Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013!


Happy 2013 everyone!

 Another great year to look forward to for Kristen and for us Fans!

May we all be blessed this year and be safe all!

Team Kristen Ladies,

NhessMel & Laura

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kristen's Interview w/Fanhattan

Kristen Stewart’s latest movie is based on a book with a much longer shelf life than Twilight, but you may not have heard of it recently. On the Road was written by Jack Kerouac and published in 1957. Based on Kerouac’s own experiences traveling with Neal Cassady, the book renames Kerouac Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty becomes the pseudonym for Cassady.

In the movie version, Stewart plays Marylou, based on one of Cassady’s girlfriends LuAnne Henderson. He would have others. Living Dean/Neal’s wanderlust lifestyle full of free love and drugs is a harrowing journey for Marylou. If the things Stewart has to say about her latest role intrigue you, add On the Road to your Fanhattan watchlist.

Kristen Stewart on her connection to Marylou in On the Road
“I really had to dig pretty deep to find it in me to actually play a person like that. It took a long time. Initially, I couldn’t say no. I would have done anything on the movie. I would have followed in a caravan had I not had a job on it. But I was 16 or 17 when I spoke to [director] Walter [Salles] for the first time and 14 or 15 when I read the book for the first time. It was easy to connect dots after having gotten to know the person behind the character, what you would need to pull off a lifestyle like that. That didn’t happen until deep into the rehearsal process. At first I was just attracted to the spirit of it. I’m the type of person that really needs to be pushed really hard to be able to really let it all hang. I think Marylou is the type of person that you can’t help but be yourself around because she’s so unabashedly there, present all the time, like this bottomless pit of really generous empathy and it’s a really rare quality to have. It makes you capable of living a really full, really rich life without it taking something from you. You couldn’t take from her. I don’t know she was always getting something back. So she was amazing.”

Kristen Stewart on the real LuAnne Henderson 
“I think Luanne would have been ahead of her time now. Generally peoples’ expectations for their lives in a personal way are not a whole lot different. It’s a really fundamental thing to want to be a part of a group. We are pack animals. In a way she had very conventional ideals as well. She had this capacity to live many lives that didn’t necessarily mess with the other. She was not above emotion. She was above jealousy but not above feeling hurt, but not slighted. Maybe if this movie was made back in the day as opposed to now, people would be so shocked and awed by the sex and the drugs that they would actually miss what the movie’s about. Whereas now we’ve just seen a little bit more of it so it’s not so shocking to stomach. It’s easier to take. Sure, times have changed but people don’t change. That’s why the book’s never been irrelevant. There will always be people that want to push a little bit harder and there are repercussions. It’s evident in the story as well. Even in that little glimpse, that moment in time. Knowing what happens to all the characters afterwards is interesting. She knew Neal to the end of his life, and they always shared what they had. It never left their hearts even though their lives changed monumentally.”

But should teenage Twi-hards go see the R-rated On the Road?
“I think the actual law is if you are with a parent you can go and see an R-rated movie, if you’re over the age of 13. I guess it depends on who your parents are, who you are. I read On the Road when I was fourteen, so I don’t know. My parents never wanted to shelter me from the world that we live in, so I think I’m probably not the right person to ask. I think if you have a desire to see it, and your parents don’t want you to see it, take that bull by the horns.”

Getting intellectual about books
“I don’t get to have very many involved conversations with Twilight fans. It’s really rare. Sometimes, the girls that run the fan sites will come in and do an interview and I absolutely love doing that. I find that a lot of people I talk to, most journalists I sit down with, are huge On the Road fans. I feel that they’re even assigned to those stories because they have an interest in it. I’ve got to talk to a lot of passionate On the Road fans. The difference is there’s a lot to feel in Twilight, and that’s the experience usually of having individual exchanges with fans, without even saying anything you know, you just feel it, but obviously with On the Road there’s a lot to talk about.”

Kristen's OTR NY Press Junket Interview w/USA Today

Scans (+ new TIFF portrait with Walter & Garrett & press junket pic)

NEW YORK — Kristen Stewart has a solid, vigorous handshake.

When she arrives at the darkened restaurant at the Tribeca Grand hotel, precisely seven minutes late, she's guardedly apologetic about her tardiness. A table of men gawks at Stewart as she keeps her head down, her hair loose around her face, clad in jeans and a T-shirt and sneakers, and quickly crosses the room to a more secluded table in the corner.

Stewart, barely out of her teens, has tasted the flip side of fame, and it isn't much to her liking. She's cautious and watchful and ill at ease, until she's not. The thing is, give Stewart a little bit of time, a glass of pinot grigio, and some thoughtful conversation, and she warms up.

Being gaped at, she says, brings out her inner dork.

"I feel like I'm in the sixth grade, and everyone in the room is laughing at me. Some people can come into a room and say hello to everyone, and it's fine. I'm not that person. I don't think I'm very approachable," says the actress, 22.

She's no pushover. If there's one thing you need to note about her, it's this: When she suddenly was anointed the tabloid scarlet woman, after photos surfaced of her getting cozy with married director Rupert Sanders — while ostensibly dating her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson — Stewart didn't hunker down and hide under the covers. She went to Toronto in September to promote her labor of love, On the Road, the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's classic 1957 novel about the Beat Generation. She talked to press. She posed for photos. She attended the premiere of the film.

"I've been working on this thing for five years. When it makes sense, when there's a platform for it, it makes so much sense for me to be there. I can stand tall. I can stand proud," Stewart says. "I've never been the type of person who can stand in the forefront of nothing. That occasionally makes public appearances awkward. It feels a lot different when you're going to unleash something that feels worth it."

A conversation with the actress isn't linear. It ebbs and flows and touches on everything from her love of cooking to her appreciation of Kerouac to her recent fascination with the reality show Duck Dynasty, courtesy of her best friend Dakota Fanning.

"She is 100% herself 100% of the time, which is admirable and difficult to do," Fanning says. "She's very unapologetic of herself. She does everything to the fullest. She's really honest."

Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence calls Stewart "one of the coolest people I've ever met. She's just really laid-back. She's one of those people who owns her own energy. She's down to earth and funny and nice and just cool."

And for someone who has never been at ease in the spotlight, Stewart isn't about to start spilling her guts now. She's not telling whether she and Pattinson are back together, or not, or something in between. And she doesn't really care what anyone thinks, either way.

"People think they knew a lot about me before. They know even less now," she says. "People will project whatever. It's a huge form of entertainment. As soon as you step outside your own life and look at it like that and think that you can shape something — you need to live your life. I'm just going to live my life, actually."

Stewart's career is also at a crossroads of sorts. She just wrapped up the Twilight film series, based on the insanely popular books and starring Stewart as Bella Swan, the love of vampire Edward Cullen (Pattinson). The films made her famous beyond belief, rich beyond comprehension, and even more leery of being a superstar who can't go out to dinner without being mobbed. Stewart is grateful to have been part of the Twilight behemoth, and to have played a character who was so pivotal in many teens' lives.

"I never felt stuck in that. Not at all," she says. "I had so many opportunities in the midst of that to do a million things. If it kept me from doing other things, I still wouldn't resent it. You start a project to finish it. I was eager to get back and finish the story."

A different kind of role

As for On the Road, which shows a far more adult side of Stewart, "this wasn't me stepping out to do a different thing to liberate myself," she says.

Playing Marylou, the free-spirited, uninhibited girlfriend of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) is a departure for Stewart, who is an observer by nature.

"I had to jump into somebody who wasn't watching, who wasn't thinking about being watched," she says. "She's the least vain person who completely lets her face hang out. Those people are few and far between. I was sort of nervous I would be playing the crazy girl, the girl who was wild. She offers the exuberance in the story, as well. I'm so not that person, so it was hard."

Director Walter Salles met Stewart when she was 16, after seeing her in Sean Penn's Into the Wild, and he approached her about playing Marylou.

"She thought the role was very different from who she was but she was tempted to do it. She's been part of this ever since. It speaks a lot to how much she reads, how sharp she is, and how attracted she is by challenging material," Salles says. "She's very different from Marylou and yet — she truly understands that it is important to constantly redefine her sense of the future, which is what Marylou does."

And Stewart felt liberated by playing Marylou, a woman who is free just being herself.

"It's easier to not throw up so many barriers," she says. "Do you have butterflies in your stomach? Great. Don't try and get rid of them. I'm oddly incredibly measured. I take things too seriously sometimes. I take myself too seriously sometimes."

Stewart is loath to sound like a complainer. She's not going to whine about being famous, or her inability to walk through an airport without paparazzi intrusion.

"Rob is (noticed) way more than I am, especially if we're out together. He's so recognizable, and I'm not. I put a hood on, and I'm a girl with long hair. I can go out," she shrugs.

And even though, at the height of her scandal she issued a statement apologizing to Pattinson, she's not going to address what's written about her in endless stories that speculate about her romantic status.

"They don't write about my personal life. You know what I mean? The same exact thing about being able to choose your path and your career — you don't step outside your life and look at it like you're someone else. It's the most disjointed, uninformed, and completely unsatisfying and completely depressing (stuff)," she says. "I have the same friends I've had for years and years. I make new friends. I'm a really good judge of character. I know who I like, and I know who I don't like, almost to a fault."

Fanning says: "People don't know her as a person. What she says is what she believes. She's never fake. She does what she cares about and lives her life and has to deal with a lot and does it the best way she knows how."

This kitchen whiz shoots pool

It's hard to dislike Stewart after spending any amount of time with her. She seems solid and smart, an observant, attentive person to whom quotes and sound bites don't come easily.

"She's a good listener," Salles says. "When you cut for lunch, you can bet the best music will come from her trailer. She can be extremely funny and loose, and she's great company to have around. She's a fierce pool player. There's a lot to Kristen that is very revealing of a personality that is curious and open to the world and certainly very accessible."

And she's a whiz in the kitchen. Stewart eagerly shares her foolproof way of roasting vegetables to ensure that they're fully cooked yet also crisp (heat the oven as high as it will go). Her hobbies are simple: music, books, friends.

"We're homebodies," Fanning says. "She cooks for me. She loves to cook. I go to her house. Certainly there are times it's crazy, but we're also just friends. We go to Target to get wrapping paper. She has to do things like everyone else."

At the top of Stewart's to-do list: getting a script in her hands. She has spent this year doing non-stop press, first for Twilight and then for On the Road. And she's ready to be back on set in the grifter comedy Focus.

"I really want to work," she says. "I'm working in April, but that's too long. I haven't worked in a year. I've been promoting (stuff). I should go and chill somewhere. But at the same time, I haven't done what I do in so long. I need to get back there."

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Photos from the Japanese photoshoot (non-scans)

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Writer, Brian Hassett, meets Kristen & the cast of 'On the Road' at the NYC premiere & after-party
Brian Hassett & Walter Salles (Dec 13)

Excerpts from Brian Hassett's blog entry.

And then he brings out the actors in this cool way — in the order in which they first committed to the film.  First it’s Kirsten Dunst who plays the person he met on this project who most impressed him — Carolyn Cassady.  “In meeting Carolyn in 2005, I was so impacted by the intelligence and the sensitivity of that unique woman, and I thought that only an actress with those qualities could play her.  Could you please welcome Kirsten Dunst.”

Then he [Walter] goes into this whole story about his friend who saw an advance screening of “Into The Wild” and immediately called Walter about this actress nobody’d ever heard of to play Marylou, and he wrote her name down on a napkin: “Kristen Stewart”  “And when I first met her in 2007 she had such an in-depth understanding of what ‘On The Road’ was about and knew the book inside out, and she was 17.”

Then, “When Garrett Hedlund drove from Northern Minnesota for 3 days to the audition in Los Angeles, he brought such electricity and life to Dean that we knew we had found one of the most difficult characters to cast, and that electricity never dissipated — but what I didn’t know is that he would be such a great Road companion.”

And then he intros Sam Riley with, “One day I saw ‘Control,’ and for those of you who love cinema, you know how impactful that could be.  Seeing Sam Riley in that film was something I wasn’t going to forget.  There was such intelligence in the performance, such intensity, but also in the non-verbal there was the capacity to understand and decode the world.  And these are qualities writers have, and that we wanted to have to bring Sal to the world.”

.....And THEN Kristen Stewart comes walkin down the stairs, and suddenly it’s the whole Road crew!  minus Big Al Hinkle, hanging on a stairwell balcony (I think he’d dashed out for rolling papers), and weir looking over twinkling New York with Neal carrying on multiple conversations in multiple voices at once.

And then we go back to the party and Walter introduces me to Kristen Stewart, which is such a strange and unexpected thing that he has to be dealing with with this movie.  Like, nobody in it was supposed to be a movie star.  The leads were all cast because they were all unidentifiable fresh faces — film goers were already coming in with such fixed images in their minds as to what the characters looked like, the filmmakers couldn’t also have actors with established characters affixed.  So they cast all relative unknowns in the main roles.  Then lo and behold, Kristen Stewart becomes the biggest grossing actress of 2012 before the movie comes out.  So Walter, and her, and everyone, have to deal with this.

But I get to hang with the mega-star for a while, and man, she’s so petite you could put her in your pocket!  And she’s bookish, and reserved, and 180 degrees different than Marylou.  We talk about indie film, and she confirms my assumption that’s she’s gonna do them the rest of her life.  We didn’t say it, but this is a 22-year-old indie chick who fluked into the biggest movie franchise of the last few years, and she never has to work another day in her life.  Yet she is going to be so many different interesting characters in the years to come.  I tell her the truth that she brought Marylou more to life than Jack ever did, but she would hear none of it.  To her, it was all Jack.  And I beamed.

“Your kids are all gathered in the corner — you should go see them.”  And this was the most amazing thing — in this beautiful penthouse skyline scene where I would not and did not take any pictures except for the one I’ll share shortly, but in the corner of this mobbed premiere party, Garrett, Kristen, and Sam were able to sit side-by-side in this alcove by the window, the three of them together again for perhaps the first time since they were all crammed in a ’49 Hudson for months, and able to enjoy the reunion together.  And it’s so obvious how close they all are — it was like my high school reunion of a couple years ago — talkin, laughin and huggin all at the same time.

After-Party Ticket
Source: New York Times Scan: Brian Hassett

Please do read Brian's full amazing experience at the New York City premiere and after-party of 'On the Road' at his blog here.

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Kristen in Exile & Gisele Magazines (Japan) - HQ Scans + Exile Interview


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Excerpt from Kristen's interview in the magazine "Gekkan EXILE" Feb. 2013 issue *Gekkan=monthly

Do you remember the first day you met Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson?

“Of course. It’s not very common to remember the first impression of the person, but I do remember what it was like for those two. They are very special. 
I met Taylor first. He was very young at that time. He seemed so young that I felt like I should protect him. This might sound presumptuous since now I feel there's not much age gap between us, but back then, I felt that way. Just being with him will make you smile… he was just like Jacob. I felt really comfortable around him from the start. It felt like I’ve known him for a long time.
I met Rob for the first time at the audition. On that day, four guys auditioned (for Edward). I felt the chemistry the moment Rob came in. The chemistry can be built between two professional actors, so it not really necessary from the start. But we already had it there. I had no authority to decide the role, but I had no doubt that ‘he was the one.’ I even wrote his name on the script.”

So it was a fateful encounter…

“He had a charm that attracted everyone. The others were also talented but they were trying too hard which made their attractiveness cut in half. Rob didn't act overeagerly, and was not driven by vanity. He was perfect. ”

I've heard that you and Rob watched ‘Last Tango in Paris’ together as part of preparation for the role in Twilight.

“It was while we were doing rehearsals for the first movie. We thought the unique relationship between Edward and Bella was sort of like the one in ‘Last Tango in Paris.’ The dependent, masochistic relationship in the movie is an extreme example, but we referred to it as we tried to grasp Edward and Bella’s relationship.”

How was it like to finally get to play a vampire for the first time in the 5th movie?

“Bella has strengthened her maternity when she turned into a vampire. She became a cool vampire with a mix of maternal instinct, an instinct that belongs to every woman, and a wild aggressive nature of a vampire. The newborn Bella is the strongest vampire. ”

Did you get to bond with Mackenzie Foy?

“She was like a little sister to me. Mackenzie is a very talented actress. It was fun working with her. Plus, playing a mother was not that out of touch with reality for me.”

Do you wish to become a mother someday?

“I’ve got the maternal instinct, so I do have a wish to become a mom. I don’t want to pressure myself and it’s not like I want kids right away, right now, but I can’t wait to see my own child someday.”

Do you have any other wish?

“I’d like to travel more. I really love eating. I want to travel privately and not for work. I want to play with my dogs, write a novel…. The list is endless… ”

How did you feel when you were listed No.1 in the Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses?? You've beaten Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock.

“What matters to me is to recognize what I really want and to keep challenging myself for it. The result doesn't matter. It’s silly to care about the ranks. You only live once, so you should just keep going.”


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

'On the Road' still of Marylou, now uncropped

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Kristen at no. 2 on the Forbes' list "Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck"

Kristen Stewart

No. 2

For every dollar she gets paid Kristen returns an average $40.60. 

Forbes: Stewart performed an unusual feat this year: She topped our highest-paid actress list and almost ranked as the actress who offers the best return for her pay. Even though Stewart earned $25 million to appear in the last two Twilight films, she still offers a good return on investment.

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Dakota Fanning mentions Kristen (USAToday)

Dakota Fanning is attending NYU in Manhattan. And lest you think the actress spends her days and nights hitting the town's hottest parties, think again.

She's nuts for A&E's Duck Dynasty, a show about the family that specializes in duck calls.

"I am obsessed with it. I was watching it and totally zoned out. I never laugh at TV even if it's funny. I never laugh out loud. This show, I was cracking up. I was dying laughing," says Fanning.

So she spread the word to her best friend, Kristen Stewart. "I called Kristen and told her she had to watch this show. I think it's the best show ever. They make those duck calls. It's insane," says Fanning.

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Kristen talks about Balenciaga & Nicolas Ghesquière (USAToday)

"I've had four excursions through the store. Isn't that a little bit mind-blowing? It's so weird walking out with that. I walk around with my hands in my pockets," says Stewart, miming herself pointing to things. "I like that. I like that too. I've been so (expletive) lucky."

She's a big fan of creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, who's parted ways with the brand and was replaced by Alexander Wang.

"I'm so not the type of person who'd be into selling a brand. He is one of the only guys I'd do that with. I don't carry bags very often," says Stewart, referring to Ghesquière.

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New 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' still with Bella & Edward

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New 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' still with Jacob

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New photo from the 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' shoot in MovieWalker (Japan)

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The interview, in Japanese, can be read at the source.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!


We wish all of you a Happy Christmas!!!

Bless you all.

Greetings from your 
Team Kristen Ladies,

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sam Riley mentions Kristen with Shockya

Q: In the movie, you have some racy scenes with Kristen Stewart. What was it like to film those scenes?

SR: It’s a strange thing. I never had to do that much of that sort of thing before, and they’re not the sort of scenes that I relish. There’s not a lot you can do or play, necessarily. It’s like a fight-you hit, you duck. It’s all quite orchestrated.

I was pretty uncomfortable. She was 19, and I was nearly 30 and married. (laughs) We’re mates, but it was weird. You do it as quickly as possible, unlike in real life. You want to try to get it right the first or second time, so you don’t have to do it a lot of times.

My grandparents went to go watch it, and my grandfather’s 90. I said, what do you think of it, and he said, you were very good, but it was a bit racy in some points. He said, it’s not really my generation, and I said, it is your generation, you were there.

Q: Did you know Kristen before you worked together on this film?

SR: No, I don’t come into much contact with stars in my daily life. I’m married to a German one (actress Alexandra Maria Lara).

I knew the Jodie Foster move she was in (‘Panic Room’), but I didn’t realize it was her. I had seen ‘Into the Wild,’ and my younger sister loves the ‘Twilight’ movies. Kristen tried to explain to me the plot for the one that just came out (‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2′), and it sounded bonkers. (laughs) It’s like, he’s a vampire, and he’s a werewolf. I get pregnant by the vampire, and the child grows at an enormous rate, and comes out almost at toddler age. I thought, this is very unusual for children’s’ entertainment. (laughs) But I didn’t know anyone before starting.

Read Sam's full interview at Shockya.

Video: Kristen's interview with Sidewalks + Screencaps

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