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New/Old FanPic w/ Rob + Encounter – May 18

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Cute Encounter Story:

“on may18th i met #robertpattinson. it was a thursday and i was getting ready for class, as usual. what i didn’t know was that there was rumor rob would be at frankfurt airport that morning, flying from vancouver to frankfurt over to nice. a social network friend gave me the coup and i gave it a thought for exactly 10 seconds. i was living in germany and this was probably my only chance to ever meet him. so i packed a few things and went off. to the airport! what i had to learn the hard way, though, was that ‘love actually’ fooled us all! getting into an airport was fucking hard, impossible almost, if it wasn’t for the money. so i did it, i bought my one-way ticket to copenhagen and hopefully to rob. it still was nothing but a rumor and i was already cursing myself for spending my college money on something i wasn’t even sure of if it was true or not. anyways, i went to the gate and i waited… and waited… getting more and more nervous (and cursing at myself some more)… until i finally saw him entering the gate. back then he wasn’t as popular as he’s now, so he was totally alone, no bodyguard, nothing. not even nick was by his side. he walked past me and idk why but i closed my eyes and i swear to god i felt his presence with every cell of my body. it was as if time stood still for a moment. he sat down somewhere in the backseats of the waiting room and i gathered all my courage to go to him. when i went over to him (my head filled with a zillion OMGs) i thought i was going to faint but the moment i approached him and he looked up to me with his light blue eyes, everything was gone. just like that. it was like talking to an old friend, at least for me it was. rob was just super tired and slightly overwhelmed with the fact that he got recognized yet again. we had a lovely chat nevertheless, it took about 10 minutes and i had a little gift for him which surprised him a lot and he seemed very grateful :) before it was time to leave i asked him if we could take a pic and he said sure, taking the picture himself with my camera. then i asked if it was okay if i hugged him and he allowed it and we said our goodbyes and i left, being an emotional mess for the next two months lol this was today, five years ago, and it’ll stay one of the best days of my life forever :) thanks for this memory rob, and have fun in #cannes this year, once again :D < 3 ily”

Source: Instagram / tinypixy

New Interview w/ Kristen in Wall Street Journal [Cannes 2014]

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CANNES- France — In the opening scene of “The Clouds of Sils Maria”, presented at the end of the 67th Cannes Festival last Friday, Kristen Stewart’s character, Val, is clearly stressed-out. As the train snakes up the winding mountain route of the Swiss Alps, Val is juggling with her multiple jangling cell phones, cursing the bad connection, and trying to deal with the barrage of undesirable media, pestering directors and dramatic news that will dramatically change her entire schedule.

In the film, Stewart plays the part of a low-key bespectacled personal assistant to the glamorous Maria Enders, a fortyish famous actress, brilliantly portrayed by Juliette Binoche. It’s Val’s job to arrange every infinitesimal detail, from making sure that Maria is on time for her Chanel gown fittings to endlessly walking the actress through the lines of her script.

Highly praised for her subtle performance by the Cannes critics, Kristen Stewart says she’s glad to have had a chance to explore the other side of fame, with all the ambivalence and fascination about celebrity culture that the part required.

The reason this movie was made was not to make a statement about how superficial media can be, but it was a lot of fun for me to be the one to say it,” says Stewart. “Obviously, I’ve had more experience with the media, so it makes it funnier.

I don’t a have a personal assistant right now,” the actress says, “but I have had one in the past and I definitely understand the dynamic. The difference is that I never had such a co-dependent relationship.

Going on what Stewart has experienced “in real life”, she says, there were moments during the shoot when the actress coached her co-star, Juliette Binoche, to make her performance more believable. “When we were getting out the car to walk up the red carpet, Juliette just like opened the door and started to get out. I said, ‘what are you doing? A star would never do that!’”

At one point in film, Stewart’s character, Val, hotly defends the hell-raising young starlet Jo-Ann Ellis (Chloe Grace Moretz), who is to play opposite Maria in her upcoming new role in the theater. Contrary to Jo-Ann’s reckless tabloid-baiting bimbo image on you tube, Val tells Maria that she shouldn’t judge the straight-out-of-rehab actress so harshly.

“She doesn’t want to be swallowed up the Hollywood machine,” Val says. How has Kristen Stewart managed to dodge some of the trappings of celebrity culture?

When I take on a role,” says Stewart, I really like to think, and I do not care what people think about them afterwards. I really want the experience. I think a lot of actors—not good ones—are just product oriented, as is the business.

American movies are so packaged and delivered,” she continues. “They think for you. Like the stories in the tabloids—they’re so easily consumable. But that said, I love big American movies—they’re my foundation, what I grew up on—and I still want to do them.

“Kristen is so powerful and has such a strong presence,” says French director Olivier Assayas. “I wrote a part in this film hoping it would be remotely interesting for her. I honestly didn’t think she would do it. I thought that the subject would be too touchy, but she liked the idea.”

Stewart says that she was thrilled to accept a role in Assayas’ film after such a long dry spell. “I didn’t make a movie for a really long time because I didn’t get offered anything that I liked. I didn’t work for two years.

I want to start directing,” the actress adds. “It’s still way down the line but I’m going to start dinking around and making shorts. You learn by making mistakes but that’s definitely what I want to focus on next.

Source: WSJ

New Interview w/ Rob in Hello Mag [Cannes 2014]

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Do you like the pressure of Cannes?

Definitely. It’s a different energy and not like a normal premiere, where it’s just friends of the studio or whatever. There’s a very real chance people are going to be vocal about if they like it or not. It’s exciting. I think people are more interested and people talk about the movies afterwards – they’re not just going to the screening so they can go to the party afterwards; they actually want to see it.

In The Rover, your character Rey learns how to shoot. Are you comfortable using guns?
Not really, I’m not that big of a fan. I just think it’s weird people having guns, it’s kind of silly. [Laughs] I mean, I think people should just get rid of them altogether.

How do you feel about violence in films?
I’ve never really liked films that have reveled in violence. I just think it’s kind of gross. I don’t know – I don’t want to see somebody being tortured.

You star alongside Guy Pearce. Was it fun? Was he intimidating?
No – but he’s really strong so when you’re being thrown around, it actually hurts quite a lot. [Laughs] And he was in it the whole time.

He’s recognized as a good actor. Is that important to you when you work?
Yes, 100 per cent. I hear some actors saying they didn’t read reviews or care about it and I just think they are making it up. Everybody cares about whether people think it’s good.

Did you like shooting in the Australian Outback?
I loved it. It’s so strange and there’s nothing for miles and it’s peaceful.

Do you like loneliness and open spaces?
Yeah, I like open spaces. And also incredible stars as well.

Do you get to be alone as much as you want these days?
Yeah. Well, yeah, but not like that, where you are really alone.

Have you finished with blockbusters such as the Twilight Saga?
It’s [just a case of] waiting for the right director. Nothing has come up. That’s not saying I don’t want to do it, but blockbusters take a really long time to shoot as well so I think you have to really, really, really, want to do it. There’s a lot of pressure and you just don’t get that many interesting parts in big movies, especially for young guys. It’s just the same thing every time.

There’s a lot of comic book adaptations at the moment. Is there a character you’d like to play?
I was never really that into comic books when I was a kid so I don’t really have that connection. You also have to work out like tons. It’s just a big hassle. [Laughs]

Can you tell us anything about your new project with Olivier Assayas?
It’s a true story about a bunch of thieves who rob a shop in Chicago without realizing that it’s a front for the Mafia. It’s quite simple story but it’s so densely written and it follows the real story incredibly well. It’s incredibly realistic and real ensemble thing. It’s really cool; really, really cool.

Will that bring you back to Cannes?
Hopefully. It seems like a bit of a Cannes movie but it’s really brutal. But it does feel like a totally un-cliché gangster movie, which is totally difficult do to.

You sang on Twilight and also compose music. Will you release a record one day?
I want to make one, I just don’t know about releasing one. I don’t know, I can’t really deal with criticism very well and I’ve already got it coming from one angle. I don’t feel the need to get it from somewhere else.

Via: RPLife