She may be in Australia right now, but recently Kristen Stewart spoke exclusively to British Elle magazine and stars on the cover of July's issue looking gorgeous as ever. You can check out footage of her behind the scenes on her photoshoot. In the mag she talks about Twilight, her upbringing in comparison to Lindsay Lohan's and handsome Robert. Here are some extracts from her interview:
- On Robert Pattinson: "People always ask me if I’m dating Robert. It’s beyond annoying... What I say is, that, why would I want anything that’s private to become entertainment for other people?... People say that if I just tell them everything I’ll be left alone, but God, you think if I tell people they’ll leave me alone? They pick up every little scrap, and that’s much worse."
- On Twilight: "The Twilight thing is so unique. If I didn’t have that and I was just an actor, my life would be so different. [Twilight] is quite engulfing in its size, but at the same time, it’s what you work for."
- On the novels: "I read the first book and thought, 'Wow, this is a page turner.' There was something in the script – the energy. It’s raw desire, that’s what that book is. Which is why it’s weird that little kids read it. I’m like, 'What are you thinking about when you’re reading it?' I thought that it was going to be a really simple, overly dramatic – which was what was attractive about it – rotten love story. When they cast me it wasn’t like, 'Omigod, I got this huge movie'; it was like, 'OK, I got this film.' You have to rev up to it."
To find out what Kristen has to say about her stalker, her family, Lindsay Lohan and more about the Twilight trilogy, just read more.
- On her stalker: "I have one crazy stalker. It’s not worth changing my number for, I’m pretty certain that it’s some girl who got my number from someone I went to school with who’s like 'I’ve got Kristen Stewart’s number'"
- On her family: "My family are amazing. I had like, the perfect upbringing. It sucks for people like Lindsay [Lohan], but it’s not her fault that she’s so off the rails."
- On the trilogy's huge anticipation: "With Twilight, we never thought it was going to be so huge; we never thought we’d do a second, a third. I’m quite nervous about the third one, actually. It’s such a privilege to be able to play a role for so long. Also, it’s such a product now; it didn’t start out as a product."
- On the press: "It really bothers me when people write nasty s*** about me and the perception is that I don’t give a f***. It could not be further from the truth. Your little persona is made up of all the places that people have seen you and what has been said about you, and usually the places that I am are so overwhelming in the moment and fleeting for me – like one second where I’ve said something stupid, that’s me, forever. What you don’t see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction. All you see is an actor or a celebrity lit up by a flash. It’s so... A lot of the time I can’t handle it. It’s f***ed. I never expected that this would be my life."
- On The Runaways: "It was f***ing incredible playing Joan. I had so much fun making that movie. Detail-wise it was really nerve-racking to get her. She’s a really dynamic person, and she has so many fans and people that know her distinctly. And musically, she has the weirdest voice. It’s cool, but it was really hard to sing like her..... Dude! I smoked sooo much making that film. It will do well in big cities – LA, London, New York... Kids my age don’t know who Joan Jett is – well, until now."
The full shoot and interview appears exclusive in the July issue of Elle, out Weds June 2.