Kristen has been featured on the latest edition of Les Inrocks magazine! She was interviewed while she was in Paris. Check out the scans and interview excerpt below. The issue will be out tomorrow. Be sure to grab a copy to read the entire interview, of course you will need a translator. Hopefully, we will get to see more of Kristen promoting Clouds of Sils Maria pretty soon!
Excerpt from first part of the interview.
“Kristen Stewart, the indomitable beauty”
Kristen Stewart, just 24, but already ten years in the business, has made her first steps in the European auteur cinema through Olivier Assayas’s Sils Maria. Interview with an actress very comfortable with her star status.
Q: Do you feel this changes anything for you, as an actress, to play in Olivier Assayas’s Sils Maria?
Kristen: Hmmm… No. Actually, except the five Twilight film, I’ve only done very different movies from each other, and all of them have changed something. I’m very happy to have played in Sils Maria, but it is not an exception.
Q: Being selected at Cannes, for the first time [note: little mistake, it’s the second], does it have a particular flavor?
Kristen: Oh, if you talk about that, yes, of course it’s great. In the United States, we have Sundance and some other good festivals, but in terms of pure and hard love of movies, [Cannes] is the place to be. Since I was 10, I work hard, I’m totally invested in my job as an actress and I saw this selection not as an outcome but as a big recognition.
Q: You go to the movies a lot?
Kristen: It really depends. When I’m not filming, I can lock myself in my house and see five movies a day. Right now, I’m filming so I don’t have time. But I don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of movies anyway.
Q: What are you filming right now?
Kristen: I’m filming a movie in Louisiana called American Ultra, with Jesse Eisenberg. It is a mix of action and comedy, a somewhat strange movie, almost surreal, which, I hope, should be quite funny.
Q: It’s the second time you work with Jesse Eisenberg, after Adventureland. It’s an interesting movie, even if it had not been very well distributed…
Kristen: Thank you! I’m proud of this movie, Greg [Mottola] is a very sensitive director. And yes, it’s an immense pleasure to work again with Jesse.
Q: Did you know well the movies of Olivier Assayas before meeting him?
Kristen: I saw Carlos and… his previous movie with Juliette Binoche, which I can not pronounce the title [L’Heure d’été], when they were released in the United States, but that’s all. I had been struck by their artistic integrity, which I got to see by working with him. It’s rare to find an honorable director. Especially in the United States. Olivier has just his desire in mind. He does not see things in terms of marketing, he does not think at how much revenue the movie will generate. He is focused on his film, its actors, nothing else.
Q: How was he [Olivier] on the set?
Kristen: He’s a fucking badass! He controls everything and, at the same time, he’s very cool. His hand.. you see (she makes the gesture with her own), it’s as if he was holding everything together..