Milenio Interviews Kristen Stewart

Here’s a new interview with Kristen from Milenio (Mexico). I think this is one of the last foreign interviews I’ll be translating. There’s less and less every week, so that means we’re probably done with international press. This interview features some hard, straight forward questions, but it’s nice how Kristen handles herself. As I’ve said before, Spanish press tends to be a little bit more harsh on celebrities, and likes to put them on the spot often, particularly this magazine, that focuses mostly on politics and national news and isn’t always very kind to Twilight, but all of Kristen’s answers are very good.

As always, please copy an excerpt and link back to the rest if you want to share on your blogs. Translating takes a lot of time. Thanks for understanding and enjoy the interview!

It seems as thought you’re not very happy with your new found celebrity status.
Happy? I don’t know. No. I’m not, I’m mean it’s not bad, but I don’t enjoy being the center of attention. When we have a red carpet and there’s fans screaming, I get extremely nervous. Why do they do that? I can’t understand the attention, and how sometimes reality and a movie can’t be told apart. I’m not Bella. And the truth is, I’m very very shy, and I’d rather not go through some of that stuff.

Do you read what the tabloids write about you?
No. That’s just a way to make yourself go crazy. When the first movie came out I did read stuff, I googled myself often, I was curious. I ended up reading a bunch of stories about me that were not true, and it was awful. I mean, even if half of that stuff was true, or even less than that was true, that would mean I’m a pretty terrible person (laughs). So I decided to stay away from all of that, because in the end people are going to write whatever they they want. I prefer to not get pissed off.

A lot of Twilight fans were mad at you at one point because you criticized the Twilight hysteria online…
I know. Truth is, I don’t understand why people waste their times on Facebook, or at forums, and they don’t even post anything positive, meaninful or important. People need to live their own lives. To me there’s more important things than being glued to the computer, talking about a movie, or if Edward is hotter than Jacob, or about Bella’s hair or my hair. In my free time I like to read a book, listen to music, play the guitar. I prefer to be with friends than chatting online.

Friends like Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner? You’re one envied girl.
(Laughs). We spend so much time together on set that I think it’s normal to hang out together afterwards, and try to have fun. We’re young and we need to release stress sometimes (laughs).

Is there ever tension on set? Seems like you’re such a young cast.

We are. The normal stress when you make a film is not easy, and the action scenes are very stressful. We were directed by Bill Condon this time, who is great and who guided us in every step of the way, through the most difficult scenes. There was no tension with him ever, he knew how to make us comfortable. O fall the Twilight directors, Bill has been by far the best.

You’re a role model for many girls. What’s your opinion on this?
I don’t know. I’m not an expert. I just have my own sense of style, I wear what I want, I’m always realistic. I want to be as authentic as possible.

I was referring to the fact that girls want to be you. Time magazine chose you along with Robert Pattinson, as one of the 100 Most Infuential People in the world.
They don’t want to be me, they want to be Bella. Girls love Bella. I don’t think I’m a role model because I’m not perfect, and I don’t care. I saw the Time thing and I don’t understand it. I don’t feel like I influence people. I don’t think anything has changed because of me. The best thing that changed for me is being more solidified as an actress, I get better offers, and I can choose what I like instead of auditioning.

You dropped out of school and you found success anyway. Do you think that sends the wrong message to teens? Drop out, and you can find success anyway?
I don’t think it’s necessarily a message. I dropped out because of my career. I’ve been studying with private tutors since I was 13. I was always very rebellious and needed my own freedom. I felt relieved when I finally had the chance to study at home. It was fun. I’m interested in many things, one of them is writing. But school was never the right place for me. I never liked it.

What advice would you give to young teens who want to pursue acting?
If that’s what you really want, you need to try. Don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t happen. Always have a back-up plan. My back-up plan was to write screenplays.

And how do you feel now that Twilight is over? Will you miss Bella?

No, it’s time to say goodbye to that stage of my life. Actors have all these bittersweet feelings when they’re saying goodbye to a character they’ve played for long. In a way, it’s a huge compliment that people will associate Bella with me for the rest of their lives, on the other hand I need to do other things too. And that’s why I’ve chose different roles that take me away from her, like The Runaways, On The Road and Snow White. I wouldn’t want to be Bella Swan forever.


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8 Responses to “Milenio Interviews Kristen Stewart”

  1. NOVO: Entrevistas Milenio Kristen Stewart http://t.co/aCeaRgMJ Algumas perguntas duras aqui e ali, mas K sabe como lidar com ela mesma.

  2. jm says:

    is this interview even real? this sound a bs to me.

  3. Taylor says:

    Kristen is right in so many ways, people do want to be her, they want to be Bella. I honestly thing that Kristen is a beautiful, talented actress. She has a back-up plan, she wants to pursue in her writing career but she loves acting, if she was given the chance I’m sure she would jump at the opprotunity.

    Unlike a lot of fans, I look up to Kristen, in so many ways. There are a lot of things that we do have in common and that is one of the many reasons why I look up to her. It’s honestly great to hear that she dosen’t look at what the tabloids say about her, that’s what makes her even more genuine.

  4. Vale says:

    Milenio is a relevant publication in the country. They write about news and politics and they don’t make up interviews (this isn’t some random magazine, if it was I would not be wasting my time translating it and posting it on this site), but it did seem to me like they wanted to make Kristen sound like their own version of Kristen, hence their questions. They wanted her to sound defensive.

  5. Annie says:

    isn’t it inspiring. I never liked school either. Kristen dropped out at age 16. she was lucky to get a leading role as bella swan. I wouldnt ever say goodbye to a character like hers. Im scared that I may never get a chance to do so. i have no idea where my life is going. I wish by the age 16 that i could audition for a movie simular to twilight.. live a double life.. where immortals and humans could be together.. all in a perfect world.

  6. Marianne says:

    Kristen didn’t just drop out of school. She had tutors and she finished and graduated while she was filming Eclipse. I hate it that they tried to portray her as a high school drop out. This was a pretty mean interview, but I do agree that she handled it really well. In all honesty though, she was probably glad to have some questions to answer other than ones about the honeymoon and wedding. I can only imagine how boring it must have been to answer the same questions over and over again. And I have to say that she definitely is successful in coming across as authentic, which is what I think is so endearing about her, not so much the fact that she’s Bella Swan.

  7. Andrea says:

    Most of the answers sounds like Kristen during the 1st movie, where she was still understanding the whole situation, but if it is a serious magazine I won’t doubt it. I do separate Kristen from Bella, and I admire Kristen a lot for sooo many reasons, I love acting too and she’s done inspiring roles, she loves acting but doesn’t like beign the center of attention in a massive way n there’s absolutely nothing wrong about that, besides she’s always been nice and that’s what matters! hope I get to meet her one day!

  8. Andrea says:

    And I think that she was so critized through the internet at the beginning not only by the press but by so called fans,that she just hates it, she mentions not understing why ppl would comment about her hair, like when she cut it for the runaways, so called fans talked trash about her and she knew about it and she said she was sad about that, she knows ppl can be so mean online talking trash about others that she just hates it!

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