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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kristen Talks New Moon

KRISTEN STEWART was talking with a French journalist who really needs to get his facts straight, and shared how she's intimitaded with her New Moon action figure. Okay, she didn't actually say that, but read what she did:
"I think she has a much bigger rack than I have.”
Kristen Stewart is pondering her Twilight action figure — the little plastic
doll that represents Bella, her character in the film franchise — while checking
the proportions of the bust. “I also think she looks much older than me,” she
adds, before setting the figure aside. I pick it up and, on closer inspection,
the doll does look a little older than its real-life progenitor (as to the
“rack”, closer inspection would be inappropriate). “It’s strange,” continues the
19-year-old actress, “but people often think I’m a little bit older than I
really am. A French journalist asked me earlier on how my teenage years had
affected my later life. I’m still in my teens.” She smiles. “Really, even if I
was older, how could my teenage years not have shaped my life? I don’t know how
to answer that.” The French journalist should have done his research, although,
to the uneducated observer, Stewart might well seem beyond her years. Her
conversation, for example, most certainly belies her age. Not many teenagers are
quite as articulate or as self-aware — although not many teenagers are carrying
the world’s biggest burgeoning film franchise, the teen vampire series Twilight.
With JK Rowling’s much-loved characters pottering into their final big-screen
chapter, Twilight will soon stand as the top teen-movie franchise, and with
their leading lady, the film-makers have snared a supremely talented and highly
intelligent young star. Stewart’s most recent movie, the understated indie
comedy Adventureland, is a case in point. In this semi-autobiographical tale,
the writer-director Greg Mottola (The Daytrippers, Superbad) draws upon his
experience of working in a theme park during his teens in the 1980s. Stewart
plays the troubled Em Lewin, the main character’s love interest. The film took
only $16m at the US box office, but is better than those figures suggest,
working as an ensemble piece (the Saturday Night Live favourites Bill Hader and
Kristen Wiig provide hilarious support, while The Squid and the Whale’s Jesse
Eisenberg shines in the leading-man role) — although Stewart’s character is,
quite deliberately, granted plenty of screen time. “Kristen was one of the few
people I cast without even auditioning, even though she’s younger than the
character she plays in the film,” Mottola tells me. “But I think she’s the best
actress in her age range. She can make thinking look dramatic.” Mottola’s
favourite scene sees Stewart deliver a story about her father having an affair
while her mother was dying of cancer. “She tells it in this very matter-of-fact
manner and instinctively knew that someone who hasn’t processed those feelings
yet wouldn’t know how to talk about them,” he says. Other people he auditioned
for the role transformed the speech into what he describes as “some of the most
melodramatic monologues I’ve ever heard”. Stewart looks bashful when I relay the
compliment. “I am not a terribly introverted, damaged girl at a theme park in
the 1980s,” she smiles, “but I can imagine what it would be like to not like
yourself very much, and to be kicking it alone. Also to feel like you're sort of
smarter than everybody, but nobody gets it. I get all that, and then the
masochistic aspects girls are good at. Also, I guess I have always felt older
than I am. I felt I should have been an adult at the age of five. And I thought
I was an adult when I was 12. I wasn’t like a warrior, but I have never been
that kid who doesn’t care a fig about anything. It’s just the way I’ve been
brought up.”

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