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. 26 2009 at 4:18 pm
RiseofNewMoon GOLD, Maribel, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Write what you care about and understand. Writers should never try to outguess the marketplace in search of a salable idea; the simple truth is that all good books will eventually find a publisher if the writer tries hard enough, and a central secret to writing a good book is to write on that people like you will enjoy."
Richard North Patterson

I agree. She is an amazing actress. She's greart for emotional roles that can be rather difficult.

Megan21192 said...
on Nov. 22 2009 at 5:55 pm
I have seen the first Twlight, and loved it. She is an amazing actress! I am hoping to see New Moon soon!

lexi<3 GOLD said...
on Nov. 22 2009 at 5:49 pm
lexi<3 GOLD, Spaulding, South Dakota
15 articles 7 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

she is an amazing actress. =)

on Oct. 9 2009 at 5:46 pm
SilverAngel SILVER, West Carollton, Ohio
8 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is an open book, we take the journey until the end." ~Me

This is BEFORE Twilight! Two or three years ago!

on Oct. 9 2009 at 5:46 pm
emmatheballerina GOLD, Tacoma, Washington
14 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in our greatest glory in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall"
"I use to want the words "she tried" on my tombstone, now I want "she did it"

She is pretty and can be a good actress, but I am just not impressed with her. At least in her last movie. The Messangers i thought was good

on Oct. 9 2009 at 5:43 pm
SilverAngel SILVER, West Carollton, Ohio
8 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is an open book, we take the journey until the end." ~Me

I love Kristen! She's pretty and an amazing actress!

on Oct. 9 2009 at 5:14 pm
emmatheballerina GOLD, Tacoma, Washington
14 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in our greatest glory in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall"
"I use to want the words "she tried" on my tombstone, now I want "she did it"

I like her last statement that she said. Other than that, I am not impressed with her acting, though the movie with Jodie Foster wasn't too bad. But Twilght could have been better

Elle R. said...
on Oct. 9 2009 at 4:24 pm
I thought it was great when she said "If there's anything U really want 2 do give it a shot. Otherwise u'r going 2 hold on2 it 4-ever and just regret it. u should have no regret. Ithought that was very helpful and very good advice.

on Oct. 9 2009 at 1:25 pm
Catherine.L BRONZE, Huddersfield, Other
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I think this article was written before the movie Twilight. Mainly, because it says she is 16, but when she played Bella she was older wasn't she? And also Land of the Women opened a few years ago so not this month.

on Sep. 17 2009 at 5:31 pm
wordweaver96 PLATINUM, Winchester, Kentucky
37 articles 2 photos 255 comments

Favorite Quote:
" It is not our abilities but our choices that show who we truly are. "
Albus Dumbledore

See, we really DON'T have anything to fear but fear itself!

i agree with almost all of the comments!!!!!!!!!!!!! go kristen stewart!

on Aug. 15 2009 at 5:06 am
TheUnknownGuest GOLD, Woodbridge, Virginia
14 articles 4 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
I can't remember it clearly, but it went something like this:

"The past is the past, the future is the furture. But now, now is like a gift, which is why it is called present."

I loved tho movie speak!! Great job!! You can really act different! You're a great actor:) Also thanks Margo for interveiwing her :)That makes you awesome too!

on Aug. 14 2009 at 9:47 pm
pinksage33 BRONZE, Woodstock, New York
4 articles 1 photo 211 comments
I think Kristen Stewart is awsome!!!

on Jul. 21 2009 at 4:57 pm
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
66 articles 3 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

I think she could've done better in twilight if she'd have read the book...

1Ashapea1 said...
on Jul. 21 2009 at 4:25 am
Kristen didnt read the twilight books at all she didnt even watch the final product! Robert Pattinson read the books to make up a plan on how to play his charactor, Edward, but Rob didnt watch the final product either- he aint ashamed of it! But if you think about it watching a movie where your body is in jeopardy, would you wanna watch it!?

marissa GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2009 at 11:43 pm
marissa GOLD, New Castle, Pennsylvania
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aww how come you didnt mention twilight geez that would be my first question!! and i cant wait for the next movie to come out because i read the books a couple of times already...

on Jun. 25 2009 at 3:56 pm
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

Why didn't you ask anything about twilight? Anywho the rest is super amazing! Loved the interview!

on Jun. 1 2009 at 12:20 am
KassieK123 BRONZE, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
3 articles 3 photos 1 comment
You know what I don't understand, Well she probably should have said one of her favorite books was twilight. Geez

EdytD SILVER said...
on May. 31 2009 at 10:25 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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Personally, I don't particularly like twilight. However, you asked good questions, and I was impressed that they did not revolve around Stewart's role in Twilight.

on May. 31 2009 at 4:57 pm
BreeLynne27 GOLD, Carmel, Indiana
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It says, "This month, in The Land of Women." This movie came out a while ago, so Twilight obviously wasn't out yet. That's why there are no questions regarding Twilight!!

on May. 6 2009 at 11:00 pm
thedaydreamer13 BRONZE, Delta, Ohio
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oh my goodness... BIG fan of... drum roll... TWILGHT!!

sCrEaM!! and the crowd goes wild for the books


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