Kristen Stewart upon being discovered by an agent:
"Since my parents were both in the business, [at first] they were like, 'We don't want to be stage moms.'"
"I never wanted to be the center of attention. I wasn't that 'I-want-to-be-famous, I-want-to-be-an-actor kid.' I never sought out acting, but I always practiced my autograph, because I loved pens. I'd write my name on everything."
Kristen Stewart on her Panic Room audition and role:
"I had to go back six times [and even then] I didn't get it!"
"[It was] two months later [after the first auditions] when they called me back."
"Everyone always says, 'Kristen got Panic Room because she looks like Jodie Foster.' But it was actually Nicole Kidman who was supposed to play my mother."
"My whole life people have been like, 'Oh Kristen, you look so much like Jodie Foster.' I've always been such a fan of Jodie and always looked up to her, so when I found out she was doing the movie I was really excited."
"Jodie Foster... is not just an actress. She's a director, she's a producer, she's a writer. She's conquered the business. You don't see her much in the press. She's very, very well respected, very professional. She's awesome."
Jodie Foster on Kristen Stewart: "She really reminds me of when I was a kid--her mannerisms, her vibe. [Kristen's] approach is very different from most actors. She's stoic. She keeps it all wrapped up. Just the way she shows up on set and ways hi and sticks her hands in her pockets. She's the cool girl on the block."
"David Fincher does a lot of takes. There was one scene we must have done eighty times. I didn't know that wasn't the norm."
"It's so great to have [Panic Room] do so well, really an honor."
Kristen Stewart on Movie Roles:
"The movies I've been interested in have been because of the prospect of working with the filmmaker and a certain director...I think it's important to do movies that are worth watching, something that makes you think."
"It's nice when you can see a young teenage girl actually get up and kick butt and empower herself. I'm just drawn to stories that I can personally connect with."
Kristen Stewart on her movie role in Catch That Kid:
"I actually got to do a couple of weeks of training for climbing prior to the actual climbing of the water tower. I was on a crane so I wasn't technically climbing, but I had to get myself up there."
I think [Catch That Kid] shows that if you have a best friend, you help them no matter what happens."
Kristen Stewart in the movie Speak:
Movie City News from Sundance said, "Ms. Stewart is her own unique individual...her energy is cobra-like and...as an actor, she is not a victim. Not ever. Not even when she is being victimized...She can burn a hole in you with her stare. And she can make you want to work to help her when her eyes tell you she's lost."
Kristen Stewart about growing up and her rise to fame:
"I didn't have any inhibitions, I wasn't embarrassed about doing anything. When you get older, I don't what it is, it's not that you get more insecure, you're just maybe more self-aware. It's just kind of something that happens."
"When I was little, I was so confident and comfortable in my own skin, I would say anything to anyone. Then you turn thirteen...you're really inhibited and insecure."
"[I'm] really lucky. But as rewarding and fulfilling as the work is, it [still] doesn't really--feel like anything. I still go home every day to the same people and we just sit at the dinner table and trip out a little bit about what's going on."
"If there is anything you really want to do, you have to give it a shot. Otherwise you're going to hold on to it forever and just regret it. You should have no regret."