But now let’s get to the real story, which is Kristen’s interview with Elle. It’s remarkable because the vast majority of the time, the words that come out of this girl’s mouth make me want to die. On more than one occasion, I’ve been reading an interview of hers and gotten to the point where I just said “oh my God, shut up” loud enough for my boyfriend to be like “I didn’t say anything.” She usually just makes me want to roll my eyes for the rest of my life, but in this interview, I’m a little more “meh” to “right on, sister!”
From Elle via Celebitchy:
Kristen on what she loves: “I f–king love everything about [acting]. I love movies, I love what they do. I am just so fuelled by it like nothing else in my life.”
Robert Pattinson on Kristen’s work ethic: Pattinson seems sweetly in awe of Kristen’s professional drive, saying “She is very focused on being an actress. I mean, that’s what she is… she’s an actress, whereas I just don’t really know.”
Kristen on Snow White and the Huntsman: “It’s a war movie and an identity crisis movie. Basically, she goes to jail when she’s seven and gets out when she’s 18. She’s so stunted that she’s essentially a child, even though she’s already a woman. When she comes out she’s got to save people, but she hasn’t experienced anything like they have. She’s very isolated. She has all these feelings and doesn’t really know why yet, and I can relate to that.”
Kristen on being a role model: “I don’t apply it to the choices I make. I feel like a role model is not necessarily somebody you want to imitate, just someone you admire. I look at characters I play and think, ‘F–k, I would like to be like that.’ [Like Joan Jett], exactly. It makes sense to me why other don’t just look at that person, they look at me. Anyone who happens to choose to look up to me, it’s like, ‘But I’m literally YOU. I’m looking up to the characters you’re admiring me for choosing.’”
Fashion choices and bullying: “It’s weird, at school I was torn apart for not wearing a certain brand of jeans. It nearly killed me. I was so embarrassed and so insecure, but I knew I could never put them on. I would look ridiculous.”
Kristen on her previous comments that “her teachers failed her”: Her clear eyes roll. “When I said they literally failed me, I meant that they literally failed me. As in, I got Fs!”
Being criticized, being misrepresented: “You grow calluses. I don’t say ‘I’m not magnetic’ to try and sound self-deprecating. I’m just not. I’m pretty good at…” Repelling people? “yeah. Though I actually love people. I would like to meet more people. I know no one.”
Her style: Her natural style is “not experimental,” she admits, “I just wear very functional clothes. When I’m in London I feel so dressed down and young and Californian. Even if I try to look nice when I go out for dinner, I just don’t have a thing. I will always wear no socks and be like, ‘F–k, it’s freezing, what am I doing?”
See what I mean, fellow Kristen Stewart eye-rollers? She’s getting better, isn’t she?
April 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm by Emily
You remember how Kristen Stewart’s doing that ‘On the Road‘ movie, right? Well, she sat down with the magazine to whom Megan Fox told its interviewers that she hated being pretty, but she sure as hell didn’t want to be ugly and … well, you know. All that business. But we’re not here to talk about stupid pregnant Megan Fox, we’re here to talk about Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund, who is hot hot hot and yes, I missed that boat but now I’m on it, guys. I’m on it.
Here’s Kristen on her role in ‘On The Road’:
“We felt great love for our characters, and we wanted people to love them as much as we did.”
On shooting the sequences:
“We knew so many little details about the characters, their lives, that we had aid in playing the difficult scenes. They were with us.”
Kristen on her character, LuAnne Henderson:
“I could listen to hours of recordings as LuAnne Henderson speaks of this period, her voice lights up as she recounts how she danced.”
Kristen on shooting ‘On The Road’ the same time as ‘The Twilight Saga’:
“It was hard, I felt [as if] I was back at school.”
And then Garrett on his character in ‘On The Road’:
“I wish I could be as excited as these guys were. I would love to be like this every day.”
These two are just so hot. I could give a crap less about the contrived, half-assed interview, I’m just rapt by the pictures. SO HOT.
April 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
“It is fairly common to have your story as a woman, even if you’re the protagonist, facilitated by all of the male characters. It’s so rare to have a female lead character being so proactive. She pushes her own story forward, rather then being affected by all of the outside elements. Hopefully we do that, I’m really proud to be a part of something like that. It’s always food for women to feel empowered.”
This quote is neat because everyone is going crazy, saying that Kristen is slamming Twilight and being just generally bratty. Obviously she didn’t mention the Twilight franchise specifically, but it’s hard to imagine that she wasn’t referring to it at all, isn’t it? It’s way too fitting, because in Twilight Kristen’s character, the protagonist, is definitely facilitated by male characters and definitely does not push the story forward. Everything that happens in the books happens because of what some vampires or some werewolves do. Well, except the whole baby thing. Bella did push that story forward by begging for sex over and over. Yay, female empowerment!
So we’re going to go ahead and discuss this with the assumption that Kristen Stewart was referring to Twilight, because I think she’s too smart to miss all those parallels, all right?
What do we think?
On one hand, I have to applaud Kristen for this. You know I love Twilight, but there are people who take it so, so seriously, and that’s worrisome. Here’s an example why: the entire second book is about Edward leaving Bella and how she cannot function at all without him. There’s a section where entire pages just have the name of a month on them, indicating that she did or thought absolutely nothing for several months because he left. She ends up jumping off a cliff just so she can imagine him worrying about her. Really, that’s what happens. Some people read that and think that it’s a reasonable reaction, and that’s insane. We definitely need more stories where female protagonists have their own things going on, who are concerned with things other than boys (hey, Hunger Games!).
On the other hand, Kristen did choose to star in the Twilight movies, and she knew what they were all about. So where was this kind of attitude when she was making tons and tons of money playing one of the worst damsels in distress we’ve ever seen?
What do you guys think?
April 17, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
Wow, what a contest, right? Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence. LOL, I’m just kidding, you guys, it’s not a contest at all, at least not for me. Jennifer Lawrence has such a lovely attitude, and such wonderful talent! I went to see Hunger Games again this past week, and I also watched Winter’s Bone, which was amazing. Jennifer Lawrence is just so refreshing in this world full of Lindsay Lohans and Rihannas and Katy Perrys, and I absolutely love her. Oh, and, uh, Kristen Stewart looks bored most of the time, and she’s not that great an actor. Such competition!
But really, since Jennifer and Kristen are stars of the biggest franchises going right now, and since they’re both the same age, and since they both have vaginas, there’s a good chance that they could be competing for some of the same roles. And apparently Kristen Stewart is so not pumped for that.
From The National Enquirer via Celebitchy:
Kristen Stewart has turned into a green-eyed monster over up-and-coming superstar Jennifer Lawrence, who is wowing audiences in The Hunger Games. Insiders say Kristen, 22, is terrified that she and Jennifer, 21, will be vying for the same roles – and that Jennifer will win!
“The Hunger Games is now the talk of Hollywood and it’s predicted to do even better at the box office than the megahit Twilight series,” said the source. “Worse still, Jennifer is getting critical acclaim for her acting talents, which no one has ever given Kristen.”
In fact, Jennifer was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for Winter’s Bone, while Kristen has yet to be recognized by the Academy for her work.
“Kristen is nervous about going head-to-head with Jennifer for roles,” the source continued. “Kristen doesn’t consider herself a natural beauty, and she knows Hollywood is so fickle that it’s always the pretty girl who wins the big parts. Jennifer has the best of both – talent and looks – which has Kristen fretting for her future.”
Kristen’s new film, Snow White and the Huntsman, is due to be released in June. “Kristen is desperate for it to do well, but she’s very insecure,” added the source. “She’s dreading the possibility that Jennifer could wind up her career nemesis.”
Isn’t that weird, that Kristen Stewart has never gotten any critical acclaim for her acting? Wouldn’t it make sense that if you didn’t get that critical acclaim, that you’d stop getting work so that good actors could get more work? Oh, if only Hollywood worked that way. Then I could be completely excited about Snow White and the Huntsman without having to roll my eyes over Kristen Stewart biting her lip all the way through it. Because she’s not a good actor. Look, I know that Twilight wasn’t the best material to work with, but she could have done better, so I don’t want to hear that apologist claptrap. Don’t make excuses. She’s a bad actor. That’s all.
But here’s something interesting: how do you think Jennifer Lawrence will do at the Oscars next year? Do you think Hunger Games could pull in some awards?
April 15, 2012 at 10:00 am by Emily
There’s a pretty solid chance that you have, since it’s a best-seller, but I hope that I can tell you at least a few things about it that you might not know yet. This entire thing just tickles me so, so much, and I want you guys to be tickled right along with me.
Ok, here’s the summary of the book from Amazon:
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
The book is really, really popular, but here’s the absolute best part. Are you ready? I don’t know if you’re ready.
This book was originally fan fiction. A Twilight fan fiction. For real. This book was a smutty fan fic set in an alternate universe (am I giving away my previous experience with fan fiction?), the author merely changed the character’s names from Edward and Bella to Christian and Anastasia. For real.
Now the book, I’m sorry, the fan fiction, is going to be made into a movie, and guess which actors are the popular picks to star in it?
Fifty Shades Of Grey — the popular mommy porn that has hit Amazon’s best-seller list — is being turned into a movie. Deadline.com reports that Universal and Focus Features acquired the rights to the novel for a cool $5 million. Now that we know it will hit the big screen, it’s time to turn our attention to casting the big roles — and of course we think that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would be perfect!
Fifty Shades is the story of billionaire Christian Grey and recent college grad Anastasia Steele who fall in love despite Christian wanting Ana to be his “submissive” in a Bondage-Discipline/Dominant-Submissive/Sado-Masochistic relationship.
However, the erotic novel originally began as an adult, alternate universe Twilight fan fiction, with Edward as the billionaire and Bella as the virginal Anastasia. But the names were changed when it was published. And although Fifty Shades is devoid of vampires and werewolves, fans of both will recognize the similarities between the two stories — including Christian’s adopted family and Anastasia’s best male friend Jose.
Since Robert doesn’t have any work lined up yet, and everyone is dying to see more steamy sex scenes between him and K-Stew, these two should definitely think about these roles.
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that it’s a kinky fan fiction? How is this not the best thing that ever happened?
If you’ve read the book, please tell me all about it, because this is endlessly fascinating to me. If you haven’t, Amazon has a pretty lengthy excerpt from the book. I skimmed over it for a few minutes, and I was able to see that Anastasia is super clumsy – the first time she meets Christian, she trips – and tends to go on about how beautiful Christian is. So, you know, Twilight.
How is this even allowed to happen? In the bit I actually read, it seemed clear that this is Edward and Bella playing pretend. This whole thing just blows my mind, I can’t even wrap my head around it. I think I’m going to stop trying, and on a totally different note, start working on a play using other people’s characters. Apparently that’s ok.
March 30, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
I can’t believe these crazy-asses are still pulling this stuff, seriously. Guys, you don’t need to hide in the back of a damn car, covering your faces and acting like you hate the world. Oh, wait, that’s right. This is what you do, and you do it so well. In fact, you do it so well that you’ve practically made a second career out of it!
Not so awful, right? I remember mooning over this like crazy when it first came out, because – and I don’t care what you have to say, this is one of those instances where I’m going to say you’re wrong, wrong, wrong if you disagree – Kristen Stewart is absolutely beautiful. Seriously. Her in that video. My God. It almost gives me chills.
Anyway, yeah, these two are still together and still looking epically dirty. They’re both mad attractive and have fashion sense for days if you’re into the whole unintentionally-intentional grunge thing, but can you imagine the smell? It’s got to take a lot of work to look that unwashed, guys. It’s got to take a serious dedication to being oily and smelling like ears to really pull off that kind of authenticity. And they do it so, so well.