Nick Frost Praises Kristen in MTV Interview

After the release of an impressive first trailer, expectations for “Snow White and the Huntsman” shot sky high. All of the sudden, a film that people knew almost nothing about aside from its star-studded cast led by Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, became one of the most anticipated movies of 2012.

But the question lingers for many fans: can Kristen Stewart carry a film that isn’t “Twilight”? She didn’t speak a word in the trailer, which depended largely on a perfectly evil Charlize Theron to sell the film, and potential Twi-hard backlash could sink “SWATH” before it even hits theaters.

One of Snow White’s trusted dwarves, Nick Frost, assured MTV News that Stewart does more than enough to prove herself.

It was our last day on Friday, and she has kind of a big rabble rousing speech, and she’s great. She’s fun on set. She’s a fantastic actress,” said Frost while promoting “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Frost feels that people can discount Stewart unfairly because of her previous work, but there are a few things they don’t keep in mind. “I think people forget she’s fairly young still, but she’s dedicated and she wants to do a good job,” he said. “Often, I don’t think people take that into consideration. She’s doing ‘Twilight’ and stuff like that, but she’s dedicated.”

It’s the combination of Stewart’s age and the amount of work that “SWATH” demanded that really left an impression on Frost. “How old is she? Twenty-three, twenty-four?” Frost asked. “I don’t know that many twenty-three or twenty-four year-olds that get picked up at 4 am and work until 10 at night, six days a week. She comes on set smiling and laughing, and she knows her lines.”

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A Possible Robsten NYE Hang Out?

We all know that Kristen has an unhealthy obsession with Jenny Lewis. How perfect is it that Rob flew into Los Angeles last night and that Jenny Lewis will be having a New Year’s Eve party in Hollywood! Don’t put me on the record or anything, but this shindig sounds like a Robsten hotspot! This would be the perfect party for them :)

Okay, so our obsession with Jenny Lewis may border on unhealthy, but her spot-on lyrics, chill vibe, and va-va-vintage wares have a strong grasp on our groupie little hearts! She and her beau Johnny are the perfect poetic pair to host a super-cool New Year’s Eve shindig, poolside at The Standard! With the Cults and Marion Hodges as well as other rad acts and, of course, free-flowing Kanon vodka, this party promises to be a music and dance lover’s dream come true. It really makes us wish we actually had procrastinated our New Year’s plans!

When: Saturday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: The Standard Hollywood, 8300 Sunset Boulevard (near North Sweetzer Avenue); 323-650-9090.
How: Tickets are $75-$125/person, available online only.

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Kristen Gives Rob Vintage Guitars for Christmas

E!News is reporting that Kristen bought two guitars for Rob for Christmas. Now, we all know that this definitely seems plausible; however, E!’s source is Us Weekly, a not-so-reputable source. Needless to say, this information is not confirmed, but I’d like to think that it’s the truth <3

On another note, I love how Kristen calls Rob Flippy. It’s so adorable! :)

Thanks Spunk-Ransom for the video!

Kristen Stewart’s Playlist Picks!

Have you ever wondered what has inspired Kristen’s performances? Well, if you haven’t read the title of this post yet, its music. I’ve gathered a few of Kristen’s favorite bands together and have created a playlist that I think you guys will like!

In 2009, Kristen was asked by SPIN mag about what her musical influences were during the filming of New Moon. She answered, “Sia … and ‘Shadowplay’ by Joy Division and the both of them together like after each other because one is so sort of soft and beautiful, melodic and the other is just a little bit more hardcore. That’s what I listened to a lot .. Music has a huge .. I think about it quite a bit when I’m working .. yeah.”

“I listen to The Shins and Radiohead and Interpol. And we saw Band of Horses last night, and that was awesome, because they’re, like, my favorite band right now. I love Camera Obscura and Jenny Lewis.” From USA Today

“I’m a bit of an old soul when it comes to my musical tastes. My all-time favourite song is ‘Madame George’ by Van Morrison. That song never gets old to me. There’s something comforting and raw about it.” From Contact Music

“That’s so hard, it’s so defining .. ya know? My favorite? .. it’s hard to say anything is my favorite besides, ya know .. I’ve grown up with the Beatles and .. I’m gonna steal Rob’s–we all listen to like the same music when we were doing the movie, and he’s obsessed with Van Morrison; he lives for that man, and so subsequently, I am now caught up in that as well.” From Empire

“[Dakota Fanning] and I went to go see Band of Horses and Broken Social Scene. She left right before Broken Social Scene played, and they brought out the chick from Metric and oh my God — it felt very SXSW-y. It’s really crazy driving around here. The streets are loaded with really cool-looking people — and really loaded people, too! It was weird that they happened to be playing that night, because it was the first night we were here. And everyone was like, ‘Oh, you need to go see a show,’ and Band of Horses happen to my favorite band right now … I was very excited. I’m planning on seeing Johnny Flynn too, because he is a mutual friend. SXSW is so cool, because it’s actually so chill and not intimidating. Usually, music festivals aren’t this way. As you’re approaching the city, you can hear the music. And from my hotel room, you can hear music, and it hasn’t stopped.”

At Comic-Con, while promoting Breaking Dawn Part 1, Kristen was asked what music she listened to in order for her to prepare for the iconic Wedding scene. She said, “It would be great if it was in the movie because they’re on the New Moon soundtrack. Band of Horses, the song ‘For Annabelle‘ should be in the movie. Period. That was really one of the most moving experiences and [Bill Condon, director] played it really loud; it helped me out. It’s fun to do that.” From Breaking Dawn Part 1 Panel

In preparing for her role as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen listened to Adele. When asked about what she uses to prepare for any particular role, she explained, “I listen to things that have to do with the movie I’m shooting. I’m doing Snow White right now and I’m pretty wrapped up in her. I’ve choreographed whole marches with my army behind me to Adele‘s new album. It’s really good for the story. It’s almost oddly too good for it; like it hit the nail right on the head. She’s incredible.” From Contact Music

One thing that we got from the Breaking Dawn Part 1 promo tour was Kristen’s [unhealthy?] obsession with Jenny Lewis. In Glamour UK, when talking about how her fans react to seeing her, Kristen explained, “There are definitely people that kind of lose it and get very emotional. But recently, I met Jenny Lewis, and I had the most ridiculous experience. I was so embarrassing, I couldn’t speak. It was eye-opening, actually.” Additionally, she was asked about her favorite British musician and answered, “Laura Marling. Man, I’m such a huge fucking fan. Rob introduced me to her on Twilight because he thought that [her music] was right for the movie. I love her.” In a BTS video of her Glamour photo shoot, Kristen said, “If Jenny Lewis played everything she has ever done, I would get fired off of any job to go see that. I don’t care what I am doing. To know that I’m not going to be able to hear a few songs that she’s done, just because she won’t do it live again .. I could be wrong .. Jenny, please!” From Glamour UK | Glamour

In Vogue, Kristen said, “she’s the only person I’ve ever met that I can’t function around.” Kristen also revealed in the interview that the Shins and Broken Bells were also on her playlist. In an MTV First: Breaking Dawn interview, the question was asked, “What is your most played song on your iPod?” Rob was the first to respond by answering for Kristen, “Jenny Lewis, right?” Kristen responds, “Well, totally! One of them … but, yeah, yeah, sure … I need to stop this. She’s going to think that I am so weird and obsessed with her.” From Vogue | MTV

And here are my recommendations of music from what I’ve heard or think she’ll like: