Why Kristen Stewart Auditioned for Woody Allen’s Café Society

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Since the first Twilight film was released in 2008, Kristen Stewart has rarely had to audition for any of her new parts.

That changed, however, with Café Society.

Jesse Eisenberg as Bobby Dorfman and Kristen Stewart as Veronica "Vonnie" Sybil in the 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film Café SocietyJesse Eisenberg as Bobby Dorfman and Kristen Stewart as Veronica “Vonnie” Sybil in the 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film Café Society (Credit: Amazon Studios / Lionsgate)

“People view not having to audition as a huge accomplishment – and it is, obviously it is – but there’s worth in it,” Stewart told IndieWire.

“There’s something intrinsic, there’s something if it’s the right fit for someone. You feel drawn to a person or drawn to a material, and there’s a reason for that.”

Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart at the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere hosted by The Cinema Society and Amazon Studios on July 13, 2016. (Credit: Jennifer Graylock / INFphoto)

“I play somebody who really needs to facilitate this impulsive, really guiltless kind of unconditional moments, and so the only way that would work is if her energy is just light and inviting and like poignant all the time,” Stewart said on Good Morning America.

“I had to audition for the part … I can be light and poignant, but I just tend to have a slightly more weighted energy.”

Woody Allen cast Kristen Stewart primarily because he admired her performance in the 2009 American comedy-drama film Adventureland. He was allegedly completely unaware of her involvement in the Twilight (2008) franchise.

Jesse Eisenberg as James Brennan and Kristen Stewart as Em Lewin in the 2009 American comedy-drama film AdventurelandJesse Eisenberg as James Brennan and Kristen Stewart as Em Lewin in the 2009 American comedy-drama film Adventureland (Credit: Cover Images / Miramax Films)

Stewart mentions that working with Allen is “very, very casual.” She told Collider, “There’s not like this charged energy. And I know maybe it would be different on another movie, this one’s [energy] has a poignancy that hits you in retrospect.”

Allen told reporters at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, “I needed someone who could play an adorable little girl from Nebraska one second … and then later in the movie you see her in furs and jewels and she’s transformed herself [into] a sophisticated beauty in cosmopolitan Manhattan.”

“Kristen,” he added, “could do both.” When Café Society was theatrically released in the United States on July 15, 2016, Kristen Stewart was 26 years old. Her co-star, Jesse Eisenberg, was 32 years old.

Kristen Stewart shows off the dark roots of her blonde hair at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival Opening Night GalaKristen Stewart shows off the dark roots of her blonde hair at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival Opening Night Gala held on May 11, 2016, in Cannes, France (Credit: Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / WENN)

This film is the third time that Stewart plays alongside Jesse Eisenberg, the first being Adventureland.

Teresa Palmer’s lookalike divulged that she had “very strong feelings” about the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. In May 2016, the Twilight actress shared her feelings on the red carpet at the photo call of “Café Society” in Cannes, France.

Earlier, the actress had mentioned that she had strong feelings about the festival in her stomach and her bones. She was quick to explain, however, that she was not nervous at all. She enthusiastically affirmed to her friend that she was OK on the morning of the photo call.

Kristen Stewart shows off a good amount of skin in a sheer Chanel top-and-skirt comboKristen Stewart shows off a good amount of skin in a sheer Chanel top-and-skirt combo (Credit: Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / WENN)

Kristen went with a sheer Chanel top and skirt, which showed a considerable amount of skin — a bold choice from the luxury fashion house’s Resort 2017 collection.

The top-and-skirt combo flowed seamlessly as though it was a dress. Her top featured long, sheer sleeves and the skirt featured an all-over white floral-like pattern.

Kristen Stewart shows a lot of skin at the Cannes Film Festival in a sheer Chanel shirtKristen Stewart shows a lot of skin at the Cannes Film Festival in a sheer Chanel shirt (Credit: Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / WENN)

Kristin’s shirt was also almost entirely sheer throughout the front, with only buttoned black pockets covering her breasts.

Kristen Stewart poses on the red carpet steps at Cannes with fellow industry workersKristen Stewart poses on the red carpet steps at Cannes with fellow industry workers (Credit: Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / WENN)

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Kristen Stewart's feet in black Christian Louboutin pumpsKristen Stewart’s feet in black Christian Louboutin pumps (Credit: Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / WENN)

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