If you thought just because "The Twilight Saga" was ending that Kristen Stewart's Hollywood reign was over, think again. With three highly anticipated films out this year—the final "Breaking Dawn" installment, the film adaptation of "On the Road" and the edgy retelling of the fairy tale "Snow White and the Huntsman"—not to mention her latest film "Cali" potentially shooting this summer, the actress is merely getting started.
And if you think you know everything about the actress who plays beloved Bella Swan, her latest conversation with Interview, may reveal a few things fans didn't know. Here are five things we learned from her Q&A with the magazine.
She's worked primarily with female directors.
In fact, the first person to ever cast her in a role was a woman—director Rose Troche who helmed "The Safety of Objects" in 2001. Since then she's worked with with an array of women like Jodie Foster in "Panic Room," director Jessica Sharzer in "Speak," writer and director Floria Sigismonidi in "The Runaways," Charlize Theron in "Snow White" and of course, Catherine Hardwicke, director of "Twilight." Even though she's worked with so many women who tend to display more emotion, KStew revealed she sometimes feels more comfortable opening up to guys. "Everyone's really different," she explained. "I've worked with women who I've never wanted to tell anything about myself to, and I've worked with guys who have been pouring wells of emotion. So emotional availability is not a gender-specific thing."
She thought she looked like a boy.
Speaking of her first role in "The Safety of Objects," in the film Kristen played a young girl who reminds Timothy Olyphant's character of his deceased brother. She said Rose was very sensitive about her having to play a boy, but Kristen shrugged it off: "I was like, 'No, it's cool. I totally look like a boy! It totally works for me!' She was like, 'Great. I'm not gonna have to be delicate with this one.'"
'Snow White' is about heart.
Forget the armor, battle scenes and cute boys (no matter how dreamy Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin are), Kristen said the core of the story boils down to Snow White's emotional journey. "It's like, how could she defeat something that all of these people's own hearts and own homes were broken by? How could that be possible for one girl? And it's just about heart," she said. "I wanted to join her cause. The reason I wanted to do the movie was because I just wanted to go, 'I know it hurts, but this is your burden, and I'm behind you.'"
Her mom influenced her 'Snow White' character.
While Snow White has the ability to rally troops behind her for a battle against Queen Ravenna, Kristen also said that there's a motherly affect the character has that draws people to her. Her inspiration for the part? Her very own mother, of course! "My mom is a tough lady," she said with a laugh. "But with me, she's definitely maternal."
Her roles stick with her.
After working with Joan Jett on "The Runaways" and portraying the musician in the film, KStew said she became "attached" to some of Joan's traits. For example, when Kristen was promoting "New Moon" at Comic-Con after filming "The Runaways," she said she was "really happy and excited to be there," but acted very defensive during interviews. "Joan has this crazy ability to just shut down and look at you like, 'Well, I'm done now. Later,'" she said. "I'm not like that, but...I was then."
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