A press round-up as Welcome to the Rileys hits theaters today!
Kristen Stewart’s film Welcome to the Rileys opens in limited release today in the U.S. I have my ticket to see it tomorrow at the Arclight in Hollywood. Can’t wait! Anyway, here is a round up of news, interviews, videos, etc. Be sure to click the links for the full interviews and reviews!
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A list of theaters showing Welcome to the Rileys starting today.Â It will be in wider release (more U.S. theaters) starting next weekend.
MTV‘s Welcome to the Rileys cheat sheet
Indiewire: Better Than ‘Twilight’
And while many of the 20 year-old Stewart’s mostly young “Twilight” fans may not turn out, it just may be she gains some new followers among older adults.
NY Post: ‘Welcome’ performances
Audiences tend to avoid Kristen Stewart’s non- “Twilight” movies like vampires fleeing daylight. Believe me, it’s their loss.
Stewart is convincingly petulant, antagonistic and suspicious as the foul-mouthed and slovenly young prostitute whom Doug, in a fashion, adopts.Â Her characterâ€™s tentative efforts to grasp the notion that caring and concern are actual possibilities are poignantly rendered by the actress.
Twilight Lexicon: What’s in it for ‘Twilight’ fans
You seem very attracted to roles in which you play someone who is defiant, constantly fighting for somethingâ€”emotionally, physically. What is Mallory fighting for the hardest?
I think sheâ€™s just trying to survive. Sheâ€™s had a rough upbringing, which has taken something from her on a really basic level. Itâ€™s hard for a young girl in the normal world, but put her on the streetsâ€¦she doesnâ€™t realize that she does actually need people, that she needs to have a capacity to trust, accept and love other people. She sees and tastes that with Doug, realizes she can have it, and sheâ€™s not dead yet.
Boston Globe interview with director Jake Scott:
On why he drew away from showing the pole dancing scene:While filming the movie, Scott was concerned about exploiting Stewartâ€™s character by including gratuitously sexy scenes of her in the strip club. There was, he says, pressure to depict her pole dancing, but he adamantly refused.Â â€œIt was very hard to explain to them â€” I understand why they wanted it â€” Kristen Stewart, whoâ€™s got a bum like an apricot swirling around on a pole,â€™â€™ he says. â€œI thought it would destroy the character and disrespect people who have lost children. It would be an immoral act.â€™â€™
Critics’ Choice (audio only)
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