No straight to DVD for Kristen Stewart.
All the pole dancing bruises and the promotion for her film Welcome to the Rileys has paid off as the film lands a distributor for the US. Director Jake Scott admits they were very lucky to have Stewart in the film.
“We shot this in 2008, so Twilight came out when we’d wrapped,” he told reporters in Berlin where the film is currently showing at the Berlin Film Festival. I would have to agree with that one, I imagine half the people going to see this flick are interested in what Bella looks like when she strips. Lucky for them they also happen to know Sean Penn who recommended Stewart based on her Into the Wild performance, a film he directed.
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Yesterday, Kristen Stewart, once again, used her much-deserved popularity for a good cause.
She appeared at the opening of La Vida in Hollywood, according to one source (who has pictures of Stewart’s appearance, by the way), to benefit the Haiti Relief and Development fund.
Earlier this month, E! Online announced the planned appearance, saying that Stewart was among many celebrities scheduled to appear at the opening and that the particular cause being aided by said appearance was to be the American Red Cross.
This is the latest of many actions Kristen Stewart (star of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Runaways, The Yellow Handkerchief, and Welcome To The Rileys) has taken to benefit the victims of the earthquake disaster in Haiti.
Previously, Stewart participated in such efforts by autographing a snowboard for a charity auction and raffling Sundance tickets. Additionally, prior to the disaster in Haiti, Stewart participated in other charitable causes like speaking at a walk for the cure to diabetes.
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Kristen’s hilarious . .. I love it.
By some strange cosmic fluke, Kristen Stewart portrays a 16-year-old runaway in both of the movies in which she appears at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In the drama “Welcome to the Rileys,” which premiered Saturday afternoon at an industry-heavy screening at the Racquet Club Theater, the “New Moon Saga” superstar portrays someone quite unlike “Twilight’s” long-suffering vampire-lover Bella Swan. That would be Mallory, a stripper-hooker with a penchant for wearing X-shaped pasties and G-strings (and sometimes no undies at all) with fishnet stockings who makes repeated references to the state of her “private parts” and sexual acts in language not suitable for publication in a family (or even PG-13-rated) blog.
Although her “Rileys” character initially claims to be 22, it is eventually revealed that Mallory ran away at an age when most teens are first getting a drivers license to live in semi-squalor in New Orleans, where she works in a French Quarter strip club in which she charges a little extra for more personal contact.
To get ready for the flesh- and soul-bearing part, the low-key Stewart — dressed Saturday in the de facto Sundance regalia of military parka, distressed denim and sneakers — said she didn’t “prep” per se, even though she studied some stripper dancing for the sake of greater realism.
“I’m not ‘playing a stripper’” she said with dripping emphasis before the film’s first screening. “It’s really not a stripper movie at all. It sort of just opens your eyes about people that don’t have options. I know I’m speaking really vaguely about it.”
In the rock-surged comin- of-age drama “The Runaways,” Stewart portrays real-life rock icon Joan Jett, who co-founded the all-girl teenage band – yes, you guessed it – called the Runaways at age 16. The group burned brightly with righteous proto-punk fury then fizzled out between 1975 and ’79. In that film, Stewart snorts cocaine, makes out with co-star Dakota Fanning and drunkenly urinates on an electric guitar.
Did we mention that she embodies Jett almost perfectly?
“It’s, like, crazy,” Stewart said when a reporter asked her about her resemblance to one of rock’s foremost female titans. She bit her lip and ran her hand through her hair. “I can’t even accept it!”
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While at the Sundance Film Festival promoting The Runaways (in which she portrays rock legend Joan Jett alongside Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie from the band of the same name), Kristen Stewart was kind enough to share her views on the forthcoming third leg to the Twilight saga films, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Said she about Slade, according to HitFix, “He’s a very technical director. Very.” Stewart continued on to describe Slade as “thoughtful,” “conceptual,” and “deliberate.”
Her words run parallel to those issued by one of the Twilight series’ newest cast members, Xavier Samuel. Just a couple of weeks ago, Samuel was quoted to say that David Slade was “very technically astute” and “uber intelligent.”
Stewart’s opinions on Slade – like Samuel’s – are important to Twilight fans for quite a few reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there has been little to no press associated with Slade (or the film, for that matter) and that the cast hit the nail on the head when it came to their perceptions of the two former directors (that is, Catherine Hardwicke of Twilight and Chris Weitz of The Twilight Saga: New Moon).
Stewart issued her opinions on what his technical abilities would hold for the Twilight saga, though she hasn’t seen the film. “I think it’s going to be cool for ‘Twilight,'” she said. “you’re not going to see, like, a bunch of Steadicam.”
Some might remember Slade’s offering of photos from the set of Eclipse – one of which happened to be his type of camera. Also, when issuing other photographs, Slade offered descriptive associations of the at-hand shot and the technique utilized in capturing it.
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We had the pleasure of interviewing one of our fave girls on the planet, Kristen Stewart, earlier today at the Sundance premiere of her film Welcome to the Rileys.
K.Stew looked Park City chic, bundled in a green jacket with her dark Joan Jett hair loosely pulled back, and was eager to talk about one of the roles she claimed to be most proud of. In WTTR, Kristen plays a “working girl,” as she prefers to say, making it clear to her fans out there she’s not just Bella Swan from Twilight.
Read on to hear Kristen talk about befriending strippers, what bores her, and how she freaked out before taking it all off onscreen…
Everyone is raving about your performance—how did you prepare for this particular, shall we say, slightly more risqué role?
“Umm, Jake [Scott, the director] had a lot to do with my preparation and understanding of the type of person I was playing, and his serious regard of sensitivity towards those people. I play a girl who has sort of been stripped of any choice and really stripped of any normal upbringing. Like she couldn’t establish who she was because of things that have happened to her and she became a ‘working girl,’ if you want to call it that.
“So in preparing for the role I talked to a lot of people, actually like three people in New Orleans, that were strippers that were working in this bar that we ended up using in the movie…I don’t really prepare for anything, it’s just about like, keeping it in your mind the whole time. If it affects you…it’s just about understanding it more, it’s not about having to like physically—oh, but I did have to do pole dancing lessons! But you don’t really see that in the movies.”
Oh, so you’ve got some sexy skills now!
Do you get nervous when you have to shoot the more provocative scenes?
“I was freaking out! The thing is my character is so, like, she just doesn’t care. Basically nothing belongs to her. She’ll give it to you like it doesn’t bother [her]. So I had to drop that. She literally walks around with an open sore. Literally! She’s just constantly like, ‘Ugh, I’m fine, whatever.'”
Now that you’re getting back to work, please tell us you were able to enjoy your time off after all the New Moon press.
“Yeah, I’m actually bored for the first time in, like, ever. So, yeah, I really want to get back to work.”
We doubt Robert Pattinson is boring, but glad to hear our gal really is a working girl…well, you know what we mean.