Girl on the Edge
Now that shes proved can anchor a multibillion-dollar movie franchise, Kristen Stewartactress, poet, seasoned road-tripper, and the valleys coolest rebelis more than ready to take some serious chances.
By Karl Taro Greenfeld
Photo Credit: Tesh
On Almost Quitting Acting At Age 9: "I auditioned for a year before I got anything, and I told my mom I was kind of over it. I was like, 'I don't want to make you drive around L.A. anymore. If it's not happening, it's not worth it.' They thought I looked like a boy. I didn't think it was going to pan out, and then literally that day, I got The Safety of Objects, which was my first movie."
On Directing Aspirations: "The idea of making a movie scares me because I want it to be amazing. If people watch it, I don't want, 'Oh, how nice, her first little directorial debut.' I want it to be, 'Boom!'"
On Her M.O.: "I'm kind of, like, an extremist. I really don't want to be working unless I'm bleeding it. And if I'm not working, then don't ever try to make a plan with me."
On Being Judged As A Peril Of Fame: "I stand by every mistake I've ever made, so judge away."
On Being Less Inhibited:"I was always like, 'If you put too many walls up, you can't see. You're limiting your life so drastically and in a sad way.' So I always used to say, 'I'm not putting up any walls, I'm trying to break them down,' and it seemed kind of defensiveit was definitely coming from that place. But now I'm actually maintaining like I don't live in a fortress."
On Drugs: "I'm such a control freak. I'm glad I grew up in this era because I think if I grew up in my parents' age of drugs and discovery and crazy shit, I don't think I would do drugs well."
Credits: Jacket, $2,325, Versace; Bandeau Top & Briefs, prices upon request, Fendi; Diamond Necklace, $4,350, Pearl Necklace, $625, Inez and Vinoodh; Ring, price upon request, Ana Khouri.