Kristen Stewart is playing golf with her father.
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I uploaded stills and promos from Breaking Dawn Part II:
PARIS — Kristen Stewart has played many new and varied roles in the recent past. She became a beatnik (in “On the Road”), a vampire bride (in the “Twilight” series), Snow White (in “Snow White and the Huntsman”) and Hollywood’s highest-paid actress (in real life), making $34.5 million in the 12 months ended May, according to Forbes. But few know that Stewart is now a fragrance aficionado, too.
She is the face of Balenciaga Paris’ new women’s scent, Florabotanica, which is due out in September. Given that Stewart had never been drawn to fragrance in the past, it was an unlikely part.
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“On a base level, the reason you want to wear a fragrance is because you want to smell attractive,” said Stewart, sitting in a suite of Le Bristol hotel here, wearing a Balenciaga T-shirt, shorts and heels. “That in itself is a pretty mature idea, especially considering the teenager I was. I was never the one wearing my mom’s perfume and trying to be sexy. I was like hanging out with my brothers and doing the opposite of that.
“I’m very lucky that I like the fragrance, because I would have done anything with [Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière],” continued the 22-year-old. “And I’m a terrible liar.”
Stewart said she was relieved the first time she smelled Florabotanica.
“There is something natural about it,” explained Stewart. “It’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it — considering that I’ve never worn a scent — it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’ ”
Teaming with Ghesquière was like “kismet,” she said.
The designer took note of Stewart in the movie “Panic Room” and a subsequent Bruce Weber shoot for Interview magazine. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I would love to do something with her one day.’ She’s so Balenciaga,” said Ghesquière.
For her part, Stewart feels “lucky” and “really excited” about the scent project, since it came together naturally.
“Even though, yes, it’s an ad and we’re selling a fragrance — I don’t want to sound pretentious — but I want to be part of this art project,” she said. “I want to be around Nicolas when he gets excited about fabric. I want to see the look on his face when he sees me put on a dress.”
Florabotanica is the second major Balenciaga scent Ghesquière has worked on, after Balenciaga Paris, which came out in 2010. For the new project, executives from fragrance licensee Coty Inc. asked him to pick out part of his Balenciaga fashion and have a young consumer in mind. In 2008, Ghesquière had created a collection involving “nice” and “nasty” flowers. The idea evolved into taking a sampling from that garden.
“It’s more narrative, kind of a fantasy,” he said. “So when I thought about the fragrance and the character that would visit that garden, I thought Kristen could be the perfect beauty and the perfect personality to represent that.”
Ghesquière said Stewart is full of dualities — gorgeous and boyish — for instance.
He described the Florabotanica flacon as being like a laboratory bottle into which the striped tube can be dipped to cull the botanical garden’s extract. Similarly, the scent’s invented name is meant to have both a scientific and natural ring.
Florabotanica’s juice was created with International Flavors & Fragrances perfumers Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hérault. It includes a vetiver, amber and caladium-leaf accord, and a (hybrid) rose, carnation and mint accord.
The advertising photo shoot set was decorated with 3-D metal sculptures looking like elements of a floral print Ghesquière made a couple of years ago.
“It’s the reality that looks artificial,” said Ghesquière. “I think it was quite interesting.”
In the print campaign photographed by Steven Meisel, Stewart — wearing a dress from the flower collection — stands fairly straight-legged, with her hands in her pockets.
“I think that’s kind of perfect for this particular ad. Usually, a fragrance ad would definitely be like,” said Stewart, striking an exaggerated, sexy lounge pose on the couch. “When I first stood there, I was like, ‘OK, do you want me to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to stand like this? Like that?’ And they were like, ‘Just be comfortable.’ ”
There was no role-playing.
“I find when you do a really good photo shoot, you’ve unlocked something that you didn’t necessarily know you had in you,” said Stewart. “There are qualities that certain clothes, or certain environments and certain people, bring to the surface that can be surprising. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not authentic.”
Stewart confessed she has never really thought about her fashion style or traced a specific influence for it.
“I think the hottest chick that’s ever walked the earth is Brigitte Bardot, and I couldn’t be more different from her,” said Stewart. “So my style icons and stuff, even if I look up to them and think they’re really cool, I don’t think [they find their] way into my own sense of fashion.”
Stewart enjoyed what she wore in “On the Road.”
“Everything…was delicately chosen,” said Stewart. “Danny Glicker designed that movie.”
Up next, actingwise, is a leading role in “Cali,” directed by Nick Cassavetes. She explained it’s about a couple “in the valley that gets involved with really strange people, really screw themselves over and become alienated, reinsert themselves into that world and try to survive. It’s really ‘Grindhouse’-y — extreme in every way.”
To physically prepare for the part, Stewart will become tan and make her hair blonde.
“I’m going to get into the best shape of my life,” she said. “I’m going to look like a stripper. I’m going to look like a porn star.”
Stewart will also try to climb into the character’s psyche.
“If you don’t know why someone is the way that they are, then you’re just playing a caricature of a girl,” she explained. “So if an emotional scene comes up or something, I never want to lie. I don’t want to think about my cat dying when I was younger.”
For her, acting is all about self-discovery.
“A lot of times, you’ll read a script and you can identify with things that are very surprising, things that kind of shock you about yourself. And the process of making the movie is finding out why those feelings occurred,” said Stewart. “Sometimes they’re not always easy to define.”
Sorry for the long break!
I updated pictures from Kristen in Australia at the “Snowh White and the Huntsman” premiere!
Snow White and the Huntsman is no feeble fable.
Kristen Stewart approves of being interviewed about her role in Snow White and the Huntsman at England’s Arundel Castle. The building, parts of which are 1000 years old, looks straight out of a fairytale.
”It makes so much more sense to be at a real castle and not sitting at a Beverly Hills hotel,” she says.
The 22-year-old Twilight star has asked if we can sit outside, so she can get some fresh air in the middle of a long day of interviews. As we chat about her role as Snow White – the fairytale character known for her pale beauty and, according to the Disney version at least, winning ways – a bee buzzes past and Stewart jumps out of her seat in fright.
”So much for my ‘Snow White’ effect,” she says. ”Not even the bees like me.”
Hollywood has no such problem and has embraced the poised young star since her breakthrough as Jodie Foster’s daughter in the 2002 thriller Panic Room.
After a string of roles in films including Cold Creek Manor, Zathura, Fierce People and Into the Wild, Stewart catapulted to stardom in 2008 as Bella Swan, the teenager who falls in love with a vampire in the wildly successful film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels. The fifth and final Twilight film will be released this year.
As Snow White, Stewart is inhabiting another iconic literary role, but Snow White and the Huntsman takes a fresh look at the German fairytale told by the Brothers Grimm. In the film, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) sends a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to bring Snow White back after she escapes the castle and hides in the enchanted forest. But he changes his mind after meeting her and instead tries to help her win back her kingdom.
”Times have changed and so have fairytales,” Stewart says. ”Snow White is essentially a matriarch and a caretaker in the original story but it was really important to me that she was an action star, too. Not a girl doing an imitation of a dude,” she adds firmly, ”but a strong woman who kicks arse.”
Stewart says her biggest challenge during filming had four legs. ”I was nine when I got thrown from a horse and broke and dislocated my elbow, so that was a hurdle on this film for sure,” she says.
”Not until the last minute did I know if I could actually get on a horse again and that deeply terrified look you’ll see in my performance is not acting.”
Aussie actor Hemsworth – best known for his roles in Thor and The Avengers – is full of praise for his co-star. ”She had such a strong opinion of where she wanted to take the character and who the character was, so she set the tone, led the charge and made it easy to follow behind.”
The fiercely private actress – who has reportedly been dating Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson for three years but has never confirmed the relationship publicly – is surprisingly unaffected by living in the spotlight.
”A lot of people make movies to become famous and rich and it sounds totally trite but I do it because I love it,” she says.
”Right now, the most interesting thing about me is the fact that I’ve done Snow White and it’s coming out next week.
”Things get so muddled and unreasonable when you start becoming a commodity, so I’d just rather not do that.”
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
GENRE Action drama.
BUZZ A-list cast and grown-up version of the fairytale sure to bolster box office.
STARS Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron.
DIRECTOR Rupert Sanders.
RELEASE June 21.
Sorry for the late update, I wasn’t at home the last days.
MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Win Award For Best On-Screen Smooch
“Twilight” stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson once again took home the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss during Sunday night’s broadcast. It’s the fourth consecutive Best Kiss win for the on-screen — and off-screen — couple.
Unfortunately, Pattinson wasn’t there to accept the Golden Popcorn with Stewart, so she resorted to a back-up plan.
“Where’s my Huntsman?,” she asked.
When that didn’t work, she offered up another Tribute.
That didn’t work either, so she turned to her last resort.
“Where’s Taylor [Lautner]?”
Sorry Twi-hards; did you really think it was going to be that easy?
Stewart thanked the fans and exited the stage, resulting in one of the most boring Best Kiss acceptance speeches in MTV Movie Awards history. Looks like not everyone can be as memorable as Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. But, hey, KStew: at least you didn’t drop the Golden Popcorn this year!
The duo beat out Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams (“The Vow”), Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”), Rupert Grint and Emma Watson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″), and Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”).
I uploaded a few HQ and UHQ photos for you:
MTV Movie Awards Show
An I uploaded caps from this great Making Of video:
Kristen was yesterday in Mexico City.
-> ELLE France May 2012 HQ pictures
-> Vogue Italy Nov 2011
-> Jens Koch Photoshoot 2010
-> EVu Photoshoot
-> Glamour November 2011
-> Elle 2011
-> Alasdair McLellan Photoshoot 2008 for Teen Vogue
-> Britain’s Glamour Magazine Dec 2011
-> Elle UK July 2010
-> Craig McDean Photoshoot 2009 for intermag
-> Elle UK Outtakes
Kristen Stewart with Charlize Theron – Photoshoot for Snow White and the Thuntsman
And I uploaded behind the scenes pictures from posing for Vanity Fair magazine.
Today only a little update:
And I uploaded 4 pictures from “M le Monde” for “On The Road” movie promotion!