This is a Mario Testino photo shoot for which Stewart alternates between lip-biting, posing awkwardly (and giving prying paparazzi the middle finger). And it would appear to be the end of the Snow White & The Huntsman promotional trail, and the start of the trail for On the Road. Incidentally, the final Twilight movie is still in post-production according to her IMDb.
Some nitpicky criticisms of the cover: her hair looks greasy, the thickness of her neck in the cover pose is unflattering although that could be bad Photoshop, and whatever she is doing with her mouth isn’t pretty (the snarl out the corner of her mouth… and the open mouth in general).
The rest of the shoot is better, included with her excerpts for which she cannot resist cursing opting for “s**t” rather than her favourite “f**k” which got tiresome during her British Elle and American Elle interviews.
Kristen on whether she takes a good photo: “I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” Kristen Stewart tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Ingrid Sischy in July’s cover story. “I get some serious s**t about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like s**t in half my photos, and I don’t give a f**k. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving s**t eaters who want to turn truth into s**t. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!’
Kristen on her personal style: She loves “wearing some cool s**t” from the world’s most respected and avant-garde designers, although she wasn’t always attuned to the power of fashion. “Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes. But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting; you don’t shave your legs!”
Kristen on her success post-Twilight: “You can Google my name and one of the first things that comes up is images of me sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and my dog. It was [taken] the day the movie came out. I was no one. I was a kid. I had just turned 18. In [the tabloids] the next day it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot. Big deal. But that changed my daily life instantly. I didn’t go out in my underwear anymore.”
Kristen on her fans: “It’s not the fans that are scary. Each one of them is different. But large groups of people are scary; there’s no individual there. It feels like it’s just an enormous body of water, like a wave that’s stronger than you. And it’s loud like water, so it is all-encompassing. You’d have to be a sociopath not to be penetrated by the human energy that’s, like, cumulatively being hurled at you from every direction.”
Robert Pattinson on whether Kristen’s miserable: “People have decided how they are going to perceive her,’ Robert Pattinson tells V.F. of Stewart. ‘No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”
The interviewer, Ingrid, on Kristen: There’s “something so endearing, so human, about [Stewart’s] combination of bravado, kindness, self-preservation, self-assertion, and revved-up fierceness that I found her cheering. Of course, her idealism and drive to tell it as she sees it; the voracious, starving shit eaters be damned, could be just a product of her youth. She could grow up to be another narcissistic snore, but my sense is that’s not in the cards here.” - via Vanity Fair Magazine.