Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron Vamp It Up for Interview Magazine
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?
Beats us. Sporting dark pouts and netted veils, Snow White and The Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are equally alluring on their joint cover for the June issue of Interview Magazine, which features an interview with film critic Elvis Mitchell and a gothically glam fashion spread with Mikael Jansson.
"She is unlike anyone I've ever encountered," Stewart says of her Oscar-winning co-star, who joins her in modeling vampy designs from the likes of Givenchy, Dior, Alexander Wang, Pucci, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Donna Karan, and Yves Saint Laurent.
"She is one of those people who walks into a room and everyone knows it. She's a f***ing movie star. It's funny, too, because she always says, 'I'm not really a performer.' But I'm like, 'Yeah, not at all.' She's an actor and a performer ... I think she loves being an actor and is so true to it that she might not acknowledge everything she's capable of. But she's so real all the time. She's not the type who is easily rocked on a set. She's very much in control of her thing."
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The 22-year-old face of Balenciaga—who flashes some serious leg in the shoot—also opens up to Mitchell about coming off as "a little bit too serious" in interviews, sex tapes (don't expect one from her and Robert Pattinson), and dealing with the frenzy surrounding Twilight, "where people would go absolutely bat-s**t-nuts-flip-out-seizure-on-the-ground-crying in front of you." Sounds fun!
Theron, meanwhile, dishes about being "a full woman's woman" and how she can relate to her Queen Ravenna character's obsession with beauty and mortality.
"I'm also now in my mid-30s, so I look in the mirror and my face is changing, and I have a different relationship all of a sudden with myself," she says.
"Your face changes, things change—that's just kind of what happens. It's hard, though, in this industry, because I think so much importance is put on how you look, and I'm not brave enough to be like, 'You know what? I'm just going to let it happen. Whatever. I'm so cool with every line on my face.' There are days when I definitely look in the mirror and go, 'All right, I need to find a cream.' I can't foresee myself ever going under the knife, but then again, I'm only in my mid-30s. Maybe it's different when you're in your mid-60s. I don't know, so I don't want to make statements about where I'm gonna be in 30 years. But as of right now, I definitely have a different relationship with the way I look. It's not all-consuming. But I'm also human so I have days when I look in the mirror and go, 'All right ... Things are definitely changing.' I can see that."
Photo: Mikael Jansson/ courtesy of Interview
Careless Whispers: A Dior-clad Theron sidles up to Stewart, wearing a Balenciaga Fall 2012 coat, in this sultry shot.
New baby Jackson is, not surprisingly, also a favorite topic of conversation.
"I always knew that I wanted to have children," Theron says. "It wasn't kind of something that I discovered later. I also never felt the biological clock ticking because I think I always knew that I wanted to adopt. It never meant that I didn't want to have my own children—I always felt that if I were in the right circumstances then I would totally have my own children. My mother found a letter, though, that I wrote her when I was eight years old. She just found it, like, two years ago, and it was a letter where I asked if she could take me to the orphanage because I would like to adopt a little baby. I think back then it was more like I wanted to adopt a baby to be my sibling, but even at that age, I had this awareness of adoption, so this wasn't a last-minute thought.
"It was something that was always under my skin, that I knew would be a part of my life, and, to be honest with you, when I decided to start filing, it was very clear. It was like I knew that this was exactly what it needed to be. So then you go through the process, and it's tough. It's not the easiest process—and then again, I've never liked things too easy in life. But it emotionally knocks you out. It's a really difficult thing to experience, but I never once faltered and thought that I didn't want to go through with it. You kind of go through situations that don't work out, and then all of a sudden you have this baby in your hands and you forget about all of that. You forget about the last three years of your life. You just realize that everything unfolded exactly the way it was supposed to unfold."
Photo: Mikael Jansson/ courtesy of Interview
Stewart goes androgynous in an Alexander Wang suit, while Theron is dressed to kill in a black dress.
"He's great," she says of her son. "I've been doing things myself in the sense that I haven't had a night nurse or anything like that, so I've spent every night with him except for the nights that I've had to travel. I've had to make two trips to New York and one really quick trip to London and Paris, but other than that, I've been with him every single night of his life and done every feed.
"A girlfriend of mine was like, 'Why are you doing this? Get somebody to help you!' But the truth is that I've realized how little sleep I actually need. There's nothing about it that actually makes me want to moan. I actually love it, and when I'm not doing it, I really miss it. I was joking to my girlfriend. I said, 'I want to do it because when he's older, this is all I will have to hold over him!' I can't do what my mother did, which is tell me every single day of my life about her labor and how long it was and how it was 36 hours of hell ... I mean, I need some kind of money in the bank here. I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve this, but he's such a good boy. And he has a grandmother who basically eats him up every second that she gets."
Aww. Good to see an evil queen with a soft side.
For more Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, visit InterviewMagazine.com and pick up the June issue, on sale June 5.