Rising star Kristen Stewart made Emile Hirsch question his right-on attitude in Sean Penn’s Into the Wild with her good looks and rock-chick style. The 17-year-old is also the hottest young actress in Hollywood right now, with Catherine Hardwicke recently snapping her up to star in teen vampire flick Twilight. She has also just wrapped Adventureland, Greg Mottola’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to Superbad, and IGN recently caught up with her to find out more about the flick.
IGN: Were you a fan of director Greg Mottola?
Kristen Stewart: I loved Superbad — it was so real and earnest. He’s written and directed Adventureland and we shot it in Pittsburgh. I play the love interest of Jesse Eisenberg.
IGN: Is it going to be full of jokes like Superbad?
Kristen Stewart: It’s not as broad a comedy. There is something about it that is similar to Superbad, but it’s not the comedy per se. It’s set in the same world of those teenagers. What’s great is that it’s like I know these kids and their stories. What is amazing about Greg is that even the clichés that are in the film, such as kids just wanting to get laid and wanting to get drunk, are dealt with in a way that is real and sympathetic because he is really on the same level. That’s why his characters don’t seem comedic, but rather are such real human beings. It’s not like watching a sensationalised version of your teenager life.
IGN: So how would you categorise the film?
Kristen Stewart: It’s more of a drama than Superbad; you could say it’s a dark comedy drama. In the cast, we have a couple of SNL members and also that group of crack Superbad actors. I think it will be really funny yet be grounded by the actual story of a kid finding love for the first time.
IGN: Do you see yourself as a comedienne?
Kristen Stewart: No, me a comic! Not at all.
IGN: Did you need help to play a role for laughs?
Kristen Stewart: I’ve never done comedy and what I found amazing about being on this set is that these actors, they’re not trying to tell jokes, but instead are trying to be a bit more honest with their observations on life. And strangely, when they’re describing life honestly, they tend to be hysterically funny.