She is currently one of the hottest teen idols of the world. Wherever she is, her fans are screaming themselves powerless.
Kristen Stewart has just turned 20 years old and an international
superstar since people could see her for the first time as Bella Swan in
the movie "Twilight".
The second part of the Saga, "New Moon", was an even greater success and
now "Eclipse", the third installment. On her promotional tour in Europe
1LIVE reporter Tom Westerholt met Kristen Stewart in Berlin to talk to
her about the new movie and the "Twilight-hype" and its exciting jet-set
life. A good-humored, petite young woman in jeans, white shirt and
sneakers greets me in her hotel room with open, slightly disheveled hair
and a pleasant little makeup on her face.
: Kristen, since you played in the "Twilight"
movies, you belong to one of the superstars. But you are acting for
years, for example 2002 "Panic Room", as a small daughter of Jodie
Foster. Since she was the only superstar in the movie, how was it like?
: Yeah, I was very lucky that my first
experience with it...to be an actress...are associated with her. She
treated everybody as we should treat people on set. Not everybody is
doing that. She only makes what she loves and is fully behind it. She is
an absolute role model, I've already said it back then: I want to do it
the same way.
: You were twelve years old, who were your heroes,
who did you idolize as millions idolize you today?
: To be honest I have never idolized
someone, I've never been like that. I have three brothers. We did a lot
of sports and stuff, been hanging out with the guys. And I have played
drums when I was younger...so I never had any idols. I do cry at
concerts if it's great, I once cried horribly at a Van Morrison concert.
That was kind of an obsession.
: The fans are obsessed with you, no matter where
you show up, which is especially the case for Robert (Pattinson, plays
her film-lover, the vampire Edward Cullen). How do you back out when it
gets too severe?
: It is never "too" severe. No, not
really. More in specific moments when I stand on stage in front of that
incredible crowd and that energy knocks me down. Then it got me and I
can not hide it. It seems like I want to get away real quick but its not
like that at all. I was just overwhelmed by the situation, but actually
I had fun.
: Like at the MTV Movie Awards? Robert and you
needed to constantly return to the stage, you guys won like all
available prices the other day.
: You feel kinda weird. I mean, this is a
fan award and all the fans have clicked so that we win all the prizes.
But its the books that they really love. It is of course nice to see
that they like our interpretation in the movie, but I still think that
this has nothing to do with me. It is the character Bella, so I don't
see myself as role model or something.
: Apropos: What is with those who do not like your
films? There are almost as passionate anti-fans as fans, what do you
think why is that?
: On the one hand as I have said, the
fact that they dont like our interpretation. These are the fans of the
books that have their own pictures in their head. Even we actors, the
directors on set have that. We are and werent always agreeing on
everything. You just cant. And then there are of course people who are
against everything which a mass of people like a lot.
: An example?
: Lets take the Jimmy Kimmel show where
we were recently invited to. There have been many crazy fans and Jimmy
started to make fun of Justin Bieber, who has also just so many crazy
fans as we do. So just like that Jimmy asked, whether Justin Bieber
should be in the next "Twilight" movie and the people freaked out and
screamed "No!" Because of that you could realize the different fans.
People can get really frightening and aggressive.
: Who keeps you on the ground when the fan madness
is raging around you?
: Well, my family. I have a great family
and my parents are in the industry and therefore know all the dangers
and traps that you can tap into. I'm lucky. Before I loose the ground,
as you say, they would grab me quite quickly. But it is not only their
experience, they are just great people. And if you love what you do,
then you better not start going crazy. Because if you do, in the end you
might loose everything.
: That sounds pretty considerate and role model
: Oh you know ... the truth is the fans
are not really looking up to me, they are looking up to Bella. And
that's good, because Bella is definitely someone you can look up to, I'm
someone else. When its really about me, I say: "Fine, your decision."
I'm just young and I want to make movies. I have absolutely no desire to
use my status as a celebrity for anything. I want to make movies and
that means that I have to deal with the fame.
: It must be not that easy to meet guys right? I
mean, could your three brothers help you dealing with guys anyway?
: Well, a relationship with your brother
is something different than someone for whom you are interested in.
When you come into that age, the relationship with your brothers changes
in a different way, its quite interesting. When we were little, I felt
somehow all four of us as equal. And then later, when I came into the
specific age, I had to make clear announcements. According to the motto:
You can no longer treat me like that because I'm a girl!
: Well you definitely have come to that age and
you have experienced at lot of things in front of the camera: Including
kissing in front of the cameras.
: What's next?
: You have - at least for the shooting - make out a
several times with Robert Pattinson and in your new film "The Runaways"
you made out with your co-star, Dakota Fanning. Who is the better
(grinning wide and hesitated with the
answer, author's note): Yeahhhh... Who is the better kisser? Dakota, of
course! (Laughs). No, of course, Robert. No, but Dakota. Uhhmm, I can
not decide ...
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