Kristen Stewart was seen out shopping with Alicia Cargile in Los Angeles, California on May 21, 2016.
Kristen Stewart, who stars in French director Olivier Assayas’s independent film, “Personal Shopper”, at the Cannes Film Festival, says she is more at home with France’s cinematic culture than Hollywood’s as the focus is less on making money.
The Twilight star told Reuters on Wednesday that she likes the risk involved in making films with “a culture that’s felt”.
“What is really obvious and apparent is the difference between why people make movies in France and why people make movies in the States,” she told Reuters on Wednesday.
“I like the fact that people aren’t dying to make a bunch of money and win a popularity contest, they’re actually just desirous of telling stories – so I feel at home here.” [Read more…]
Inside the restricted press enclosure at the chic Majestic Beach restaurant, organized chaos is the rule as reporters, photographers, publicists, makeup artists and assistants, and supernumeraries without number hover like satellites around the blazing sun of celebrity.
In one corner sits Jeff Nichols, director of “Loving,” talking with a series of journalists. In another, Kristen Stewart, the actress of the moment at this year’s festival with very different but equally impressive roles in both Woody Allen’s “Café Society” and Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper,” is posing for a series of photographers, looking languid and removed.
In conversation, however, the 26-year-old Stewart is nothing of the sort. Animated, ardent and involved when she warms to her subject, she is a cinematic true believer, passionate about the art of film and the ways she hopes to contribute to it.
“It’s a lucky turn for me. I’m definitely reaping the benefits,” Stewart says of her double play. “It’s really fantastic; I’m forcing myself to be present, to feel it, to really revel in it.”
Because “Café Society” opened the festival a week ago, it’s the more recent “Personal Shopper” that’s on everyone’s lips, an unclassifiable film that’s been getting both hisses and standing ovations at successive screenings. (Asked about the response at the film’s news conference, Stewart was unconcerned, saying, “Hey, everybody did not boo.”)
The story of a young American woman in Paris who works as a personal shopper for a wealthy celebrity while trying to make spiritual contact with her recently deceased twin brother, it’s an atmospheric, unexpectedly involving film — part spooky ghost story, part thriller, part coming-of-age drama — with everything joined and enlarged by Stewart’s bravura performance. [Read more…]