Kristen Stewart has been making the rounds to promote her latest project Welcome to the Rileys. In the film, Stewart plays a young stripper who befriends a grieving father (James Gandolfini). She recently spoke at a press day in New York about how she dove into the troubled character. Here's what she had to say:
- On her character's back story: I don't know if this will sound bad, but a lot of these girls' stories are really typical. A few things add up to being able to do something like that for a job, and we sort of inserted those little bits and details.
- On doing research for the role: He [director Jake Scott] was really on me as well. He was like, you've got to do some work before you're going to do this. He gave me a few really good books as well; like Raised by Wolves is the one that got me, where you have really candid stories. This guy endeared himself to a group of runaway kids in Hollywood, and they really just let it all out. Then just, like, pole dancing and stuff like that.
Stewart shares more about her experience after the jump.