Kristen Stewart calls Taylor Lautner "Buff"
Minutes ago we sat down with Kristen Stewart again in Beverly Hills for the second time in a week as she met with press on her fun coming of age film Adventureland (more on that interview later). Of course we asked as many New Moon Q's as possible. And, hey, what is she looking forward to when she plays rock icon Joan Jett in The Runaways alongside Dakota Fanning? Here is the exchange.
TeenHollywood: What are you excited about starting New Moon and are you shooting yet?
Kristen: We're in pre-production (make-up and wig shots etc.). We've started establishing looks and dynamics and they are all flying! I'm excited to get back into it. We're just going to pick up where we left off. I'm not creating a new [character] or getting into a head space for the first time so I'm excited because the story sort of scales down a little bit. He (Edward) leaves her and that's sort of what the entire first movie is based on. So, if you take that away, there's still a story, which I think is impressive. It's not these two characters who make it. She's solitary. She's entirely depressed. She matures. Taylor Lautner is still playing Jacob [we both motion Yay!) and he's buff too! That's so important [laughter]. But he's so good and unless we had a counterpart that was going to briefly outshine what was so great in the first one, it's like that will be a feat and I think he's got it. I can't wait to see how he is able to pull her out of what he does (her depression). She's like a zombie and he's like the light. It's such a tragic story. She's like 'that's who I should be with but I'm totally in love with the guy I shouldn't be with'.
TeenHollywood: And what are you looking forward to doing playing rocker Joan Jett?
Kristen: It's a big job. I've never played a real person before. I've played parts that were very personal for a lot of people. Like in The Cake Eaters. On that one, there's the personal responsibility for the character but there's also somebody else's. This means so much to her [Joan Jett]. That period of her life was so important to her. It kick-started her whole career, everything she cares about and loves so it's very important. So I'm nervous and intimidated but that's like the best way to feel before you do a movie. I'm really excited about the music. I'm excited about Dakota playing Cherie [Currie, lead singer of the Runaways]. It's intense. I'm gonna cinematically deflower Dakota Fanning! [laughter]