Kristen Stewart Interview with Box Office Magazine on ‘Breaking Dawn’
Box Office Magazine has a new interview with Kristen Stewart. Kristen talked about filming Breaking Dawn, the wedding, the pregnancy, and the fans. Here’s part of the interview with Kristen.
What’s it like working on a film where people are so fascinated by the tiny details? However you and your hair designer decide to style your hair for the wedding, thousands of girls are going to copy it for their own wedding or prom.
It’s funny. It’s something you have to put out of your mind while you’re working, or else it’s incredibly heavy, it weighs you down. You want to do something that is clear to you. But at the same time, it makes it exciting, like, “I hope they like it!” I’m also on their level: I’m just as worried about how the hair is going to look. It’s just not normal for other people to be as concerned about something that you’re concerned about on the movie. Usually, people don’t know, people don’t care. It’s unique, really unique in that way. I’ve never experienced that on another project.
You mentioned all the directors you’ve been through. That makes you and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner the old guard—you know the characters and this world so well. What do you tell the directors when they start?
Everyone was so different, it always felt fresh. As much as going back and working with Rob and Taylor and the rest of the cast and everyone else who’d been there the whole time was like picking up where we left off, at the same time we were pretty accepting of the fact that we were going to have different directors on every one. The director, you follow him. He sets the tone 100 percent. I love that. Feeling lost is not a cool thing and I rely heavily on directors. It’s the nature of doing the job—I don’t dictate, he does. Everyone genuinely had different ideas—not even different ideas, they were moved by very different things. The things that got them off about the project were all very, very different. That was interesting to see.
How did Bill Condon fit in? What made him different?
He had this very unobtrusive gentleness. He’s incredibly sweet. It’s funny, now I’m describing him as a character, but he accepts things that are simple, and I feel the same way. Somehow, the romance is easier to accept in this movie. Things started to feel genuine again, things started to feel real again, because he believed in them so much. And that’s pretty awesome considering the point in the series that this movie is at. I think that Bill is really collaborative and awesome, and I think that he really was able to get that Edward and Bella are united now and they really do feel, at least to me—or they’re working on becoming-whatever the f–k it means to be “adult.” And it’s nice not to see them scrambling around and not knowing what the f–k they’re doing. They’re incredibly steadfast at this point, and I feel like I believe it mostly because of Bill. For whatever reason, it’s hard to make these movies and I like how this one turned out, I really do.
Which makes sense because this is the book where things really get real: they make permanent decisions. Do you think Bella understands what marriage means at 18 years old?
Marriage means something so different to everyone. I think that’s just another step for her. I think it’s an interesting story point that marriage has no regard for her—she’s doing it for him. I get asked constantly whether I think she’s a strong character, whether I think she’s subject completely to this man and is a mindless follower. I think it takes a really ballsy person—and someone who really knows themselves—to be able to give it up and know that it’s worth it and know that the person they’re doing it with is on the same level. I just don’t really understand why people approach it from that way. Imagine if they were both girls or both guys, I think that Edward would probably be criticized just as much. They’re both kind of lost and crazy and stupid in the beginning, and in the end they really have f–king committed to each other. They both give things up and lose things. And I don’t understand why it’s criticized. Maybe because I’ve played the part and worked through it in my head in every way, but I don’t get it.
More after the break!
You know this character so well, what’s it like to take her through this huge change when she becomes a vampire herself?
It felt good. It was really weird. It was such a long process of the two movies being shot at the same time as if they’re one. You shoot, obviously, out of order and you keep going back and forth between pregnant, human and dead vampire Bella. There’s so many different versions of Bella in this, it’s insane. It was a strange experience walking on set the first time I played a scene as a vampire because I’d watched everyone around me doing it all the time. I sound so lame, but vampire Bella really is my favorite character—she’s very representative of a matriarch. She’s very intuitive on almost a psychic level and no one ever acknowledges it, which is interesting. Maybe that says something about Stephenie that she doesn’t get respect for all of her f–king amazing qualities. And that’s also one of the things that makes her appealing to me, so that’s not a strike at it—that’s something that I like about it. And I think it’s nice to see her finally get what she wants. That’s probably the best thing, even if it sounds simple and indulgent, which is why the f–king thing is criticized all the time. It’s nice to see people be happy. And she really-if I’ve played it right-is born to be where she is.
Tell me about the morning after the last day of shooting whee you woke up knowing you’ll never go back to that set.
You literally go through a range of every single emotion. I didn’t care, and then ten minutes later I’d care a lot. I think it’s different on every movie, and obviously this it’s going to be the most heightened. Luckily I don’t have to say goodbye to anyone. That’s different. Usually, you kind of know at the end of a five week thing that you’re not going to hold on to every single relationship that you form on these little movies, and I’ve done a lot of those. But Twilight‘s been a unique experience. It wasn’t like saying goodbye to everyone and how sad that is. It’s more like that you feel done. You feel like you’ve done your job. And obviously, it’s been a long process and I can’t just generally say, “Oh yeah! I was completely happy!” It’s definitely been torturing me for a little while. At the end of the day, I really f–king love it. I can’t wait for these two to come out. I feel like we really take it up a notch.
Read the entire interview at Box Office Magazine!
This is why I love her. She’s just as excited as we are for these films to come out!