Kristen Stewart Says She’s Been In About 5 Good Movies
Kristen Stewart is 31 and has been acting since she was 10. And during that 21-year career, she’s been in a lot of movies. Many movies. So many in fact, that she’s now gotten to the point where she’s able to rank her past work into categories like Good Movies I’ve Been In, and At Least I Got A Check For This. Although she won’t specifically name which ones she thinks are good but there are 5 of them according to her.
While speaking to The Sunday Times to promote her latest film, Spencer, aka the one where Kristen Stewart goes for Oscar gold by putting on some mid-90s plaid and shoulder pads and a British-y accent to play the late Princess Diana. There might be some extra-shady type of people who have watched the trailer for Spencer and are doubting Spencer made it anywhere near the Top 10. Who is to say! It’s a mystery as to which of Kristen’s past films have made it into her good graces. Although she would say that she thinks the films she’s made with director Olivier Assayas are some of her favorites. But as she explains, it’s a random guess which ones will end up being one of the good ones. via Indie Wire:
Stewart, who has starred in films from directors like David Fincher and Woody Allen, said that choosing roles can be a “total crapshoot.” She added, “I’ve probably made five really good films out of 45 or 50 films? Ones that I go, ‘Wow, that person made a top-to-bottom beautiful piece of work!’”
When asked what films she counts among her best, she cited the films of Olivier Assayas, for whom she starred in Personal Shopper and Clouds of Sils Maria, which made her the first American actress to win a Cesar, the French equivalent of an Academy Award, for her supporting turn.
She won’t get into specifics, but she did make sure to stress that it’s not a bad script that makes for a bad movie, but a bad filming experience.
“I’ve only regretted saying yes to a couple of films and not because of the result, but because it wasn’t fun. The worst is when you’re in the middle of something and know that not only is it probably going to be a bad movie but we’re all bracing until the end.”
Stewart declined to name which projects were less than desirable. “No! I’m not a mean person – I’m not going to call people out in public,” she said. “But it’s like starting to date someone and going, ‘Woah! I don’t know what we’re doing!’ But when you’re in the middle of a movie you can’t just break up.”
Why do I get the feeling that one such project rhymes with Dough Fight and the Bluntsman? Again, it’s a mystery!
A quick look at Kristen Stewart’s past credits can give you an idea of what she thinks might be her five best films. Personal Shopper and Clouds of Sils Maria are givens. Panic Room, that’s a classic (a classic if you like shitting your pants with fear at the thought of a home invasion gone wrong). Maybe Kristen wanted to play coy because she knew that if she named certain films, she might be asked about certain directors, and that’s a trip she doesn’t want to take twice, you know? But one we could probably count out is any of the Twilight movies. Kristen said the five really good films are all top-to-bottom beautiful pieces of work, and I don’t think there’s a human alive who would describe Bella’s terrifying melted goblin baby anything even remotely close to beautiful.