Helen Mirren talks about Kristen Stewart at The ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards!


Hollywood awards season is ramping up, which means a heavy list of stars is in rotation to pick up trophies for any number of achievements. As such, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong’o, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates were at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday night for the Elle“Women in Hollywood” honors.

“If you look at the list of ladies who have done this before — and not just tonight — but the last few years, it’s insane to include myself in that list,” said Stewart, who also appears on the magazine’s November cover. “Any way to keep the ball moving [women] forward is something I want to be a part of. These dinners haven’t always been happening. It’s important, you know?”

Stewart has had several recent projects, including “Café Society,” “Certain Women” and next year’s “Personal Shopper,” in which she plays an American working as a personal shopper in Paris. The Roberto Cavalli-clad actress described the role as “one of the most isolated, lonely, deep, and existential-crisis sort of characters that I’ve ever played.” She paused. “Those are usually characters that I’m drawn to, but this one was the most fundamental. It was a lot to chew on.”

Mirren sang the 26-year-old’s praises. “Kristen’s got a very wonderful, magical quality about her and I’m interested to see where her acting life takes her.” Meanwhile, the Oscar winner said she was genuinely “amazed” to be included in a “prestigious fashion magazine.” “I’m so not a very fashion-y person,” insisted the veteran, who stars in “Collateral Beauty” this December. “I’m probably too eccentric to ever be fashionable.”

Bates echoed the sentiment. “I never expected to be on the cover of a magazine like Elle at all. Much less at 68,” she deadpanned. Bates will next star on Chuck Lorre’s Netflix comedy “Disjointed.”

Meanwhile, the steady flow of arrivals included presenters Dakota Fanning, Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ron Howard, Mira Nair, Regina King and Sharon Stone. Others in attendance at the affair — sponsored by Calvin Klein, L’Oréal Paris and Hearts on Fire — included Michelle Monaghan, Nina Dobrev, Lucy Hale, Chelsea Handler, Constance Zimmer, January Jones, Vanessa Hudgens, Nikki Reed, Sophia Amoruso, Juliette Lewis, Shiri Appleby, Shay Mitchell and Yara Shahidi.

“Just to be asked to sit at a table is neat for me,” said “Pretty Little Liars” star Hale. “I’ve been steadily working since I was 16, but I always feel special when I get those e-mails, saying, ‘You’re invited!’”

“Unreal” actress Appleby agreed: “How exciting that I’ve gotten to that place in my career where I’m not just going from audition to audition, and I’m invited to a dinner celebrating women in Hollywood.”

Over a three-course meal of heirloom tomato salads, roasted Alaskan halibut, and vanilla bean crème brûlée, Elle editor in chief Roberta Myers greeted the crowd before handing things off to the night’s emcee, Anthony Anderson. The “Black-ish” comedian fared well. However, it was “The Accountant” costars Kendrick and Affleck who drew the night’s biggest laughs. After giving Kendrick a heartfelt introduction, Affleck whispered in her ear, “I crushed it.” She then teased him that he looks like “the guy in the stock photo of a psychology textbook in the chapter about a sociopath.”

Meanwhile, Fanning provided the crowd with a small glimpse into her friendship with Stewart, whom she met while working on 2009’s “Twilight: New Moon.” “She has held my hair back and talked me through heartbreak,” Fanning shared. “I can’t present any award to Kristen Stewart and not say f–k. So…I love you so f–king much.”

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Kristen Stewart attends The ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards!

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (6727208y)


Kristen Stewart getting honored at The ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards:  

Kristen Stewart talks with the Daily Telegraph!


AFTER finding fame in the 2008 teen smash hit Twilight, you have moved on to some very adult roles. Was that deliberate?

I was psychically drawn to the projects. That’s when it feels the best: when there’s something gut-wrenching that needs to be explored. I’ve wanted to make movies since I was nine years old and you just know when there’s a through-line. You recognise that in other people and if you find the right story to tell, that’s what I’m drawn to.

Is there any common denominator between your roles?

Er… yeah, me! I’m really not a character actor. I know a lot of actors say they can hide behind characters and they can really step outside of themselves. I feel when I’m doing really stimulating, soul-fulfilling work is when I’m finding myself and not hiding. So I would say that there is probably a through-line… but I don’t usually step outside and analyse my career as a whole.

Café Society is your third film with actor Jesse Eisenberg, who has said in the past he was intimidated by you. Did you feel that?

Jesse is so smart. He used to intimidate me. But now there’s a warmth we share that allows me to keep up with him. It used to be debilitating. I used to be like, “I’m not going to try to be on your level,” and now we can really run together. But I don’t know… honestly, life really overwhelms him because of his intelligence. Situations are really over-stimulating for him. I think he’s one of those special minds. I have a nature that is really in stark contrast to his, so I think it trips him out.

Eisenberg also says you don’t care what others think of you. Is that true?

No! I deeply care what people think. I’m an actor: all I care about is being understood. All I want to do is convey myself. When I feel like I haven’t, it drives me crazy. If I feel like I haven’t done a good job – or if I’ve projected a weird, tainted version of myself because I feel insecure – I walk away from those situations being really regretful. So as I’ve gotten older I think, “You’re not going to be happy unless you breathe through this and stay completely yourself.” At the end of the day, you can own that; but what you don’t want to own is saying things you don’t mean and trying to be something you’re not.

What made you want to play Vonnie in Café Society?

I love Vonnie because she also functions from an incredibly pure, sort of shameless place. Especially within that era [the film is set in the 1930s], Vonnie does things that are unconventional. There is something so present about her and something genuinely happy. She really enjoys life and that is contagious as hell.

You worked with writer and director Woody Allen on this film. What is your favourite movie of his?

Annie Hall. I know it’s obvious, but it is my favourite. The first time I saw Annie Hall, it was on an airplane, which is really messed up. It was Air France, and they have good movies on there. I said, “Wow, I’ve never seen that.” And my publicist – who is one of my best friends, I’ve known her for years and years – said, “Watch it now!”

So what’s next – a blockbusting superhero movie?

I didn’t really grow up on comic books but I love big movies, I like the effect of them. I like sharing things on that level.

Do you enjoy the glamorous side of the industry, such as having a stylist and walking the red carpet?

Nobody can style themselves because we have jobs to do. We’re working on other things. I have a really open and involved collaboration with my stylist. I’m not remotely dressed by someone. But she’s known me for so many years. I’ve been working with her since I was 13, so she can highlight who I am, rather than make me something else.

So you’ve never stepped out wearing something you don’t like?

I feel like I dress myself, but there’s no way I could do that alone, because I don’t have time to scour the world for the pieces. There’s a lot of material and clothes out there. Also, I’m into it. I fall into the category of someone who is genuinely attracted to fashion because it is the shiny thing… I’m like a moth to a flame. And that’s purely animalistic. It’s not attention-seeking. I find it pretty.

Do you have a massive wardrobe at home?

I have a lot of sneakers! I’m really sneaker-obsessed. But, no, not really. All this stuff we wear is being lent to us. I try to keep little pieces that feel like mine, but I don’t have that much stuff.

Café Society is in cinemas now.

Source: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/stellar/kristen-stewart-cares-what-people-think/news-story/cf814022a34e40ecd5f4e0bcac2e1efb



New Hollywood Reporter Portraits from the New York Film Festival!


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Kristen Stewart attends the New York Premiere of American Pastoral!

  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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