Oh so many girls wish they were Kristen Stewart.
ShockTillYouDrop has an interview with Kristen Stewart, which you can read here. Some teaser quotes, though–for example, Stewart’s thoughts on the character Bella.
I feel like every girl who reads this book projects herself onto her. And in this case it’s a really self conscious role for me because I didn’t have a really distinct character. She wasn’t entirely different from me. She basically could have been me. I overanalyze things a bit more than she does. She’s pretty self-assured. I identify with her in that she doesn’t think she’s anything… She doesn’t understand why this is happening to her. But she goes with it.
She certainly is on target with that “every girl who reads this book projects herself onto her.” That’s why it’s so tough for any actress to take on the role. No matter how good you are, someone in the audience is thinking about how much better she would have been. Small things will be nitpicked over. Prepare to be loved, but prepare even more so to be hated, Kristen.
Here Stewart talks about her career:
Since I was nine years old I was only doing movies I really wanted to do. I’ve gone in and blown every audition on purpose for a movie I didn’t want to do. “Kristen, you have to go in, you have to meet these people.” Okay. I just sabotage myself. I look at movies that I did when I was younger and I want to throw the TV out the window. I feel better and better about what I do as I get older. The process of choosing won’t change. Talk to me if I decide to make a movie. That’s like you’re saying something now. It’s not just a responsive thing.
She’s “blown auditions for movies she didn’t want to do?” That’s artistically very noble, but her agent must have been more than a little confused and horrified.
Remember, you can read the rest of the interview here.