Twilight heroine Kristen Stewart proves just how much makeup and hair can make the woman in W magazine’s September Fashion issue. Cover girl K-Stew is almost unrecognizable, but a peek at the frank interview inside makes it clear the grungy scowl queen is still in there.
Kristen Stewart has officially gone glam for her first W cover. The curmudgeon behind The Twilight Saga‘s Bella ditched her standard, no-nonsense straight locks and grimace, and even hid her bra straps for the shoot.
In their place are teased out tresses, pouty lips, accentuated retro eyes and a sexy stare. In short, it doesn’t look a thing like K-Stew.
Stewart shows more familiar colors inside, however, when she talks about The Twilight Saga and Breaking Dawn and opens up about her infamous struggle with the fame monster.
“In film, I have chronicled every stage of my life since I was nine,” she said. “And it’s more intense now, obviously, because I’m not in control of it anymore…. It’s a funny thing: You want so badly for people to see what you do–you’re proud of it–and I like the effect that movies have on people. But the attention can also make me uncomfortable. In certain situations, people say to me, ‘C’mon, what’s wrong with you?’ I apologize. I love what I’m doing, but I’m a little uncomfortable.”
It can’t help that folks are always watching for news and gossip about her real life romance with the man who plays Bella’s Twilight true love, Robert Pattinson (Edward). That topic didn’t seem to make the interview, but Stewart talk about her tomboy looks.
“I have brothers, and that so-called boyish quality was something that I was deathly self-conscious about when I was younger,” she told the mag. “I was, like, ‘No, I’m a girl.’ Actually, I’m still embarrassed to say that.”
Kirsten Stewart Serves up Twilight Dish
Inside the mag, W‘s Woman on the Verge, Stewart looks back on her career, from shooting a Porsche commercial, to working with Jodie Foster in Panic Room and, of course, the Twilight series.
Here are some Twi-lights:
ON BELLA AND EDWARD’S WEDDING: “Awesome. This was my first wedding. It was insane. And odd. The wedding dress experience was a huge deal. I tried on one version of the dress, and it was like tweak and tweak and alter and tweak and change, and then it’s done. BFD dress. Huge deal.”
ON THE BREAKING DAWN: “It was major. The last Twilight book is filled with BFDs, things that people have been waiting for for so long. For me, it was ridiculously dramatic: I get married, give birth, the baby has an incredibly accelerated growth rate we’re all very concerned about, and I say goodbye to my dad for the last time ever. It was all big — I could never go, ‘Whew, I’m losing this character.'”
ON SHOOTING HER LAST SCENE: “The last scene of the shoot was at the wedding. Every single character was there on set. At the end of that day, I was kind of whacked. And so I never really had that moment then. Instead, it happened later. We needed to film one more sort of honeymoon scene and we went to the Virgin Islands. After that scene, my true final scene, I felt like I could shoot up into the night sky and every pore of my body would shoot light. I felt lighter than I’ve ever felt in my life”
ON VAMPIRES: “I [expletive] love me a vampire. I was 17 when I read Twilight, and at the time it was so perfect for me. The script was about young kids who think they can handle stuff that they just can’t. And they’re going to do it anyway. Because, why not? Just torture yourself. I relate to that. Vampires are a little dangerous — and we girls like to test ourselves.”
The Kirsten Stewart W issue is on stands. You can also read more of her interview here.
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