There’s something lovable about Kristen Stewart’s shy demeanor. Attractive as she may be, her attitude (at least of what I’ve seen) is what helps enhance her. Of course I could sit down to have a conversation with her and be completely wrong, but for now, I’ll accept admiring her from a distance.
She starts in the new film Breaking Dawn: Part 2, which some of you might have heard of. It represents the end of the road for the Twilight franchise, one that’s been interesting to say the least. Here’s what Kristen had to say about her journey, as well as Bella’s transformation over the series.
What was it like to finally be uncaged as opposed to being tame in the previous installments?
I was really lucky to have played human Bella for so long. The best aspects of every vampire is always an enhanced version of what they were when they were human. I did get to play an incredibly well-rounded version of a vampire because I got to take those steps. If you were to take the fact that she becomes a vampire away, it’s just a more realized version of who she’s been the entire time. I think that’s why it touches so many people, because it represents that stage of life we’re you’re full and you can’t really put your finger on it. If you’re the type of person who has faith in themselves enough not to ignore those feelings and find out why they’re there. Her decisions are always based on feeling, and now she can look at you and go ‘I told you, it was worth it.’
When did you realize how big this franchise was?
It’s grown so much, and I never realized to the extent it had become. Comic Con was the first time for me, that I was hit with a wave of human energy that this was not a normal movie. Twilight always felt like something that was our own, and that first dose of looking up and seeing something that affected you and moved you, and to share that with other people. I was excited, and the greatest part of the job is to share that.
How much did you love doing the stunt-work this time around?
It was fun. I got a little taste of it when we were in Italy. The physicality was so important then. I’d been on the sidelines for so long thinking ‘God, I think I can do that pretty well.’ I was bursting to do it.
How did Bella’s journey parallel your own journey?
It’s all kind of general. It’s about that period in your life where you’re like ‘Wait, do I? Do I go with this, or is that crazy?’ I think ultimately the answer for me would be absolutely. You always question yourself in one way, and I don’t think you should ever stop doing that necessarily. I think it just gets a little easier, and I definitely feel a lot more realized. Bella lives so many years in such a tiny period of time, and it’s hard to put yourself there completely.
Can you talk about the bond you, Taylor, and Rob have had as you were all at the center of this phenomenon?
We share the movies. What I love about this job is that you hold these things, and you wouldn’t have done it in the first place if you didn’t think it would always carry. I think they feel the same way.
I’m really happy that the story is told. Usually you have five months to see a schedule and know that’s coming out. We had five years. It’s a feeling, and I will definitely miss that, and working with the directors. It’s a normal thing though. You shouldn’t stay stagnant, you got to move on.
Breaking Dawn: Part 2 opens November 16th.