Was saved by ‘Twi­light’

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 31-year-old ac­tress played Jessica Stan­ley in the vam­pire ro­mance saga for four films in to­tal and ad­mits that whilst her per­for­mance was not nec­es­sar­ily a crit­i­cally ac­claimed one, it re­ally helped to “pay the bills” for that pe­riod of time. She said: “Twi­light mostly paid the bills be­cause there were four of them that I got to do. They just kept hir­ing me. Peo­ple don’t re­alise that I get paid to make a movie and then a year goes by and then I pro­mote it for six months. I’ve only got the one pay­check, and that was a year and a half ago. So ‘Twi­light’ saved me in the sense that it was this thing that kept go­ing.” The brunette beauty got her act­ing break at the age of 12 in ‘High So­ci­ety’ on Broad­way but sees a big dif­fer­ence be­tween her­self and some of Hol­ly­wood’s other child stars. Asked what the dif­fer­ence be­tween a child star who goes off the rails and her­self is, she told the Bos­ton Globe news­pa­per: “The truth is I don’t know. There are plenty of crazy, screwedup hu­mans in the world, and I don’t know what about the child ac­tor cat­e­gory makes some peo­ple crazy. “A lot of it could have to do with your fam­ily plac­ing value on who you are and not on what you’re ac­com­plish­ing in your ca­reer be­fore you’re 18.” Mean­while, Anna Ken­drick pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted she couldn’t af­ford to buy shoes to wear to her first Academy Awards in 2009. She said: “My stylist told me I had to wear the per­fect shoes for an out­fit, and be­cause the movie isn’t out yet, no­body re­ally knows who you are. ‘The shoe places don’t want to loan you the shoes so can you buy a pair?’ “I was like, ‘I’m still poor.’ So it was this weird com­bi­na­tion of like all these great things are hap­pen­ing but at the same time noth­ing has changed so, it was a weird di­chotomy.”

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