Yay! Kristen Stewart has a new interview! There’s nothing like a new K-Stew interview to get the blood flowing. Kristen is promoting On the Road, of course, and she sat down for an interview with The Daily Beast/Newsweek. The piece is called “The Mad One” – a not-so-subtle reference to Kerouac, of course, but I guess it fits for Kristen. Perhaps “The Lip-Bite-y One” might have more appropriate. “The Slumpy One”? No, I’ve got it: “The Greasy One”. Because even The Daily Beast notes her “greasy reddish-brown hair”. You can read the full piece here, and here are some highlights:
Hater and lovers don’t bother this hardcore, badass chick: “It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated. But honestly. I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my sh-t. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention.”
Keeping busy with her promotional schedule: “Last night I was sick with the flu and couldn’t go to this On the Road screening. Normally, I wouldn’t feel too terrible about missing a press event, but I felt awful because I’d do anything for this film. It holds a special place for me.”
Before filming On the Road, she went on her own road trip: “There was a lot of skirting of little girls at rest stops. Like a volleyball team would pull up and I’d dive behind a bush,” she says with a laugh. “But we stopped at a Hooters in Amarillo, Texas, because there was this huge horse statue in front of it. We bought a lot of beef jerky. And seeing the landscapes fade from orange to green is the coolest thing.”
Being a child actor, but not booking any parts: “I decided a year after not getting any commercials, ‘F–k it. I won’t make my mom drive around Los Angeles anymore.’ I also got so nervous for every single audition. I was just dying. I had one appointment left and my mom said, ‘Have a little integrity and go to your last one.’ And it was The Safety of Objects. If I hadn’t gotten that, I would have been done.”
Media scrutiny: “It’s a little annoying having to be so compartmentalized. I go from box to box to box. Like right now, this is so crazy ’cause we’re out at a restaurant.” She pauses. “But I’m going out a lot more now. I was starting to get closed off and self-conscious, and I’m trudging forth into the world more often.”
The end of Twilight: “The only relief when it comes to Twilight is that the story is done,” she says matter-of-factly. “I start every project to finish the motherf–ker, and to extend that [mentality] over a five-year period adapting all of these treasured moments over four books, it was constantly worrying.” She pauses. “But as long as people’s perspective of me doesn’t keep me from doing what I want to do, it doesn’t matter.”
Is this the right tone to have? “And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention.” Maybe? I mean, she doesn’t need to apologize to me or any of you. She needs to apologize to Sparkles and to Liberty Ross. But I kind of like the conceited, blase bitchiness of Kristen’s non-apology. She seems less twitchy too. Something about being universally scolded and reviled has made her grow up just a little bit, I think. I mean, she’s still a poseur and she still thinks she’s the baddest of the bad bitches. I think there’s a lot of truth to this: “But I’m going out a lot more now. I was starting to get closed off and self-conscious, and I’m trudging forth into the world more often.” I think she’s forcing herself to change, to be a different kind of “badass, hardcore chick” – perhaps a more open, mature woman? Is that a pipe dream?
In other K-Stew news, it’s being widely reported that Kristen is going to be getting into the charitable spirit more and more these days. Reportedly, she donated her beige-lace Zahair Murad gown (the one that made it look like she had a really hairy, shadowy biscuit) to a charity auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The minimum bid is $2000, so get out your credit cards, Twihards. Also, Hollywood Life says Kirsten is planning to make a donation to help the victims of Newtown and she’s going to come out for stricter gun laws too. Sure. I’ll believe it when I see it.
Photos (of Kristen in the dress she’s put up for auction) courtesy of WENN.