Twilight sweetheart, Kristen Stewart, opens up to ELLE Canada about growing up in the spotlight, the fame game and how she likes to spend her time in the kitchen.
How does it feel now that the Twilight franchise is coming to an end?
"Most projects I've been a part of were tiny. For Twilight, we had four years to fucking obsess-I mean solely and completely obsess-over this one project and be so indulgent. The odd thing is that the reason you start a project is to finish it: You want that story told. But to have that [tension] last for four years is remarkable. So the relief that comes with it is even more palpable. [Twilight] is something I hold so close, I can't even tell you. Four years... that's high school, you know?"
You seem really ambitious.
"When I first started, the whole idea behind it was that I just wanted a job. I looked up to my parents and thought that what they did was so cool. I was born on-set and wanted the adults to talk to me, and it has really just grown from there."
And now you're involved in fashion. What interests you about it?
"In all walks of life, you meet kindred spirits. I met Nic [Ghesquière] when I was 15. When they said that I was going to do this Balenciaga spread for Interview Magazine, I was like, ‘Whoa!' I didn't know any designers' names, but I knew that. It's an odd relationship that actors are allowed to have with fashion-I have nothing to do with it; I don't make it.
My impulse to create has nothing to do with clothes. But my interest is in being around that creative energy, even if it has nothing to do with my own. It's so addictive. When a collectionwalks down the runway, it tells a story. It kind of has the spirit of a little movie."
Why do you think Ghesquière wanted you to be the face of the fragrance?
"I've met certain directors and sometimes you just know instantly. You shake someone's hand and you think, ‘Whoa, we need to work together.' So he'll probably say that it's because [impersonating him] ‘she has this kindred spirit.'" [Laughs]
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