November 3, 2010
On the types of movies she prefers to star in:
“There’s a road I’m going down now, and I’m aware that there’s not as much of an audience for strange movies—for different, eclectic movies—and I totally accept that,” she says. “But at the same time, if I do films like that, I want people to take it for what it is instead of going, ‘Oh, let’s see the ‘Twilight’ girl try to do this.“
On how long it took to complete Welcome To The Rileys:
“I’m really glad that it took the time that it did to get made, because I think by the time I was 18, I was ready and more confident and mature enough to play the part,” says the actor, now 20. “I had read the script when I was 16, and I was just too young. I would’ve shied away from stuff, I think.”
On being cast by ‘Welcome To The Rileys’ director Jake Scott:
“I was lucky he thought I deserved it,” she says with a laugh. Stewart did everything possible to live up to the faith Scott had in her, throwing herself into research and character work. “I’m from the Valley, and I’ve had the most normal and privileged upbringing, so the fear in that is sort of ‘Who are you and what do you know?’?” she says.
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