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 Feb. 17 2010 at 12:11 am
mirrorsandmirages BRONZE, Timonium, Maryland
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@unidentifiedflyingplane - same situation going on here. i was the biggest fan of twilight for about a month, and then i was like, "this is actually pretty stupid." i don't know. not a hater but it's totally overrated.

on Feb. 17 2010 at 12:10 am
mirrorsandmirages BRONZE, Timonium, Maryland
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i mostly hated her in twilight/new moon,

she's a pretty bad actress.

but i have to admit - she's gorgeous

she's got an edgy personality.

looking forward to seeing "the runaways" though, mostly because of dakota fanning though (who IS a good actress!)

Intinity said...
on Jan. 27 2010 at 9:34 pm
Intinity, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
I like typing "Smile:]" and "Smileyy:]"

Edward isn't stalkerish.:x :x He's.....protective. I guess. Andd twilightt is thee best!! <3<3

on Jan. 27 2010 at 4:10 pm
unidentifiedflyingplane BRONZE, Congers, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." -Mark Twain

i read the series and everything and i used to be a TOTAL fan. but, then, i started to realize how edward was kind of stalker-ish.

plus, i didn't like how meyer dramatized the whole thing

on Jan. 27 2010 at 1:46 pm
AVATARBLUE BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
think outside the box

how can you not like twilight

-AVATARBLUE

on Jan. 27 2010 at 10:27 am
unidentifiedflyingplane BRONZE, Congers, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." -Mark Twain

i didn't like her in Twilight. Frankly, I don't like twilight. but, she was really good in the movie "In The Land of Women"

i didn't know she liked to write either.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 2:15 am
YouthfulLight SILVER, Forest Park, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Whoever says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain

The movie wasn't scary at all, actually. (Oh, and by the way, I am a total baby. I hate horror, sci-fi, anything like that).

on Jan. 19 2010 at 4:40 pm
jordan<3 BRONZE, Trout Run, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"And the mockingbird told me, I change with the seasons and so she was leaving town in a few days now." - chase coy<3

Kirsten Stewart is cool.:D

Emmalee SILVER said...
on Jan. 13 2010 at 7:56 am
Emmalee SILVER, Rayville, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

Kristen Stewart. Ew.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 5:24 pm
BLAIRbear BRONZE, Winder, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Who are you to judge me? I'm not perfect, I don't live to be. So, before you start pointing finger, make sure your hands are clean." -Bob Marley

Kristen Stewart is my role-model

on Jan. 8 2010 at 8:51 pm
acousticalex BRONZE, Garland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all." Oscar Wilde

Back in the good old days!

on Jan. 5 2010 at 9:23 pm
SloaneaminSticks BRONZE, Lubbock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting." - Elizabeth Taylor

The ability of being able to go from one character to a totally different character is what makes a good actor a good actor. You could name lots of famous actors who are actually that good. Julia Roberts for instance, she has played the same character in almost everything, I'm not saying that she's a bad actor, but she's famous and hasn't proved that she is as good as Elizabeth Taylor who has a range of the daughter in Father of the Bride to Cleopatra.

EmelyJ GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 8:25 pm
EmelyJ GOLD, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"A mistake is not a mistake if you learn from it. If you learn from it, it's not a mistake, it's a lesson."

AMAZING! I love Kristen Stewart!!

on Jan. 5 2010 at 5:47 pm
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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Although I'm not a big fan of Kristen Stewart, this was a really great article! I had no idea that she was in Speak. I loved that book (but I'm kinda afraid to see the movie).

ArianaT GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 5:44 pm
ArianaT GOLD, Newark, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
You write the script to your own life...Don't let anyone take the pen from your hand!

The Fresh Prince of Bellair and I am Legend are two totally different instances with two totally different characters. Just because one is more dramatic than the other doesn't make him a better or worse actor. Jeeez.

ArianaT GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 5:42 pm
ArianaT GOLD, Newark, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
You write the script to your own life...Don't let anyone take the pen from your hand!

I love Kristen Stewart. I disagree--- she always plays a different role, and very honestly. In Panic Room she did an amazing job--- i believed her fear and that she was about to die. In speak, she was absolutely stunning---she was raped ! And every second i was with her on the road. In the messengers she was in another disturbing situation, but she committed. It's unfair that people peg her as mega-money actress with no talent just because they don't want to jump on board with the Twilight phenomenon! It's the same with rock bands--- if no one but a few knows about a group, then they're great! But if they fall into good fortune, they're suddenly untalented sell-outs. People need to be more open minded.

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on Jan. 5 2010 at 11:42 am
........., G, Minnesota
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You're right on all your points, you stole the words right out of my mouth.

on Dec. 27 2009 at 11:14 pm
SloaneaminSticks BRONZE, Lubbock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting." - Elizabeth Taylor

Honestly, I don't like her acting. To me it just sounds like she's reciting lines instead of making what she's saying believable. I haven't seen any range in her acting either. The great actors, like Al Pacino, can change roles and really get into them, she is the same person in every movie I've seen. It's like the only reason she has been cast in things is either type-casting or because producers know they'll get a hit with a movie she's in since she's a teen idol.

I'm not saying she's completely hopeless though, look at Will Smith, when he started acting it was atrocious, but he worked at it and made him self a good actor. Just watch the first Fresh Prince's and then I am Legend and you'll see.

on Dec. 3 2009 at 5:41 pm
I LOVED TWLIGHT AND NEW MOON!!!!!!

on Dec. 3 2009 at 5:37 pm
SHE IS SO PRETTY


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