STEWART'S SHEDDING 'TWILIGHT' IMAGE
SWATH director Rupert Sanders has never seen 'Twilight' and for the Kristen Stewart doubters, this is a good thing. Sanders tells Movieline:
"I think what I realized is that she’s such a good actor that everyone thinks she’s Bella Swan. They believe that that’s her, and obviously an actor is playing a role – she is nothing like Bella."
The director was impressed with Stewart on the strengths of her other films, dating back to Panic Room, and says it's her other work that will help her eventually overcome audience's dominant association of her with Twilight.
"I saw her first in Panic Room and I saw her again in Into the Wild," he recalled. "I loved her in The Runaways, I loved her in Welcome to the Rileys. I think she’s going to be incredible in On the Road.
"She’s a great actor and people just go ‘Twilight girl, Twilight girl,’ which is testament to her. She’s kept this interesting pipeline of projects going on the side so she’s not just going to be that girl forevermore. She’s a great actor and she’s made incredibly shrewd decisions for someone who’s half my age. I’d never seen the Twilights so I didn’t really care that much. I met her, I really got on with her, she’s a great actor, she was right for the character. That’s it. It’s as simple as that for me."
Read more of the Movieline interview here and here.