EXCLUSIVE! Kristen Stewart's Sundance Film Festival Diary! Every Omelet, Every VIP Table, All the Details!

Tue, January 26, 2010 1:05pm EST by 13 Comments


The parties, the brunches and the premieres — get an inside peek at the Twilight star’s activity-packed trip to Park City

With two movies premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival — The Runaways and Welcome to the RileysKristen Stewart, 19, was the ‘bella’ of the ball and spent opening weekend in Park City, Utah going Energizer Bunny style by attending junkets, gift suites, premieres and parties — your pals at HollywoodLife.com were on hand to witness it all!

Friday, Jan. 22

Kristen arrives in Park City via private plane. We speculate whether or not her BF and fellow Twilight star Robert Pattinson will be making an appearance. We hope so. He’s pretty.


Saturday, Jan. 23

12:15 p.m.

Kristen, dressed in her standby olive pea coat, ripped jeans, high tops and a hoodie, swings by the Lia Sophia gift lounge at the Lot on Main Street with Runaways and Twilight co-star, 16-year-old Dakota Fanning. Sources say the girls arrive with their ‘handlers’ and interact with virtually no one as they quickly sign a Muscle Milk fridge for charity, take portraits at the Wire Image booth and grab Diesel ‘Be Stupid’ gift bags. (Kristen’s supposedly a big fan.)

2:15 p.m.

Kristen waltzes from her SUV to the red carpet at the Racquet Club Theater for the premiere of Welcome to the Rileys, an indie flick in which she plays a 16-year-old girl who will do anything to make a buck or two — even if it means selling her body. Whoa, Kristen – is that you?

9:30 p.m.

Dakota and K quietly slip into the Spin pre-party at the Quintessentially Luxury Lounge at Harry O’s, a popular club on Main St, and rock backstage while Joan kills it onstage to hits like ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘I Love Rock-n-Roll.’ (FYI: Kristen plays Joan Jett in The Runaways.)

10:20 p.m.

Kristen and Dakota make a ‘surprise’ (we predicted it) appearance with rocker Joan Jett and Cherie Currie before Joan lights into her song ‘Playing with Fire.’ Take a look at our exclusive footage … Joan can be seen telling K to take off her signature hoodie (thank God for Joan Jett, we bet that thing smells she wears it so often – but she’s probably used to that dating R-Patz and all). Meanwhile, Dakota smiles and waves to the crowd.

Joan tells the crowd, “I wanna welcome Cherie Currie, who started the band with me, and the two lovely girls who will play us in The Runaways.”

The next day we run into Runaways actress Riley Keough, who tells us exclusively that Dakota and Kristen went back to their hotel after the concert because they were wiped out and wanted to rest up for a packed day of press on Sunday.


Sunday, Jan. 24

10:40 a.m.

Kristen stops by the Greenhouse Actors Lodge, a secluded mansion two blocks away from Main St., for the Gersh Agency Brunch. Dressed in her uniform — a hoodie and skinny jeans — the actress eats an egg omelet made with tomatoes and sips a Bloody Mary with Ketel One vodka at a table with two guy friends. (No egg whites for our girl! We love how normal and non-LA she is!)

“It’s just crazy with the press,” the worn-out actress tells a fellow brunch-goer when asked about her Sundance experience.

11:25 a.m.

Before taking off for The Runaways press junket, Kristen does an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in front of the house.

12:00 p.m.

Kristen magically (no one sees her) heads to the sixth floor of the Sky Lounge to join Dakota to do press for The Runaways.

“Kristen seemed tired to me,” our source tells us of Kristen’s appearance at the junket. “But after we started talking about The Runaways she got really into it and become super excited. It’s obvious she loves what she does.”

Now that K-Stew and Dakota have worked together on three films, the girls have started to pick up similar mannerisms. “Both Kristen and Dakota had nervous tics,” our insider dishes. “When the actresses weren’t sure how to answer a question, they’d start to tap one foot. They would get faster and faster.”

5:35 p.m.

Five minutes after Dakota walks in, Kristen pulls up to The Runaways premiere at the Eccles Theater; fans go wild. The best way we can describe the scene is ‘organized chaos.’ Cameras flash, people are yelling and every one is madly trying to talk to the megastar. Never one to get to riled up, K-Stew whips through the red carpet, keeping it to two questions per reporter. Check out our exclusive interview here.

8:39 p.m.

Kristen and crew — who include The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi, Dakota and Joan Jett — arrive at Bing.com’s fete at GoldBar to celebrate their film and go straight to their VIP area table. The girls are both underage, and don’t drink (plus they’re being watched over carefully by their own individual bodyguards). The group stays secluded in the corner and doesn’t mingle with anyone except a few industry professionals. Even Jared Leto isn’t cool enough to join in the fun — he tries to crash their exclusive celebration and gets Denied (with a capital D).

12:00 a.m.

After a full day of events, the entire group peaces out — but that doesn’t stop the party from going on. Party-goers barely notice the stars are gone!

12:01 a.m.

We miss R-Patz. We bet K-Stew does too.


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  3. We Called It! Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning Joined Joan Jett On Stage Last Night!
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Posted at 1:35 AM on January 28, 2010  

What great Sundance coverage- thanks!! PS, did she EVER get dressed up?! At least Dakota respects the industry and her fans; I hope she doesn’t get corrupted by Kristen. And, what was she doing drinking a Bloody Mary? Why are underage celebrities allowed to drink just because they are famous?!

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Posted at 7:58 PM on January 27, 2010  

Who is Riley Keough in Runaways? I’ve always been a huge fan of her family (elvis fan since birth) and would love to know what she has been up to…

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Posted at 7:45 PM on January 27, 2010  

When did Dakota Fanning grow up?

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Posted at 6:18 PM on January 27, 2010  

Sounds like quite a fun time and liked your notes on film festivites…….you did a great job keeping us up to date on the happenings….looking forward to the Grammys too….

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Posted at 3:57 PM on January 27, 2010  

Realmente ela prova que é uma atriz muito boa no que que faz. Sou super fan dela.

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Posted at 5:49 PM on January 26, 2010  

What do we have to get her to do to burn that damn hoodie! But despite Kristen dressing like she’s in highschool, I loved the article. Thanks for the play by play hollywood life!

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Posted at 4:33 PM on January 26, 2010  

What a crazy two-day trip for K-Stew! I cannot imagine being a celebrity… or a HollywoodLife.com reporter for that matter!! Keep up the good work, we love the stories :)

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Posted at 2:34 PM on January 26, 2010  

Great coverage of Sundance, Kirstin and Hollywoodlife! p.s. I would have LOVED seeing Joan Jett on stage. What a great performer.

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Posted at 2:21 PM on January 26, 2010  

I love this! I feel like I was there with all of the details. Thanks for the scoop!

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Posted at 2:00 PM on January 26, 2010  

what a great weekend! wish i could follow Kris-tart around the city for a weekend…

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Posted at 1:59 PM on January 26, 2010  

Stalking is illegal just about everywhere, but I appreciate the writer’s efforts — even if it does get her arrested!

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Posted at 1:40 PM on January 26, 2010  

HA! I would have loved to see Jared Leto’s face when he wasn’t let in…

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Posted at 1:27 PM on January 26, 2010  

Great article! I love Kristen Stewart; she seems like a girl who I could hang out with. Ditch the KStew though, call her Kristen!

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