Actress Kristen Stewart doesn’t often get starstruck, but she was after meeting this celebrity!
Stewart has been snapping up award nominations for her role as Princess Diana in the film “Spencer.” Although many people would be starstruck to meet the former “Twilight” actress, Stewart found herself about to “Scream” when she met Neve Campbell!
Although the Canadian actress is best known for playing Sidney Prescott in the “Scream” franchise, she has also appeared in “Three to Tango” in 1999 and “Skyscraper” in 2018, alongside “Jungle Cruise” star Dwayne Johnson.
Besides appearing in TV shows such as “Party of Five,” and “House of Cards,” she was also the voice of Kiara in the Disney animated sequel, “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.”
Kristen Stewart Was ‘Physically’ Starstruck By Neve Campbell!
When Stewart met Campbell at a restaurant for W’s annual Best Performances issue, she said that she was “physically” starstruck.
“I saw Neve Campbell in a restaurant the other day, and I looked over my shoulder and did this thing that I hate when people do [it] to me, where they look and then snap back and pretend they didn’t see or something,” Stewart recalled. “I’m like, ‘Just come say hi.’”
A friend encouraged her to go over and say hello, but Stewart hesitated… until Campbell saw her and called her over.
“She invited us to sit down and chat for a minute,” Stewart continued. “I was like, ‘Man, I need to go see ‘Scream .’ I love that series so much.”
“But it’s funny who actually star strikes you,” she added. “It’s never who you expect. It’s a physical thing. Maybe you love a musician, maybe you love an actor so much, but you see them and you’re like, ‘Yeah, cool. That’s them. They’re a person.”
But, she admitted, “there are some people that just get in there. Physically. And then your body just goes ahh.”
Kristen Stewart Sheds Light On ‘Spencer’
Stewart has been earning high praise from critics for her role in “Spencer,” which follows Diana’s decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles and leave the British royal family. The film first made its debut at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and had a theatrical release in November 2021.
Stewart said that transforming into Princess Diana was one of the hardest things she had ever done in her career as an actress.
“I knew even before I read the script. I was like, ‘You’re not going to say no to this, because who would you be in that case?’” Stewart recalled. “I absolutely would have felt like such a coward. Especially given that I’m such an outsider. I’m not from the U.K., I don’t have any particular investment in the royal family. So I was kind of this really clean slate, and then could absorb her in a way that actually felt very instinctive, you know?”
“I took more pleasure in my physicality making this movie than I have on anything,” she explained at a press conference during the Venice Film Festival. “I felt more free and alive and able to move – and taller, even.”
She added that Diana’s “power on people’s imagination and hearts” was “just something she was born with.”
Now that she has spent so much time playing Princess Diana, Stewart feels as though she really understands what she was like as a person.
“There are some people that are endowed with an undeniable penetrating energy,” she explained. “I think the really sad thing about her is that she — as normal and sort of casual and disarming her air is immediately — she also felt so isolated and so lonely. She made everyone else feel accompanied and bolstered by this beautiful sort of light and all she wanted was to just have it back.”
“The idea of somebody being so desperate for connection and somebody who is able to make other people feel so good, feeling so bad on the inside and being so generous with her energy — I just think we haven’t had that many of those people throughout history,” Stewart continued. “She really sticks out as a sparkly house on fire.”
Although “Spencer” is not available for streaming, it is available for purchase on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, and more.