Kristen Stewart: Yep, Still Dazed & Confused

Is this our lucky week or what?

Check out these outtakes from Kristen Stewart’s cover-story shoot for the September issue of Dazed & Confused magazine, on sale Thursday. Quite elegant, yes?

The photos, shot by David Benjamin and styled by Katie Shillingford, drew on a number of different sources for inspiration.

“I have never seen Twilight but I was researching lots of images of her,” says Shillingford. “I was inspired by the paintings of Patrick Nagel. I was reminded of a young Jodie Foster or Winona Ryder. I tried to portray a new way of seeing this blossoming teenage actress.”

In the interview, K-Stew talks about, among other things, playing Joan Jett in the upcoming biopic The Runaways.

“It’s so much fun. She’s the ultimate badass. She was the first woman to start her own record label,” Stewart enthuses. “Everybody threw her out after the Runaways and was like, ‘Sorry girl, your shtick’s over’, she was like ‘No, the message stays the same people still want to hear it.’ Who the f*ck did that before her? The music industry is brutal. Once there’s one wave, one explosion of a type of music, everyone jumps on the bandwagon and tries to emulate that, so there’s a bunch of sh*tty versions of other bands. So there’s like sh*tty versions of everybody!”

She also discusses her upcoming movie Welcome to the Rileys, in which she plays troubled teen Mallory.

“I just made a film in New Orleans—and its going to sound funny because I play a 16 year old street kid prostitute stripper—but it’s the one film so far I mostly identify with,” Stewart says. “I play such a child, like she has the emotional stability of a 5 year old; she’s in her own little world that she had to close off at a certain point.”

Hmm; the character she most identifies with is “a 16 year old street kid prostitute stripper” with “the emotional stability of a 5 year old”? Interesting.

Let us know in the comments section: What do you think of these K-Stew shots from Dazed & Confused?