 'Twilighters.' They weren't vampires, but they still wanted a piece of her.

"When we were leaving the building I couldn't get to the car. It was actually scary," she says. "I was being dragged by security. I wasn't even on my own feet ... I was literally picked up and thrown into a van and then it shut, and then the van just started shaking. It's a really surreal experience because you're like, 'God. What?' I think based on that experience there's heightened security. (On the promotional circuit) I'm going to be very guarded. I'm not going anywhere unless they've got 15 big guys around me."

That level of hyper-intense fame is something many young Hollywood stars aspire to attain, of course. But Stewart says she never desired to be part of a blockbuster -even this one. Until now, she has been better known for such smaller films as Sean Penn's Into the Wild.

"(Fame) is not why I started doing this. I don't look at magazines and say, 'Oh, she's so cute. I wish I could do that.' I don't put too much stock in it. It doesn't impress me at all."

Nor does she seem terribly concerned about the -extremely - remote possibility Twilight could fail.

"If this movie flops or if does fantastically, I'm still going to be able to do (what I want).

"This movie is either going to make it easier for me to keep doing the things that I've been doing for almost 10 years, or it's going to drop me right on my ass and I'm going to keep doing the same things that I've been doing -which are tiny little independent movies that no one sees."

More than likely, one of her next projects will be New Moon.

"It's going to cost at least twice as much as the first one," says director Catherine Hardwicke, who shot Twilight on a shoestring budget of $38 million.

"We've got the werewolf effects - the list adds up quick. So this one has to make really quite a lot of money to make that one affordable, so I'm not going out and buying a new Prius yet."

But for the 22-year-old Pattinson, the cameras can't roll on the follow-up swiftly enough.

"The thing is I have to stay the same age unless they recast me. So they'd have to shoot it quite quick, because I already look about three years older than I did then. So they can't wait too long."

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1308130



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2008年11月21日 (23:25)

First Look: Greg Mottola’s Adventureland





One of the movies I’ve been looking forward to is Superbad director Greg Mottola’s Adventureland coming of age film based on his own experiences at the Long Island amusement park. Set in 1987, the film follows James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad forced to take a minimum wage job at an amusement park when he realizes he can’t afford his dream tour of Europe. Writer/director Greg Mottola – best known as the director of the hit comedy Superbad – channeled his own experiences as a low-paid amusement park employee while making the film.

Co-starring Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Martin Star. I hear it’s more of a damedy than a laugh-out-loud comedy (ie more Garden State than Superbad), and has the potential to be next year’s sleeper hit ala Little Miss Sunshine/Juno. The first trailer will be attached to Twilight on Friday, and will also hit MySpace the same day. So check back tomorrow. But for now, you can find the first two production photos above and below.

Ghostlife saw an early test screening in Boston, and had this to say about the film: “I thought it was excellent.” …”The acting and screenplay were great, but also thought the direction was fabulous. There was a slight ethereal quality to it that added a lot of atmosphere. The 80s aspect was also not overdone as I feared, it complimented everything just right. As it started I didnt know where it was going to go, it felt like it might be a directionless screwball comedy, but it turned out to be what I thought was a beautiful movie. Great character, acting, a tinge of weirdness. Unique stuff, well done!”

Adventureland is now set for a Spring 2009 (possibly March 27th?) release.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/11/20/first-look-greg-mottolas-adventureland/



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2008年11月21日 (23:20)

Kristen Stewart TWILIGHT's Bella Swan





By: Leslie Morgan
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008

Wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, Kristen Stewart sits down and folds her arms. At only eighteen, she has been acting for almost half her life with a slew of credits already under her young belt. Now she stars in one of the most highly anticipated films of the fall, 'Twilight' based on Stephanie Meyer’s best selling novel. Stewart plays Bella, a sixteen- year old girl who moves in with her father in WA where she meets a young man who alters the course of her life. We sat down with Stewart to talk to her about the film, the hype behind it and her fellow cast mates.

The 'Twilight' series of books has developed an enormous fan following. Steward talked about her encounters with fans, which she describes as, "entirely positive, but entirely overwhelming."

"I mean it’s like I only have to deal with the fans when I have to do events and I have to stand there and hope I can keep a smile on my face and hope that I don’t run off at the mouth and say something they are going to put me on the cross for," the actress said. "It’s good that they can be so passionate about something. I mean I care about the book just as much as they do.”

Did Stewart feel a responsibility to the book or the fans and did it affect her performance?

“I felt such responsibility to the story and character first. If you don’t get to play the part that really compels you then they die on the page and no one gets to experience them as you have. That was much stronger than my ideas about the fans because I didn’t really know about the fans when I was making the movie. I sort of had tunnel vision… I’m never going to satisfy everybody. It’s really a self-conscious role. It’s this girl caught up in an extravagant situation."

Being a franchise, did Stewart take that into consideration when choosing to take on the role? Would she be ready to do the second, third and fourth installments?

“I was ready to follow it for as long as it’s going to go. I would love to do the second, third and fourth. I can only do a movie if I am entirely compelled to do it or else in every frame I am going to look confused. This movie is either going to make it easier to do what I’ve been doing for almost ten years or it’s going to drop me right on my ass and I am going to keep doing what I’ve been doing, which are tiny little independent movies that nobody sees. I just came off a movie where I play a homeless kid, a really damaged little kid that is nothing like Bella. In fact she’s,” Stewart lowers a voice to an audible whisper, “a stripper.”

There has been a lot of publicity for the film and the ads and billboards have Stewart and Pattinson pretty much everywhere. The actress isn't showing any signs of exposure fatigue though.

"I’m so glad that I like this movie and that I am proud of this movie. I would have hidden under the table and this interview would have gone terribly. It isn’t why I started doing this," she said. "I don’t look at magazines or put too much stock in it. If the movie is good then great, but if it’s not then I feel bad for the person with their face blown up and fifty feet up. Some people would be ok with that as long as their face is out there. I’m not OK with that.”

Stewart credits director Catherine Hardwicke with guiding the cast through the exhausting process of making an event movie.

"She’s hard to sum up. She’s really eccentric. At first when you meet her you think, ‘wow she’s crazy.’ I love this woman. There’s something about her. She gets and has a fundamental understanding of emotion. She doesn’t overcomplicate things. She’s gone through it and gotten back to the basics. She works 24/7 and is right there with you all the time.”

Stewart worked extremely closely to her co-star Robert Pattinson who plays her love interest Edward Cullen in the film. There are stories circulating that Pattinson obsessed a bit too much over his role.

"Yeah," stewart said , confirming Pattinson's intensity, "which is perfect for the part. That’s why he had to be in it. We all had that in us, but wouldn’t be able to shoot a scene. There were times when I said, ‘You are really good’ and he said, ‘You think I need that.’ I was like, ‘No I really like what you are doing here.’ I think it had a lot to do with the part he was playing.

And what about the rumors that the actor proposed marriage to Stewart?

“Yeah I don’t know how serous it was, but it happened," she admits. "We spent a lot of time together. We were tired a lot of the time.”

Check out Stewart’s performance in 'Twilight' in theaters today!

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2008年11月20日 (23:42)

Interview: 'Twilight' Star Kristen Stewart





by James Rocchi Nov 19th 2008 // 10:02PM

At the end of a long day of interviews promoting Twilight, it might be exhaustion -- or high spirits -- that makes Kirsten Stewart so blunt; asked if she's thought about walking away from the series just to mess with people's heads, she laughs: " Oh, God, yeah. I've totally had the thought; it would be so easy for me to send so many hundreds of girls into such a frenzy. It took a long time for me to admit that I was too bogged down by the first book, to admit to these girls that I wasn't as ... I'm just as obsessed as they are; I read it from an entirely different perspective and had to live it for three months. I can't start the next book unless I have the job to do, or I'm just gonna drive myself insane -- and even this, they don't get that. They're like "What? How could you not read the book ...?" Yeah, I have thought, many times. "What could I do?" It'd be so easy. ..."

Stewart spoke about coming to grips with a dedicated group of fans, getting into character, changing Bella's wardrobe, how she kept the natural in Twilight's supernatural story and much more in Los Angeles.

Cinematical: There's this great moment in Twilight where Bella's driving by the diner as her friends are walking out, and she's running for her life from vampires, and her friends are happy and she's sad ... Was it hard building a naturalistic character in this film, or was it a good place to retreat to, from all the special effects and supernatural stuff?

Kristen Stewart: It's funny; when we were doing the film, it didn't feel like a big effects movie. They were never around; we didn't have the money to pull it off; everything was in-camera. It always felt like a character-driven movie; it always felt like I may as well just be doing an indie, except there's like fifteen thousand more people sitting behind the monitor with opinions. In this case it was ... I feel like it's a very real world; the only little minor detail is that (Edward's) a vampire. And that could be very representative of any problem that a guy you're with may have, any sort of hang-up he may have; this is just a really sort of glorified extreme version of that. So, it was always so rooted in reality that no, that doesn't really apply.

Cinematical: I was talking with Ms. Hardwicke about the fact that Bella comes from a fractured family situation, and that she meets the Cullens -- who are aren't a traditional family, but are a very functional family, and if that's part of the appeal for (them) for Bella as a character. Could you feel that on-set, responding to the energy of the actors playing the Cullens?

KS: Yeah, absolutely; they are family ... I mean, not the actors playing the Cullens, but. ... When you meet (the Cullens) for the first time in the movie, you think 'Wait, so is he their dad? He's really young; so is she; how does that work?" I think ... you're not always born into your family, and that, for her, was sort of what she felt. ... Even though she really does love her mom and her dad, it's not the family she should have been born into.

Cinematical: When you stepped into those scenes, did those actors seem to have a connected vibe to them?

KS: Yeah! They absolutely seemed to portray people that have been together not just for however long a normal family would be together ... families don't always want to be together all the time; (the Cullens) have chosen to be together all the time; it's different when you choose that, and absolutely I think they portrayed that; It's something you see that's so admirable, and you want to be part of it.

Cinematical: I can easily imagine that this endless process of interviews is the worst part of making the film ...

KS: Yes.

Cinematical: ... What was the best part of making the film?

KS: Being done? At the beginning of a project, it's like, so daunting. A lot of people were very celebratory (at the beginning of filming) because they knew that this was gonna be, like, "Oooh, it's a big movie! We have a built-in fan base! You guys are doing great!" Yeah, but our job is so far from being done. I'm always incredibly stressed out in the middle of making a movie, and once I'm finished, it's like "Whew ... done." It's finished, and I don't have to stress out about it anymore; it's a done deal.

Cinematical: This is a silly, glossy question but. You have a green bowling shirt in the scene in the school lab; it's a great look. Did you get any input into that, or at the very least did you steal anything that you had in your wardrobe?

KS: (Laughs) I didn't take anything; I took very non-descript things, because I couldn't bring myself to wear any of Bella's outfits. But we really did want to make Bella -- as much as she is nothing special, she's very much a normal girl and really fits in with the rest of her schoolmates -- there's something unique about her, there's something kind of cool; she has a cool style. I mean, I had input on that, yeah; I decided to make that shirt green; it was red, and I was like "Maybe we shouldn't have a blood red shirt in the movie. ..."

Cinematical: There's almost no red in the film; it's got a really controlled color palate. ...

KS: That was (director) Catherine (Hardwicke); that was her.

Cinematical: What did you learn from working with Catherine? What did you see her do and go "Man, that's smart. ..." What did you pick up from how she works on the set?

KS: Catherine helped me to ... when you're expressing incredibly fundamental ideas that are so wrought and severe and intense, the best way to express them is the simplest way. Which is, sometimes, it sounds so corny; you're reading this script, and you're like "You would never say this? How could you. ..." (Catherine's) very child-like in this way that is wise; she doesn't have to over-complicate things, she's already done it, and she's able to get back to the basics and just understand things really for what they are, fundamentally. And so whenever I had moments of self-consciousness, she would push me through it and be like "You know what? This is just the way you have to do it." And I'd be like "But it's trite! And it's crap! And I refuse to say it!" (Laughs.) And she'd be like, "Okay, fine; say whatever you want, and as long as you're feeling what you should be feeling, the right things will come out. ..." And she would get me to a certain point, and the lines would be killer. They would kill me, they would gut me, and she really helped me with that. She expresses fundamental ideas; she's unabashedly human; she's really very accepting of people and individuals.

Cinematical: It's also very interesting in that it's a film where there's a female director and a female screenwriter adapting a female novelist's work; did that give the film a different feel than other projects you worked on?

KS: It's not like something that I noticed, it's not like I was "Wow, this is a real girl power movie." I feel like so many movies made by men about women have been oddly perceptive. ...

Cinematical: Panic Room, just for the most obvious example.

KS: Yeah, totally. So I don't think there's any way of generalizing about people like that; you don't know. I don't know what it would have been like having a man directing the movie.

Cinematical: When did the enormity of this sink in? Or has it yet? And I don't just mean the fan response to the book, or the potential success of it -- I mean, it's a film where you're in pretty much every scene, you're the narrator, you're the lynchpin character ... when did the enormity of that sink in?

KS: ComicCon. I've starred in movies before; I've carried movies. I don't know if (I've done it) very well, but I've had the responsibility of being the lead character in a movie -- even one that is in every scene; I did this movie called Speak, and I was in every frame of that movie. But I didn't realize when I signed on to do (Twilight) that it had the expansive fan base that it did. I knew we had an exclusive, highly devoted fan base, but I didn't put too much stock in (that); I kind of had to keep tunnel vision. My responsibility to the character, and the story, was much greater -- (it) really, really outweighed the responsibility that I felt to these people that had nothing to do with me and nothing to do with the project, and I sort of just thought that they were entirely judgmental and crazy ... but I understand; I care just as much about the book as they do, I'm just as passionate about the book as they are. With any other story that I loved, I would scrutinize them (the people filming it) just as much as (Twilight fans) did, so I completely understand it. But I ignored it until it was shoved in my face.

Cinematical: I asked Mr. Pattinson if he ever dreams of being an actor in the era before the internet, as it's hard to imagine Sarah Bernhardt or Laurence Olivier reading blog postings about themselves. Do you miss that kind of isolation?

KS: Yeah; those people were held in reverence -- and I'm not saying that's what actors of this day deserve --- but they were kept on -- not a higher pedestal -- but they were just on a different plane. They were unattainable, and they were only to be understood through the characters that they played. And I appreciate that so much more. You ruin so much, you take so much of the mystery away. Because actors aren't ... we're normal people. We've had, like, sort of crazy experiences that I guess people want to know about, but there's no reason to be asking them about their deep inner thoughts about life and love and what it is to live forever and stuff like that. It's like, "Watch the movie and think for yourself, how about that?"

Cinematical: Nobody ever asks a plumber what it's like to be part of a system of water, flowing to the sea. ...

KS: (laughs) Exactly!

Cinematical: Do you ever think about freaking people out and saying "I want no part of any future (Twilight) movies?

KS: Oh, God, yeah. I've totally had the thought; it would be so easy for me to send so many hundreds of girls into such a frenzy. It took a long time for me to admit that I was too bogged down by the first book, to admit to these girls that I wasn't as ... I'm just as obsessed as they are; I read it from an entirely different perspective and had to live it for three months. I can't start the next book unless I have the job to do, or I'm just gonna drive myself insane -- and even this, they don't get that. They're like "What? How could you not read the book ...?" Yeah, I have thought, many times. "What could I do?" It'd be so easy. ... I did this movie called Welcome to the Rileys right after Twilight; I play this street kid, a runaway, a really broken, damaged little kid; she's a prostitute, stripper, working girl ... and I can't wait to read those blogs; I can't wait. But a lot of those girls, I think, might be excited about it; It's a really good story. Not all of them are these sweet innocent little things ... in fact, the opposite.

Cinematical: So, you're hoping to make the success of Twilight a gateway for them into different films just through the venue of them following you?

KS: Actually, yeah. Absolutely; again, it's hard to generalize about such a massive group of people, but they should be exposed to more than just the world of Twilight, and if it's through me, great; go for it.

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2008年11月19日 (23:05)

Hit or miss, ‘Twilight’ is Kristen Stewart’s big break




By John Anderson - Newsday

November 18, 2008

Beverly Hills, Calif. ― The love-after-death movie "Twilight" is going to be so huge it would take a stake through the heart to stop it. And the reasons seem so obvious they make you say, "D'oh!": A heavily computer-generated, blood-flecked, teenage soap opera set in the hormonal chaos of high school. A ready-made fan base of rabid Gothic/chick-lit readers cultivated by Stephenie Meyer's four-book series. And a not-so-secret weapon named Kristen Stewart.

The actress, who is just old enough to have voted in the recent election, is no newcomer. "If that were the case," she says, "I'd be tripping." No, her filmography began when she was 11 (in "The Safety of Objects"), and her roles include playing Jodie Foster's daughter in "Panic Room" (2002), making a big splash in the adventure "Catch That Kid" (2004) and being the best thing in several movies (including last year's "The Messengers").

But "Twilight" promises something new and presumably wonderful. Adapted from the Meyer books by Melissa Rosenberg - rest assured, there will be sequels - "Twilight" is set in the Pacific Northwest village where Bella Swan (Stewart) has come to stay with her police chief father (Billy Burke) and become reacquainted with a town filled with people she hasn't seen in years - and others, the likes of which she's never seen.

They are namely, the Cullens, an ad-hoc family of white-complected, crazy-eyed outsiders who are accepted, more or less, by the rest of the student body (sort of the way Michael Jackson might be, should he re-enroll in high school).

From the moment they meet, Bella and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) walk a razor's edge between attraction and loathing, and experience a magnetism so strong it repels. Ultimately, in a process that develops more quickly than it does in the books, Bella is exposed to the Cullen family and their unorthodox dining habits.

Director Catherine Hardwicke ("Thirteen") employs enough violence and gymnastics, both real and computer-generated, to keep boys interested ("It wasn't until I was up in the air that I realized I was so uncoordinated," said co-star Nikki Reed). And unlike most movie shoots, the absence of light was an asset. "The production was very weather-dependent," said Peter Facinelli, who plays clan chief Dr. Carlisle Cullen. "As soon as we had clouds, we had to go."

The undead, as we all know, abhor direct sunlight.

But the movie is a romance, one that serves as an exalted metaphor for the hysteria of adolescence.

"In my role, I'm a child," said Stewart. "He's not - he's 108 years old. But I'm playing a child who has never had to give as much as she's giving to another person and sometimes that did feel entirely goofy."

The full-blooded dialogue of "Twilight" does, at times, feel a bit engorged.

"Sometimes, I'd be like, 'This is crap. This is the worst, most trite piece of crap I've ever done in my life,'" Stewart said, laughing. "I love the books, but trying to do it in real life, it doesn't translate."

Getting noticed

Stewart is among that rare group of actresses who are more beautiful in person than on film. Her eyes suggest the flashing lights on a Bluetooth. She also wears her recently acquired adulthood like a pair of boots she's breaking in.

"It's just that, as an actress, you're so self-conscious and exposed," she said. "This was something Catherine helped me with a lot. But when you're expressing the most wrenching emotions that a person can feel, in words, sometimes the best way to do it is the most simple way. What are you thinking? 'I want to die for you!' 'I love you!' 'You're beautiful!' I was like, 'Come on! That's not what you'd say!' But in this case, it is. And it was so much more effective because of that."

As unguarded as Stewart seems to be about the content of "Twilight," she's utterly realistic about what it's going to do for her career.

"It's the first movie I've done that has gotten so much notice," she said. "And it doesn't even have to be good. If the movie flops, we'll get just as much press for like, 'Wow, I can't believe that movie was horrible and it flopped.' You know?"

She sits up. "This makes my life a lot easier, in a way. I'm not going to have to say, 'Oh, I want to do that movie so bad, but they have no money and I'm going to be too old by the time they get the money and I'm not going to be able to play the part.' That's not the case now - I get to do things I'm really passionate about."

Next round

But that's not what people want to know from an actress who's been working all her short life for a chance like "Twilight." It's all suddenly become more immediate, and a little scary.

"If this were my first movie, I would not be able to handle this, I don't think," she says. "I have a couple more posts on IMDB now, or a few more photos on Wireimage, but what else does it do for me, besides facilitate me making the next movie I want to make? Nothing."

But isn't that something? "It's everything!" she says. "It's totally everything, but that's not what people want to know. They don't care. 'How does it feel?' It doesn't feel like anything. 'Wow, this is an exciting time for you ... ' Yeah. My movie's coming out. I'm working on something else now."

At least until the next round of "Twilight."

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2008年11月18日 (23:37)

In pictures - Kristen Stewart had to beg to kiss Robert Pattinson





Kristen Stewart was so desperate to star as Isabella "Bella" Swan in Twilight that she begged for an audition.

Kristen might only be eighteen but she has a few movies under her belt. She has starred alongside Jodie Foster in Panic Room, played the lead in kids film Zathura and acted alongside Meg Ryan in another film.

We don't blame Kristen for begging. After all, her character gets to kiss the gorgeous Robert Pattinson.

Kristen has revealed all in an interview with Reelz Channel.

She admits that she hadn't read any of the novels by Stephenie Meyer before she auditioned.

Kristen said: "I was sent a synopsis. I wasn't interested in looking at other things because I was close to the end of the movie I was working on. This one was, like, forced on me. I read this thing that summed up the movie and I said, "Wow, this is really not what I'm into doing. I don't want to be a part of something that's presenting this really ideological idea of what love is to young girls all over (the world)."

"It was very shallow and vain to me. So she's in love with this guy because he's the hottest thing she's ever seen? But then I read the script because I had no choice.

"I begged for the audition. I hadn't read the book because I go to used book stores."

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2008年11月18日 (23:31)

Kristen Stewart: Not Just a Vampire's Paramour

Nov 18, 2008 - Lynn Barker




Bella Swan doesn't fall in love with overly-gorgeous guys across a crowded room. "Totally wrong" you say? "Not according to the books" you say? Talented 18-year-old actress Kristen Stewart who plays Bella in the upcoming Twilight film based upon the mega-popular novels, wasn't into vampires growing up and has never fallen for a guy immediately just because he's beautiful.

Kristen is strong, opinionated, sure of what she wants and is fast getting a rep as one of Hollywood's most creative and capable young, hard-working actresses. Even in a space adventure film like Zathura, she left an impression as a fed-up older sis. She wasn't the typical screaming crazed killer-bait in the frightening The Messengers or Cold Creek Manor and isn't planning on letting her casting as the much-loved Bella, stop her from taking on radically-different roles. She'll play a damaged, 16-year-old stripper in an upcoming film. What she does have that closely compares to Bella is spunk. After meeting and talking with Kristen, I'm sure that Hollywood will never crush her spirit or typecast her.

Picture the beautiful, long-haired brunette in a casually-elegant outfit consisting of brown pants and cropped jacket over white tee. Accessories were her usual gathering of leather watch, metal bracelets and silver rings. A delicate, long, crystal and gold necklace femmed-up her look. Her make-up person should get an award for making her look breathtaking with very little "goop" on her face. We're in a room at the Beverly Wilshire hotel right off Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. We found Kristen's answers to our Q's to be less the media-trained spiel many actors give and more her own well-thought-through take on the film, guys, love at first sight, her reaction to fans and her next projects. Pull up a chair......

Kristen: We were just in Madrid and Rome and when I come in (to chat) it's very quiet and you sit down and you start. You're more like "hey!"

TeenHollywood: Yep, we're just the friendly gurl-chat type. We're gonna ask a question you are sooo sick of answering. Had you read the books? Were you familiar with the "Twilight" novels?

Kristen: No. I wasn't. I was sent a synopsis of the story. I was working on another project and I wasn't interested in looking at other things yet because I was really close to the end. I was like just like 'give me two weeks to finish my movie and I swear I'll read all the scripts that exist in the world'. I read this thing that summed up the movie, and I was like, 'wow, that's not what I'm into doing. I don't want to be a part of something that's presenting this ideological ideal of what love is to such young girls'. I just didn't like that. It was very shallow and vain to me. So she's in love with this guy because he's the hottest thing she's ever seen? That's not what I'm into.

TeenHollywood: But, at some point, you had to have changed your mind.

Kristen: Then I read the script. (After that), I had no choice and I begged for the audition. I didn't know about the books. I go to used bookstores.

TeenHollywood: What did you see in the script you didn't see in the synopsis?

Kristen: That Edward isn't perfect at all, which is always the perfect thing for a girl to have because we're saviors, maternal beings. It was a really, really unhealthy, difficult, impossible love that should be ignored if possible. But it can't be. I'm interested in unhealthy, neurotic people. That's what I found in both of the characters. The power balance between the two is interesting because you have this one really perfect, competent guy but he's the one who's really afraid and tortured and not confident. He really thinks he should protect this girl and just go away, and she's the strong woman who at the same time is willing to subject herself and give up power. That's the most powerful, strong thing you can do is to relinquish that, and I think it's an innately female quality is to say 'Okay, I don't need this but you can have it big man'. (we laugh) So I just found it interesting.

TeenHollywood: Ever have that moment where you looked across the room and saw a guy and went, 'whoa, I'd like to meet him'?

Kristen: I'm just 18-years-old but I've never gone out with someone or been interested in anybody I ever thought was attractive when I first looked at them, not ever. It happens like a second later. Also, if they're not looking at me, I'm like 'pshh (who needs 'um?)'. When somebody looks at you a certain way, it's indescribable, especially if you're both doing it at the same time. But, I've never been the type of girl who has looked for this unattainable thing/guy who isn't aware of you. I've never been fixated on anything that wasn't fixated on me! (another laugh)

TeenHollywood: Good for you! There has to be a ton of fan pressure in playing this role. Have you already experienced that?

Kristen: It's really important to me. I don't want to upset people. People are so passionate about the book. But, it's something that I've got to put down now because I'm done with the movie. I've done my job and all of the responsibility (I felt) was self-inflicted; it had nothing to do with people who loved the book. I had tunnel vision in Portland when I was making this movie. I didn't even know. Then I come home and go to Comic Con and it's like 'wha? People care about this as much as I do. Why?' I know why but its funny when you become this little figurehead. I don't take it personally because I know how they feel. I would put the same amount of pressure on a character I held in (esteem).

TeenHollywood: Is there a particular impression you take away from being around the zealous fans?

Kristen: The crowds of people screaming. I know Rob's been quoted infamously. He said something about going through 'the Gates of Hell'. Yeah. But it makes you want to cry. It's like a natural instinct. Energy pushed at you like that is really overwhelming. It's loud and blinding. I've also had girls move down autograph tables and look at me with the most severe amount of disdain. That is a little unnerving. (They say) 'Just your name. Can you not write anything besides your name'? I'm like, 'yeah, sure'.

TeenHollywood: You're signed on for two more of these so the fan base is only going to get bigger. Are you prepared for cult-like status?

Kristen: Yeah. Because it doesn't touch you. It doesn't feel like anything. You can go online and cry about what's posted on IMDB or you can just not read or read it and get a kick out of it. When I go out for things like this (interviews) and know that I've been exposed, then I go online and I'm like 'yo, is anything weird happening? Are people outraged about some stupid little thing I decided to say?' I have to say genuinely it doesn't bother me. Like last night, I had to go to this mock red carpet thing where there were like 100 fans outside and a theater full of people and the 'Gates of Hell' noise. That's very fleeting. It happens very rarely, and then I go back to work.

TeenHollywood: Do you get why fans are so rabid and emotional? Have you felt that way about anything?

Kristen: I understand the phenomenon. I'm moved by the story as much as they are. I've never been obsessed with a celebrity. I've never had that. I think it's either in you or it isn't. It makes sense that this movie is attracting that, I guess. I really have to say I don't think anything about it; it just is. It's just there.

TeenHollywood: Can you talk about the rumors that you and Robert were so dark and into the characters that that's all you talked about even off set; getting obsessed with Edward and Bella. Did you have fun?

Kristen: Yeah, but we had fun doing that. That's why we were there.

TeenHollywood: So, as an actor, that should be what you want to do.

Kristen: Yeah, it is and it's fun. It absolutely is.

TeenHollywood: Catherine Hardwicke is an interesting director for this. Can you talk about working with her?

Kristen: She is incredibly smart (but) she expresses ideas in the simplest way. It's hard to explain this. What I'm about to say is going to sound negative. She's almost childlike in a way. Kids are (she gets super intense and leans in close) skyrocket overpowers when it comes to not over-thinking things and taking it for what it is and understanding it, just on a fundamental level. 'I just feel it and so believe it'. She is very wise. There's something wise about her. There's something trusting of fundamental human emotion. I wanted to overcomplicate everything in this movie and take it apart and say 'you'd never say this and it's corny and it's crap, and I'm not going to say it!' And she's be like 'just give it a shot' and she would put me in the right place so it would come out right. She doesn't lack in enthusiasm. She works 24/7 and never feels like she's leaving you alone. A lot of directors set you up and sit back and say, 'okay, let's see what you've got'. She never did that. She was always right there.

TeenHollywood: Are you okay working in that "show me what you've got" mode as well?

Kristen: Yeah. Absolutely.

TeenHollywood: Which is more comfortable?

Kristen: It depends on how they do it. There are technical aspects of directing but acting is living. It's like saying 'you are no worse an actor than I am if you could just get rid of inhibition and believed in something and wanted to portray it and wanted people to know it'. You're not better at being human than I am. In the same way, it's hard to say how a director relates to you and communicates. It's hard to define.

TeenHollywood: You used to play tomboy roles; this is more feminine. Are you turning your image around with this film?

Kristen: I'm getting older. It's not like my goal. You just have more complicated roles to play when you get older. That's why.

TeenHollywood: Talking about complicated roles, we hear that you were seen dancing on a bar in New Orleans to prepare for a stripper role. True?

Kristen: Yeah. It's Welcome to the Rileys. I play a really broken 16-year-old. It doesn't matter how old she is though. She doesn't have her say. She's a liar. Everything she says she's making it up. But James Gandolfini comes in to try to pick up the pieces, and realizes that she has to do it herself. It shows she has the capacity to be a real person and not this shut down little icebox that she's become. It's really, really good. I love it. Melissa Leo is in the movie as well and she's so good.

TeenHollywood: You're doing a movie with Nikki (Reed) that your mom is directing?

Kristen: Yeah. K-Eleven. It takes place in a dorm of the LA County Jail. It's like where you go if you can't be put into the general population. So its full of eccentric, crazy off-the-wall characters, and me and Nikki play two of them. Jason Mewes wakes up in this place and doesn't know where he is and tries to break out for two weeks. He tries to integrate himself into the community. It's a really sweet but really screwed up little family in there.

TeenHollywood: Did you vote since you're 18?

Kristen: (excited) Yes! I'm really f**king proud of it too!

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2008年11月18日 (23:28)

Kristen Stewart sinks her teeth into 'Twilight'





amie Portman, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- She didn't know the book, and at first she didn't even want to do the film version, even though it promised to be a surefire hit.

She may be the object of cult frenzy, but don't expect her to be drawn into it. She'll maintain her distance, thank you very much.

And no, she's definitely not into vampires -- not even young, handsome and soulful ones.

Kristen Stewart only turned 18 a few months ago, but that doesn't stop her from speaking her mind about everything from sexual attraction to the clamour of expectation over the arrival of her new movie, Twilight, in which she plays Bella, a lonely high school girl who falls for Edward, a morose but alluring vampire portrayed by Robert Pattinson.

She doesn't mind being provocative in her views-- which might dismay the huge international fan base for Stephenie Meyer's best-selling quartet of novels about vampirism in the Pacific Northwest. For example, don't expect Stewart to get all gushy and gooey about the romance between Bella and Edward.

"I'm interested in unhealthy, neurotic people," she says flatly. "That's what I found in both the characters.

"The power balance is really interesting because you have this one (Edward) who's really perfect, but he's the one who's really afraid and tortured and not confident ... She (Bella) is the sure-footed strong woman who at the same time is willing to subject herself and give up power. The most powerful, strong thing you can do is to relinquish that, and I think an innately female quality is to say, 'OK, I don't need this but you can have it, big man.' "

Still Stewart didn't want to do Twilight on the basis of the synopsis initially sent her.

"This one was like forced on me ... and I was like: Wow! That's not what I'm into doing. I don't want to be part of something that's presenting this ideological idea of what love is to such young girls. I just didn't like that. It was very shallow and vain to me. She's in love with this guy because he's the hottest thing she's ever seen. That's not what I'm into."

She was uninterested in the books or the huge sales they were racking up. Used bookstores are Stewart's thing.

She changed her mind after receiving Melissa Rosenberg's screenplay and finding unexpected depths in the story.

"Then I had no choice. I begged for an audition."

Stewart decided she was attracted to the idea of "a really unhealthy, difficult, impossible love that should be ignored if possible."

Remarks like these tend to give film publicists the jitters. What's refreshing about Stewart -- and it may have a lot to do with her youth -- is that she doesn't play by the rules when facing the media. She's prepared to say what she thinks -- and do so articulately and thoughtfully.

To be sure, there's a hint of nervousness this morning. There are countless rings on her fingers and thumbs, and she's constantly slipping them off and on as she talks. But there's also a sense of knowing how Hollywood works -- her father is a TV producer and her mother a scriptwriter -- and of knowing how to maintain her equilibrium in the face of the life-changing fan frenzy which could engulf her.

She knows she has a responsibility to these fans. She received a staggering insight into their power when she attended the Comic-Con convention in San Diego in the summer and was confronted by thousands of screaming Twilight disciples.

"I don't want to upset people," she says. "People are so passionate about the book." Yet, part of her feels her involvement in Twilight should be over now that she's finished making the movie. "I had tunnel vision when I was making the movie. I didn't even know what was happening."

But she certainly knew after going to San Diego. "It's funny when you become this little figurehead. I don't take it personally, because I know how they feel."

In fact, it's important that she definitely does not take it personally.

"The crowds of people screaming ... it makes you want to cry. It's like a natural instinct. That energy pushed at you like that is really overwhelming. It's tough and blinding."

She felt like an object on display.

"I've had girls move down autograph tables and look at me with the most severe amount of disdain. That is a little unnerving. They say, 'Just your name. Can you not write anything but your name?' I'm like -- yeah, sure."

Stewart is already signed for the film versions of later novels in the series. She knows this means even more cult frenzy. But she insists she's prepared for it and that she'll survive it -- "because it doesn't touch you, it doesn't feel like anything. You can go online and cry about what's posted about you or you can just not read it. Or you can read it and get a kick out of it. Are people outraged by some stupid little thing I decided to say? I have to say genuinely that it doesn't bother me."

She even is prepared to pour cold water on one of the film's big moments -- when Bella looks across a crowded school cafeteria, spots Edward brooding in the distance, and is immediately infatuated by him.

"I've never been interested in anybody I ever thought was attractive when I first looked at him," she laughs. If the boy isn't clearly looking at her, she isn't interested. "But when somebody looks at you in a certain way, it's indescribable. I've never been the type of girl who looks for this unattainable thing that isn't aware of you. I've never been fixated on anything which wasn't, like, fixated on me."

Stewart was strong-minded enough to force rewrites of some of her Twilight dialogue because she didn't think it was right for her character. But she was already a seasoned young actress when she came to the project.

Last year, she received positive reviews for her performance as a hippie chick in Sean Penn's Into The Wild, and held her own against the formidable Jodie Foster in Panic Room. She's lately working in a new and as yet untitled film in which she plays a New Orleans stripper. And currently, she's on view as Robert De Niro's daughter in director Barry Levinson's new Hollywood satire, What Just Happened?

She's characteristically forthright in talking about the iconic but shy De Niro.

"Robert De Niro is entirely self-conscious and doesn't like meeting people." But she loved working with both actor and director. "It was good. It was very caring. It was gentle."

She's a young actress in for the long haul, which is why she'd determined not to get sucked into the Twilight vortex.

"I understand the phenomenon. I'm moved by the story as much as they are. But I've never been obsessed by a celebrity. I never have. I think it's either in you or isn't. It makes sense that this movie is attracting that, I guess. I really have to say that I don't think anything about it. It just is. It's just there."

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2008年11月18日 (23:21)

Kristen Stewart Twilight Interview





The precocious starlet defends Twilight against its feminist critics and endorses used bookstores and indie rock.

I was originally supposed to interview Kristen Stewart at Comic-Con. However, she hit a major traffic jam and missed all of the interviews. This was a shame, because I'd recently recommended her for the part of Cheetara in Thundercats and was fully prepared to broach the subject. Alas, it was not to be.

However, now that I've met her I get the distinct impression she's not really into interviews or fame. I can hardly blame her. Interviews are the worst. Everyone asks the same questions (except me) and the process goes on for months. It would be enough to drive any normal person insane. Now that I've empathized with the dear girl, read on!

Question: Had you read the books before you were cast?

Kristen Stewart: No. I frequent used bookstores.

Question: Did you have any idea what you were getting into?

KS: It was all brand new to me until halfway through shooting. I didn't realize people cared about it as much as I did. And that people would have something to say about how I did this.

Question: When did you realize people had an opinion about it all?

KS: It was mentioned in the beginning of filming. Rob had gone online and seen that people were outraged by his casting. And mine too. And we were like, "Wow ... why?" It was a really slow progression because I didn't believe everybody. I was like, "Yeah, okay."

The first time I actually saw it in person and was like "okay, this is a big deal" was at Comic-Con. It was crazy.

Question: Do you approach this character as a metaphor, or just as a vampire love story?

Kristen Stewart in TwilightKS: It sorts of represents everything that you go through when you're at that age where everything is entirely heightened for some reason. Even the scene where he [Edward] sees her for the first time. What he wants to do is rip her apart and eat her. He's just looking at her like this devil. And that could be some girl projecting. He could be really not looking at you, a lot of times because it's a firsthand narrative how you experience the story -- it's very detail oriented in terms of what she's thinking in every second. It can really be mistaken for all a fantasy, like she's just reading into things. Also, with Rob's character, the fact that he's not this perfect man, this perfect vampire ... he could have the vampire thing could represent anything holding over him. The fact that he's a vampire IS really difficult, and really impossible, but it could be something else, so I think it is representative. I know that didn't make any sense, but I've been talking all day.

Question: Do you still worry about fan reaction? Or do you just think you've done the best work you can and that's it?

KS: I really have to say I feel very proud of the movie. I couldn't have worked harder so I'm not going to be completely gutted if everyone ... wait, no I would be gutted if everyone hated the movie. Especially those who really cared about it before we started. But there's nothing more I can do. What I do is a very personal thing. I've never had to experience this ... critiquing. My thing doesn't usually effect so many people. So, no, I have to say boldly that I really don't care.

Question: Have you had any interesting encounters with fans?

KS: No, not really. I know some girl knocked on Kellan's door one day. He's been talking about that. We've done a couple autograph signings, at bookstores. When you get to see a hundred and fifty fans, all walking by at the same time, you get to see them individually, one by one. I love it when they come by me looking with disdain. Or at least get across, "There's nothing special. I know you're sitting behind your little autograph table like you're something special, but you're not. And all I'm here for is his [Robert Pattinson's] autograph." And I'm like, "I know, I get it. Just go." But other than that I've really not had anything. No.

Question: You guys did a great job with the music here. Especially that ending scene with Iron and Wine.

KS: I chose that song!

Question: Nice! Well, if you could play DJ for a bit, what other songs would you choose to slow dance with Rob Pattinson to?

KS: Well, I picked the Iron and Wine song because it just made me cry. We played it in a rehearsal. That scene, I'm fine in the scene. But we rehearsed it and I couldn't get through it. Rob was like, "What's wrong with you?" and I'm like, "We can't listen to this song anymore."

Maybe like ... not the Astral Weeks version of "Beside You" by Van Morrison, but the one that was on The NY Recordings.

And uh, "Cul De Sac" by Van Morrison. I can't think of five. I'm already pretty proud of myself [for three].

Kristen Stewart and Rob PattinsonQuestion: Can you talk about the chemistry between you and Rob?

KS: If Rob didn't get the part, if they didn't think I was right about who we should cast, I couldn't have done the movie. I probably would have done it if he never came in and just made it work with someone else. But he was the only guy who came in feeling like it. He looked terrified, and you could feel pain from him. He wasn't just concerned with standing in a statuesque way and posing. He had the right things going on in his head and at the same time he was very responsive. He didn't have this set thing that he was doing, he could see me.

Depending on what I did he would change his performance. I hate it when people are so structured that they've got what they're doing down. But we could see each other. It was a responsiveness thing. I didn't have that with anybody else. I was thinking, "Argh, everyone is lying to me. Why are you lying? Just have the balls to do it for real!" I'm not saying live the story. But be there while you're there. He was the only one that did that. He's a really hard worker. And I like that. I don't like lazy actors.

Me and Rob are good friends. I'm not saying we're really close; we've both been really busy after the movie. But when you go through something like that, when you go through three months with this common goal, when you can't think of anything else for so long, we're pretty good friends. He can take credit for my little obsession with Van Morrison too.

Question: Have you followed any of the criticism from the feminist perspective about Bella?

KS: Ugh. I'd love to talk to them. Really. When I read little brief descriptions of the movie, I was like, "I don't want to be part of that." I was working on something else, and I didn't want to have my focus stray. It was like, "I don't wanna be part of this very set unrealistic ideological of love and push it on every little girl because they're never gonna get that." But the vampire in our story is entirely damaged. Bella wears the pants in the relationship. She's the sure-footed confident one. She's naive to the world of vampires and everything like that, but she's not doing it for him. It takes a lot of power and strength to subject yourself to someone completely, to give up the power. It has to start there. You'd be scrambling for it if you needed it. The fact that she is that, she is so trusting of herself.

It really has nothing to do with Edward and giving herself to him and being this weak damsel in distress. It's very courageous what she's doing. She's believing what's inside of her, driving her. It's a very personal thing, what she's going through. It really has nothing to do with Edward. So I don't know why [the criticism].

Question: What do you think it is about the whole "you shouldn't be with me" vibe that women fall prey to?

KS: Like, "You're the only one who sees through that. I'll help you." That's an innate thing. Things become cliches because they started out as truth. There's truth in all of that. Why would everybody mention it and notice it if it didn't actually exist?

Question: Do you draw on anything personally for this character?

KS: No. Nope.

Question: I noticed at Comic-Con there was this little moment where Catherine Hardwicke said you were really athletic, I saw you flinch because all the fans think of Bella as clumsy. Do things like that make you want to filter what you present to the fans?

KS: Yeah, you don't want to be rash. I'm sure today I've made many offhand comments that are gonna outrage the fans. But it is a consideration. I have people listening to my every interview to make sure that I don't undermine the success of their movie. It's fine. It's kind of annoying, I feel like there's never a point where you can go back and say, "Hey, no I didn't mean that, this is actually what I meant." Once you say something it's concrete.

Question: What do you make of the level of fan passion here? Is it strange to have people out there with tattoos of you?

KS: Maybe not of me, but of Rob. Seriously. I am the vessel, so you don't really have reverence for the vessel.

Question: Do you feel responsibility to the younger fans who see you as a role model?

KS: Role model is such a funny thing. I've never had any real role models. There's been people that I've idolized. Yeah, I guess people are looking for you to screw up. But I don't think people are going to look to me to see what they should do with their lives. Like, "Kristen Stewart does crack, I'm going to do crack."

Question: Would you clarify there, not that you're saying you do crack ...

KS: [Joking] No, I do crack. I smoke crack. Obviously. Did you see me at Comic-Con?

Jean Claude Van DammeQuestion: Are you looking forward to a sequel?

KS: Yeah, absolutely. I felt an immense responsibility for the character. I've never had an experience of playing something for so long. This was one of the longest productions I've had. So to tack on two more, it would be interesting to follow her. Absolutely.

Question: What are people who haven't read the books going to get out of this film?

KS: Probably the same things the fans will. They don't get to see something that's been in their dreams come to life, but you get the same story. We didn't stray from the book. What I got from the book is that it's a really dire, wrenching story. It's not an easy love, it's really quite impossible. It's so reflective. To deal with the thought of living forever. I don't know, it's just a powerful movie. Besides the moral aspects, it's just quite engaging, I think.

Question: Would you want to be immortal?

KS: No. I can't deal with it. I would go mad. I can't deal with the time I have now.

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2008年11月17日 (23:09)

‘Twilight’ countdown, 4 days to go | Kristen Stewart hated Bella (at first)





Kristen Stewart tells the Los Angeles Times she had to warm up to Twilight. “I read a synopsis of the story before I read the script or the book ― and I hated it. I didn’t want to be a part of something that presents this really ideological idea of love to so many young people.

“The synopsis made Bella so weak, as though the only reason she wanted to be with Edward was because he was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen, because he could take care of her, because she didn’t have to be brave because he could be brave for her.

“I don’t know who wrote that synopsis, but that is not the story. Once I read the script, I begged for an audition. The script showed completely different sides to the characters. It fleshed them out. You see that the power balance between Edward and Bella is actually really skewed and more interesting. We have a girl who is insanely naive and has no idea what she’s getting into, yet she trusts herself enough to put stock in what she feels and gives up the power to him. And he’s afraid and tortured and entirely conflicted, whereas she’s not. She becomes the assertive force in the relationship.

“It’s an ambitious thing to try to portray the ultimate love story, and I thought it would be a good project.

Four days to go before the movie opens! Check back tomorrow for your daily dose of “Twilight” trivia.

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2008年11月15日 (23:36)

'Twilight' sequels already in development

'Twilight' sequels already in development





Company snags 'New Moon, 'Eclipse' and 'Breaking Dawn'
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Posted: Friday, Nov. 14, 2008
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With ticket presales for "Twilight" already through the roof, Summit Entertainment is moving into development on a series of sequels.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has acquired the rights to "New Moon," "Eclipse" and "Breaking Dawn," Stephenie Meyers' three "Twilight" follow-ups.

In addition, the company has enlisted "Twilight" (and "Dexter") scribe Melissa Rosenberg to adapt "New Moon" and "Eclipse." No writer has yet been attached to "Breaking Dawn," the trade says.

In "Twilight," fans were introduced to the humanly awkward Bella (Kristen Stewart), who falls in love with uber-dreamy vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and realizes that his lifestyle brings both swoony romance and also danger. Subsequent books deepen that core relationship, but also throw in a possible love triangle which still splits fans even after its resolution in the fourth novel.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, "Twilight" will hit theaters on Friday, Nov. 21. The film's soundtrack already sits atop the Billboard charts.




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2008年11月15日 (23:26)

More 'Twilight' tidbits from Stewart and Reed

More 'Twilight' tidbits from Stewart and Reed




Yesterday, we had the first part of Brian Truitt’s interview with Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Nikki Reed. (And if you haven’t checked out the story from this weekend’s special Twilight issue of USA WEEKEND, read it here.) They chatted about dealing with the book franchise’s multitude of teen fans and their own experiences as youngsters, but today the two actresses dish on their characters’ on-screen relationship and the film’s indie sensibilities. Click read more for the full report.


With the way they interact with each other, you’d think these native Californians had been friends all their lives. And in fact, they do have many mutual friends ― for example, Stewart’s boyfriend, actor Michael Angarano, co-starred with Reed in Lords of Dogtown. But if you’ve read Stephenie Meyer’s original Twilight book, you know their characters aren’t the best of buddies. In the movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen), Bella (Stewart) falls quickly in love with the handsome vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), but another vampire close to Edward, Rosalie (Reed), is against the twosome hooking up ― for reasons that aren’t readily apparent until later in the book series.

A lot of Rosalie’s coldness toward Bella in the book is non-verbal, with glares and icy stares and such. Do you explore that more verbally in the film?
Nikki: No. Kristen feels that presence with me anyway. She’s naturally just very scared of me. [laughs] The only problem with that for me is when you read 700 pages of a book, a character won’t come off as one-dimensional but when you turn that into a screenplay where obviously it revolves around Bella and Edward, there isn’t enough time. There were a few scenes that I can think of where I actually said to the producers, “It would be really great if we could not shoot this only because it turns into a cliché unintentionally" ― scenes where she would walk by and I would just stare at her. It’s like, OK, we’ve seen that in every other high school movie so let’s not do that. For people who are not Twilighters, it’ll just make all the other characters beside Kristen and Rob, the ones you can’t explore in great depth, look very cliché.
Kristen: It’s arbitrary anger.
Nikki: Yeah, its not necessary so I’d rather have less of me and a few scenes that describe my character further as opposed to just floating around.
Kristen: Rosalie’s story will come out later. In the first one, you don’t really know why but there’s a very good reason why she’s feeling the way she is.

That said, was there anything thrown into the script from later books to flesh out that relationship?
Nikki: I read all the books before we started shooting. I read the script and it was great, but there was nothing for me to really do. We shot a kitchen scene once where I just distinctly remember Catherine coming up to me and going, “So we have one problem: Everything we’ve done is not usable because your eyes are watering and vampires don’t cry.” I was really feeling like that element of hurt and pain, which is where Rosalie is coming from, is not like meaningless anger or bitchiness. But it seems like with my career, no matter what I do, people like to go, “Oh, she’s just playing that character!”

Did you all use outside sources to inform yourself on how to play a vampire, or a girl in love with a vamp?
Kristen: For me, it was just living with the book. There was nothing outside of the book because vampires don’t exist. Our vampires are very distinctly different from the classic vampire. They’re people ― at least the “goodies” are, fighting their inner vampire. They’re really, really trying desperately to push it down. It’s like they’ve got the plague or something and they can’t be around people and they’re very self-loathing. That’s why Rob was sort of perfect for the part because everyone else came in thinking of them as outsiders ― like in the book, the way the humans think of them: “I just have to be good looking and confident and walk a certain way.” But they’re not like that so Rob came in with the right mind-set, like what would it be like to live 108 years alone and hating yourself. So he was perfect for that part. [laughs]
T05204_2 Nikki: Some of the other kids in the movie will say, “I studied Lost Boys,” and Peter Facinelli said he studied Underworld. [laughs] I didn’t only because I feel like this is one of those things that you can approach from any angle, and like she said, we didn’t have the fangs and we don’t sleep in coffins. Those are all classic vampire qualities and we didn’t have any of that. When we first got to Portland for filming, Catherine put me and every other vampire in cat class [to learn how to move like a vampire], and it wasn’t very useful. The entire shooting process felt more like an independent film than you can imagine. It was very chaotic and a lot going on in multiple units, trying to pick up pieces. I don’t think anyone going into this ― from the actors all the way up to the studio ― really knew what they were getting into. When the day came, it wasn’t about our cat classes or our lions-eating-bear video or baseball practice.
Kristen: Those sort of filled our days, and we felt like we had to cram in all of our actual rehearsal ― not even rehearsal, but just sessions together to think about it ― at night.

It’s interesting that you bring up an indie sensibility, because reading the book, it’s at its core an intimate character study.
Nikki: Reading the books, I sort of envisioned something more fantasy-like. They brought Catherine Hardwicke on for a reason: She has a very specific style, and that is her specialty, stories about youth and love. Her style is pretty consistent. The end result of the film is great, but it does have a different look than what I envisioned while reading.
T00510 Kristen: It was nice that we weren’t doing this big effects-driven, green-screen movie. It looks like it could be in the trailer; they’re trying to hype up and amplify the action-y sequences.
Nikki: It’s this big glossy thing, but it’s not that. It’s very character-driven and very intimate.
Kristen: And it’s slow. It’s a slow steady progression of a relationship and it’s quaint. It’s not what you’d expect. It’s also a very detailed, personal account of the story, and it’s like second-to-second thoughts. You’re reading about this girl’s fixations like they’re your own, so they happen slowly. It’s not like you get smacked in the face with big plot points in every chapter. You have to slowly figure out what’s going on.

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2008年11月15日 (23:04)

The ‘Twilight’ of Stewart’s Obscurity

The ‘Twilight’ of Stewart’s Obscurity




Kristen Stewart heard about the obsessive fans of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book "Twilight" before she took the part of moody teenager Bella Swan in the film adaptation, but she refused to let them affect her work during the film's Portland, Ore., shoot. Even as small crowds of the books' fans would follow from one outdoor location to another, she says she "kept her head down the entire way."

"I just didn't pay attention," Stewart recalls. "I was like, 'You guys are celebrating something that has not come true yet. So, you are really retarded and have nothing to do with this creative process and I really don't want to hear you celebrate in front of me. Get out of here! It's my responsibility!'"

Already an industry veteran at 18 with roles in films such as "Panic Room," "Zathura" and "Into the Wild," the actress says she first realized how intense the fan base was when she sat on the film's Comic-Con convention panel this past July.

"You can go online and it's very intangible. I mean, who knows how many of these girls there are? It's probably just the same five girls going on every message board and gabbing on about it," Stewart says. "But to have literally, like, a room of over 5,000 people screaming at you makes you want to cry. It's not like, 'Oh, this is so great.' I think it's literally like an instinct. To have that sort of energy forced at you? You start to wither."

Happily though, the Los Angeles native says she hasn't been accosted on the streets of her hometown by stalker "Twilight" fans (yet). Although she admits she's wary of what the reaction might be after the film comes out. And, like many at the company behind the new franchise, Summit Entertainment, she's cautious on presuming it's going to be the monster hit everyone expects it to be.

"The press just saw the movie and who knows how well it's going to do," Stewart says. "I know they have all these equations that are supposed to pump out the answer, but they don't know for sure."

The buzz of the project has already affected her career in a positive way. Stewart had been attached to an independent feature, "Welcome to the Rileys," for a number of years, but once the "Twilight" roller coaster began, "Rileys" mysteriously found its financing. And it appears that a number of other projects are benefiting from the same presumed success. Stewart notes, "So, all these movies I've loved so much, I can help get made."

And you can bet she'll endure years of screaming fans if she can spend her off time pursuing those less commercial opportunities.

Such sacrifices.

"Twilight" opens nationwide on Nov. 21.

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2008年11月14日 (23:59)

Kristen Stewart Enjoyed Kissing Costar Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart Enjoyed Kissing Costar Robert Pattinson
BY: Showbiz | Thursday, November 13, 2008



Kristen Stewart loved kissing Robert Pattinson in her new movie. The pair play Bella and Edward in vampire movie "Twilight" and the actress admits her favourite thing about the role was locking lips with her British co-star.

She said, "It's not that easy to be Bella, that's the thing. It's really fun to examine the characters from an outside perspective, but to play the parts, they're very wrought. She's found something she feels she can't live without, and that's very scary. As for reasons why it's good to play her, well, I get to kiss Edward Cullen."

The "Zathura" star also admitted she would have been jealous had her role been given to another actress. She added to MTV, "I totally would. If I were completely unaware of the project, I don't know if I would have picked up the book. I read, but I'm so boring. I read classic literature, and I go to used bookstores. I would have to see the movie, and who can know how the movie would've turned out with someone else? But I was driven very strongly by something in the story to do it. I can only do a film if I feel entirely compelled by it."

"Twilight" is released in cinemas later this month.

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2008年11月14日 (23:56)

Kristen Stewart is passionate about ‘Twilight’

Kristen Stewart is passionate about ‘Twilight’
‘Bella is sort of easy for every girl to relate to,’ says the actress





With her dark hair and fine features, Kristen Stewart would make a great vampire ― but in “Twilight,” she only dates one. Stewart plays Bella, the human Juliet to Edward’s vampire Romeo, in the teen romance, and the way she bites into the role has helped make her AccessHollywood.com’s latest Rising Star.

The L.A.-bred 18-year-old actress got her start alongside Jodie Foster in 2002’s “Panic Room” ― an auspicious beginning for a child star who has worked consistently since. But no role has been as big as “Twilight,” a sensation that has made her a star among readers of Stephenie Meyer’s novels well in advance of the film’s release on Nov. 21.

“It’s a very passionate book so it makes sense that the audience would be as hardcore,” Stewart said. “They’re already going crazy over the hot vampires.”

Stewart came late to the series herself, discovering the novels when she heard about the film. But it’s been love at first bite ever since.

“(I) lived with the first book,” she said. “For like three months or however long that was, and I haven’t been able to move on.”

As “Twilight” readers have discovered, it was hard for her not to identify with the character.

“Bella is sort of easy for every girl to relate to,” she said. “You feel like you are her when you’re reading the book. It’s a total vicarious experience ― she really encompasses like the best very fundamental female qualities. She’s a little insecure but she compensates, she likes herself and she trusts herself.”

And she’s infatuated with Edward ― a vampire as lonely as he is chiseled.

“There’s like chapters dedicated to descriptions of his jaw line (in the book),” Stewart said. “She’s just obsessed with this guy.”

Robert Pattinson, whose hair has already reportedly caused near-riots during Q&A sessions for the film, filled the role nicely.

“He was so different from everybody else that came in (to audition),” she said. “He’s very responsive, he sees and he listens. And that’s very important, that you’re not acting in a scene by yourself.”


Pattinson bites into ‘Twilight’
Robert Pattinson talks with Access' Shaun Robinson about the onscreen chemistry between he and co-star Kristen Stewart. Plus, is Robert ready to deal with his newfound fame?

Access Hollywood
While there were moments of levity on set, with Pattinson proposing to her numerous times (she has a boyfriend), their on-screen relationship was an intense one.

“What I found really difficult was to keep the push and pull between the two characters and what it feels like to be around him specific and acute,” she said. “He’s not like some guy you have a crush on. Literally, you want him so bad, it hurts. It’s like a magnetic draw.”

Judging by the hordes of fans lining up to see the film, she’s not the only one being pulled in. As with most teen idols, female fans of the series have been possessive of Pattinson.

“I get these really, really envious girls that either really like me or really hate me because they want to be me,” she said.

As Stewart can attest as Access’ latest Rising Star, that’s not a bad thing to be.

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2008年11月14日 (23:40)

Entertainment Weekly’s Uncovers Kristen Stewart

Entertainment Weekly’s Uncovers Kristen Stewart





The 18-year-old actress sat down with EW.com for a candid interview with the magazine to talk about the upcoming vampire film. ”I just want to make sure Twilight’s worth the ginormous attention it receives. Everyone said this is a big-deal movie. But I hate when people celebrate before you have something to celebrate about,” Kristen said.
She also reveals that there is only one man in the world who could play the Edward to her Bella. “Catherine [Hardwicke] liked a couple of the guys [who auditioned], and I was like, ‘Are you joking? I can’t do the movie unless Rob [Pattinson] does it.”’

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2008年11月14日 (23:35)

Kristen Stewart Enjoyed Kissing Costar Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart Enjoyed Kissing Costar Robert Pattinson




Kristen Stewart loved kissing Robert Pattinson in her new movie. The pair play Bella and Edward in vampire movie "Twilight" and the actress admits her favourite thing about the role was locking lips with her British co-star.

She said, "It's not that easy to be Bella, that's the thing. It's really fun to examine the characters from an outside perspective, but to play the parts, they're very wrought. She's found something she feels she can't live without, and that's very scary. As for reasons why it's good to play her, well, I get to kiss Edward Cullen."

The "Zathura" star also admitted she would have been jealous had her role been given to another actress. She added to MTV, "I totally would. If I were completely unaware of the project, I don't know if I would have picked up the book. I read, but I'm so boring. I read classic literature, and I go to used bookstores. I would have to see the movie, and who can know how the movie would've turned out with someone else? But I was driven very strongly by something in the story to do it. I can only do a film if I feel entirely compelled by it."

"Twilight" is released in cinemas later this month.

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2008年11月14日 (23:02)

Kristen Stewart: R-Patts is "Sort of Perfect"

Kristen Stewart: R-Patts is "Sort of Perfect"





The highly anticipated Twilight film hits theaters in just about a week, and the entire cast was recently rounded up for one last round of press.

In the December issue of Vanity Fair, Kristen Stewart ( who plays Bella Swan) opens up about her hottie leading man Robert Pattinson, revealing she knew immediately that he was the one to play the blood-sucking Edward Cullen.

"Well, I basically cast him," she says. "We did one day of auditions and a bunch of guys came in. Catherine Hardwicke, the director, afterwards was like, 'What do you think? This is such a hard choice.' I was like, 'Are you kidding me?! It's such an obvious choice!' It couldn't have been better. It was sort of perfect."

Stewart says she fit the role of sweet, unassuming Bella because she looks "like everyone. I'm a really typical girl."

Twilight, based on the best-selling book by Stefanie Meyer, chronicles the blossoming love between the mortal teen, Bella Swan, and the gorgeous vampire, Edward Cullen.

Twilight opens in theaters Friday, Nov. 21!

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2008年11月13日 (23:24)

Q&A: Twilight's Kristen Stewart

Q&A: Twilight's Kristen Stewart





oung actress Kristen Stewart takes on the central role of Bella, the conflicted teenager at the heart of Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's hit vampire romance novel. She brings to the role a level of gravitas and passion that belies her young age (18). But Stewart is a longtime pro, having made her film debut at the age of 11, playing Jodie Foster's daughter in Panic Room.

In Twilight, Stewart's Bella is a 17-year-old girl who moves to Forks, Wash., to stay with her divorced father. While there, she finds herself drawn to Edward (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious young man who turns out to be a century-old vampire, and his family of benign bloodsuckers.

Stewart spoke with reporters over the weekend in Beverly Hills, Calif. Following is an edited version of that group interview. Twilight opens Nov. 21.

Is it true the Rob proposed marriage to you?

Stewart: Yeah. I mean, I don't know how serious he was, but yeah.

How did that happen?

Stewart: It just did. We spent a lot of time together, a lot of, like, really heightened [time], we were tired a lot of the time. You know.

You've been out with the fans already, so how have the fan encounters been so far?

Stewart: Entirely positive but, like, entirely overwhelming. Yeah, I mean, it's sort of like I only have to deal with the fans when I go out to do those events, and I just have to stand there for a minute and, like, hope that I can ... keep a smile on my face and hope that I don't run off at the mouth and say something stupid they're gonna put me on a cross for. It's fine. It's good that they can be so passionate about something. I mean, I care about the book just as much as they do. ...

In this role, you want to make it real and connect with the characters, but on the other hand, it's a franchise thing. Do you feel responsibility to what kids or fans expect? How does that affect your performance?

Stewart: I felt such a responsibility to the story, .. first, and to the character. ... If you don't, you don't get to play the part that really compels you, then they might die right on the page, and nobody gets to experience them as you have. That was much stronger than my ideas about the fans. I didn't really know about the fans when I was making the movie. I had ... tunnel vision. I wasn't paying attention, and Summit [Entertainment], our studio, would always be, ... on their set visits, they were just elated. And everybody was ... in this celebratory mode the whole time. It was, like, ... "We haven't even made a movie yet. Like, have you even looked at dailies? Do you even know what this movie looks like yet?" ... I also think that if you took into consideration everybody's idea of the character, considering they project themselves on [her], ... you don't read her as like, "Oh, wow, that's a character I can really sink my teeth into." It's more, she's the vessel. You experience the story through her, so it's like you put yourself in her position, and so I'm never going to satisfy everybody. I'd be playing like the most disjointed character. It's really a self-conscious role. It's like entirely Kristen in the situation. ... I didn't have ... a really distinct character to play. It was like I'm just this girl caught up in an extravagant situation. ...

As an actor, was there a lot of internal debate with signing for a film that could be a franchise?

Stewart: I was ready to follow it for as long as it decided to go. I would love to do the second, third and fourth. Again, it was that initial responsibility. I can only do a movie if I feel entirely compelled to do it, or else in every frame I'm just going to look confused. ...

This story continues below the image.

Can you talk about working with director Catherine Hardwicke and that process?

Stewart: Yeah. Catherine is, she's actually ... quite hard to sum up. She's really eccentric. ... At first you meet her, you're like, "Wow, you're crazy." I mean, I love this woman. There's something about her that's--and it's hard, too, when this stuff is going to be written down, maybe it'll be taken in a different way--but she's childlike in a way that ... she has ... an understanding of emotion, like a fundamental emotion. She doesn't overcomplicate things. ...

In the recent Entertainment Weekly story about the making of Twilight, it makes it sound like Rob was obsessing with the role to the point you had to talk him off the clock tower. Was that true?

Stewart: Yeah. Yeah, which was perfect for the part. I mean, that's ... why he had to be in it. ... When you're on location, ... you're secluded in this place, and we have this big, huge cast, and they're all ... actors. They're not just like, "Oh, we're making this movie." So, I mean, even when we went back home at the end of the day, ... whenever we would hang out, it would pretty much revolve around the movie. ... [So] we all had that in us. But Rob really sometimes got [so that] we wouldn't be able to shoot a scene unless it was like, "We're not even going to get anything in the can if you just don't calm down." So, yeah, there were times when I had to sort of [talk to him]. And he hated me when I did that, too. Like the problem was any time you say, like, "No, you're really good." [He'd be like,] "No, you think I need that?" It's like, "No, I'm just actually being genuinely honest with you, because I really like what's going on here." So I think it had a lot to do with the part he was playing. ...

As part of the promotion for the film, this week some of cast are touring malls and going to Hot Topic stores. Are you involved?

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Stewart: I think I'm going to two Hot Topics next week.

Are you prepared for that? The fans are passionate.

Stewart: Yeah. ... We did a book signing in Rome that, ... while we were leaving the building, I couldn't get to the car. Like, it was actually scary. ... I was being dragged by security. I wasn't even on my own feet. And I was thrown into a van. Because if they hadn't done it, then I would have gotten [trapped]. ... I was literally ... picked up and thrown into a van, and then it shut, and then the van just started shaking. ... It has nothing to do with you. It's a really surreal experience, because you're like, "God, why?" So, yeah, it's fine. I think based on that experience where there's like an underground entrance that we've all been told about, there's heightened security. We're going to be very guarded. I'm not going anywhere unless I've got 15 big guys around me. ...

Are there deleted scenes you were sad to see go?

Stewart: I've seen the movie once and nothing stuck out. Well, yeah, one thing stuck out. But it was improvisational, and maybe didn't really fit in. But it was like a scene where we're just walking and talking and doing nothing, and I don't know, I think it got a little, they thought it was like outside of our characters, which I completely and entirely disagree with, but I'm sad to see that go. Some of the lines in the movie are actually ... improv lines, which I thought were all going to be cut because they would say, like, "OK, we're just going to role [without sound], so just ramble off, and we're not going to use any of it." And they actually rolled [sound], and some of it's in the movie, and that I'm really excited to see.

Was there one example?

Stewart: The one thing that was--and this was a tough day, too--we were in the trees. Like, he takes me up, and he's like showing me the most beautiful view. It's like his favorite view. And I say-- ... it sounds so stupid to ... quote myself in a movie, but I remember the lines-- ... I say, ... "This kind of stuff doesn't exist." And then he's like, "It does in my world." That's all Rob.

That's in the trailer!

Stewart; Yeah, I know. I know, it's weird.

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2008年11月13日 (23:22)

Kristen Stewart's Pattinson passion

Kristen Stewart's Pattinson passion



Kristen Stewart loved kissing Robert Pattinson in her new movie.

The pair play Bella and Edward in vampire movie 'Twilight' and the actress admits her favourite thing about the role was locking lips with her British co-star.

She said: "It's not that easy to be Bella, that's the thing. It's really fun to examine the characters from an outside perspective, but to play the parts, they're very wrought. She's found something she feels she can't live without, and that's very scary."

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"As for reasons why it's good to play her, well, I get to kiss Edward Cullen."

The 'Zathura' star also admitted she would have been jealous had her role been given to another actress.

She added to MTV: "I totally would. If I were completely unaware of the project, I don't know if I would have picked up the book. I read, but I'm so boring. I read classic literature, and I go to used bookstores. I would have to see the movie, and who can know how the movie would've turned out with someone else?

"But I was driven very strongly by something in the story to do it. I can only do a film if I feel entirely compelled by it."

'Twilight' is released in cinemas later this month.

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Kristen Stewart before she was Bella! What was she like as an 11-year-old? Click "continue reading" to find out!

Years before her breakout 'Twilight' role, a young Kristen played Jodie Foster's daughter in the acclaimed 2002 thriller 'Panic Room.' Check out our video of the then-11-year-old star talking about her first big Hollywood movie!

"We actually got to know each other really well; the chemistry was really good, so it wasn't hard actually trying to be her daughter," Kristen says of her relationship with Oscar winner Jodie, adding, "It was probably one of the best learning experiences I could ever have."

And of their remarkably similar looks, Kristen says, "It was kind of freaky." Of course, when Jodie was just a couple years older than Kristen's age at the time, she starred in the original 'Freaky Friday' back in 1976!

'Twilight,' in theaters everywhere November 21, finds the now-18-year-old Kristen as Bella Swan, a high school student who risks her life when she falls for a mysterious, good-hearted vampire.
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