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"Twilight" Starlet -- Toke of the Town

11/27/2008 3:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kristen Stewart is getting smoked out big-time, and not just because of her little pipe-scapade the other day.

"Twilight" star Stewart is being taken to task by TV and print press, says the Chicago Sun-Times, because of "difficulties getting [her] to handle even the most basic questions about her role or the film." One reporter complained, "It's not like we were delving into her personal life."

Even the director of the flick admits to EW Kristen has "had a lot of trouble [with interviews] ... it's not her favorite part of the job." We suspect we know what is.

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please......    

Ok I realize she has been in may films by now but we are fogetting that she is 18 years old? She will make mistakes, like smoking up in HER back yard. Which by the way, man had to be some kind of crazy zoom lens bc they clearly do not see anyone around and reminder she is 18, that makes it a bit creepy. I understand famous people being papparazzoed all over town but on her back steps, and in her comfy clothes , come on leave her alone. Also if you have seen interviews she is very shy, as is Rob and a few of the others, and they will tell you from the get go they had NO idea the movie would be this big. They all have been in little pictures up till now so no they are not used to being on every media outlet known to man answering the same questions. Also if you have seen the film or read the books, her character is a very hard person to play along with the story is hard as well. So I can see having a hard time explaining that and how she did it plus, that in itself is a personal question asking how she played it and how she got there with it. As for the whole role model thing well is she out at bars? Well if she wants to contribute to the delinquency of herself that is her choice and she is at her own home so therefore nunya!

1973 days ago
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White Pam in Tennessee    

Give her a break. I saw the Today Show interview, and she was obviously nervous. YOOO go sit in front of a camera and answer questions about yourself. It ain't easy. Lots of movie stars have a hard time in front of the "interview camera."

1973 days ago
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Kt    

Seriously, you don't think that answering the same question for the 8 millionth time would be fun? I mean I could see if they weren't all the same questions, but they ARE! It's like when your grandmother asks you about your life..over and over again..and although you want to be extremely nice...you end up snapping. I don't blame her. If you want to ask questions about her character, go ahead and read or listen to other interviews she's done....she's not just going to make up new answers to please people...it's the same character, same question. As for the whole smoking thing..it's ridiculous and needs to be dropped. Sure it's not good for anyone but in California it's legal with a script...in Massachusetts it's legal if you have under like 8 ounces...I mean jesus. She wasn't out in the middle of public or like ruining little kids lives. She was in HER backyard being essentially spied on...irritating.

1973 days ago
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brittanee    

Seriously give it a break; its not a smooth transition after doing a movie and having it evolve into something that big and answering question after question wondering if you answered it right, or if your answer won't be twisted and your fans will switch their views of you. Just because your an actor doesnt mean that your not shy.

1973 days ago
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MR    

I agree and then I don't agree. She definitely needs some coaching on how to deal with the media and public. She is very shy and she often comes across as very bitchy and full of herself because of it. On the flip side, I can't imagine being in that position. I would be a nervous wreck too and she is so young...but she did choose this profession. They should probably just have Rob do all the interviews. Even though it wouldn't fair to him, he is fantastic at dealing with people and doing interviews. He's the real star and attraction to the movies, not her.

1973 days ago
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April    

I think she did a great job in Twilight. Forgive her for not being the best at interviews. It isn't like she is a veteran of making movies and has made 20 of them! She is 18 not 40! This is the first big movie that she has done you can't expect her NOT to be nervous! People just need to lay off. She was in her yard not bothering anyone not going up to little kids saying hey you want a hit or whatever. The paps need to back off.

1973 days ago
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Zebedee Doodah    

I KNEW that she was stoned during her numerous interviews for "Twilight!" She comes across as scatter-brained and confused - just watch her interview with David Letterman. She's another one who should just go away...only after showing what she's got by posing nude in a major publication. She is beautiful, after all.

1973 days ago
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d to the izzle    

You're not gonna get a good interview from an inexperienced stoner. She's too high. Now someone who has smoked pot for decades upon decades like Harrison Ford would be no problem.

1973 days ago
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musicfreak1987    

All right already!! Give her a friggin break!!! She's only 18, she was in her own backyard. It's not her fault if the paparazzi are stalking her. And seriously, would you be calm if you had to sit through interview after interview? You go to an interview not knowing what questions will be asked, but knowing that no matter what you say, people will judge you. It isn't fair that everyone's ganging up on her. And like you haven't done anything "Questionable" when you were younger. Eff off

1973 days ago
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Christie    

Oh come on! You people need to just back off! Give her a break, she's just 18! She may not be good or experienced at giving interviews, but she's hell of an actress! She's really good at what she does, which is ACTING. This is just too much, its her personal life, and if she smokes pot or crack or whatever the hell she likes to smoke, its HER life. We're all entitled to have one, so just please give her a break

1973 days ago
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rsb    

It's simple, acting is a profession. It also requires a level of professionalism, if you cant handle basic pr then you shuldn't be in the buisness. Just another self-important "c" with one movie who thinks the world revolves around them.

1973 days ago
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jdk    

I agree with rsb. Part of your job/compensation when making a movie is doing the necessary "press" to promote the project and HER work. They all said that Comic-Con was the indication that this was going to be a big movie. So, she should have worked on improving her interview skills before the onslaught.

Regarding the "smokin on the steps" situation...I don't get it but it is her choice. She's not the first and will not be the last. Just hope the habit doesn't escalate & take her on a path that she's obviously too young to be on. Own your choices and be prepared for the consequences.

1973 days ago
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umm    

you can tell it is thanksgiving and a slow news day for tmz if this is what they are posting. a story from the gossip writer for the chicago sun times. really lay off the kid. so she isn't the best at interviews yet. she is 18 and for all intense purposes just became a huge star overnight. with time she will get better at it. it is not like pattinson is much better. it is just that his mumbeling comes across as cute to most people but he never looks up and makes eye contact in half his interviews. they both will improve with the interview press part of the job with time. plus lets face facts it is not the most important part of being an actor. the acting part is.

1973 days ago
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KD    

Kristen should understand that she is a star now, and with a big movie like Twilight, people will be watching her and they will be asking her questions about the movie. If she can't handle it, I would be more then happy to see her step down from the entertainment career. She's not the best actress, and this is the 2nd time since Catch That Kid, she has had a leading role. She should know better.

1973 days ago
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yashi    

SERIOSLY PEOPLE GIVE HER A BREAK , SHE IS NOT USED TO THE MEDIA ,SHE IS UESD TO ALL THE INDIE FLICKS THET SHE BARELY GOT ATTENTION FOR THIS IS HER BIGGEST ROLE TO DATE , JUST PUT YOURSELF IN HER SHOES , INTERVIEW AFTER INTERVIEW , THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER .THIS IS TOTALLY NEW FOR HER , SO PLEASE GIVE HER A BREAK

OHH AND ABOUT THE POT SMOKING THING ITS HER LIFE , SHE IS 18 SHE WAS IN HER HOME IN THE BACK YARD,LIKE I SAID SHE IS NOT USED TO THE IDEA OF BEING A SUPERSTAR AND NOW SHE IS THE PAPARAZZI ARE GOING THO BE BOTHERING THEM FOR A WHILE, I GUESS THIS IS LESSON FOR HER THAT THINGS R GONNA GET REALLY COMPLICATED FOR HER SHE WONT BE ABLE TO DO WHAT SHE USUALLY DOES CAUSE THE PAPS R GONNA BE ALL OVER HER FROM NOW UNTIL THEY MAKE ALL THE MOVIES OR THE ATTENTION DIES DOWN

SHE SEEMS TO BE A REALLY NICE GIRL IVE READ COMMENTS FROM FANS THAT HAVE MET HER AND ALL SAY THAT SHE IS REALLY SWEET TO THEM , SHE IS NOT BITCHY AT ALL , SHE IS JUST SHY AND ANYWAYS I SAW HER INTERVIEW IN REGIS AND KELLY YESTERDAY AND SHE DID REALLY WELL SOO LEAVE HER ALONE GIVE HER A BREAK SHELL GET USED TO THIS SOON ENOUGH ... THEYLL BE FILMING NEW MOON IN MARCH

1973 days ago
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