Beauty is a recurring theme through out Snow White and the Huntsman — both with the Queen’s obsession with her youthful looks and Snow White’s benevolent heart. Not to mention, the cast is really easy on the eyes. (I like my Hemsworth with a side of Hemsworth and a little bit of Hemsworth on top … you know what I mean?) I asked Kristen Stewart about her thoughts on what makes people truly beautiful, and she offered up a thoughtful answer about how genuine beauty shines through one’s physical attributes, regardless of what they are. “I meet people all the time that I think are so gorgeous,” she says. “And then it’s like ‘Oh my God, you’re wearing a costume.’ ”
My personal favorite part of the interview is the adorable hand over heart gesture she does at the end. What would a Kristen Stewart interview be without her busting out a goofy/sincere/precious move like that? Awwww.
Just what makes Kristen Stewart the perfect Snow White? Director Rupert Sanders‘ answers may surprise you. Though the fairytale is all about beauty (and his leading lady is admittedly very stunning) he was moved by what he found inside the actress. “She’s very vital,” he told me at the film’s press junket in the UK last week. “She’s very on the edge and very rebellious, which I like. She doesn’t play by anyone’s rules. She’s just got all those things that make a very modern and intoxicating Show White.”
Rupert said he didn’t want this film to be about “damsel in distress waiting for her prince,” but rather a “leader” who inspires her people to follow her into battle for the greater good. He found his heroine in Kristen. “When I first met her with the producers,” said Rupert, “we all saw something really raw and primal in this girl, and we really liked that.”
Here’s something cool I’ve learned about Charlize Theron: She’s really funny. She was hilarious through out our interview at the Snow White and the Huntsman junket in England last weekend, and she spent the entire press day cracking jokes and doing bits with everyone. I’ve always wondered why she doesn’t do more comedy, especially because her story arc as MRF Rita Leeds on Arrested Development (one of the greatest shows of all time, IMHO), is so.damn.funny. If you haven’t seen it please stop reading this blog post immediately, run to Netflix, and thank me when you’re done.
After years of will they or won’t they, it was recently confirmed that an Arrested Development movie is in the works, for reals, after a brief run on TV. And so of course I had to dork out and ask Charlize if she’d consider reprising her role as Rita on the big screen. Good news, AD fans! The actress calls her time on the show “one of my favorite experiences I’ve ever had” and says she’d love to be a part of the film. Also she describes herself as “a nerd,” which gave me a serious case of heart explosions. Clip above.
The tough thing about interviews with talent is that you go in with a huge list of questions and never enough time. Such was the case during my sit-down with Kristen Stewart this past weekend at the Snow White and the Huntsman junket. By the time I got around to bringing up her new producer position on the upcoming film Cali, the nice dude keeping track of my allotted time was telling me to wrap. And I never got to ask her about wearing the vampire contacts in Twilight! Just kidding, guys. You know I’d never ask that.
But we did get a minute to discuss what it is about making movies — besides acting — that really moves her. One thing I personally admire about Ms. Stewart (and her better half, I might add) is that she’s a movie person, through and through. It’s her art form; she eats, breaths and sleeps film, and loves every aspect of the business. I was eager to hear more from her about why this is. The actress cites her parents for sparking her interest in the behind-the-scenes element (as I’m sure you know, mom Jules is a script supervisor/director, and dad John is a stage manager) and says that without movies, “I’d be a completely different person.” Hard to imagine!
She also adds, “There’s this really contagious energy that happens, that passes between people, that is really unique. And when you can find people that you can share that artistic energy with, it’s an addiction. You always want to get back to that feeling.” Kristen told our friends at Celebuzz that she wants to make more movies with Rob — we can only imagine the artistic energy and connection they share!
There are really no words to describe my trip to the U.K. last week to interview the cast of Snow White and the Huntsman. “Awesome” just doesn’t do it justice. It was thrilling, a bit nerve-wracking and so, so, so much fun. Thanks to everyone who chatted with me over Twitter, to Universal for a great weekend and to the stars and director of the film, who were amazing to talk to. (And to my fellow press-mates, who didn’t once make fun of me for all the nerdy things I said over our 72 hours together.)
So let’s get to it, then. Here’s the first clip from my chat with Kristen Stewart. She was my first interview of the morning, and I was, quite frankly, crapping my pants with nerves. Seriously, even my eyelids were sweating. For some reason, the combo of the gorgeous castle, the jet-lag, my personal KStew adoration and her super-cool jacket just got my stomach churning. The actress was absolutely lovely — both in demeanor and looks — and seems so excited about this film. (And with good reason; it is awesome.)
It was great to check in with her again about her newfound love for the trumpet. Turns out she’s teaching herself how to play, which seems impossible, but if anyone can do it, it’s Kristen. As if that weren’t adorable enough, the ambitious star is also teaching herself French with the help of Rosetta Stone CDs, because, as she told me, she knows “a lot of Frenchies.” And yes, I’m still kicking myself for not asking her to demonstrate her new language skills. I blame my nerves, and I’ll make up for it at Comic-Con if she’s there, I promise. Or should I say, “Je promet.”
The Met Costume Gala is like Christmas, the Oscars and Fashion Week rolled into one, with outfits to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Our personal favorite looks are the ones that get people talking; love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s always the riskiest ensembles that get the most attention. After all, what good is fashion if it doesn’t make a statement?
We’ve picked 25 of our favorite, most interesting, avant-garde-iest outfits for you to gawk over. Whether it be bright colors, interesting beading, edgy angles or quirky accessories, these are our picks for the coolest, most cutting edge looks of fashion’s biggest night. You’ll find no basic black here! This gallery is for fearless risk-takers only.
Okay celebrities, you can all go home now! Because if it was not yet clear that Beyonce is the queen of the world, her show-stopping Givenchy gown at the Met Gala tonight has sent a serious signal: Beyonce is the best. Hands down. Period. The End. Who runs the world? Bey does. Yes, her dress is absolutely amazing, with the see-through, shimmery lace and incredible purple train. (We will fall asleep tonight and every night of the next year dreaming about that to-die-for train. Swoon.) But not just anyone could pull off this gorgeous gown. It’s the singer’s confidence that sells it and makes it such a completely spectacular look. Let’s just hope she saves it for lil Blue to wear one day, too.
We’re not going to lie to you guys – we were glued to Vogue‘s livestream of the Met Gala, waiting with excitement for Kristen Stewart‘s arrival. And as usual, the actress did not disappoint. We’ve watched Kristen grow into a fashion icon over the past few years, and tonight’s bold Balenciaga proved just how far she’s come. She’s the face of the fashion house’s new fragrance, and tonight she accompanied their creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, to the event. Her dress and shoes are from their fall 2012 collection and we think they both suit her red carpet style perfectly – edgy and show-stopping but still young, fresh and most importantly, her. And the hair – oh, can we please talk about her hair for a second? Tousled to perfection, effortless, and completely sexy. Well played, Ms. Stewart! Well played.
Rihanna was one of the last stars to arrive at the Met Gala tonight, and boy did she not disappoint. We’re used to Riri rocking wild outfits, but this look was chic and refined. The black Tom Ford gown hugged her body in every right way, the neck line was simple and classic and the conservative long sleeves tossed attention to the sexy cut of the back. She kept her hair up and simple and her heels sky-high. We always expect the unexpected with Rihanna, and this move was no different. Her look tonight was timeless and glamorous but still totally her own.
Sure, we’re into weepy deathbed monologues, blood-squirting massacres and the occasional merman scene or two (#CabinInTheWoods4ever), but what we really love to see on the big screen is, well, love. Lucky for us, the summer movie season is always packed with romance, whether it be of the action or indie variety. Not that we’re picky — we eat it all up, thank you very much.
This summer’s crop of movies offers up a buffet of romantic relationships sure to suit even the most critical of tastes. At the core of The Amazing Spider-Man is the romance between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, played by real-life loves Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. And of course what would a comedy about rippling male strippers (Magic Mike) be without a love story between the beefy protagonist (Channing Tatum) and his protegee’s sister (newcomer Cody Horn)?
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But equally intriguing are the more unconventional relationships coming to the big screen as the weather warms up. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg play that perfect couple everyone loves in Celeste & Jesse Forever, who shock their friends when they decide to divorce. In Savages, Taylor Kitsch andAaron Johnson play two dudes who band together to rescue their kidnapped girlfriend (Blake Lively). That’s right – they both date her. But the onscreen pairing we’re most pumped for? Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, in which they play two tweens who fall in love and plot – and execute – their escape from their small New England town.
There’s movie love for everyone out there, so what’s your favorite onscreen pairing this season? Poll it up below!