Kirsten Stewart Responds to Fan Complaints
We sat down with Kristen moments ago in West Hollywood to chat about her impressive role as a physically-handicapped teen in the touching indie film The Cake Eaters. (Come back soon for that cool interview). Meanwhile, we got the scoop on her reaction to fan complaints about her comments in a recent magazine article and what she is looking forward to as she heads to film New Moon later this month!
TeenHollywood: There was a recent interview in 'Nylon' magazine where you were chastised for using the word "psychotic" in reference to some Twilight fans. We know you love your fans so can you talk about that?
(Note: Here is the 'Nylon' quote from Kristen. "Anywhere we'd go for Twilight was a psychotic situation. The sound was deafening, and it's thoughtless, as well... You get a slew of all these bullshit questions like, 'What's it like to kiss a vampire?' and 'How much do you love Robert?' Then you'll get one that's actually real, but you're like, 'No, I can't right now, I can't even consider [it].")
Kristen: I love the Twilight fans. I have literally never said anything remotely negative about them. You have to stay away from certain key words that can be twisted in a negative connotation. Like the word 'psychotic' apparently, is really bad! [we laugh]. I don't understand why. I feel like it's a humble position to take that it's not normal to find yourself in a situation where there are five thousand screaming girls and you're being literally fodder. I feel like that's not normal or something I should just say 'oh, yeah. It's cool'. I feel like everything I said in that Nylon interview was honest and genuine and talking about something that I am so immersed in that I have absolutely no control over and I'm just trying to stay honest and true to something that I care about.
TeenHollywood: Well, even the word "fan" comes from the word "fanatic" so it makes sense. When do you start shooting New Moon?
Kristen: In a couple of weeks. March 23rd I think is the first official day of shooting.
TeenHollywood: Are you excited about taking on this next round?
Kristen: Yeah. It's interesting. It's a completely different story [than Twilight]. It entirely undermines the first. Edward is gone and, for me, like that was the whole story. It's hard for me to get past that. I don't know how Bella is going to deal with that but she matures a lot. It's a much more painful story than the first one. It's actually quite devastating. It's a smaller scale as well. She's very solitary for quite a while so that will be interesting. I'm excited about that.