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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Catherine Hardwicke knew she’d found her Twilight lovers during chemistry read

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke knew she’d found her Bella Swan and Edward Cullen for the vampire romance when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart first met. The filmmaker cast Stewart as Bella after falling in love with her Into the Wild chara…

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke knew she’d found her Bella Swan and Edward Cullen for the vampire romance when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart first met.

The filmmaker cast Stewart as Bella after falling in love with her Into the Wild character Tracy Tatro, but she tells PopSugar she knew finding Cullen would be a lot more difficult.

Hardwicke flirted with the idea of casting future Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan and Jackson Rathbone, who eventually landed the role of Cullen’s brother Jasper, but reveals she wanted someone who looked “otherworldly”.

“That was the biggest challenge because he (Edward) is just a magnum supernatural character,” Hardwicke explained in a new interview to mark the 10th anniversary of the original Twilight movie. “But you’ve got to believe he can still be in high school, and that’s a very small category.”

Hardwicke reveals she narrowed her search down to four people, and Robert eventually won the role after a chemistry read with Stewart, who was to become his girlfriend in real life.

“We did the auditions at my house, the chemistry read, because it was so important to me that Kristen really felt something for this person,” the director told the outlet. “It wasn’t all going to be fake or miserable for her. I wanted it to be a real chemistry there. And at the end of that day, it was like, ‘It’s got to be Rob!'”

The Twilight films will return to cinemas next month (Oct18) to mark the 10th anniversary, while bosses at Fathom Events and Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment are inviting fans to return to Forks, Washington, where the films were set, for a special screening of the first movie and the debut of Twilight Tour… 10 Years Later, which will feature on the upcoming Twilight 4K Ultra HD home entertainment release.

Hardwicke will introduce the screening.

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Kristen Stewart wore jeans under restrictive 19th century maid outfit for Lizzie

Kristen Stewart insisted on wearing her favourite denim jeans underneath her maid character’s restrictive outfits on the set of new movie Lizzie. The Twilight star, who is famous for her casual style, felt far too uncomfortable in the authentic 19th c…

Kristen Stewart insisted on wearing her favourite denim jeans underneath her maid character’s restrictive outfits on the set of new movie Lizzie.

The Twilight star, who is famous for her casual style, felt far too uncomfortable in the authentic 19th century outfits she had to don for the role of Bridget in the period piece, and so she brought a few items from home to make her feel a little more relaxed.

“Sometimes, she would wear her jeans under her dresses,” costume designer Natalie O’ Brien tells Fashionista. “I’d pass her and be like, ‘What are you doing? Noooo, this doesn’t look authentic’. She’s like, ‘I know, I’m sorry’.

“There’s even funny on set pictures that paparazzi caught of her wearing her corset and her hat and then she’s got her jeans and her Converse or Vans on the bottom.”

It was a very different story for Chloe Sevigny, who plays the title character in the film – she insisted on being bound up in corsets and authentic outfits from the 1890s so she could get into character as alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden.

“In the morning, she would come up and be like, ‘Can I have my corset?'” O’Brien says. “I’m like, ‘You don’t have a scene for another four hours’.”

And the costumer would “personally deliver” actress Fiona Shaw’s corset every morning, because she loved dressing the Brit, who plays Borden’s stepmother in the new film.

“She is a bundle of joy,” O’Brien says, revealing she even stuck to 1890s tradition when getting the actresses ready for filming: “It goes bloomers, shoes and then the corset because they can’t lean over and put their shoes on,” she explains.

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Kristen Stewart promises her directorial debut will be ‘unabashedly’ open

Kristen Stewart promises to be “unabashedly open” with her feature directorial debut.The actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight film series, has been drawn to more mature roles in recent years, and landed parts in films including St…

Kristen Stewart promises to be “unabashedly open” with her feature directorial debut.

The actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight film series, has been drawn to more mature roles in recent years, and landed parts in films including Still Alice and Personal Shopper – which some critics described as her best work to date.

Kristen turned director for the first time last year (17) with short film Come Swim, and during this year’s Cannes Film Festival, she revealed that she was preparing to direct her first feature film titled The Chronology of Water, an adaptation of writer Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir.

Opening up about the project in an interview with Mastermind magazine, she pledged that she would show no restraint.

“There’s nothing dirty about it, but I’m definitely going to be vulgar, and I’m definitely going to be completely unabashedly open about the fact that we’re entirely sexual beings,” the 28-year-old explained, emphasising how excited she is by the bisexual storyline. “Ambiguity is my favourite thing ever. In terms of sexuality? For sure. And also in making films, if you perfectly answer every question, you don’t allow for people to have their own experience and really indulge a thought.”

The Chronology of Water examines the effects of extreme grief on a young woman’s developing sexuality, and has developed a cult following since it was published in 2011.

And Kristen gave readers an idea of what to expect in her adaptation by sharing her most memorable dialogue.

“My favourite line in this movie I’m currently writing is, ‘I thought about Sienna Torres and her shoving her hand into my wide-open **** about as wide as a mouth saying motherf**ker,'” she said. “That’s not something people would be comfortable hearing, up until right now, but I think it’s the perfect time.”

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Anna Kendrick frustrated at wholesome typecasting

Anna Kendrick is frustrated that she’s almost always offered roles as wholesome characters – when in real life she is anything but.The 33-year-old actress’ appearances in the Twilight and Pitch Perfect franchises have earned her a reputation as a depen…

Anna Kendrick is frustrated that she’s almost always offered roles as wholesome characters – when in real life she is anything but.

The 33-year-old actress’ appearances in the Twilight and Pitch Perfect franchises have earned her a reputation as a dependable star of family-friendly films.

But Anna says that off screen you’re more likely to find her drinking and cursing than being perky and caring.

“All my friends know me,” she told Total Film magazine. “I can’t get through a serious conversation without making an inappropriate joke. I drink all the time. I curse all the time. I have no interest in children. So when people are like, ‘You’re perfect to play this upbeat, doesn’t curse, doesn’t drink mommy blogger who is obsessed with her kids, I’m like, ‘What? What the f**k are you talking about?'”

The opportunity to unleash her naughty side is one reason she’s delighted to have been cast alongside Blake Lively in A Simple Favor – a new thriller in which she plays Stephanie, a motherhood blogger whose outward friendliness masks a dark past.

Explaining her character, Anna said: “She’s got a lot of issues… guilt about stuff she’s done in her youth. She is trying hard to plaster on a smile and a can-do attitude that says, ‘I’ve never done anything wrong in my life! The cracks start to show as the movie goes on.”

In the movie, Blake plays Stephanie’s best friend Emily, a potty-mouthed publicist who disappears – prompting the blogger to hunt for her.

Anna says she was pleasantly surprised to find the Gossip Girl star shared her dark sense of humour when she previously met her after working with Blake’s husband Ryan Reynolds.

“I just thought she was so, so, sweet,” the actress said. “And it was really fun to get to know her a little better and see the kind of funny dark side of her. I was a little worried about her being such a sweetheart that I would be offending her left and right.”

A Sample Favor hits in cinemas from 13 September (18).

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Ashley Greene refused to be angry and hungry as she prepared for her wedding day

Actress Ashley Greene avoided crazy juice diets in favour of a well-balanced eating and exercise plan to get in shape for her wedding day.The Twilight star and entrepreneur Paul Khoury spent three months getting fit for their big day in July (18), goin…

Actress Ashley Greene avoided crazy juice diets in favour of a well-balanced eating and exercise plan to get in shape for her wedding day.

The Twilight star and entrepreneur Paul Khoury spent three months getting fit for their big day in July (18), going on hikes, training at the gym, and even taking boxing lessons.

Although Ashley stuck to a diet before exchanging vows, she refused to compromise her happiness ahead of her big day by taking on a cleanse or another extreme diet to appear slim in her wedding gown.

“Being engaged should be a happy time, and planning your wedding should be fun,” she told Page Six. “Paul and I both did a 12-day clean meal plan – not a cleanse. I didn’t just want to do juices, because I thought I’d probably be angry and hungry.”

Ashley was able to fuse her newlywed bliss and her love for fitness into a new charitable collaboration with activewear and athleisure clothing brand good hYOUman.

The theme of her special line with the apparel company is love, with the actress designing a $42 (£33) muscle tee and a $68 (£53) long-sleeved pullover, with the words “all the feels” inscribed on the garments, along with an image of a heart.

“‘All the feels’ is a representation of the feeling that you get when something happens to you and something affects you or you feel inspired,” the newlywed gushed. “It’s just being overwhelmed and it’s generally positive.”

Bosses at good hYOUman will donate 25 per cent of all sales from Ashley’s products to A21, a nonprofit organisation committed to ending sex trafficking and slavery.

“People who are victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery don’t get the freedom to feel or express themselves, which is why I chose to pair up with A-21,” the actress said. “There’s no greater feeling than being able to better someone’s life – it’s unmatched and incredible. It gives you all the feels.”

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Kristen Stewart wants to be in Charlie’s Angels

Kristen Stewart “would love” to star in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie.The film, based on the hit ABC action-series was confirmed last year by Sony, with reports in September (17) claiming that Kristen was to be involved in the reboot. And when th…

Kristen Stewart “would love” to star in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie.

The film, based on the hit ABC action-series was confirmed last year by Sony, with reports in September (17) claiming that Kristen was to be involved in the reboot. And when the Chanel ambassador stepped out in Los Angeles as part of a promotional appearance for the luxury brand, she revealed that she would be honoured to take part in the upcoming project.

“I would love to do it. I hope that that comes together,” she shared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. “You never really know that you’re going to be making a movie until you’re, like, standing on that set.”

The 27-year-old also applauded the producers for recruiting Elizabeth Banks as director, after the 44-year-old made her directorial debut in 2015 with Pitch Perfect 2.

“I’m an enormous fan of Liz Banks and I think that she’s the perfect person to tell that story in this era. I would back her absolutely all the way,” the Twilight star smiled, going on to add that she believes the current social climate makes this the perfect time to introduce the long-anticipated follow-up film.

“The movie should still be fun, but if you ground it and make it about women that really know how to help each other, it’ll be perfect to release now. We’re all together and strong,” Kristen added.

Charlie’s Angels first premiered in 1976 and ran for five seasons, with Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith taking on the lead roles in the series. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu starred in Sony’s 2000 movie Charlie’s Angels, which grossed $264 million (£203 million) worldwide, and 2003 sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

The reboot is due for release on 7 June 2019.

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