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"Nothing Ever Happens in L.A."

How gorgeous does Kristen Stewart look in these Vanity Fair outtakes? Robert Pattinson doesn’t look too bad either.

VF did a Q&A with the Twilight stars, too. Here are some highlights.

Robert Pattinson

VF Daily: Had you read the Twilight books before getting the script?
Robert Pattinson: Not in their entirety before getting the script, no. I did my screen test, had the weekend before my next meeting for it, and read all three over one weekend.

Did you go into the auditions wanting to play Edward?
Somewhat, but I was literally embarrassed walking into the audition. I had no idea how to play Edward at all. I thought that even going into the audition was completely pointless, because they were just going to cast a model or something. I felt it was kind of arrogant of me to even go in. I was almost having a full-on panic attack before I went to the screen test.

Why is Edward so alluring?
What I never really understood about his attractiveness, especially to young girls, is his gentlemanliness. I thought that teenage girls like the dangerous aspect of males, and so I tried to emphasize the danger and make the more gentlemanly side of this character a veil to something else underneath. I really tried to make him an incredibly strong and powerful character, but at the same time self-loathing and extremely vulnerable.


New York or L.A.?
I like them both for different reasons. They are literally opposite sides of the coin, so it’s kind of nice to switch between the two. New York is incredibly frenetic, and nothing ever happens in L.A.

Trademark style?
Looking terrible. Truly, I wear the same thing every day. I don’t know how to use a washer machine.

Favorite movie?
A tie between The Exorcist and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Significant other?

What are some of your interests outside of acting?
I play a lot of music. That’s what I wanted to do before the acting thing accidentally took off—be a musician. All my best friends are musicians and they have all got their albums and deals, and now I am acting.

What type of music do you play?
Van Morrison–ish, Jeff Buckley–ish stuff.

Kristen Stewart

VF Daily: Had you read the “Twilight” books before getting the script?
Kristen Stewart: No, I hadn’t. I didn’t read the books until I got the part. I was working on another movie at the time and I only had time to read the script. I didn’t really want to focus on anything else, but everyone was saying the project was such a big deal that I had to read the books.

Edward, played by Robert Pattinson, and Bella share a very intense love in this film. How was it working with Robert?
Well, I basically cast him. We did one day of auditions and a bunch of guys came in. Catherine Hardwicke, the director, afterwards was like, “What do you think? This is such a hard choice.” I was like, “Are you kidding me!? It’s such an obvious choice!” It couldn’t have been better. It was sort of perfect.

What was it like to work with this young cast?
We had such a big cast, and we were all fairly close in age, and we were together constantly. In that situation you might expect drama to ensue. But we were all so obsessed with this project. We were all focused on the same thing, and it was really creative and ambitious. Nikki Reed and I became really, really good friends. She’s really smart and funny. And we have a new movie that we’re working on together.

Woodland Hills, California. I’m a total Valley Girl.

Trademark style?
I’m a really typical girl. I look like everyone.

Favorite movie?
The Jungle Book. I love Disney movies!

Favorite book?
East of Eden.

New York or L.A.?
New York.

Celebrity crush?
Michael Angarano.

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