Kristen Stewart: “My Life is Very Good”
The Twilight star opens up about her new drama, The Yellow Handkerchief, what it’s like not playing Bella and the truth about her and Robert Pattinson.
Kristen Stewart thanks her lucky stars every day. Even though the Twilight actress has got the paparazzi hounding her every move — especially now that they are trying oh-so hard to capture her and rumored boyfriend Robert Pattinson canoodling — she doesn’t dare grumble. “I love when people complain about how horrible it is to be famous,” says the 19-year-old, calling from her suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, where she’s promoting her new drama The Yellow Handkerchief. “On the outside, it looks like my life is hell. But I get to work with great people who are amazing and then go hang out with them. My life is very good.”
How did the role in The Yellow Handkerchief come about for you?
For me, it was a real typical situation. I read the script and it made me sick, just sick, to think that I might not be able to play the part. Then I met the director, auditioned and actually got the part.
You seem shocked. You’re a big star now!
Oh man, you never know. But when something becomes solid, it’s like you’ve been given this immense responsibility. This is a character I love.
Tell us about playing Martine, a troubled Southern teen who goes on a road trip with two complete strangers.
I saw this girl to be overly tender and an emotional person. She is doing everything she can to hide that. She is running from something and is disappointed by guys and the people around her.
She doesn’t have the greatest relationship with her dad. But she remains a strong-minded, stubborn person.
Is it true that Jodie Foster, who you worked with years ago in Panic Room, recommended you for this role?
I just learned that today. Our producer has known her for years. Thank you, Jodie!