Kristen Stewart's Media Strategy

Media-shy Twilight star Kristen Stewart opened up to The New York Times this weekend, making a case for her intentional evasion of a Lohan-esque tabloid presence and her refusal to answer questions from “fiends” about her personal life. “What really kills me—it really rips me up—is when people think I’m abrasive, inconsiderate, or ungrateful because I don’t go outside in a bikini and wave to the paparazzi. Come on!” said the actress. Chris Weitz, director of New Moon, characterized her standoffishness as a strategy for self-preservation in the midst of Twilight mania, adding that costar Robert Pattinson instead “tries to implode in on himself and turn into a human mumble.” Weitz also had heavy praise for Stewart’s skill as an actress, as did Sean Penn and her Panic Room costar Jodie Foster. “It’s not easy to make falling in love with a vampire look real,” he explained.