Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rob and Kristen talk about each other in Vanity Fair

Quotes from Rob about Kristen

“People have decided how they are going to perceive her,” says Robert Pattinson, her red-lipped Romeo in the Twilight films. “No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”

For all that unease on the red carpet and at photoshoots, she has learned to love great fashion – “I never saw that coming,” says Pattinson

“The perception of her is that she’s awkward,” says Pattinson. “But it’s funny knowing her. It’s the absolute opposite of what people think. She is insanely confident."

Quotes from Kristen about Rob

Stewart was fully engaged on set. She is open about the creative tensions that developed. “Me and Rob got into a lot of trouble,” she told me with a smile. “We wanted it to be not so polished. Catherine was all for that. But we were getting notes from the studio. They wanted me to smile all the time. They wanted Rob to be not so brooding. We were like, ‘No! You need to brood your ass off.‘”

Quotes from Catherine Hardwicke about Rob and Kristen

It was Sean Penn who suggested to Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight movie, that she give Stewart a shot. The director signed on because he believed in Stewart’s ability to embody the feelings of longing that drive the original book. There were a few actors still in the running for the part of Edward, and Hardwicke was smart enough to involve Stewart in the final decision making. “Chemistry reads” are a long-standing ritual for testing whether two actors will work well together on-screen, but it sounds as if Hardwicke was experimenting with explosives the day she had Pattinson, a young British actor then best known for playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, show up at her house to run through some scene with Stewart, in the bedroom no less. “Honestly, I was nervous,” the director remembers. “I saw they were so attracted and Kristen was under-age. I said, ‘Rob, we have a law in this country under 18. Don’t get in trouble here.’ I felt I was in the presence of something strong and powerful.” When Pattinson left, Stewart said “It’s him.” Hardwicke listened but wanted to be sure that their charisma and visceral connection translated onto film. “Not everybody makes it all the way through the screen to our hearts and souls in the movie theater,” the director says, “but these two did. It was electrifying.”

And about Rob and Kristen

After each of these more independent productions, it would be Twilight time again – Old Home Week for Stewart. She says in retrospect she sees the Twilight sets as the equivalent of the high school she never attended. As you may know, her off-screen relationship with Pattinson has drawn enormous attention, but she’s publicly mum on this one. That the two are a couple is not something they seem to want to hide; it’s just that they like their privacy. A friend who knows Stewart very well says, “This is something she wants to keep for herself.”

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Gloria B.Wilhelm said...

Wow, nice of you to publish this, RPL. Nice interview, nice pictures. Nice boyfriend defending his girlfriend. :-)Kristen looks amazing.

I am sure they both want to be seen as natural as one can be (that's one of the reasons we like them) and it is none of my business to say how they talk to each other in private (I bet it is colourful lol), but Kristen should taper off a bit the use of expletives when it comes to media interviews. Why?... because like it or not, both of them are in a profession with so much exposure and influence and some of our youths have them as role models.

I have yet to see Cosmopolis; but I have seen Bel Ami. Guy de Maupassant wrote a good story, but the movie was not interesting enough to require full attention and not one of those you would like to watch the second time. Just my opinion.

twmmy said...

Oh, I don't agree with you Laarni. I want to see Bel Ami more than once again. Though we have a big tv in our house I'd prefer the film in movie. And I saw both of the films.

CandeyQ said...

Bel Ami - I liked specific characters, looked great but they rushed the story too much it was hard to follow at times. Liked Rob's chemistry with Ricci. She did it for me. But it was flawed.

I agree on the expletives. She's still growing and learning. Just like high heels, she'll grow into them eventually. Also she has an awkward stance when posing like she's still not confident on how to hold a pose or what to do with her hands. But she's a beauty - and has a lot more going on than most actresses her age. Can't knock her hustle.