on September 4, 2012 - 10:20am
Kristen Stewart graces the cover of Vogue UK's October 2012 issue wearing a striking, floral-print Gucci silk wrap dress featuring a ruffled neckline. Inside, the actress, who was photographed by Mario Testino, is seen wearing an edgy-glam look from one of her favorite designer brands--Balenciaga. The 22-year-old dishes on everything from struggling to play it cool in the industry, going blonde for her role in On The Road and her empathy for the Beat generation.
Kristen on struggling to play it cool in this industry: “I know if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t. People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public?’ I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.”
Kristen on going blonde for On the Road: “I feel like my whole body rejects it, but it was really important for the character. It was like learning an accent!”
Kristen on having empathy for the Beat generation: “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardized version. It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then. It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.”
Do you like Kristen's cover? Will you be picking up a copy of the issue?
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
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