NEW YORK — Almost precisely two years ago, Kristen Stewart was hunched in a dark corner of the Tribeca Grand Hotel’s restaurant, sipping a glass of red wine and relentlessly scanning the room.
There was nothing she loathed more than people spotting her, gawping, and then pretending it hadn’t happened. On the flip side, she also detested that feeling of being openly stared at, which accompanies most famous people when they’re spotted out doing things like eating or drinking or pumping gas.
On this sunny, breezy afternoon, in the lobby of the Greenwich Hotel to promote her latest film, Camp X-Ray, 24-year-old Stewart also repeatedly glances around the room, but she’s visibly more relaxed, easy, peaceful.
“I’m really happy right now, overly happy,” she says. “I’m definitely not looking furtively — I like to look around at (things). I feel great. I’m not overcoming fear right now.”
Back when she was last working the promotional circuit, she was on the tail-end of the century’s Great Love Triangle, involving her, Robert Pattinson and then-married director Rupert Sanders, whom she’d been spotted kissing. Stewart never discussed what followed: the kind of public flaying usually reserved for wayward politicians, if anyone at all.
News flash: Ashley Greene is gorgeous.
Wearing a form-fitting, blue cut-out mini dress, the beautiful actress flashes her killer smile as she crouches down on the cover of the November issue for Women’s Health next to the words “Next Level Sexy,” and yes, we’d say that’s pretty appropriate.
It’s no secret that the 27-year-old’s body is on point, and she credits her great physique to maintaining a healthy lifestyle by staying active and watching what she eats.
“I grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., on the beach we always had water around us. I actually grew up the first 14 years of my life in Middleburg, Fla., and we grew up on dirt roads and my dad built our house,” Greene told the mag. “My neighbor had horses. I got to have a little bit of that lifestyle and enjoy nature. We went outside to entertain ourselves and play. I was selling mud pies and playing football with my brother.”
Kristen Stewart may be one of the world’s most famous movie stars, but she didn’t always want to be an actress.
She was first inspired to get into movie making because her parents were “hardworking crew members,” Stewart says in The Art of Discovery, a book of celebrity portraits by photographer Jeff Vespa benefiting the Creative Coalition. “I wanted to come home with hundreds of stories and plates of food nicked from craft services, looking like I had just been through absolute hell.
“I thought what they did for a living was awesome,” she says.
However, a very young Stewart realized she was “too small to be a grip like my brothers were, so, I figured I’d act,” she says. “It was my only option. The problem was getting a job. I was eight years old, and wasn’t very actor-y.”
Unlike some of her peers, Kristen Stewart has a grasp on the foundations of feminism.
Though it can be difficult to work in a “a male-dominated and -driven business,” the Camp X-Ray actress says it’s also “fun to be the underdog.” Still, she would like to see more women working behind the lens.
Stewart agrees with The Daily Beast‘s assessment that women in Hollywood are given fewer chances than their male counterparts. Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke, for example, had to release 2013’s Plush via Video on Demand versus in theaters. “That’s a thing that women have to do—you must persevere. That’s what we’ve been doing. You need to make something that’s undeniably good. If a woman makes a bad movie, or does something stupid, then the door just slams shut,” Stewart says. “It’s f–ked up.”
Part of the problem, Stewart says, is that young actresses are afraid of being labeled feminists.
Kristen Stewart is showing her loyal Twilight fans lots of love.
The actress expressed her appreciation for all the Twi-hards who have supported her over the years during an interview with E! News at the screening of her latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria, at the New York Film Festival.
“It’s absolutely reciprocated on my end,” the 24-year-old brunette said. “I feel that energy from them as well and I really appreciate it. I don’t appreciate it as if I own it. I feel like we share it. They’re rad.”
In addition to expanding her fan base, the Camp X-Ray star also recently admitted that the vampire franchise had a positive effect on her career. “On an exceptionally obvious note, it’s opened a lot of doors, but I’ve become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life,” she said.
Say cheese, Kristen Stewart!
The 24-year-old actress dropped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday to promote her upcoming movie Camp X-Ray. Because the film is “very serious [and] very dark,” Jimmy Fallon decided to “lighten the mood a little bit” with some elephant face masks and a rousing game of “Ring Around the Nosey.”
“It’s the most fun game ever,” the late-night host said. “Every kid is playing it right now. Pokemon, then ‘Ring Around the Nosey’…You’re just going to love it, Kristen, I swear! You’ll just get so happy when you put it on.”
K.Stew, wearing a green elephant mask, did indeed break out in a grin. Giving Jimmy a double thumbs-up, she exclaimed, “It’s so much better than looking sad!”
The Twilight alum tried to keep a straight face as she listened to the rules: The first person to get a ring around their nosey (which is a trunk, if we’re being technical) would be the winner!
Through giggles, Kristen and Jimmy both went for it. “This is going to be so ridiculous,” said the actress.
While it’s been nearly two years since the final Twilight flick hit theaters, the wildly popular franchise still holds a special place in many fans’ hearts.
So when E! News caught up with Kristen Stewart at the NYC screening of her upcoming flick Camp X-Ray, we had to ask the 24-year-old stunner to share the most profound way her life has changed now that the Twilight franchise is officially in the rear view mirror.
“It’s difficult to answer that question,” the Clouds of Sils Maria star admitted before carefully taking a moment to reflect. “On an exceptionally obvious note, it’s opened a lot of doors, but I’ve become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life.”
Remember how Kirsten Stewart doesn’t care about being loved or hated because “it doesn’t keep me from doing my s–t”? Well, that hasn’t changed.
During an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair France, the actress (who also snagged the September issue cover!) revealed that she does feel a certain way about how things are handled in the media, but the stories and constant craving to know what’s going on in her private life doesn’t affect the 24-year-old because—well, to put it in K.Stew’s words—no one knows “d–k s–t” about what’s happening.
C’mon, did you expect anything less from K.Stew? Exactly. Anyway, here’s what she had to say about the press:
The Twilight movie series has wrapped for good – but its spirit lives on in the friendships formed over several movies together.
Actresses Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed were reunited Thursday night at the Heineken U.S. Open Kickoff Party at the Dream Downtown hotel in N.Y.C., and they were excited to catch up with each other.
Both stars travel, move between coasts and take on varied projects, such as Reed’s current directorial project for ESPN, Nine for IX, so it’s a rare moment when they find time to reconnect, the pair told PEOPLE.
“We worked so closely for so long and it’s strange because you become this family unit, and the series ended and you’re pulled [apart],” Reed explained of the cast, which included Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. “You kind of hope that you cross paths, and we all keep in touch like via text or email or whatever, but it’s not often we all get to be together.”
There is a moment in The Rover, David Michôd’s futuristic western set in the Australian outback, in which Robert Pattinson’s character sits in the cab of a truck at night listening to the radio play Keri Hilson’s hit Pretty Girl Rock. The night is black and the radio tinny, and softly Pattinson begins to sing along. “Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful,” he sings, his voice high and whiny, the lyrics muffled by lips that cling to dirty teeth. “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful.”
?It’s a pivotal moment for Rey, the slow, needy, uncertain young man Pattinson plays, but it also feels like something of a reference point in the career of the actor himself; a small reminder for the audience of just how far he has run from his days as the pretty-boy Hollywood pin-up.
The Pattinson who walks into our interview this morning seems to play a similar trick, pointing out, two steps into the room, that the hotel carpet “looks like a Magic Eye picture”. And indeed it does – a bold, blurry pattern in stripes of cream and black. But Pattinson’s remark also serves to shifts attention neatly away from himself, as if he is weary of being the centre of it, the face that everyone stares at.