'New Moon': Kristen Stewart dishes fashion, down time, and playing Joan Jett

It’s Part 2 of our Fall Movie Preview photo shoot video of Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. First, Stewart opines on her accidental role as fashion icon; nowadays, every time the girl who plays Bella is identified wearing an article of clothing, it immediately sells out. Seems she’s as befuddled with the trend as we are. Stewart also opens up a little on her other roles, talking specifically here about Adventureland. But for those of you not paying attention, Stewart just wrapped work on The Runaways, where she chopped her hair and dyed it black to play iconic ’80s rocker Joan Jett.

I asked Stewart recently about what seems to be a need to take on other film roles during the scant down time she gets between shooting the Twilight movies. “It would’ve been smart to take some time off too, but I’m really glad I did Runaways,” she said. “If it was Twilight all the time, I would go mad. To just play one character for four years, it’s not what I do. I like to have variation. I like to change it up. To live one experience, it would be like I have this weird alter-ego, alternate life, instead of slipping into a character for 6 weeks, sucking it dry, and leaving. It would be like 4 years of living like a f***ng psycho person, thinking that I’m like Bella. You know what I mean? It would just be impossible for me. The tabloids would have a lot of crazy s— to say about me in that case.”

Say what you will about Twilight, but you’ve got to give it to Stewart. It would be easy to sit around and ride the Twilight train all the way to the bank. This is one actress willing to mix it up while the gettin’ is good. Check out the video chat below, and after the jump, a clip of Stewart and Lautner wrestling during their EW cover shoot.

 

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  • Heather

    I just have to say that I adore Kristen Stewart. I think that she is amazing and unique. She is not cookie cutter, is a hard worker, and an excellent actress. She is the epitome of everything that I would want Bella to be.
    It’s great to find someone that is obviously genuine and smart. She could careless what people think about her and doesn’t need to slap on a bunch of make up and wear tight clothes to make herself feel good. Love Kristen.

    • JS

      did you ever see her interview-not that smart. and really she shoudl comb her hair once in a while

      • Ang

        Personally, I think she did a great job playing Bella, but her lack of hygiene is definatley a turnoff. I’m not saying she doesn’t take care of herself, but it’s obvious she doesn’t take time to do her hair. Like at the MTV awards. Give me a break!!! Whoever matters in HWood and the business in general knows that if you’re going to be on the red carpet, you should look good, and Kristen, lord knows, has enough to at least hire a good hair stylist.

    • JS

      did you ever see her interview-not that smart probably because she is always stoned. And she should at least comb her hair once in a while

      • Robin

        well, with her hair uncombed and stoned i bet she has more talent in her pinkie than you have in your entire body…just because she isnt cheesing from ear to ear doesnt make her less of an actress than her counterparts…if that’s what you are looking for then move on…twilight the movie series is obviously out of your league

      • Mimi Cullen

        Yeah go Robin!

      • What?

        She may not be stoned but she behaves so itchy, spaced out, rude and unstar like that people assume she is high. What a loser.

  • Bilbro’s B 4 Ho’s

    For those of you that have read all the books – does anyone think that there’s any way Breaking Dawn will be released as a movie? I don’t see how it could be, just curious what you think.

    • Heather

      I think it will definitely be made, but how much they edit out or add in remains to be seen.

    • Lisa

      I have so many concerns…how will they will present Renesmee, how much of the confrontation at the end with the Volturi will be edited as well as the “shield” parts with Bella.

    • isis

      Well it’s already scheduled to be produced next year so I don’t see why it wouldn’t be made. I know it’s more graphic but not really explicit. I mean they don’t describe anything in terms of nudity or overt sexual content, its more of a hint of which can easily be done filming as well. Im not concerned about how they’ll go about the love scene or anything like that. I am however on my tippy toes excited about seeing renesme and who will play her and how it’ll be done with her abilities and so forth. Im bloody excited. lol

      • agent227

        obviously you didn’t understand the question Billbro’s was asking. I think they were wondering how the filmmakers are going to turn such a piece of trashtastic crud into a watchable movie. The sex portions of the book are the least of their worries. The inclusion of the pregnancy, the child, and the birth itself are what will be the most difficult to translate on screen, as anyone with a brain knows that they are some of the worst plot devices ever written on a page. Get it together. Your obsession with these books has obviously blinded your ability to know good writing from bad writing. Stephenie Meyer was a hack to start out with, and then, miraculously, managed to jump the shark, which I didn’t think could be possible, given how terrible and trite the other books were. I mean, really, Isle Esme, anyone?

      • ElizabethBennett

        Isis;
        Don’t mind Agent227,s/he just isn’t “playing nice.” Clearly the fact that the books sold millions of copies well before the movie came out means that there many people (like us) who read the books and find Stephanie Meyer’s portrayal unique and her writing fresh, energic and compelling. I’m far from a teen and have read books spanning 2 centuries- Bella and Edward have the makings of being included among the most compelling couples of all time along w/ Elizabeth & Darcy; Heathcliffe & Catherine; ,etc.
        Isis; I have also heard that they may split up Breaking Dawn- maybe the rumors arise from the last HP movie being released in two parts. Clearly, there are extra challenges inherent in bringing Breaking Dawn to the screen. Interestingly, Chris Weitz mentioned this, along with the fact that his wife is an OB doc, might make him the obvious choice.
        Agent227, If you haven’t something kind or constructive to say (especially to fellow bloggers), just bip on over to another site where your caustic & critical comments are welcome – perhaps your own personal journal…

      • Jane

        The movie isn’t being made into two.
        From what the producers/Summit have said: Breaking Dawn is scheduled to film in January.
        Also, they said that they’re not “toning anything down.”
        other then that…. no news.
        But they have said its going to be ONE movie.

      • Angela

        Agent 227 — THANK YOU. How anyone over the age of 13 could actually think this is a “great romance” is truly beyond comprehension. Everything about this relationships is so screwed up, from the stalker nutcase, to the obsessive “love”, to the attempted suicide, to the dumping all over everyone who doesn’t happen to be Edward, to remaining weak throughout ALL four books, to getting married and knocked up while still a teenager. Going to highschool FOREVER. But it’s ok, because the hottes guy in school SPARKLES!!!! Dear God, it’s beyond belief bad.

      • Maddy

        LOL.. but you forgot forget the oh, so cutesy, “Renesmee”! Worst. Name. Ever.

    • misty

      I heard that they are breaking the book into 3 or 4 movies, one for each part.

    • mscisluv

      Summit Entertainment has had Breaking Dawn listed on their website as “Coming Soon” for the past couple of weeks, so yes – it will definitely be a movie, and probably just one movie. Pattinson has already confirmed that he has signed on.

      • Bilbro’s B 4 Ho’s

        Good info, thank you. I hadn’t heard that yet.

    • amy

      I just can not wait till breaking dawn the movie comes out …how would they make to where kids can watch it lol!

    • Bilbro’s B 4 Ho’s

      I actually love the first 3 books, but much of Breaking Dawn had me scratching my head, raising an eyebrow, or just disappointed. Here are some of the issues I’d be concerned about with Breaking Dawn as a movie (weak plot aside): the brutality of the pregnancy, baby ripping its way out of its dying mother, then they’d need a crazy beautiful baby with a full set of teeth that can speak and grows 4x as fast as normal…and yes, of course the shielding and various other super powers. Sigh. It would have to be some crazy cartoon. I personally hope they just stop at Eclipse.

      • meznok

        I agree. I read Breaking Dawn and didn’t enjoy it the way I did the other books. I’ve actually read the first 3 several times and tried to read BD again but never could get through it. Love Jacob and think he deserved a better ending, maybe not with Bella but definitely NOT with Nessie (the imprinting thing was just weird). Plus, the whole “fight” at the end never went anywhere. I would have actually liked to have seen a main character die just to show some drama! Guess I like a little tragedy with my reading.

      • Jane

        its going to be a movie.

      • Bilbro’s B 4 Ho’s

        I suppose it will also depend on who directs it – I can totally imagine Chris Weitz working into the gory, supernatural, sci-fi freak show that it could potentially be. Catherine Hardwicke, where are you when we really need you???
        And for heavens sakes, don’t make it more than one movie – one is MORE than enough. The book’s editors were lazy on that one but the screenwritiers don’t have to be.

      • Adeniyi

        Lynn,That was fabulous! I want to read the rest of the story NOW! Why do I get the fineelg that Alejandro mis-judged Rebecca? When they first met he was playing the field until such time that his arranged marriage took place. Since for Rebecca at least, it was not casual, she was badly hurt/betrayed when she found out about his intended. I hope they print this soon!

    • clarissa

      honestly, i don’t want it to be a movie because it was the least favorite of the series. However, Rob, Ashley and Kristen confirmed there will be a fourth movie so we’ll see what happens.

  • Tiffany

    I agree with you 100 percent. Hopefully people will stop hating her for no reason and really appreciate her for her acting.

  • Julie

    Sometimes Kristen is very awkward and nervous in interviews particularly, but I love videos like this where she just has a good time and relaxes.

  • Snarf

    And cue the countdown to Paige or Crispy bitching about Twilight in 5, 4, 3….

  • jannn

    Thanks EW for showing a more real side of Kristen. These videos are very enjoyable to watch. I got really sick and tired of watching public judgement from nervous interviews and photos and videos taken by stalker paparazzi and red carpet promos. It is obvious that this photo shoot/interview you gave provided her a safe venue where she can totally be herself. It is obvious Kristen is not one of those actresses who are comfortable in large groups, she is a REAL actress who has talent, and interviews and public appearances are just not part of her character. She’s the real deal!! She doesn’t try to be something she’s not…and that’s why I love her.

  • gigi

    always loved this chick,
    from watching her earlier movies till now.
    (:

  • Bree

    Well just gotta say that Kristen is a fantastic actress!!! The videos are great fun to watch cause you get to see the real Kristen. That is really cool. Not many actresses are like her an i really admirer her uniqueness. She seems like she would be a really funnnnn person to hang with and wut-not. So yea love her previous movies and I am betting she will make some new awesome ones. Looking forward to seeing her in new moo:-)

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  • twoanise

    i love her too.She’s the best.Humble I can see that.I like her personality.

  • Malorie

    It seems like Kristen is more confident when shes not being interviewed, and Taylor well hes just growing up to be a young man :) Great story EW!!

    • isis

      I completely agree. From the behind the scenes of other photoshoots where they just have them messing around and not being too serious she’s more relaxed and having fun where as with interviews I remember her mentioning in one particular interview that the one thing she has learned is to be careful what she says when doing interviews because sometimes it never comes out the way it’s meant to or the interviewer twist everything to make it more profitable to themselves rather then let it be true. She says that most mags and interviewers can’t be trusted because the interview is constantly being edited and the end product is nothing like what she presumed the whole interview had been presented as. I believe her, cuz you constantly see how the paps and others are constantly twisting her words and showing clips where for example the interview that she says “the twilight fans are the craziest” it doesn’t show the rest of what she says but when you see the full clip she goes on to say “their so amazing and unreal, sometimes you gotta pinch yourself just to see if it’s all real. They are the driving force behind the success of this movie, theres no doubt about it.” Eeesh, I didn’t get the quote word for word because I had to keep switching between youtube and here lol to type the quote. Anyhow u get my drift I hope. lol

      • TruthTeller

        In the Aug. Ent. Weekly magazine, Kristen uses the f word 5 or 6 times needlessly. What star would be so stupid, especially a female playing a role in a book young fans read, to curse in an interview? What some people see a her being herself in these videos, many women over 30 see as a tough, insecure, unfeminine, hostile, dumb girl. She puts off more hostility and toughness than most men do.

        Lucky for this odd girl that Rob and Taylor are easy going sweet guys. Rob said she is intimidating and tough. She was so odd at Comic Con than many assumed she was high. She makes her own gossip and trouble. Many fans are disgusted at her behavior and rudeness to the fans. She was more articulate and sweet 3 years ago. What has happened to her?

    • ElizabethBennett

      Taylor Lautner is really an amazingly poised and articulate young man- becoming quite the gentleman. Whenever he is interviewed, he is invariably approachable, comfortable, polished, humorous and his mannerisms devoid of any distracting movements or fidgets. It might be his years of martial arts training lending toward his self-confidence; Regardless of the cause, he is a pleasure to listen to (as well as look at) and is mature beyond his 17 yrs- a genuinely good guy!

      • TruthTeller

        I agree with your assessment. Rob is the one who toured the country and abroad speaking to press with charm and intellect. He was philosophical, witty and engaging in his discussion of the books and he won over fans who fell in love with him not just the part he played. Rob is shy and did not take media training, so he was unscripted. He stated that he was celibate and believed in the teachings of his Roman Catholic upbringing. Summit put him on lock down because he is too candid.
        Taylor is just as decent and humble as Rob. He has done a great job of being diplomatic, mannerly and saying ALWAYS the right thing. Kristen said bullsh*t in the Comic Con press panel to Rob, she interrupted, itched herself,stared off in space….she is not an asset. Rob and Taylor have covered for this girl’s unprofessional behavior from the start. If not for Rob and Taylor, the “star” would have made a mess of things.

  • Suz

    I admit to thinking her a good actress, and I can’t imagine another in the role of Bella. But everytime I see “Kristen”, I’m sorry, I just don’t like her.

    • bellesarah

      if you don’t like Kristen Stewart, she DON’T LIKE YOU EITHER.

      PS. You can’t imagine another Bella because you imagine yourself to be one. JEALOUS.

      • whatevs

        This is a pretty stupid and useless comment. I’m sure Suz really cares what Kristen thinks of her.

      • John

        Wow, you’re an idiot. “She don’t like you either”. Nice grammar, moron. And then the typical “you are jealous” response. Suz said she thinks Stewart’s a good actress and fits the part, but finds her real-life persona dislikeable. I do too, actually; all the swearing is really unbecoming, and she looks strung-out and unwashed a lot of the time. But that doesn’t take away from her professional ability. It’s sad that you feel the need to defend a celebrity you will never meet, and in such a childish way as well.

      • bellesarah

        @whatevs if you find it useless then, why do you care to respond? oh really Kristen thinks of her.can you read STEWART’s mind? and do you know STEWART PERSONALLY?

      • bellesarah

        @John LOL.look whose talking! there are no RULES to follow here (grammatical errors or whatsoever) BTW, i have the RIGHT to be defensive. you don’t even know me how dare you! WHATEVER MADE YOU LOSER.

      • bellesarah

        @John By the way, what’s with the “you feel the need to defend a celebrity you will never meet”?
        IS THIS A GUESSING GAME FULL OF ASSUMPTION? really huh? you don’t even know me. WHAT A SHAME! I’M PRESENT IN ALL THE TWILIGHT EVENTS. I DO NOT PRETEND that “i’m sorry i don’t like her”.

      • TruthTeller

        Nobody wants to be Kristen. She is a crude, strange, troubled, masculine punk. People like her acting just not the way she acts when being herself. I think Michael dumped her for chasing after Rob and longingly staring at him constantly. Rob had a crush on the image she presented in 4/08. He got to know the real girl and said yuck. Kristen since Comic Con in 7/09 onward looks beat, troubled and not like a girl in love with a new romance. No girl dresses and looks like that when they are in a new relationship trying to impress a guy. Michael only got out of the picture in March. She was sitting with Jackson Rathbone at the Kings of Leon concert and came out of her birthday party holding his hand. I hope she is with Jackson as Rob is way too nice and decent for her. Even MSN Mexico writer called her look “Heroin chic” and said she would not look at any of the interviewers during the press meet. Kristen said she is no Bella. No kidding.

    • Fed Up

      The “progressives” and KStew lovers don’t allow free speech or an opinion other than their own. They are so stoned and don’t understand work ethics and professional behavior as they are unemployed. Therefore, what they see as cool behavior from Kristen, normal people see as odd and unprofessional. Only the weed heads, devoted fans and the losers love K Stew off camera.

  • jessie

    i love her, she has amazing eyes. she’s very beautiful.

  • Jenn

    I have no doubt that Breaking Dawn will be made into a movie. It has already been talked about with the cast members in interviews. My concern is, the book Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are very long, how can all that be fit into a two hour movie and important parts not be left out?
    I love all the cast memebers but, Kristen had beautiful hair that is going to take forever to grow back out. I wished they had just used a wig instead of cutting it off. I really hope at least they get it back to the right color and give her extensions. She was also great as a blonde.

  • jtown

    I think Kristen stewart is really immature for her age – she is constantly talking/whispering to others whilst one of her cast members is answering a question in interviews – which is sooo rude. I don’t think she ever got taught how rude that is. She thinks she is waaay too cool and is arrogant and obnoxious

    • bellesarah

      really? a 19 year old Stewart should act like a mature lady? LOL. you are sooo immature for telling her what to do or not. are you the parent? KRISTEN has her own FREEDOM and NOONE CAN TAKE IT AWAY FROM HER. get a life jtown! you are watching a lot trash gossips.

    • wakeUp

      Exactly! The fans of her should look at her recent interviews and realize that she is not normal lately. She is crude, rude and becoming a joke. She can act which is good since she has no other skills and producers will be afraid to have her star in a movie since she is so vulgar, unpredictable and crass. I have teens that are better behaved than this punk twit.

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    • A Friend

      I couldn’t agree more about the seeming rudeness, twitching, and inarticulate ramblings that Kristen Stewart gives in every interview. I also think she is a great acress; she is not an asset marketing the movies she is in, however.

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  • PHAT

    I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF MOVIES KRISTEN HAS BEEN IN SINCE SEEING TWILIGHT…..OUT OF CURIOUSITY ABOUT HER PREVIOUS WORKS. SHE HAS ALL THE SAME MANNNERISMS, QUIRKS, STUTTERING AND STAMMERING AND NOT COMPLETING A SENTENCE, ALWAYS DEPRESSED OR BROODING, INTENSE. THE ROLE OF BELLA FELL IN HER LAP. I DON’T THINK THEY EVEN DID A SCREEN TEST WITH HER OR ANYBODY ELSE FOR THE ROLL. IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB. SHE HAND PICKED ROBERT BECAUSE SHE FELT AN IMMEDIATE ATTRACTION TO HIM. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, THEY BOTH GOT THE LEADS IN A MOVIE WITH A BUILT IN FAN BASE SO INSTANT FAME. I WONDER IF THE TWILIGHT SERIES HAD NOT COME ALONG WOULD THEY BE GETTING ALL THIS MEDIA ATTENTION?? ROBERT DIDN’T HAVE ANY CLAIM TO FAME BEFORE THIS BUT HE CERTAINLY LIVED UP TO THE ROLE AND IS ON HIS WAY. I AM 100% SURE THEY HAVE BEEN A COUPLE SINCE FILMING IN ITALY…..SO OBVIOUS. JUST WAIT UNTIL NEW MOON DIES DOWN AND ECLIPSE IS THE BUZZ…..THESE TWO WILL BE ENGAGED IN REAL LIFE!!! THAT SHOULD PROVIDE MAGA-HYPE FOR THE OTHER 2 MOVIES. LUCKY KRISTEN…..2 1/2 MONTHS IN VANCOUVER 24/7 WITH ROB!!! I AM SURPRISED SHE TOOK SO LONG TO LEAVE MICHAEL, WHO?? IT SEEMS TO BE FATED THAT THEY MET…..A PERFECT MATCH FROM WHAT WE HAVE ALL READ.

    • bellesarah

      @PHAT chill.. you watch too much and sooo judgmental towards Kristen. really? do you know Stewart personally for criticizing her from the inside out?
      quote
      I DON’T THINK THEY EVEN DID A SCREEN TEST WITH HER OR ANYBODY ELSE FOR THE ROLL.
      unquote
      CATHERINE HARDWICKE cast Stewart and NOT YOU. are you the director of TWILIGHT? WAKE UP!

      quote
      IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB. SHE HAND PICKED ROBERT BECAUSE SHE FELT AN IMMEDIATE ATTRACTION TO HIM
      unquote
      HAHAHAHA! ARE YOU ONE OF THE SCUMM-IT??? really inside job? how dare you director PHAT say that. do you have any achievements?

      • Stickit

        Dude, y u tripping over other people’s comments? Seriously, it’s just their opinions. Just chill man. Taylor is d shizzz =)

    • TruthTeller

      That is not completely correct. Her boyfriend is friends with the director and Nikki Reed is the step-daughter of Catherine Hardwicke. She did have to audition while she was making Adventure Land. Hardwicke liked her past performances. Kristen had read with many actors and they seemed more interested in themselves and how they looked (per her interview comments) and posing. To get someone who could act, be pretty (not cute and ordinary) and dangerous was impossible and why they still did not have an Edward. Rob was suggested, he waited 5 months to come as he thought there was no way -not buff and handsome enough. He came to the audition and was petrified. Kristen was playing it strong and serious and as he says “shocked a performance out of me”. She also told Hardwicke that he was the only one that connected to her and she felt chemistry with. He got the pain and the alone part of the character Kristen said.

    • Lori

      I used to think like you did that it was so cool that the shy, quirky kind of unmacho guy won the heart of the girl and how from across the ocean and country they were fated to find one another. Even wearing brown masks on their eyes and parkas, they fell in love. There are so many compiled videos on You Tube that show an on set puppy love/infatuation/friendship. However, Rob said on movies.ie that he is devout Roman Catholic and at UK Twilight Premiere that he is celibate. Unless she is as well (doubtful) and a Catholic, he will just be friends with her. He also said that he was not sure if he faked the chemistry of had a crush on her. They were in this weird world. He said she was intimidating and tough. The way she looks and behaves since 7/09 is not the look of a girl in love. She got rejected by Rob and dumped by Michael for making her infatuation with Rob obvious and that is why she looks like something the cat dragged in. If they are together, Rob is a braver man than most and I hope she does not ruin him and his potential career. He said he can’t imagine being with anyone right now in this climate. She is just a comfortable friend.

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