In a new interview, Kristen opens up about the main challenge she faced playing the role of Bella, and the difference between playing a fictional character compared to a real-life person. Read on for more details.
Kristen Stewart has played a variety of roles over the past years, from rocker Joan Jett in The Runaways, to adventurous Marylou in On the Road. Now, the actress explains why playing Twilight‘s Bella Swan has been perhaps the toughest.
Kristen explained to Toronto Now what is was like playing the real-life character of Marylou in On The Road. “I tortured myself in the most amazing, wonderful way for four weeks and then as soon as the four weeks were done it was like, ‘You need to stop thinking, because if you don’t you’re gonna regret this entire experience. You’re gonna look back and say, ‘I fucked up. I thought too much.’”
Kristen Stewart On Playing Bella Swan
Unlike Marylou and Joan, Bella is a purely fictional character, making it more challenging for Kristen, because she had no real-life person to draw from.
“I don’t want to discredit what it feels like to play a character who’s been written by somebody,” Kristen said. “You feel just as responsible to the writer and to everyone who’s been affected by that character.”
Kristen On Playing A Real-Life Person
“I’ve played Joan Jett and because she was on set every day I couldn’t improv. I couldn’t. Everything I said, I spoke to her about it. You know — you can’t put words in their mouths unless you know. Unless you really feel it, and it’s coming from the right place,” Kristen explained.
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