Kristen Stewart for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on February 12, 2014

Kristen wears bright dresses, serves up her patented moody face, and gives kind of eyeroll-inducing (but not as much as you might have assumed) responses to questions.

Kristen Stewart covers the March 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine in Emilio Pucci photographed by Tesh.

On making choices: “Dude, I have no idea what I’m doing, and that’s kind of how I love it. I had no idea Twilight was going to be huge. Certain movies I’ve done I thought were going to be amazing did nothing. So it’s fun not having so much control. It’s kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle – it’s fun, but it’s scary as fuck. If it’s not scary, it’s usually – you kind of have to step back and go, ‘You’re probably making this decision because it’s right on paper.’ But unless you get that irking fear, it’s not right.”

On doing press: “I have an embarrassing inability, seriously, of summoning fake energy…I’m just not very good on TV, and it’s not my main goal in life to get good at it. People are like, ‘She just can’t handle’ – for lack of a better word – ‘the spotlight’. No, actually, I can’t, and that is totally who I am. I love being an actor, but I’m the last person to want to have a birthday party. I don’t try to force it or turn it into something else or fabricate this personality…so I totally agree when people say I’m, like, the most awkward person.”

On her poetry: “I don’t want to sound so fucking utterly pretentious…but after I write something, I go, ‘Holy fuck, that’s crazy.’ It’s the same thing with acting: If I do a good scene, I’m always like, ‘Whoa, that’s really dope.’”

Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 Collection

Tom Ford Spring 2014 Collection

 

S’alright. We have no bitchery to offer. She always did look good in these kinds of attention-seeking dresses. And she’s the queen of giving moody face, so this is all pretty much the standard Kristen editorial. Do like the cover shot quite a bit, though.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Tesh for Marie Claire, IMAXtree]

    • filmcricket

      Both dresses kind of look like they’d fall apart if you sneezed, but they’re eye-catching and she looks great in them.

    • carnush

      That Pucci dress is “really dope.”

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        *Snicker!*

        • jilly_d

          I’ll see this *snicker* and raise you a *snort*

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            And a guffaw!

    • kimmeister

      Is that bare skin I’m seeing in the chest region on the cover dress? Under the black beading? I can’t really tell.

      The Tom Ford crotch screen makes me stabby.

      • MilaXX

        Yes it appears that all the beaded bits are like that. On the model it’s right under the word Pucci.

      • jilly_d

        Agree on the crotches – hideous.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        The crotch screen is completely ridiculous!

    • Jen

      I was pretty impressed with her responses, they sounded fairly self-aware… then I read that last one… But girl looks good in clothes, even if she gives the same perpetual stink face.

      • Sobaika

        She shared some of her ‘dope’ poetry with Marie Claire… It’s about as good as her emoting.

        • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

          The act of creation is admirable.

        • Lucía Gavello

          I wonder if any of them include the words “dope”, “dude” or “whoa”… If you have to start a sentence with “I don’t want to sound so fucking utterly pretentious”, just don’t finish it.

          • barbarienne

            The act of writing fiction or poetry is sort of inherently pretentious (I say this as a fiction writer). There’s an underlying assumption–admitted or not–that one believes one has something to say that other people might want to hear. Rare is the artist who puts their work in a drawer or warehouse and doesn’t tell anyone about it.

            • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

              Most people in this thread did not respond to that quote, the 3rd quote, but I got it. I write fiction too. I think it’s because I don’t like the spotlight, and I dislike people who hog the spotlight, yet here I am, making stuff to hog the spotlight in my absence.

            • Lucía Gavello

              I guess I agree up to a point, but for me the “pretentious” act is -in this case- not the fact that she writes poetry, or even the act of publishing it, but the false modesty of opening with a remark such as “I don’t want to sound pretentious” and then proceeding to explain how her own writing amazes her.

            • Alloy Jane

              To be fair, her writing amazes me too. But in that “are you srs” way lol.

            • demidaemon

              In a way, yes. But, as a fellow fiction writer, I think most writers go through major bouts of self-hatred of our work to swinging towards “this is awesome” to back to “enh, it’s alright” and all over again. At least, that’s the way I am. There is some pretension in that, but not quite as pretentious as someone who already has millions of dollars to her name saying her poetry is “dope” when most poets will be lucky to make $10,000 in their careers.

            • MissusBee

              Fair enough, but also, thanks to the ‘Miley Effect’ a young celebrity with even the vaguest signs of inner life, not to mention writing skills that go beyond text-speak, comes across as sensitive and sweet.

            • demidaemon

              In KStew’s case, I think sensitive and sweet might be a little much. She does have some depth and more easily recognizable intelligence, though.

            • barbarienne

              “Dope” in the quote was in reference to her acting, though I imagine she would apply it to her poetry too.

              I don’t read her statement as her thinking her poetry is intrinsically good/dope/whatever, but rather her personal reaction when she reads it and discovers she likes it. (Presumably after a round of that “OH MY GOD I SUCK WHAT AM I DOING” writers all have.)

              I admit I never grow tired of my own fiction (even when I’m having a “this sucks” moment). I am my first and best fan and loyal reader. There’s a writers’ saw about “write the book you want to read” (rather than chasing the market), and that’s totally what I do.

              So I imagine KStew reading her own poetry and thinking, “Yeah, I like this. This is what I like to read.”

            • demidaemon

              That makes entirely perfect sense, as I know exactly where you are coming from. I don’t write for trends at all. Still, “dope.” Can’t support that too much. And I felt like she was equating her poetry and her acting in that statement. Take that however you will and however you feel about her acting. I haven’t seen her in a single film, so I don’t feel right commenting on her abilities in that respect.

        • Alloy Jane

          Jesus, I just read it. Why must she be so predictable? I was hoping for that Bukowski sprechstimme vibe but instead, she’s all ’60’s confessional. I’m sure there’s a black shoe paper weight somewhere in there…

          • demidaemon

            So, if you had to compare her to another poet, who would it be? I’m just curious, because I am not going to waste my time giving her attention over her “poetry.”

      • barbarienne

        I liked how she owned her awkwardness. As much as that awkwardness bothers me, I can admire that her attitude is “Yep, I’m awkward, and I’m fine with that.” She’s not living for me, after all.

        • sojourneryouth

          Me too. I know some perpetually awkward people, and that’s just how they are, and they really can’t change much. I don’t invite them to parties, since they wouldn’t really want to go anyway, and if they were ever interviewed, it would be an inarticulate nightmare, since they don’t like being the center of attention. Social awkwardness a very real thing, and while I am not a fan of Kristin’s, I appreciate that she names it and claims it.

          • anotherkate

            I think that you’re right about social awkwardness being real, and it’s definitely true that we all know people (or ARE people!) who are affected by it. What surprises me is that an actor would feel it so keenly. How hard would it have to be to say, “Okay, this red carpet is a scene. In this scene, I am happy to be here, and I am smiling because my character really wants to sell the shit out of this movie.” Like, if you cared at all about that aspect of your job (and I do believe that the red carpet and other promotional activities are as much a part of the actor’s job as the actual acting. We all have parts of our jobs that are more obnoxious, you know?) you would suck it up and do it. I think her claim that her personality precludes her from doing a good job at it is basically b.s.–who ever told her she was supposed to be herself on the red carpet? It sounds really shitty, I guess, but if your real self doesn’t read well for this part of your job, then keep your real self out of it. No one would know the difference but you, and in a way wouldn’t it be kind of nice to free yourself from the pressure of “making them love the ‘real’ you”? She doesn’t actually owe anyone the real her, especially not if it makes her really uncomfortable. But she does owe her employers the promotional hullabaloo she’s contractually obliged to do.
            I don’t even really dislike her! I think she has a certain charm to her, and I think her streetwear is always really cool. But I think she’d be better served by knocking off the excuses and just doing her press.

      • Elizabetta1022

        Most celebrities can’t hide their narcissism for too long–it creeps out like a bad fart. Come to think of it, that’s kind of the expression Kristen Stewart perpetually has on her face–like she just let out an SBD.

      • Alloy Jane

        The last one was a real zinger. Like, totally LOL. She wears clothes nice and she was a great Bella Swan because she IS a Bella Swan. Oy, too meta for my tastes. The clothes are fine, the posing expected.

      • Little_Olive

        Absolutely. More than criticizing, I was sort of disappointed at the fact that after two quite good answers, and while talking about poetry -no less, she’d reduce her vocabulary to the lamest (for lack of a better term) word I know in the English language. Sounding pretentious is not quite the opposite of expressing yourself poorly, no?

        Oh, and I’m not in love with the cover shot -weird mouth.

        • Alloy Jane

          You know, you say that and now I think she deliberately stooped to the four-letter words for max impact like, “Yeah, I write fucking poetry yo. It’s no big deal. Word.”

          • formerlyAnon

            I go to a lot of spoken word and slam poetry events. 23 year olds DO love to talk like that, even the ones who can actually write.

        • formerlyAnon

          I have to admit, I have a sad and probably immature affinity for the f-word, for close to 40 years now. I have virtually excised it from my spoken vocabulary for years at a time (it not being an asset around small children, lots of adults who are not one’s personal friends or in many work environments) but if I’m around people who use it, I fall right back joyously into using it in all its pedestrian conjugations. So I won’t fault a 23 year old who works mostly on film sets for swearing, however much she writes.

        • pookiesmom

          I think she did that because she’s kind of embarrassed. She’s overcompensating because she feels vulnerable about her writing. I can’t hate on her for that, I do it all the time & it just reads to me as an extension of her awkwardness.

    • MilaXX

      I think that cover picture is awful. In fact I think the weird crouching pose is kind of awkward, but at least in the second picture her face doesn’t make her look like she’s taking a dump. Clothes are fab and the interview at least shows a certain level of self awareness. Overall it’s just a big ball of “meh”.

      • pookiesmom

        I agree, that cover pic makes her look constipated.

    • Danielle

      The Pucci dress is gorgeous, but damn she’s got the deadest expression on that cover. (Waiting on the fangirls to downvote every comment)

      • Jessica Freeman

        They will ascend soon enough to stir the pot. The Uncles must be feeling brave posting Shelly O AND KStew all in one day.

        • Lucía Gavello

          Shhh, just don’t call her “dirty” and I think we’re safe.

          • Jessica Freeman

            Stop calling her dirty when she doesn’t smell! best part of the last KSTew post.

            • Alloy Jane

              I did not see that, but that line just made me snot my screen.

            • Jessica Freeman

              I think it was more along the lines of “why do you call her dirty when I’m sure she showers?!” there were a few hilarious ones in there and most of the BKs were just enjoying the show.

            • decormaven

              Loves me some good show!

            • Lucía Gavello

              It was hysterical!

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I know – the dresses are gorgeous, but she looks dead-eyed, she looks like she can’t wait to get out of there, and I don’t know why the fashion mags keep trying to make “Fetch” happen.

        • Alyssa

          Bahaha, I say that line (about fetch) in my head all the time…sometimes I say it out loud, but my coworkers tend not to get the reference.

          • IMNAngryLiberal

            I frequently use the “fetch” line at work (well, and in my real life, too) … I work in a pretty techie geek crowd so the allusion is generally lost. Any line from any of the many incarnations of Star Trek, though — those allusions they get :)

            • Alyssa

              I work in an engineering group, so I totally understand! They tend not to care about my fashion knowledge (most of which is acquired from TLo!) either. Ha.

        • demidaemon

          I guess my comment represents grading on a very steep curve, then. I am not ashamed.

      • Let it out

        I think I’m the closest thing to a Stewart fangirl here (fashion-wise), but I don’t really love either of these pictures. I like her rock-and-roll Balenciaga ensembles better. Also, I’m hoping she’s smarter than she sounds, because yikes.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          I know!! And I hate to sound like someone’s old maiden aunt, but I was thinking that – “you kiss your mother with that mouth?” Which, I have a mouth like a truck driver, so I should talk! Literally.

          • Constant Reader

            Ooohhh, I just came up with a drinking game. Every time Miley or KStew says the word “fuck,” dude,” “whoa,””dope,” “punk,” “weed,” “fashion,” or “poetry,” you take a shot. The downside: you may lose entire weeks. The upside: both Miley and KStew will sound so much more interesting and insightful.

            Let me know how how it goes, fellow kittens. I’m way too old for this kind of shenanigans.

            • marlie

              So you’re just setting the rest of us up to get wasted? Thanks a lot.

            • Constant Reader

              I’m a giver.

            • formerlyAnon

              Waste? You mean alcohol poisoned. Substitute “sip” for “shot” and we may live without the necessity for a trip to the ER in an ambulance.

            • marlie

              Good point. I hadn’t originally thought about the sheer volume of alcohol that would end up being consumed. I’d be flat on my back before the end of the first sentence.

            • Constant Reader

              Excellent point. I stand corrected. Obviously, I didn’t think it all the way through. Miley’s weed references alone would make doing shots dangerous.

            • demidaemon

              Also, “like.” Then we can all get REALLY drunk.

          • formerlyAnon

            I go on about my own affinity for the f-word in an earlier reply, so I’m soo not faulting her for that. Plus, 23 and doesn’t work in a formal office setting or with children.

            • Constant Reader

              I read your comment above and I concur. I’ve gone through the same attempts to eradicate it from my vocabulary. I now live with an active-duty Army sergeant. You can imagine how bad my potty mouth is now.

            • formerlyAnon

              Oooohhh. Some of the most inventive (as opposed to just filthy) swearing I’ve ever heard came from military who also actually read. Especially those who read the Classics of the Western Canon.

            • Constant Reader

              Alas, although my Army guy likes to read about physics is his spare time, he’s not literary AT ALL. No random Shakespeare quotes from him. That said, I have learned from him such colorful phrases as “I jumped through my ass to get that done” and “they spent the whole day stepping on their dicks.”

    • @Biting Panda

      I wish they’d gone heavier on the makeup; she wears it so well.

      • MK03

        A smoky eye would have knocked this out of the park.

    • alyce1213

      That WAS surprising. Her answers seem candid and show some degree of awareness for a young starlet.
      Love the Pucci, hate he Ford (spiderwebby).

      • sagecreek

        Yep. She’s still painfully young, but doing better than a lot of her peers, interview-wise.

    • Jessica Freeman

      The cover shot is quite lovely. Not a fan of the second shot.

    • Anna

      False modesty is dope.

    • marlie

      I think the first two quotes are pretty good, actually. The third one is where I start to think that she – like so many other celebrities – is a little too far up her own ass.

      But, both dresses suit her. I LOVE the Pucci on her; it totally suits her style. The Ford works, but I don’t like it as much. And there’s something about the way her hair is styled on the cover shot that doesn’t flatter her that well. The center part, maybe?

      • LJCdoc

        I agree on the quotes – they actually make me like her more.

      • kimmeister

        The 3rd quote sounds like something Miley Cyrus would say.

        • marlie

          Exactly. That’s why that was sort of a needle-scratch for me. Miley, or Lady Gaga.

    • ralish

      Are we saying ‘dope’ again? When did that happen? Her makeup looks lovely, though.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        The poor love probably learnt how to teenager from watching Clueless. God knows she hasn’t been in a normal environment for learning the lingo.

    • Shawn EH

      She’s working those dresses, perfectly!

    • omg_dora

      I understand why she annoys some people, but I really like her. I loved her in “Adventureland”, where her (admittedly limited) acting abilities were perfect for the role of an awkward, somewhat dark teenaged girl, and she seems intelligent and genuine in interviews. She’s one of the few names that’ll make me go see a movie (well, not Twilight, but any movie that possibly won’t be horrible).

      • marlie

        I don’t dislike her, but I wonder how far she can get, career-wise, playing the awkward, dark teenager. Hopefully she’ll continue to mature professionally, otherwise I fear that people will grow tired of her playing the same character over and over again.

        • Anna

          It’s similar to Taylor Swift’s wide-eyed, “OMG, I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!” schtick. It was endearing the first time, but gets tiresome, annoying and doesn’t seem genuine after awhile.

          • Imasewsure

            I think she seems a lot more genuine than our girl TayTay but I see your point. She’s more of an Avril Lavigne type in my mind… “skater girl” EMO etc.

      • Anna

        I really liked her in Adventureland too. She and Jesse Eisenberg were perfect for those roles.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I haven’t seen her in anything – well, the first 20 minutes of Snow White but I got bored – so I can’t comment on her acting, but I find her unwillingness to compromise too obviously quite endearing.

        • demidaemon

          But she’s not unwilling to be compromised!

          • formerlyAnon

            Heh.

    • jilly_d

      As an introvert and a generally low-key individual, I can feel her pain on not being able to summon up false enthusiasm. People always want it from you and sometimes you just don’t have it to give. And I realize that being on the RC is not everybody’s dream, but it IS a BIG chunk of the job of being an A-list movie star. If I wasn’t able to muster enthusiasm for my job, the thing I do EVERY DAY, which I am lucky to do because it’s something I enjoy…..well I might have to consider doing something else. Perhaps she could look into stage acting. All the fun, much less red carpet fuckery.

      • snarkykitten

        yeah but there’s “no” money in that

      • formerlyAnon

        She may do something else when people stop offering her lucrative film roles. Till then, the temptation to stay in film will win. OR, maybe she will decide to get away from the celebrity-on-show stuff. She’s only 23. Very few young people that age have any idea what they’ll be doing in 5 years.

      • pookiesmom

        I don’t really get what you’re saying here. That because she’s not good at giving interviews, she should turn down the lucrative acting roles that she loves & are currently being handed to her? That the fact that she finds an aspect of her dream job tedious means she should consider doing something else? Because if you’ve found a dream job that does not require some aspects that you just have to suck it up and get through, then more power to you, but honestly I don’t think such a thing exists.

        I think she’s actually taking a surprisingly mature, healthy perspective on the rigamarole. She’s basically saying, “this is something I’m not good at, but you know what? That’s ok. I love the rest of what I do so much that it’s worth it & I accept myself even though I’m not perfect.”

        She doesn’t say this, but I actually think more is at play here: she’s taking a pretty brave stance that just because she may have social anxiety/awkwardness, she doesn’t have to hide it or ignore it or try to force herself to be something she’s not. She can speak up about it, say “this is who I am, I’m awkward” and move on with her life.

        I’m shocked that I’ve written such an impassioned defense of an actress who I barely tolerate onscreen, but there ya go. I actually found her really endearing in this interview (as a fellow awkward person).

        • jilly_d

          I see what you’re getting at, and no, I don’t think there’s a job in the universe that doesn’t have any tedious bits about it. That said, she seems to be incapable of of summoning any enthusiasm for any aspect of this job.

          As a film actor, a big part of the gig is promoting your projects – interviews, red carpets, and the like. The success of that film can hinge on it. And I don’t see why any studio would want to hire someone who consistently looks sullen and un-thrilled about the project.

          Furthermore, when the rest of us “suck it up and get through it” at our day jobs, we do it with a professional smile. I love my teaching job, but there are always a few days a year when I’d rather put out a campfire with my face than interact with those kids. But they wouldn’t know that because I FAKE IT.

          She’s an actress. She should be able to work up a little something.

          • pookiesmom

            But that introverted surliness is part of her persona, and part of her appeal. Why should she have to censor herself or put on a fake, sunshiny face when she isn’t feeling it, if it’s working for her? Let studios stop giving her jobs if they find it’s negatively impacting ticket sales. So far that doesn’t seem to be happening so she must be doing something right (particularly given her, IMO, sub-par acting).

            How about instead of bashing her, we take this as a good sign that maybe we’re working towards building a more honest world in which women get the message that it’s OK for them to not have to fake it all the time? That us introverted, awkward types can follow our dreams too even if we don’t fit the picture of what success may look like to a lot of other people? That it’s ok for women to not be all sunshine and bubbles when they’re feeling stressed or panicked or overwhelmed or just tired? And I disagree that everyone is obligated to put on a fake smile whenever we’re having bad days. Sure, in certain jobs and under certain circumstances we have to suck it up and do our work. But who said her work is to fit the bubbly persona you seem to be pushing? She shows up to interviews, she does the press rounds, she does her job, she just does it in her own way and I think there’s value to that. In fact, I doubt she’d have gotten nearly as far if she didn’t have that surly edge to her.

            Plus? “She seems to be incapable of summoning any enthusiasm for any aspect of this job,” is just flat-out false, considering she is quoted in THIS ARTICLE talking about how much she loves acting and how it’s scary but thrilling to do her work.

            I’m so NOT a Kristen fangirl, but all of my feminist spidey senses go up when it comes to policing an actress’s behavior to the level of saying she should quit acting merely because she doesn’t fit the mold. That doesn’t seem productive or fair.

            • jilly_d

              I’m not saying she needs to shit rainbows here, but I don’t think it’s too much to expect people to be pleasant and gracious, even when they don’t feel like it. And by “people”, I mean EVERYONE, not just women. I feel a shift in our culture happening, particularly among young people, where, in the name of not being “fake”, everyone feels compelled to express and broadcast every emotion they have, even the negative ones. And there’s a time and a place for that! Among your friends, sure! On this wonderful forum that Uncles have provided for us to express our opinions? Absolutely! At your job? NO.

              Maybe the two of us fundamentally disagree on that point, and that’s OK, too. But I feel when you are at your job, you’re on someone else’s time and it calls for being civil and respectful of the climate, no matter what. Kristen and I and everybody else can feel free to frown our nights and weekends away (and sometimes I do!) but I project an image of positive energy at my job and I don’t think it’s asking too much of an actress pushing a movie hundreds of people worked on and depend on, to do the same.

            • pookiesmom

              We’re probably at the “agree to disagree” portion of the conversation (since this is a fashion blog after all!). I mean, obviously as an adult, you have to moderate your behavior depending on the context. (Among other things), I just disagree that this is a context in which K Stew should moderate herself and would actually argue that embracing her socially awkward persona is probably better for her image than trying to adopt a friendlier persona, given that she has made a niche for herself in playing broody young socially awkward “outcast” types.

              Anyway, it’s not like she’s being openly hostile (unless I’m missing something). She’s just awkward & has decided that it’s better to be open about her awkwardness than to try and cover it up with fake positivity (which, btw, would probably come across as MORE uncomfortable and grating than her usual persona). I think her choice to embrace her natural awkwardness is smart on a personal level and smart for her particular “brand.” She’s not saying she’s giving up the poledance, or even that she won’t be interviewed. She’s just saying that when she interviews, she’s gonna be a little awkward. She never was the “pleasant and gracious” starlet that, say, Anne Hathaway was (and yeesh, look where that got Anne!). I get your view of projecting positive energy, and think that definitely applies to, say, a banker, but completely disagree that “pleasant and gracious” is the ideal for famous people. Different famous people project different airs ALL THE TIME in order to accomplish different ends. Rooney Mara has a completely different persona than Jennifer Lawrence, who has a different persona from Robert Downey Jr., who has a different persona from Miley Cyrus, and on and on and on.

              If Kristen were talking about how the interviews were flaring up intense social anxiety & she was having panic attacks all the time and couldn’t sleep or eat, then sure, I’d be down with thinking that maybe she reevaluate her career choice. But all she’s saying is that it’s an aspect of her career that she doesn’t particularly like, and that she’s not great at, but that she’s not going to deny who she is because of it. I can respect that.

              WOW, I guess I just typed a whole lot for someone who started a comment about agreeing to disagree, ha! Anyway, I’m grateful for the intelligent debate even if we don’t see eye to eye about it. :)

            • jilly_d

              Point taken! Pleasure doing business with you :)

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I dunno. I think for an introvert the theatre might be even more overwhelming. Having the audience right *there* giving immediate feedback seems like a lot of hard work to me. Plus the repetition of doing it 6 times a week for however long – that takes a serious passion. Although it is easier (for me at any rate) to get up on stage and do someone else’s words than it is to do a Powerpoint presentation of my own to colleagues.

        • jilly_d

          Very true!

      • Kayceed

        She doesn’t have to be enthused, she just needs to “act” enthused. That shouldn’t be beyond her, as it is her chosen profession.

        • jilly_d

          RIGHT?!?!

    • Betsy

      The photos are actually pretty. But she honestly had no idea that Twilight was going to be huge? Not quite buying that one..

      • sherrietee

        If she read the books prior to starting the movie, I could totally understand her thinking that the movie wasn’t going to be huge. They were laughably awful, after all.

        • Betsy

          Laughably awful but hugely (and laughably) popular. No way it would have failed.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        And lo! The fangirl awakes!

        • lobsterlen

          Don’t be sexist … fangirl could be a fanboy … Don’t assume ;)

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            So true. And I believe that the last vicious Kristen stan was indeed a boy. Is there a gender neutral term?

            • formerlyAnon

              Fan I guess. One loses the emotional spin one can deploy as one slides from the first to the second syllable.

        • Constant Reader

          School let out on the US East Coast.

        • Betsy

          I knew I was courting danger by saying anything remotely negative.

      • lobsterlen

        Not buying her quote about Twilight was my first thought too but oddly enough her Rob Peterson never seemed connect with Twilight fans. They never really seemed to connect with teenagers overall. They both seemed to be mystified by their fame. So on second thought maybe she really had no idea how popular the books where.

      • Alloy Jane

        I went opening night and the theater was “full” of screaming teenaged fans of the book. “Full” is in quotes because the theater was only a third full, if that. The rest of us were a group of adult women who love the books because they are so terrible, Team Jacob, and so funny. When it turned out to be a huge success, we were all “Did America’s brain break or are there this many intellectual masochists out there?”

      • DTLAFamilies

        The first movie was very budget and the director, Catherine Hardwicke, was best known for a little indie movie called Thirteen. The book was a cult fave but I don’t think it really got megahuge until the movie came out. So I really don’t think any of the people involved, including the studio, thought it would get as big as it did.

    • TheRealAndra

      Please close your mouth when you breathe!

    • Vickiefantastico

      What on earth is going on with her left arm??? I suppose it’s the pattern and/or computer trickery, but it looks impossibly skinny or even not all there! It’s driving me so nuts that I can’t focus on anything else.

    • Glam Dixie

      That’s our girl! Those clothes really suit her.

    • Zeee

      Something about her makes me want to scream. Could be the posture. Could be that she never smiles. Could just be that she appears to not realize how fortunate she is that she’s not asking “would you like fries with that?”

    • Sabin

      Maybe she could hire a vocabulary.

    • No No

      I think Kristen Stewart might be the next Keanu Reeves.

      • Alloy Jane

        She’s not that bad. Well… maybe…

        No. She’ll never be in good movies with amazing actors. Jodie Foster is awesome but Panic Room was just ok. Fucking Keanu is always doing movies with someone good and he is always ruining them. Except Bill & Ted and Point Break. He was perfect in those.

        • formerlyAnon

          In my revisionist history of film, he quit appearing in movies after Bill & Ted. (Never saw Point Break.)

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Oh you should see Point Break. The combination of Keanu’s wooden acting, Lori Petty’s little dresses and Patrick Swayze walking as if he had a surfboard up his bum is really memorable.

            • formerlyAnon

              I am not sure you’re selling this . . . ;-)
              Though perhaps in the right company it might be entertaining.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              It also features a couple of the worst Australian accents ever committed to celluloid.

        • KinoEye

          You know something? I tend to think deeply about these silly things in my spare time, but KStew is most maligned for her work in Twilight. Having only had the liquid courage to sit through the first movie (and laugh til I cried), yeah, it’s bad. But I skimmed through the books for a college assignment on one pop culture thing you hated (my professor was brilliant — TLo’s book would have fit in excellently with her class on Stardom). Bella is just as vapid, annoying and stupid in the books as she is in the film. In fact, KStew gave a flawless representation of that character. She was the best actress for the part, bar none. Those movies are, in fact, perfect adaptations of the books. They capture the mawkish, sexually repressed immaturity to a T. Outside of that, she’s not a particularly gifted actress. But one could argue she did a great job bringing the source material of those movies to life.

          • formerlyAnon

            I don’t have an opinion of her acting having seen nearly nothing of it.

            But that might be the most brilliant apologia for a vilified job of acting, ever.

            (ETA: yeah, the awkwardness of the end of that sentence bugs me, too. But I can’t figure out how to fix it, sadly.)

    • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

      I turned 27 yesterday and wanted NO birthday party. Nope nope nope. Was offered to go out for drinks. Thanks, but no, it’s a weeknight. I *am* celebrating, but with family and on Saturday and watching Lawrence of Arabia, of all the exciting movies. I hate Twilight, but I get K-stew.

      • marlie

        Happy belated birthday! Mine is tomorrow. :)

        • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

          Happy early birthday!

      • Danielle

        Fellow February baby! Mine was Saturday and I declined a party as well.

      • Alloy Jane

        Happy Birthday! I don’t like parties either and we just threw one medium one for my cousin’s 30th and one big one for my nephew’s 4th. I really hate having people in my house. And I don’t tell people my birthday. So I get that.

    • Sandra M.

      Her head looks like it’s on backwards in the cover shot. Does anyone else see that?

      • boweryboy

        Now I do. Can not unsee it.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      I don’t mind her responses, probably because I’m also the type of person who doesn’t want a birthday party.

      She looks really sad in the pictures

    • KinoEye

      I’ll give her snaps for admitting she’s not great at summoning fake energy. I feel the same way — in my job, some people expect me to be a bright, shiny people person. I’m not a curmudgeon, but I’m not Miss Perky, and I don’t think that should count against me if I do my job correctly. But I’m not a movie star. Faking energy is kind of in the job description, dear. And her “personality” is, to some degree, fabricated, packaged and controlled by the powers that be. Meh. Her eyes are a pretty color, though.

      • Anna

        I feel like there should be a “Snowqueens Icedragon” joke somewhere ;-)

        • KinoEye

          Hahaha! Well, that nonsense DID start off as Twilight fanfiction. Maybe Kristen is the new EL James.

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        Also, if she doesn’t want to sound “so fucking pretentious”, then why does she? You seriously can’t say stuff like that and not know how it is going to sound.

        • marlie

          Like another poster already said, if you have to start ANY phrase with “I don’t mean to sound [insert negative characteristic here]…” then don’t say whatever it is.

        • formerlyAnon

          23, remember? And people actually follow her around and ask her questions and act thrilled with the fact that she’s answering. The evidence of thousands of celebrity interviews (even worse, ACTOR interviews because if they’re trained, at some point they’ve been asked to think about language) prove that youth + attention destroys the ability to imagine what you’re saying is going to sound like to others.

          **My standard statement on this subject: I thank God on my knees that no one was interviewing me at that age. I would have sounded like the most earnest and most clueless self-important person on the planet.**

          • demidaemon

            It certainly doesn’t help that these interviewers tend to ask really inane questions.

          • IMNAngryLiberal

            I guess it depends on what styles we can relate to — at 23 I was a mouthy, sarcastic smartaleck (also at 6 and 12 and now). I always give a mental pass to the young’uns who come off that way in interviews .. always thinking “yup, been there, done that”.

      • demidaemon

        That’s awful. Reminds me of some of the stuff that would come in for the literary magazine I used to read for. That I rejected out of hand and showed hilariously to my co-readers.

        • KinoEye

          There are few things in life I enjoy more than laughing at people’s poor writing. Bitchy, I know. But I can’t help myself when I get an article from my intern featuring the word “precipitants” in lieu of “participants.” Or describes a smell as “magnetize.”

          • demidaemon

            This person went to school, right?

            I am having a bout of sadness, even though I have myself laughed at a student’s terrible malapropism.

            • KinoEye

              This person… is currently working on her Master’s. HER MASTER’S. The only positive thing about this is now I’m reassured I could get into grad school, if and when I want to. The negatives are too numerous to count.

            • demidaemon

              I’m beyond laughing now. I’m just plain old depressed.

            • formerlyAnon

              Future scientist, I hope? Not any of the language arts or literature?

            • KinoEye

              I’d weep for science if she were. Sigh… she wants to be a journalist, like me. She already has her Bachelor’s in English, somehow. I got my start as a copy editor, and I’ve seen some shit. But her stuff is on a whole new level. An excerpt: “(Name removed) is
              teaching the students about planning and preparation on what it’s like to
              conduct work ethics that journalist and reporters do on a daily basis.”

            • decormaven

              Glory, glory, glory. I share your pain. I edited a young friend’s history paper last year. It was a painful exercise. He now teaches in high school.

    • Imasewsure

      I’m not crazy about the pictures but at least they don’t look airbrushed to death. She sounds like a teenager preparing for art school in her quotes but likeable enough – no irrational hate list entry for me

    • Imasewsure

      I think Jenna Malone might see Kristen Stewart when she looks in the mirror… would do her (people) well to study these shots and maybe KStew it up now and again

    • Nancer

      I love the cover shot too, but I think that Marie Claire did it a major disservice with the background and copy colors. It makes a dress that had a lot of impact look a bit pastel, yes?

    • Trickytrisha

      Cover pic…. not enough of the dress, too much “oh so sexy bedroom eyes”. Second pic, meh. Quotes… too much irk. Yeah, I’m not a big fan.

    • Lilyana_F

      Meh. I must be a bit out of the loop, why is she still a thing?

    • Jean Beaton Leavitt

      She doesn’t make a big deal about her birthday…I like that. Some people her age think it should be a holiday..like christmas.

      • Jessica Freeman

        I have a friend who believes her birthday is cause for and entire month of celebration. No, not it is not.

        • Qitkat

          Lol. I celebrate my birthday for the whole month of August, but it is a personal thing, and doesn’t involve more than one family dinner. I just like to use it as an excuse to treat myself extra well, and do/buy some new things that only I know I’m wishing for.

          • marlie

            I call it “month of birthday” just because I get a chance to see friends with a little more regularity. Since I *don’t* like parties, I’d rather go out for dinner or drinks with a couple of friends here and there, but it ends up being spread out over the whole month. :)

            • Qitkat

              Exactly, that too:)
              Funny how many of us are not a party bunch, but we would likely make an exception if it were to involve other BKs.

            • marlie

              Because that would be one hell of an epic party!

            • Jessica Freeman

              …or because we are most likely a group of Introverts who have found this blog to unite on ;)

          • Jessica Freeman

            Fellow Leo here! And I think your a tad different than my friend who loudly proclaims on all social medias and in person that ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!! And then tries to drag us out every weekend to party.

        • omg_dora

          Hee! I know the type. You start to feel like the person is selling something because they seem to be on a perpetual self-promotion campaign.

    • Qitkat

      It is refreshing to read her admit that she has no desire/ability for fake enthusiasm and energy. Many is the time I feel the same way myself. I think as she grows more mature, she may figure out a classy way to project this when she has to, if she stays in the business. People like Jodie Foster have managed a respectable career without being shouty and artificially bright and shiny.

      • kimmeister

        Maybe she learned that from Jodie when they did Panic Room together.

        • Qitkat

          I completely forgot they had worked together!

    • housefulofboys

      I love Emilio Pucci so so much, why aren’t I rich?

    • ballerinawithagun

      I really enjoyed her in the indie movies that she did. I refuse to see the Twilight movies. She is meant to be indie.

    • SierraDelta

      Her face is very Pre-Raphaelite in that cover shot.

    • Mars Tokyo

      I’d love to see the cover shot before it got Photoshopped!

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I’ve always thought she was a better model than actress. She’s drop dead gorgeous. I didn’t mind her answers in the interview. They seemed honest, if awkward.

    • SugarSnap108

      I don’t like either shot. The same hunched-over pose in both, and the make-up for the cover is underdone.

      On another note, I’m shocked by the lack of down-votes here. Something’s wrong … I feel an ambush coming on.

    • rebeemoon

      Did not realize her eyes were so gorgeous.

    • sekushinonyanko

      Over time I find myself growing to like her. I sometimes accuse myself of being really dope as well.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’d say she comes out in the top 10 or 15% of “actors under 30 being interviewed” for sounding both within arm’s reach of someone’s (if not their own) real personality (that is, not HUGELY fake) and not offensively stupid. It’s a low bar, but that’s the nature of that kind of interview, I think. The photos are o.k.

    • elzatelzabelz

      Those are pretty eye-rolly answers.

    • demidaemon

      The cover shot is great. The wind machine is getting overused in the second. The pose is also quite awkward.

      As for the interview, well, I am actually surprised at the answer to the second one, just for seeming kind of self-aware. But that last question is just all kinds of eyeroll-inducing. Here’s a hint as to why: most writers (myself-included) have major self-esteem issues about their own work. However, after reading TLo’s book, I really shouldn’t be surprised, right?

    • SylviaFowler

      You didn’t even include the most eye roll-inducing answer that she gave, which is that she doesn’t regret any of her mistakes.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      I could stand her if she actually had the talent to back up the “ARTISTE” attitude. I haven’t seen her in anything that shows she does.

    • icm

      Why is this girl on anyones radar! nice dresses though.

    • pugluv

      Hair and make up look great but I just can’t with the interview and don’t even get me started on the poem.

    • LadyLuck777

      From the pic I thought this was the best Alicia Silverstone has looked in years.

      But I don’t understand the whole “can’t summon fake energy.” You are an actor, for Pete’s sake! You manage to show emotion on the scre…oh, wait.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I’m really bored of her grumpy face and the OHMYGODIMROLLINGMYEYES answers don’t really help. She’s a person I really wouldn’t want to run into in an elevator.

    • colleenjanel

      I’ve said it before … it amazes me her eyes can be both piercing and dead. It’s really kind of freaky.

      • colleenjanel

        Although on the cover shot, her right eye appears a tad “drifty” and I’m surprised that they didn’t try to photoshop that. Not that I ever condone photoshopping. It’s just odd that it didn’t happen.

    • Claudia Berry

      Do a good scene? I have yet to see that from her. Same face, same rushed delivery, same constipated demeanor.

      • http://unbornunicorn.wordpress.com/ Amanda Gun

        I just feel like I want to be happy that she’s self-confident, but the reality is that people who are the quickest to praise their own work are just rarely all that good. Self-critique is really important!