Kristen is on the cover of the new W magazine, and inside—appropriately—she’s leaving no doubts abut having left little-girl-hood behind for good. Sporting this summer’s ubiquitous ruffle-necked Gucci dress (and a pair of superpouty lips that we’ve never, ever seen before), Kristen is ultra-grown-up as she talks about how she got started in acting, what she’s doing now and closing the door forever on Bella Swan.
This interview is packed with choice quotes, but our favorites (naturally) are the behind-the-scenes scoop that offer some insight into what it was like on the set of the “Twilight” films in those final weeks.
“The wedding dress experience was a huge deal,” Kristen said, echoing the thoughts of just about every “Twilight” fan on the face of the earth. “I tried on one version of the dress, and it was like tweak and tweak and alter and tweak and change, and then it’s done. BFD dress. Huge deal.”
But while KStew has told us before about the excitement and catharsis of the wedding scene—the very last scene in the production schedule—it was only after she returned for some piecemeal re-shooting of the honeymoon scenes that she really felt the weight of “The Twilight Saga” lifting.
“After that scene, my true final scene, I felt like I could shoot up into the night sky and every pore of my body would shoot light. I felt lighter than I’ve ever felt in my life.”
But whether or not she’s shooting light out of her pores (let’s be real, we’d kind of like to see that!), and even though she’s finally mastered the art of looking and acting perfectly self-possessed in her interviews, Kristen can’t help showing glimpses of the same, straightforward, I’m-just-gonna-say-this-out-loud girl we fell in love with back during her awkward first moments on the celebrity scene…especially when it comes to the Hollywood scene and the affectations of her fellow actors.
“I hear them going around the block to make excuses for why they don’t watch their work,” she said, coolly addressing the favorite claim of many young celebrities. “It’s bulls—. Sorry, guys—I know you watch your stuff.”
I know you watch your stuff.
I KNOW YOU WATCH YOUR STUFF.
Kristen, please don’t ever f—ing change.
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