That being said, Stewart flaunts her notorious pout on the cover of Elle UK‘s September issue.
Interviewed by friend and fellow actress Juliette Lewis, Stewart insists “The whole smiling thing is weird because I actually smile a lot. I literally want to be like, ‘Dude, you would think I was cool if you got to know me.’ ”
As for keeping her private life under-wraps, Stewart told Lewis, “I’m not anti social media. I just haven’t decided to do it. The idea of addressing such a massive group… If I don’t know who I’m talking to it doesn’t make any fucking sense to me.”
During the interview, Kristen also revealed her mentor was Patti Smith, and they’ve been friends ever since meeting when she was “in a f*cked up place” in her life.
[She] was like, ‘I just want you to know that your people care about you, that we’re here for you, and I’m your people.’ And we kind of stayed in contact.
Then I was in New York again and she walked up to me at another after-party – it had been a long time since we’d talked – and she said, ‘It’s a full moon tonight and I heard that you were in town, so I came out to find you and here you are!’ And I was like, ‘You’ve got to stop saying the coolest things ever!’
Luckily for us, Elle UK released a special behind-the-scenes video entitled “How to Be a Badass by Kristen Stewart.”
1. Begin young: “I started auditioning when I was 9.”
2. Be tough: “I like to make people think that I am.”
3. Own a dog: “I have three. They make me feel safe.”
4. Play the guitar: “It doesn’t relax me. It drives me crazy.”
5. Learn to dance: “I just want to go out there and tear that shit up.”
6. Be friends with Patti Smith: “She told me, ‘I’m your people.’ ”
7. Smile…: “I actually smile a lot.”
Stewart’s upcoming movie American Ultra comes out on August 21. She heads to Italy in September for the Venice Film Festival, where her next film Equals will premiere. Equals, also starring Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Bel Powely and more, is described as “a futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated.”