”Usually I come in and sit down at roundtables in America and they look at me like ‘what is wrong with you?’ Just because I don’t fit…nobody fits into the frame that typical Hollywood young actresses do, but they try to. They try to be this thing. Try to memorize answers and make everybody happy. That’s so horrifying and scary to me. So when you’re not that, you get criticized for it. You get criticized for being honest and criticized for being nervous. So that’s kind of annoying. I do a whole day of press and then I get calls from publicity people that are like, ‘you might want to be a little bit more bubbly’. And I’m like, ‘no’. People get very upset in the States. It’s weird.”
I can’t believe I agreed to do it. I’m terrified of it. Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious. In ‘Equals,’ things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone. It’s the most devastating story. I trust Drake’s process and I know we will do something really natural and real. But I told him, 'Don’t expect that I am going to be able to do this. It’s too hard.’ But he wouldn’t take 'no’ for an answer. I’ve given directors disclaimers before, but never this much. It’s a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion. I’m scared.
Kristen on her role in Drake Doremus’ “Equals” (x)
Kristen Stewart became the first American actress to win a Cesar at France’s most prominent film awards show Friday. Stewart won best supporting actress for her co-starring role in “Cloud of Sils Maria”, directed by Olivier Assayas and also starring Juliette Binoche and Chloe Grace Moretz.
“The reasons why people make films here in France are very different from the reasons why people make movies in Hollywood and I prefer it here a little bit,” Stewart said backstage, talking about the courage of French filmmakers. She also revealed she will star in another French film but declined to reveal any further details.
I saw this movie at a festival a few months ago, and it’s very good. It’s really Juliette Binoche’s movie, but it’s a good role for Kristen Stewart and it’s nice to see her receiving recognition that she’ll probably never get for a movie like this in the US.
Clouds of Sils Maria was getting rave reviews at Cannes, and with a cast that included Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz, it was definitely at the top of my must see list.
The film, directed by Olivier Assayas, follows Binoche who struggles with adapting to a life where she is no longer the youthful, wide-eyed innocent actress that she once was. She’s approached to star in a remake of the play that launched her career, but as a different character – one she feels she cannot relate to. In her best role to date, Kristen Stewart is absolutely refreshing as Binoche’s assistant who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. As much as I loved Binoche’s ability to portray her character’s vulnerability, it was Stewart that stole the show for me. I was absolutely captivated by her performance. From the very first scene in which she appears, I was drawn to her.
Assayas stated, as he introduced the film, that it is definitely a women’s film. Sure there are male characters, but it really was all about the three main leads. The film is very dialogue driven, but if you can hold focus long enough, you will realize that the film is actually incredibly smart in which everything ties together. Mini spoiler alert: If you’re the type of person who needs closure, this film may make you a little bit crazy.
Am I the only one to find this a little strange/coincidental…I don’t think RK master minded this but it’s interesting that they both have 4 films in the can…
And between them they each have one lead, one co-lead, and two supporting roles! That’s just a bit weird…lol
Some may disagree with me in pronouncing her role in Clouds of Sils Maria as a co-lead… But with the cast all female… And from what we are getting out of Cannes it seems to me that Kristen is the second lead in the movie.. Just like Rob’s character in The Rover is a second lead role…