Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kristen Stewart Calls Out Media's Recent Bulls**t

We were looking at a comic strip in my English class about the media. It had three trucks lined up on the sidewalk and each had a big, bold world on it: Lies, Rumors, Innuendos. And then there was a group of reporters, ready to jump on the smallest thing, and already devising plans to exaggerate the information and twist it to their liking.
Basically, I think we as a people would be a lot more sane if not for the media.
Anyway, Kristen Stewart has a few refreshing words to say:

Kristen Stewart: The Truth About Twilight, Rob Pattinson and the Fans

Good news fanggirls: Kristen Stewart says there will be a fourth Twilight movie. She can’t imagine why there wouldn’t be a big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn, the last novel in her young vampire series.

As we all know by now, Twilight was one of last year’s biggest hits, New Moon starts shooting any minute now, and the studio most recently announced they’ve officially started work on developing Eclipse.

“We all really hope there is going to be a number four,” Stewart, 18, told me yesterday afternoon when we sat down to chat in a suite at L.A.’s Sofitel hotel. “I’m pretty confident that the fans aren’t going to all of a sudden lose interest. The only case that a fourth one wouldn’t be made is if all of a sudden people stopped caring, and I really don’t think that’s going to happen.”

And that’s not about to happen for Stewart, either. In fact, she’d like to set the record straight about critics who have come to attack her as some sort of Hollywood ingrate who doesn’t think very highly of Twilight or its more dedicated—some would say obsessed—fan base.

“I love the fans,” she insists. “I feel like I am one of the fans and any direct interaction I’ve ever had with them has been the most warm and pleasant and enthusiastic. If anything, it’s the biggest driving force that could propel you to do something.”

That doesn’t mean all the new attention—OK, hysteria—can’t be overwhelming at times. But when she was recently quoted in a magazine as describing some of these experiences as “psychotic,” some felt she was taking a dig at the fans. “It’s not normal for me to be in a situation that Twilight puts you in,” she explains. “It’s not personally normal for me to see 5,000 screaming girls. But I’m not criticizing them for being ‘crazy’ about me. I’m sort of going, “Wow, this is just crazy!’ ”

Crazy too are the yet to be proven rumors that she and Robert Pattinson are more than just friends. “Rob and I are great friends,” Stewart says. “But I understand why you would assume that when we lean on each other for support, there must be something more…And I’m not criticizing anyone for thinking it either. If anything, they’re really perceptive, because they can see a closeness.” (Her longtime boyfriend, actor Michael Angarano, isn’t fazed by the talk either. “We laugh about it,” Stewart says.)

When Stewart wasn’t at the Oscars last month, critics pounced again. Did she dislike Twilight so much that she wasn’t willing to support it like Pattinson, who was a first-time presenter? Was she scared the supposed secret romance between her and her costar would be too hard to hide if they appeared together on the same stage on Hollywood’s biggest night?

Um, no! She had a very good reason for not being there—she wasn’t asked. “If I was invited to the Oscars, I would be there in a nanosecond,” she says. “If I got an invitation to the Oscars, I wouldn’t turn it down!”

Perhaps next year she and Pattinson could sing together at the Oscars? Late last month, the two engaged in some late-night karaoke while promoting Twilight in Tokyo. Stewart and Pattinson covered Elton John’s “Your Song.” “Rob could definitely do a musical,” Stewart says.

Also belting out tunes were Hugh Jackman and director Baz Luhrmann, who were in Tokyo for the local premiere of Australia. When Stewart first arrived at the bar, Pattinson and Jackman were already engaged in a “really, really elaborate ABBA moment.” Later on, Luhrmann joined Pattinson at the mic. “It was really funny seeing Baz Luhrmann and Rob singing a David Bowie song,” Stewart says. “It was a talky one so they both could sort of talk to each other, and they were riffing back and forth.”

She adds with a laugh, “They were looking longingly into each other’s eyes.”

As for Stewart, she starts rehearsals for New Moon next week, followed by about four months of filming in Vancouver and Italy with new director Chris Weitz. Then she’s off to play Joan Jett in a biopic about her 1970s all-girl band, The Runaways. Stewart plans to do her own singing. “I don’t see any reason not to,” she says. “If it’s not going to be Joan, it’s going to be me.”

I like her honesty. She has her head screwed on the exact right way, unlike most actors these days. It's not the fame, the cameras, the reporters, the money - it seems to me like it's just her and her work. That's it. That's how it should be.
And the Twilight fans are so darn paranoid and overly-sensitive sometimes. Kristen says she's overwhelmed? OMG she hates us! Kristen isn't at the Oscars? OMG she doesn't care about Twilight! Kristen is standing next to Rob? OMG they must be in luuuv!
God, people. Seriously. XD
And Twilight fans are psychotic. All they do is scream and scream and swoon and scream some more. I mean a lot of them, anyway. Some us are rather reserved. But you can't deny that they are crazy, so why should Kristen have to? If I was in front a giant sea of Twilight-crazed people, the only word that would come to mind would be "psychotic". Maybe "crazy" and "nuts", too. That's not to say our dedication isn't an honorable thing. But there's a line, and sometimes the fans cross it, leap over it, even. It doesn't mean she hates us. The fame would overwhelm ANYONE. Rob calls it crazy and no one criticizes him for it.
I'm pretty sure you guys are jealous of Kristen. ;)
Oh and melodramatic karaoke with Robert sounds like an amazing time. =D


fanpire17 said...

I'm so happy she likes us, and i've always like her. some people don't, but i love her. she's honest, pretty, and just like anyone else, and did i mention she's gorgeous? she's got my love and support.

Icyheart said...

Sometimes i wonder if they really are fans. I mean if they are they're really shallow ones. I love Kristen!LOVE LOVE LOVE!I don't freaking care what she does, I'll be supporting her Xp