Posted by Megan on Friday, May 17, 2013
IFC: Is there anyone specific that you’d like to work with going forward?
RC: I met Kristen Stewart not long ago because I was involved with “On the Road” and I found her to be so charming and interesting. That is someone I admire. Johnny Depp is such a talented person. I could just go on and on. But I don’t have any plans or designs. I’m just like everyone else; there’s these people that of course you’d like to work with.
Posted by Megan on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
When it came time for the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala, we had a list of people we couldn’t wait to see—and Kristen Stewart was definitely one of them. The 23-year-old starlet turned up (sadly without Robert Pattinson) in a glamorous red jumpsuit by Stella McCartney, and was instantly one of the night’s standout stars.
Naturally, we had to consult her longtime stylist, Tara Swennen—who also dressed Teresa Palmer in Diane von Furstenberg for the big night—to get the full scoop. Swennen and K-Stew have worked together since the actress was 14 years old, so it’s no surprise that she has some great insight into the A-lister’s much-discussed sense of style.
Below, Swennen dishes on what it takes to style such a major event, as well as Stewart’s fashion evolution, and the one trend the “Twilight” actress refuses to try.
StyleCaster: The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night. How is prepping for the red carpet different than others?
Tara Swennen: For both Kristen Stewart and Teresa Palmer, we started about a month out by figuring out who they were going with. We loved the idea of Stella McCartney for Kristen because she hasn’t gone with a girl before, so we were having our girl power moment. Teresa went with Diane von Furstenberg which was an organic fit as well. I never thought both of my girls would end up in red lace for a punk themed gala!
With Kristen, we went over the sketches via email—and it was unanimous decision that we really liked the jumpsuit. Stella had given us the option of doing it in black or green and the cranberry red color that we ended up going with. Kristen went back and forth between the red and the green—and we just decided we loved it. Her hair is a little bit reddish right now, so we thought it would complement it well.
Posted by Megan on Sunday, March 10, 2013
If you’ve ever wondered where Kristen Stewart gets that charming edge from, just ask her mother! Seasoned Hollywood script-supervisor Jules Stewart makes her directorial debut with K-11, a gripping prison drama that’s a far cry from her daughter’s Twilight Saga blockbusters.
The film also stars Portia Doubleday as Butterfly, a role that Kristen had originally attached herself to six years ago while she was filming the first Twilight movie. The unexpected success of the franchise took Kristen’s career in a completely different direction.
“She kept working and she kept working and she kept working,” Jules explains. “And she got really big and we were still really small and I was like, ‘Go! Go do Snow White, please, go make those big films honey, that’s wonderful!’”
Kristen does have a small part in the film as a secretary who picks up a very important phone call. Though Jules stands by her decision to recast her daughter’s original role, the filmmaker still believes that Kristen would have done the part justice. “Kristen has a dark side,” she tells Us. “Kristen has the edge — thank god, right?”
K-11 will be released on March 15 in 15 cities across the U.S. and will be available On Demand through local cable companies. Visit www.K11TheMovie.com for more information on where K-11 is playing.
Posted by Megan on Friday, March 8, 2013
Jim is asked about Kristen at 4:56
Later this year Jim Sturgess is expected to start shooting The Big Shoe in which he will star opposite Kristen Stewart. The actor describes it as a film about foot fetishes and shoemaking. He hasn’t yet done exhaustive research on the work of his co-star. He admits he hasn’t seen any of the Twilight series films the brought Stewart to international fame.
When asked if might watch them now he says “probably not.” But he did view some of her independent films and he says: “I thought she was really great.”
Posted by Megan on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
When we got word two of our favorite franchise starlets, Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks, were teaming for the dark comedy “Big Shoe,” we couldn’t help but clutch our favorite pair of stilettos and light a burnt offering to Jimmy Choo. So when we caught up with the ladies’ co-star (and shoemaker in question) Jim Sturgess recently, as he promoted his upcoming “Upside Down,” we had to get the scoop on the film.
“It’s basically about shoe designs,” he explained. “I play a young shoemaker who has a foot fetish, so the whole idea is about foot fetishes and shoemaking, basically. So another Hollywood blockbuster.”
Jim has yet to meet co-star Kristen but he is obviously well-aware of her work.
“No, I’ve never met her, so it’ll be exciting,” he enthused. “I know who she is. I’ve seen her in some great movies. She did a film called ‘Adventureland’ that I really liked.”
And how exactly will his character, Elizabeth’s and Kristen’s all fit together?
“Elizabeth Banks plays a therapist who is trying to coax me—who’s been hired by my family to coax me into making shoes again. I’m sort of a retired shoe artist. I now work in, like, a Payless shoe store. I’ve given up on shoes all together. So they bring in Kristen Stewart’s character as a muse, and I fall in love with her feet basically. I don’t even look at her from the knee down until [gestures at feet]. I saw some audition tapes, her feet look pretty amazing.”
When we told Jim of Kristen’s recent foot injury (on display at this year’s Oscars ceremony), he was quick to (jokingly) explain the situation:
“She was doing foot training,” he said. “Working those muscles.”
Posted by Megan on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Style.Com have done a feature on celebrity stylists getting their clients ready for The Academy Awards and Kristen was featured! Here’s what Kristen’s stylist Tara Swennen had to say -
Here’s the night’s lineup, all set up and ready to go—with backup flats as options for each look. Not even crutches can stop this girl. She’s simply stunning.”
Posted by Megan on Monday, February 25, 2013
“I felt so bad,” Radcliffe said at the Governors Ball. “I just wanted to pick her up, put her in my arms and carry her onto the stage.”
Or maybe not. “I probably would have dropped her and opened her wound again,” Radcliffe added with a laugh, referring to K.Stew’s reason for hobbling on crutches: cutting the bottom of her foot on glass!
Kidding aside, the Harry Potter star said it was about time he and Stewart met.
“I felt like this was a long time coming. I feel like we’ve been meant to meet,” Radcliffe said. “This was the perfect way. And you know what? She is so nice—really, really nice.”
Posted by Megan on Thursday, February 21, 2013
The chairman of Universal was recently interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed that Snow White and The Huntsman would be getting a sequel. Here’s what he had to say:
We’re actively developing the movie right now with Kristen’s character central, as well as the Huntsman role. We think that for a first movie out of the gate to do basically $400 million worldwide, there is a lot of opportunity.
Posted by Megan on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Kristen’s mother, Jules Stewart, who is currently promoting her directorial debut K-11, was asked what her favourite Kristen movie is. Watch below at the 1:06 to see how she answers -