Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
No matter what it takes no matter how she breaks
She'll be the Queen of Hollywood
(The Corrs - Queen of Hollywood)
Queen: Something having eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman
Stewdance: Kristen Stewart having eminence or supremacy at the given domain that's Sundance Film Festival.
Say what you want about Kristen Stewart, but she is like no other Hollyweird actress out there. Like no other nineteen year old girl in general.
She's not generic, or overly hip. Or at least, she doesn't try to be.
Her skinny jeans, hoodies, Converse and printed t-shirts do hint at a certain hipness. But Kristen would probably not want to hear of it. She'd never want to be branded as "cool".
Any explective that summarizes her talent will fall on deaf ears for Ms. Stew.
Kristen Stewart is a child of Sundance and must have cringed every time an interviewer reminded her of that chick she plays, you know; the one who loves sparkly vampires, during interviews about much bigger roles than being Bella Swan.
Bigger roles that gives her a claim to bigger fame. A claim she won't stake. Fame she won't take.
Kristen Stewart is stuck in the wrong world for the right reasons. She wants to be an actress and is damn effing good at it, but don't tell her she is famous, or a celebrity. Don't tell her to swag her ass off for free gifts at a film festival. Don't tell her how she should behave.
Don't force her to belong into the Hollyweird mold.
One question or observation often on people's minds: why is Kristen Stewart so awkward? Why does she twitch, fidget, swear like a sailor and dress like she couldn't even be bothered to care?
More importantly: why does she put herself at the risk of being criticized for all those things?
The answer is more simple than the one asking might expect or hope for.
Kristen Stewart doesn't give a flying eff on a turd about the fact she doesn't gloss her lips Hollyweird style every two seconds. The fact she doesn't do dresses and heels unless she has to. How she is not the epitome of picture perfect Hollyweirdness.
She twitches, she fidgets. She swears (a little too much) and doesn't do glam (often).
Occasionally she tries to set the record straight by trying to explain she is very much aware of people's opinions and that really she does care but that she overthinks things and gets insecure. Proving she is only human.
And there's no way to doubt her words, because Kristen Stewart is 100% sincere, genuine.
If anything her awkwardness proves it. She tries and tries and tries. So very hard.
She uses gestures and words to explain herself, because she is terrified people will misunderstand her. But the more she tries, the more awkward she gets. The more she crawls into the shell of the awkward anti-social wall flower, a part which simply doesn't fit her.
She isn't often wrong though. Kristen Stewart gets misunderstood. A. Lot.
The more her insecurities kick in, the more the fidgeting and swearing increase.
The more people criticize her. The more she tries to apologize. The more awkward people find her.
This past weekend at Sundance Film festival, Kristen fidgeted. Kristen swore. Kristen dressed casually. Kristen spoke with hands and eyes, giving away an energy of insecurity and awkwardness but also one of deep commitment and passion.
This past weekend at Sundance Film Festival, Kristen was endearing. Kristen was praised.
People finally understood.
This past weekend at Sundance Film Festival, Kristen Stewart was royalty.
The Queen of Sundance.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
At the Gersh Brunch
Tweets about the Brunch
@taryder: At a brunch and who walks in? Kstew of course. Dark jeans, black jacket
@taryder: At Gersh Brunch...wish I looked that good in the morning! I'm strugglingggg
@theawfultruth at brunch with kristen strwart....what a doll
@theawfultruth kinda wanna let her be....lets let the poor girl eat in peace! will be seeing her later
@heypopsugar: Kristen is grabbing brunch. Looks pretty, casual of course in black hoodie
@JaredEng: Leftovers from KStew's omelette that she washed down with a bloody mary.In signature hoodie & jeans!
@JaredEng: Kstew was here 4 brunch at ridic huge mansion. Runaways premiere is tonight!
The Runaways Premiere
Audio Interview about the Runaways with Kristen and Dakota.
Rough Cut for MTV
Access Hollywood Interview
The Runaways not a Fun Story
Kristen's take on playing Joan Jett
Kristen on The Runaways and Eclipse
More Kristen and Dakota
How Kristen Became Joan Jett (P*ssy to the Wood)
The Daily Beast. (Note: when she talks of promotion, she means Twilight. The writer says New Moon, but WTTR was filmed during Twilight)
MTV's Sundance Photobooth
About New Moon and Bafta's
Runaways Q and A part 1 and Part 2.
Kristen on Renesmee and Breaking Dawn
The Runaways Reviews
The Independent Eye
"Stewart, on the other hand, makes a living by being a mess on-screen. Her emotions seem to pour out of her without passing through the filter of self-consciousness, an astonishing openness that can be mistaken for a lack of technique. As Jett, she's both available and impenetrable, a surefire recipe for rock stardom. "
Dark Horizons Review
"Breaking free from the shackles of Bella, Kristen Stewart finally breaks loose delivering a stunning performance that covers a wide range of the acting spectrum yet achieved in a way that is far from self-conscious. Her Jett is ferociously angry, anti-establishment, fragile, sexual and exquisitely vulnerable as a girl desperately running away from a life that is conservative at a time when America was undergoing such pivotal change and not necessarily for the better. Stewart is phenomenal, a powerhouse proving how incredibly talented and multi faceted she is."
Welcome to the Rileys reviews
Hollywood and Fine
"Stewart attacks her role with a clarity and ferocity that is compelling. Stewart brings an emotional nakedness and spirit to the role that is reminiscent of certain male actors when they were young: Sean Penn for one, Leonardo DiCaprio for another."
"Where the "Twilight" movies try to hide Stewart's pimples, here, those natural imperfections (plus a few bruises and suicide-attempt scars painted in for good measure) suit the character just fine. Hiding behind raccoon-eye mascara and electrical-tape pasties, Stewart is the perfect wretch, utterly convincing as a lost girl leveraging her sexuality to compensate for her complete powerlessness."
"Stewart has the gutsiest role as she shows a sexual side she's never displayed to this level before. Fishnets, huge high heels, some revealing rear end shots and running around in her underwear aside, Mallory/Alison is a foulmouthed kid who will pretty much do anything but one specific sexual act not prime for publication. And yes, you'll hear words come out of Stewart's mouth you may never hear again over what should be a long cinematic career."
From MTV Movies Blog:
"Kristen Stewart is utterly fearless in "Welcome to the Rileys." That's the takeaway from the film's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday afternoon. You can quibble all you want with her portrayal of a 16-year-old runaway turned stripper and prostitute. But you cannot walk away from a viewing and say the actress doesn't fearlessly expose herself physically and emotionally, and doesn't do so with astonishing maturity and believability...In 'Rileys,' Twilighters will find nothing so much to be shocked by, rather than the fulfillment of a promise Stewart has been hinting at since 2002's "Panic Room": the woman is a fine, fine actress."
From The Hollywood Reporter:
"Stewart’s Mallory is something the cat dragged in, a person of little self-worth who is determined to lose even what little she does have. She can barely relate to an adult other than with her sexuality — or more accurately, her sexual availability. Anger and self-hatred propels her body through each day...Bottom Line: An oft-told tale gets brightened by three fine performances."
From Risky Business:
"Stewart is raw, feral, feisty and utterly believable in ways that should remind everyone that she has chops well beyond teenaged vampire soap operas."
Kristen is back in Los Angeles, On Jan 25 2010
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
With WTTR director Jake Scott;
Kristen at Joan Jett's concert at Harry O's in Park City, UT:
Melissa Leo talks about WTTR and Kristen
Kristen @ Q&A
More Kristen at Sundance from SocialiteLife
The aches of poledancing
Kristen talking to MTV
With a fan
More photos, including inside the theatre
More on Welcome to the Rileys
OK Magazine Photos from Sundance Day 1
WTTR Q and A:
The Runaways Portrait session
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