Kristen Stewart covers the new issue of V Magazine with her bra showing in case any of the readers’ husbands read over their shoulders. Inside the issue, the 22-year-old says she’s ‘unafraid’ of… everything. I guess. Like she was ‘unafraid’ of being caught having an affair and she ‘doesn’t care’ that we know she’s easy.
- She started out by sucking up to the interviewer: Upon walking into this interview a few minutes behind schedule, she proffers a hug and an offer to ‘stay until you get everything you need.’ There are no publicists, handlers, ringleaders, or beefcake bodyguards hanging around… ‘I really love people… You can’t not as an actor. It’s just strange meeting someone and going, Okay, you start at square one and I will try and make up for what you already think you know about me.’
- On being a little too comfortable: ‘I have realized that you can close yourself off to life if you put walls up, but it’s a difficult thing. You can’t see over, people can’t see in, and you also can’t see out. So I’ve gotten quite comfortable with just being unafraid. I keep saying the same thing: it’s not about being fearless but really just embracing the fears and using them.’
- On the Road: ‘I would have done anything, I would have played any part. Marylou is remarkable because she’s got a tough core. When you’re a teenager, a year can be crippling to maneuver through. You’re just out there questioning things, and so to be completely okay with that and not think that there’s anything wrong with you, that’s something I’ve recently understood. I’m 22. Marylou started this whole thing when she was 15.’
- On her job as an actor: ‘It’s a pretty f**king odd thing to want to pretend to be another person… and then have a lot of other people who watch you do that. You have this experience of reading something, and if you don’t bring it to life, you’re basically deleting it. Every day of shooting you’re depriving the world of having that. The responsibility is amazing.’
- On her personality and her work: ‘Until you really get to know the woman behind the character, it’s difficult to connect the dots. I’m a contemporary, sensitive, normal girl, and it’s difficult to try and empathize with someone who seems to have a lack of empathy. She seems a bit callous in the book. She’s literally the farthest…I have never encountered a person that had their nerves so f**king close to the surface.’
- On whether she would do theater: ‘Theater is a completely different way of working, but, yeah, I would be very much down.’
- On opening up (her emotions… not her legs): ‘I am not closed off to anything right now. That is what I was saying about not having any more walls up. I don’t want to deprive myself of any bit of life.’