Jake Scott talks more about Kristen "She's very vulpine, very wolfish. and wily, kind of twitchy. Directing her is kind of like wrangling a herd of cats."
[Kristen]'s been playing this same character in—what?—two or three movies now, and that frustrates her," Scott dished on Twilight.
"She wants to be taken seriously as an actress—and the crazy thing is, before Twilight, she was doing that kind of work...She's very proud of her work in this movie."
One of those prevamp projects was actually how Kris landed the part as a runaway stripper in this family drama. Scott said he thought, "Oh my god, who is this kid?" when he saw Into the Wild. As he left the movie theater, he called Kristen's people and had an appointment set for the next day.
And he definitely got an actress who's serious about her craft.
"Kristen, more than anyone, would go off-script or off-course, but it would be brilliant and it would work. But it would throw [Rileys costars] Jim [Gandolfini] and Melissa [Leo]."
Scott explained that the veteran actors would make adjustments during the scene for Kristen, because they "respected her so," and they were totally into the fact that it "kept them on their toes."
"Also, that was her character. She was unpredictable...an uncontrollable force," Scott explained.
I'm sure this will create drama - [Kristen]'s been playing this same character in—what?—two or three movies now, and that frustrates her," but I believe that was taken out of context both from Kristen's statement and Director Jake Scott's. Frustration can and may mean lots of things to an actress...
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