Actor - Kristen Stewart MAG

By Margo A., Calabasas, CA

     At 16, Kristen Stewart is not afraid of intense roles, including Jodie Foster's daughter in “Panic Room,” the protagonist in “Speak,” and a troubled teen in “The Messengers.” This month, “In the Land of Women” opens with Kristen playing a teen dealing with high school, peer pressure, and a difficult relationship with her mother. The film also stars Meg Ryan and Adam Brody.

In “In the Land of Women,” you are a painter, but what are your real-life hobbies?

I read a lot of books, and I'm a writer. That's what I'm mainly into. I just love putting the words together. I'm really in love with words. I play guitar; I love going to shows. I'm kind of a homebody.

What is your favorite book?

I actually have two. I just finished Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, which was really intense. The other is The Stranger by Albert Camus, that was heavy.

You've worked with Jodie Foster and now Meg Ryan. How were those experiences?

So different. I was little when I worked with Jodie, so I wasn't taking notes. Just being around someone like that for months when you're so young and such a sponge ... she probably affected the way I work.

Jodie doesn't take things too seriously, she just acts. I mean, of course, she thinks about it, but Meg takes things very seriously - in the best way. You can tell she really cares about her work a lot, and that's really important.

In terms of acting styles, was it very different working with Meg, Adam and Makenzie Vega?

They were all so different. Working with Adam and Makenzie was a lot of fun, but my scenes with Meg were intense. There was a lot of tension between us, a lot of distance. I liked working with her; I felt we were both very satisfied with what came out. After a scene with Meg it was like, “Oh, we nailed it.”

What is your relationship with your mother like? Will your new movie help mothers and daughters better understand each other?

I'm really lucky, because I have a picture-perfect relationship with my parents. But I definitely see my friends in Lucy and her mom's relationship, I feel like that dynamic is very typical. This movie will open people's eyes.

How do you choose roles?

It's always different. The movies I've been interested in have been because of the prospect of working with the filmmaker and a certain director. Sometimes I'll do a movie because there are one or two scenes I really want to do, something that's different. I think it's important to do movies that are worth watching, something that makes you think.

If you weren't acting, what would you do?

I would want to write screenplays. But, if I had to have a practical job, if acting fell through, I couldn't imagine working anywhere but on a movie set. I would want to work in props or the art department.

What advice would you give others interested in acting?

If there is anything you really want to do, you have to give it a shot. Otherwise you're going to hold onto it forever and just regret it. You should have no regret.

People always ask actors for advice and it's like wow, you're asking us? I don't know how enlightening we can be. We're just people.

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on Nov. 23 2008 at 4:23 pm
i really cant wait 'till i get to see twilight because i really loved the book series

lettygirl said...
on Nov. 23 2008 at 1:49 am
Robert and Kristen left me speechless.I've already seen Twilight twice, midnight showing and 7pm, the same day! :) still speechless.

on Nov. 19 2008 at 8:50 pm
i just loved loved loved that book it waas so inspiering there was alot of drama, ation and alot of more words that you can dicribe about this book and if you haven't read this book yet i hope you will like it

rachel123 said...
on Nov. 18 2008 at 4:21 pm
i'm reading the books twilight right now and it's really good. i hope the movie is just as good.

sexy123 said...
on Nov. 18 2008 at 12:45 am
I think that this would have been better if you asked her about Twilight because that is a really good book and everybody wants to hear more about Pr

Chelsey B.P said...
on Nov. 17 2008 at 9:32 pm
I love your acting! Especially in the movie "The Messengers." I can't wait to see Twilight. My friends wanted me to read it but I didn't want to, but then I saw the previews of it and am thinking of reading it. I'm not really a reader, mostly a movie person, so I'll be looking forward to seeing TwilighPr

1brianna95 said...
on Nov. 17 2008 at 5:51 pm
i love the book Twilight and i hope that seh plays the movie the way i pictured it!!!<3

felicia h. said...
on Nov. 16 2008 at 5:12 pm
I think you should ask questions about; twilight,and charectors from twilight :) i have read all of the books and think they are breathtakingly amazing and i plan on going to see the movie this friday, i just want to know more about them all! :) thank you!

twilighter95 said...
on Nov. 14 2008 at 9:30 pm
omg i love her! so excited 4 twilight!!! yay kirsten! im so like her :-) :-0


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