Fans thankful for Robert Pattinson’s brooding as vampire Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga” film franchise should thank Kristen Stewart.
“We wanted it to be not so polished,” the actress told Vanity Fair magazine, which features the “Snow White & The Huntsman” star on its current cover, when “Twilight” was brought up. “Catherine [Hardwicke, the first film’s director], was all for that. But we were getting notes from the studio. They wanted me to smile all the time. They wanted Rob to be not so brooding. We were like, ‘No! You need to brood you’re a** off.’”
It is Kristen, though, who tabloid magazines like to suggest is brooding in real life, something Robert said isn’t her fault.
“No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling,” he told the magazine, as part of Vanity Fair’s feature on the actress.
Kristen gets it though, but being authentic to herself is what she finds most important.
“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” she told VF. “I get some serious s*** about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like s*** in half my photos, and I don’t give a f***. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving s*** eaters who want to turn truth into s***. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!”