The New York Times has a great article about Kristen Stewart, including how she’s typically portrayed in the media.
“I do wish that people would focus more on the work, and I can’t say that I don’t take it personally,” said Ms. Stewart, who reprises her role as Bella Swan, an ordinary high school girl who falls in love with a sensitive vampire, in the forthcoming film “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
“But I understand it because what you do as an actor is so tied up in who you are as a person,” she continued with a deep sigh. “What really kills me — it really rips me up — is when people think I’m abrasive, inconsiderate or ungrateful because I don’t go outside in a bikini and wave to the paparazzi. Come on!”
The article also includes fantastic praise from two of the actors she’s previously worked with: Sean Penn and Jodie Foster.
“A truth machine” is how Mr. Penn described Ms. Stewart. Mr. Penn, who cast her as a folk singer with a raging crush in “Into the Wild,” said she was “magically easy to direct,” adding, “She is a real force with terrific instincts.”
Many people compare Ms. Stewart to Ms. Foster, in part because they share a remarkable physical resemblance. “Kristen isn’t interested in blurting out her emotions all in front of her, and that results in really intelligent and interesting performances,” Ms. Foster said.
You can read the full article here.