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by Jay A. Fernandez
December 20, 2012 12:44 PM
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Honor Roll 2012: Kristen Stewart Goes 'On the Road' to Find Sex, Dancing and -- Just Maybe -- an Award

OK, but to play devil’s advocate: where are you going to go with your character in a “Snow White” sequel?

Oh, it’s gonna be fuckin’ amazing. No, I’m so excited about it, it’s crazy.

Can you give me a hint of where it goes?

I’m not allowed. The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we’re going to make a sequel, and that’s very true, but everyone was like, “Whoa, stop talking about it.” So no, I’m totally not allowed to talk about it.

But it’s fair to say that there are ideas that have been discussed that totally justify it for you.

Oh my God. Fuck, yeah. Absolutely. And we’ve got a really amazing… [smiles] So, yeah. It’s all good. [laughs]

What’s it like watching yourself have sex? Putting aside the possibility that you have home recordings or anything?

Right. [laughs] Well, I wasn’t really having sex. To be honest, I think if you were to isolate the scenes, it’s fairly ridiculous watching yourself fake have sex. But within the movie, watching the movie, I do get so caught up in this one. I’ve seen it three times, and that’s not typical for me. I have to complete the process, I need to watch the movie at the end of it. But three times?

Why this one then?

I don’t know. Walter could have cut together a 24-hour movie. I watched the movie, and it’s funny, I remember those moments like they’re parts of my life. And that typically happens when you watch a movie, but this one’s strange just because I can’t identify any scene. There are parts, moments, where I don’t feel like I’m watching a movie, I feel like I’m watching a home video. And I know that sounds like crazy talk.

That’s also the way he shot it. It’s meant to be lived in.

100%. So it doesn’t feel that weird to me. I felt like watching “Welcome to the Rileys” was more weird. But that was the point — it was to be a little bit like, you didn’t really want to watch that.

Because in this one, Marylou’s enjoying it.

It’s fucking fun! Exactly. It’s definitely full of love, this one.

What’s your sense of awards campaigning? It must be a weird thing for someone in your position where there are companies trying to make money, and there’s a certain business aspect to this time of year and a movie like this. It’s probably the most important film IFC Films has ever released. That means for someone like you, you’re put out there to kind of peddle it. What’s your sense of your role in that piece of the process?


I would follow Walter anywhere. I’m so proud of him. I would peddle his stuff to anyone in the world. I feel like it makes total sense — standing next to Garrett and Walter and Sam and Tom and everything, like when we were at Cannes, that makes so much sense to me. I’ve never felt stronger. I really like talking about the movie, so doing press for it is actually kind of fun — I’m not bullshitting.

It doesn’t feel like a different kind of press than something like “Twilight?”

It does, it’s just a little less monotonous because people actually want to have conversations about it.

Rather than, “Oh, my God, you’re Bella… I can’t breathe.”

[laughs] Yeah, exactly. Or like, “How is it to be a vampire?”

How many times would you say you’ve heard that one?

Honestly? Hundreds. I’m not kidding.


  • Guest | December 29, 2012 5:15 PMReply

    Kristen should buy herself a small gold bar, engrave it 2012 and put it with the rest of her awards to remind her of all her hard work and the money she made for herself and others. I look forward to seeing her next movie--hopefully a comedy, and plan to see On the Road upon wider release. A Fan

  • leanne | December 22, 2012 6:49 PMReply

    Joidie Foster should be the director of choice for Kristen for the Snowhite & 50 shades of grey if she gets that also. Send the director Rupert Sanders back home and the BF Robert Pattinson we need to end this move on. Kristen needs healing - she is getting very very stressed out I've never heard her swearing a lot - Kristen you need to ignore these people & the media take care of yourself & your career.

  • leanne | December 22, 2012 6:37 PMReply

    Don't say trampire that's wrong choice of word. He Rupert pursued & sought her
    She work fo r him so we don't know what really happened - that boyfriend should
    have seen it coming- how could he not they are supposed to be partners. Kristen isn't like
    Angelina Jolie - she 's not desperate . Rupert is ugly & old for heaven's sake. She didn't show
    some like in those pics. she just went along with it. Be careful what you put here. We are for peace & civility. Young ones could be reading this & am a mom myself.

  • Liberty | December 21, 2012 11:58 AMReply

    I love you trampire!!

  • leanne | December 22, 2012 6:39 PM

    You don't judge & you won't be judged. Are you saint & God???????????????/

  • Lin | December 21, 2012 12:02 AMReply

    When was this interview conducted? Was it recent? Lovely interview by the way. Always love Kristen despite the nasty haters trying to change my mind. :)

  • Lin | December 21, 2012 12:02 AMReply

    When was this interview conducted? Was it recent? Lovely interview by the way. Always love Kristen despite the nasty haters trying to change my mind. :)

  • Abigail | December 20, 2012 7:23 PMReply

    I enjoyed your interview. Not the same old questions and Kristen is thoughtful in her answers. I am a fan of both of you.

  • veulent_savoir | December 20, 2012 6:31 PMReply

    Thank you so much for a wonderful interview! 5 Stars for you!

  • Ems | December 20, 2012 4:30 PMReply

    Really liked this interview. If I can ask one thing Indiewire, please moderate the inevitable idiots that will flock here. Soar Kristen.

  • Kay | December 20, 2012 4:08 PMReply

    One of the rare interview gems, thank you. Kristen is a bright, insightful young woman who is in
    this business for the right reasons. Glad she's fighting through all the bullshi*

  • Mulder | December 20, 2012 3:37 PMReply

    Great article with some questions she hasn't been asked before. But that isn't an image from Breaking Dawn Part I. That's from the first Twilight movie, manipulated with a wedding veil....

  • nina | December 20, 2012 3:06 PMReply

    love indiewire is anything BUT kissing her @ss and also loving the interviewer's sarcasm! Congrats to him!

  • Helen | December 20, 2012 2:36 PMReply

    Nice interview, and very interesting to see that Jodie also finds dancing scenes more difficult than sex scenes . I loved the dancing scene in OTR, you could really feel the wild abandonment. It's like when you have a few drinks and totally forget to be self conscious about how you look while dancing!

  • Mi | December 20, 2012 1:51 PMReply

    Why the interviewer didn't ask who will be the director of Snow White 2?

  • selena | December 20, 2012 2:26 PM

    Maybe because this isn't a tabloid and that has no effect on her work. Good article I like that we got more than the standard answers and the same ole questions wish it were longer.