Kristen Stewart: ‘Underwater was not an easy movie to make’

Kristen Stewart has admitted making her new sci-fi horror film Underwater was “not easy”.The 29-year-old actress plays scientist Norah Price, who is part of a crew of underwater researchers struggling to survive an attack from mysterious creatures afte…

Kristen Stewart has admitted making her new sci-fi horror film Underwater was “not easy”.

The 29-year-old actress plays scientist Norah Price, who is part of a crew of underwater researchers struggling to survive an attack from mysterious creatures after an earthquake devastates their subterranean lab.

However, Kristen confessed that she had never made a movie like Underwater before and found it genuinely terrifying filming scenes in dark water tanks.

“It was not an easy movie to make – really long and just drippy and cold and f**king hard. I want to see how we all reacted in such precarious circumstances. It really pulls out the best and worst parts of people,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

In a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, the Twilight star, who made the movie back in 2017, reflected on how much she enjoyed being able to do her own stunts.

“A lot of stuff that we did was super practical. It was fun, it was not hard to do the movie in terms of trying to fantasise and play pretend,” she noted. “It was hard to do the movie because it was scary and it was genuine! It made a lot of these things happen, we blew a lot of stuff up.”

Kristen also opened up about the plot of her upcoming horror movie, sharing that it has strong connections to what is happening to the real-life devastation of our natural world.

“They’ve taken things that don’t belong to them,” she said of the fictional crew. “That we’ve mined the bottom of the ocean, that we’re digging for oil in a place of such mystery that what comes out is an emergency sort of natural disaster, but really it’s a repercussion.”

Underwater is released in cinemas from 8 January.

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Kristen Stewart chose Charlie’s Angels because she wanted ‘fun’ project

Kristen Stewart signed up for the latest Charlie’s Angels because she “wanted to do something fun”.Following the release of the final Twilight movie and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, Stewart turned her back on big-budget blockbusters in fa…

Kristen Stewart signed up for the latest Charlie’s Angels because she “wanted to do something fun”.

Following the release of the final Twilight movie and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, Stewart turned her back on big-budget blockbusters in favour of independent dramas, but she made her comeback with Charlie’s Angels, a continuation of the 2000s films starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore.

When asked by Shia LaBeouf during Variety’s Actors on Actors interview series why she said yes to the role of Sabina Wilson, Stewart explained that she was in the mood for something light.

“I wanted to do something fun,” she said. “I was in the mood for a not-so-harrowing experience. Liz Banks, who directed the movie and wrote it, is really good at normal funny. I was in good hands. I knew that. The movie is so warm. I’m proud of the way that it makes me feel.”

While she enjoyed hanging out with castmates Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott, who make up the trio of crime-fighting detectives, and director Elizabeth Banks, the 29-year-old wasn’t thrilled by how long the shoot was in comparison to her low-budget projects.

When asked what type of set she enjoys more, Stewart replied, “Probably the harrowing kind, because it’s just more fun in a weird way.”

“Honestly, hanging on set with the girls and laughing all day and thinking of silly stupid stuff to say was really fun, but we did it for five months,” she stated. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’m still being a goofball.’ I like sprinting. The thing about big movies for me is I don’t know the difference other than it’s just so long. You spread things out over such a long period of time. I can’t harness things in the way I can when it’s short. Long movies scare me a little bit because I feel like I’m going to want to get the hell out of there, man.”

Charlie’s Angels is in cinemas now.

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Robert Pattinson doesn’t see Batman as a hero

Robert Pattinson has insisted he won’t be playing Batman as a hero.The Twilight actor was confirmed to star as Gotham City’s Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’s The Batman back in June, and his co-stars have been coming together in recent weeks, with Zoe K…

Robert Pattinson has insisted he won’t be playing Batman as a hero.

The Twilight actor was confirmed to star as Gotham City’s Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’s The Batman back in June, and his co-stars have been coming together in recent weeks, with Zoe Kravitz confirmed to portray Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright and Paul Dano set to play Commissioner Gordon and the Riddler, respectively.

During an interview with The New York Times, the reporter stated, “You were saying earlier that we should be sceptical of any actor who wants to play the hero, and yet here you are playing Batman,” and Pattinson replied that he doesn’t consider the iconic comic book character to be one.

“Batman’s not a hero, though. He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero – there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it’s because one of my eyes is smaller than the other one,” he said.

He explained that he was drawn to the film because he’s a fan of Reeves and considers Batman to be a “dope” character.

“His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character. There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character,” the 33-year-old shared.

Pattinson also noted that fans should take any comments he makes about Batman with a pinch of salt because he has “said so many ridiculous things over the years” and sometimes wonders afterwards where the “screaming nonsense” came from.

The actor’s casting received a mixed reaction online but he was expecting much worse, particularly after his experience with Twilight.

“Maybe I’m just used to abuse by now. At least I didn’t get death threats this time – that’s a plus! It’s funny that people are so very angry about Twilight. I never particularly understood it,” he added.

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Nikki Reed launched brand after spotting gap in market for ethical products

Nikki Reed launched her lifestyle brand after noticing a gap in the market for ethical and sustainable products.The actress has partnered with Freedom of Animals founder, Morgan Bogle, on a venture named BaYou With Love, with the company offering up ec…

Nikki Reed launched her lifestyle brand after noticing a gap in the market for ethical and sustainable products.

The actress has partnered with Freedom of Animals founder, Morgan Bogle, on a venture named BaYou With Love, with the company offering up eco-friendly ranges of jewellery, skincare, and apparel.

While Nikki has been interested in protecting resources and abiding by a healthy lifestyle for some time, it wasn’t until she was pregnant with her two-year-old daughter Bodhi, who she shares with actor husband Ian Somerhalder, that she decided to learn more.

“Once I became aware of my impact on the planet, I wanted the pieces I wore to come with a story that was good for the environment. I launched BaYou With Love, jewellery, skincare, and apparel line, to create sustainable and ethical products that I couldn’t find in the marketplace,” she said in an interview for the September 2019 issue of U.S. Shape magazine. “I was pregnant at the time I was dreaming up the company, and like all soon-to-be mamas, I was searching for products that were extra clean for my body and my conscience. When I couldn’t find them, I decided to try and make them.”

Last year, Nikki announced she was partnering with executives at Dell to transform gold recycled from old technology into products for the collection, and she is thrilled with the response to the gorgeous new products.

“Understandably, people don’t want to compromise on quality or luxury when they spend their hard-earned money, yet they desperately want to support companies that are doing their best to create sustainable products through their business. Gold is the perfect medium because people know what they’re getting; it’s a familiar material in a territory that might be unfamiliar to them,” the 31-year-old added.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘It’s harder for me to be an actor as I get older’

Kristen Stewart is now comfortable with the idea of creating whole projects rather than simply being an actor in one.The Twilight actress has been appearing in movies since she was a teenager and she branched out and tried her hand at directing in 2017…

Kristen Stewart is now comfortable with the idea of creating whole projects rather than simply being an actor in one.

The Twilight actress has been appearing in movies since she was a teenager and she branched out and tried her hand at directing in 2017 with the short film Come Swim. She is now writing an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s 2011 memoir The Chronology of Water, which she will also direct next year.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine, the 29-year-old explained she was becoming more inclined to make entire projects.

“It’s harder for me to be an actor as I’m getting older. I’m more comfortable in the idea of making something from top to bottom, rather than giving myself to (it),” she said. “There are certain actors who are out of their minds and so transient in their presence that they can actually convince themselves and others of anything… I have a harder time doing that as I get older.”

After reading Lidia’s memoir, Kristen sent her an email and went to Portland to write for a few weeks. She read the author and her husband her first draft of the screenplay and was relieved when they began crying.

Explaining why she wanted to make her feature directorial debut with the book adaptation, Kristen said it presented a fresh take on the coming-of-age story.

“The way (Lidia) talks about having a body, and the shame of having that. The way that she’s really dirty, embarrassing, weird, gross, a girl. It was a coming-of-age story I haven’t seen yet,” the star said. “I grew up watching f**king American Pie, these dudes jacking off in their socks like it was the most normal thing, and it was hilarious… I feel like I started reading her stuff, and she was articulating things that I’m like, ‘Dude, I didn’t have the words for that, but thank you.’”

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Karl Lagerfeld was shockingly unpretentious’

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in…

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.

Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in a number of their campaigns and been named the face of their Gabrielle fragrance.

Stewart quickly became Lagerfeld’s muse, and wore Chanel to the Met Gala in May as a tribute to the German-born designer, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Charlie’s Angels star opened up about her relationship with the acclaimed fashion icon, and tenderly revealed that Lagerfeld wasn’t intimidating at all.

“It’s funny how he presents – so austere and so scary. He wasn’t though. He was incredibly inviting – insanely, shockingly unpretentious,” Stewart recalled. “He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf**ker, but it was true to him. It’s almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, ‘No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let’s get it beating faster and harder’.

“He was always touching you while speaking to you. He never talked at you – if he was talking to you, he was usually holding your hand. Luckily he knew how to leave a trace. There’s just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways.”

The actress found worldwide fame in her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful teen vampire saga Twilight, but struggled with the huge amount of public scrutiny on her personal life. However, she confessed to Vanity Fair that she’s since come to terms with fame.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a*shole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” she added.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Karl Lagerfeld was shockingly unpretentious’

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in…

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.

Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in a number of their campaigns and been named the face of their Gabrielle fragrance.

Stewart quickly became Lagerfeld’s muse, and wore Chanel to the Met Gala in May as a tribute to the German-born designer, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Charlie’s Angels star opened up about her relationship with the acclaimed fashion icon, and tenderly revealed that Lagerfeld wasn’t intimidating at all.

“It’s funny how he presents – so austere and so scary. He wasn’t though. He was incredibly inviting – insanely, shockingly unpretentious,” Stewart recalled. “He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf**ker, but it was true to him. It’s almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, ‘No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let’s get it beating faster and harder’.

“He was always touching you while speaking to you. He never talked at you – if he was talking to you, he was usually holding your hand. Luckily he knew how to leave a trace. There’s just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways.”

The actress found worldwide fame in her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful teen vampire saga Twilight, but struggled with the huge amount of public scrutiny on her personal life. However, she confessed to Vanity Fair that she’s since come to terms with fame.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a*shole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” she added.

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Robert Pattinson to be next Batman – report

Robert Pattinson is reportedly in final negotiations to take on the role of the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.While the deal has yet to be finalised, “Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly,” industry insiders told…

Robert Pattinson is reportedly in final negotiations to take on the role of the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

While the deal has yet to be finalised, “Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly,” industry insiders told Variety. Pre-production on the movie, expected to hit cinemas in June 2021, is thought to be starting this summer.

Warner Bros. has yet to comment on the speculation.

Despite Variety’s news piece, other industry publications aren’t so sure about whether or not Pattinson’s involvement in the movie is a “done deal”. Deadline reported that the studio is trying to decide between the former Twilight star and Nicholas Hoult, while The Hollywood Reporter suggested Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are two of the other names linked to the part.

Whoever lands the role has some big shoes to fill. Ben Affleck was meant to be reprising his role in the movie, as well as directing it, but stepped down in January (19), after deciding he “couldn’t crack it”.

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version, I couldn’t crack it,” he explained during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it. They got some really good people, so I’m excited.”

Director Reeves is most famous for helming the last two Planet of the Apes movies.

While Pattinson is arguably most famous for playing vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies between 2008 and 2012, he has since starred in films including Good Time, The Lost City of Z, and High Life.

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Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to repeat himself with acting roles

Robert Pattinson tries to pick diverse film roles because he becomes self-conscious if it feels like he’s repeating a performance.The British actor rose to fame after starring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before playing vampire Edward Cullen …

Robert Pattinson tries to pick diverse film roles because he becomes self-conscious if it feels like he’s repeating a performance.

The British actor rose to fame after starring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before playing vampire Edward Cullen five times in the Twilight movie franchise. Since it concluded in 2012, he has been working on a diverse mix of independent films, such as Good Time and The Lost City of Z.

In a new interview with Little Whites Lies magazine, he admitted this was a conscious decision because he hates repeating himself.

“I feel like as soon as I repeat myself even a little bit, I suddenly get really self-conscious. If you’re pushing something out into the unknown a little bit, you can’t judge yourself, because you don’t really know what you’re doing,” he explained.

The 32-year-old added that he would also get bored repeating himself and fall into lazy habits. For this reason, he tries to change up his accent for each role to keep things interesting.

“Even with a voice I can’t really do it more than once, because then I think, ‘Oh, this is my acting voice,'” he said. “That’s why I can’t even do anything in my normal accent, because it doesn’t feel like I’m working.”

Like many British actors, Robert has appeared in his fair share of classic period dramas, but he really fought hard to ensure he never got stuck in that genre.

“When I first started… if you’re tall and have floppy hair and a posh accent, they’re like ‘Period dramas!’ And then you’re exclusively in the period dramas box. I was like, ‘No! I don’t want to do period dramas!'” he joked. “I’ve done a couple, and as soon as I put on the high Edwardian collar, I’m like, ‘Ughhh’. Your costume is out-acting you at all times.”

He has many projects in the pipeline, with High Life, The King and The Lighthouse all set for release in 2019.

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Robert Pattinson was worried High Life wouldn’t get made

Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.In High Life, veteran French directo…

Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.

Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.

In High Life, veteran French director Claire Denis’ first English-language film, Pattinson plays Monte, a former criminal who has to fight for survival in deep space where he lives in isolation with his infant daughter Willow.

The Twilight actor, 32, first met with Denis, who directed 1988 movie Chocolat, in Los Angeles to discuss the project when he was 28 years old but he didn’t find out he had got the part until two years later, and he became worried it would never happen.

“It’s crazy, yeah. She shot a whole movie in the time it took. It started to worry me, and High Life is a difficult movie. I was aware of the unlikeliness that it would ever come to fruition,” he told Little White Lies magazine. “As well as being quite ambitious, it’s quite big as well, y’know? It’s literally in space.”

They were originally set to shoot the movie in 2015, the same year he was going to film The Lost City of Z, but fortunately it ended up being delayed again.

“High Life kept getting pushed and pushed. It was supposed to shoot in 2015, the same years as The Lost City of Z with James Gray, and I was really worried that I was going to have to shoot them at the same time,” he explained. “But it took another year or two.”

The British actor pursued Denis because he was a fan of her earlier films, which include Beau Travail, and Trouble Every Day, and put his faith in her completely during the shoot, as he didn’t always understand what the story was about.

“The script was changing so much as we were doing it. I just trusted Claire so much,” he added. “I think having a complete idea of who the character is or what the story’s about, it makes it less interesting. With High Life, I was just playing each individual scene as an independent entity. So I wasn’t even thinking about what sort of film it was.”

High Life, which also stars Juliette Binoche and OutKast’s Andre Benjamin, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September (18), and is set to hit U.S. cinemas from April (19).

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