Kristen Stewart Interview with Salon.com
Kristen did an interview with Salon, and talked about her new movie Still Alice, as well as other issues.
It’s no big secret that you were frustrated with all the crazy media attention you got after being in “Twilight.” Given the smaller scale of your past three movies, would you say you’ve been able to start forging the career you really want?
Yeah, yeah. I’ve never tactfully maneuvered through anything I felt passionately about— my job being really, really high on that list. I haven’t planned, I haven’t thought about my trajectory or how to design my career in a way that I can get what I want. Luckily I’ve gotten what I wanted naturally — I’m such a lucky bastard— but I had no idea “Twilight” was going to be a big deal, it blew up. It’s always hard to compare projects and I think each moment we live obviously makes us the person we are right now, so each project has a bit of a through-line because it is me at different stages of my life but they don’t have anything to do with one another in terms of design.
What was it about this film that made you want to sign on?
I mean, it’s so insanely ambitious. It’s really rare to read a script and go, if this is done right, it’s going to be very important and if it’s done badly, it’s going to be awkwardly bad. Julie was attached to the project when I read it so I had all of the faith in the world in her, it was just about whether I could support that. Meeting [Richard Glatzer] and Wash [Westmoreland] who directed the movie, who deal with their own seriously difficult issues that relate very closely to the story… Rich has ALS in the really advanced stages and they are living and loving and working and just shining examples. I thought, I really don’t think these guys would hire me unless they thought I had the capacity to play Lydia.
Did you see that as a vote of confidence in you as an actress?
Hell yeah. She’s so honorable, you know what I mean? You get to the end of the movie and you’re just like, God, I hope I can stand up like that.
Full interview at Salon's website.