You know that feeling you get when you look at a magazine cover and you know you’re supposed to know who the person on the cover is, but you just can’t tell because they don’t look like themselves? That’s the feeling we got last night when we saw Kristen Stewart on the September cover of W Magazine.
Stewart is a pretty lady — and we know that because we’ve seen her on the red carpet and in various high profile Hollywood films — and she obviously looks stunning on the cover. But it’s one thing to create a surprising new look that is perhaps at odds with an actress or a model’s traditional style, and a completely different thing to make them almost unrecognizable.
The difference between what Stewart looks like in W and what she looks like in real life are only more clearly underlined when Lynn Hirschberg, who interviewed the actress for the magazine, asks her about growing up as Twilight‘s Bella Swan. Stewart, now 21, has been playing the character since she was 17, and has had to get used to letting go of her image.
In film, I have chronicled every stage of my life since I was nine. And it’s more intense now, obviously, because I’m not in control of it anymore.
Still, we have to wonder if she ever gets used to having her face rearranged in high profile magazines (we’re looking at you, Vogue). Take a look a a few of the images below, and read the rest of Stewart’s interview here.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.