So, How Did Kristen Stewart's Balenciaga Live Chat Go?

10/18/2012 at 06:45 PM ET

Kristen Stewart Balenciaga Show
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Kristen Stewart is no stranger to the camera, but she’s still finding her footing as a spokeswoman.

As the face of Balenciaga fragrance Florabotanica, Stewart sat down with French fashion editor Virginie Mouzat in Los Angeles Thursday to answer fan-submitted questions for a live promotional interview. The inquiries ranged from the straightforward to the strange, and the visibly shy actress tried her best to talk about some rather abstract ideas surrounding the scent.

She explained Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision of the perfume, which she described as “Alice in Wonderland-y.”

“He imagines a girl sifting through a garden that is really gorgeous and intoxicating, but dangerous,” she said. “She’s picking flowers that could possibly kill her, and taking the beauty out of them.”

When the interview came to a standstill after less than half of the promised 30 minutes, Stewart tried to salvage the session by bringing the discussion back to Ghesquière, whom she praised highly for his artistic vision.

“He’s very conceptual in the way that he makes his stuff, and not to say that he’s the only one, but it’s really rare and it’s really special,” she said.

She signed off soon after, apologizing for not being able to fill the full half-hour.

Considering this was her first major press event since news of her scandal surfaced, it’s hardly a surprise that her interview wasn’t perfectly smooth. When asked if she could say something French, Stewart said no, but that she wanted to learn. She admitted, “I’ve been a little preoccupied.”

 –Julia Haskins

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Claire on

The criticisms the Kristen should be seen as envy and spite …. she is an amazing girl, sweet, smart and better …….. it is interesting and companion …….. I’m with her, for the better or the worse!!

Just Me on

It’s clear the interviewer dropped the ball, she was the one in charge and should have kept the dialogue moving smoothly. Kristin tried to salvage it, but as Tali stated, the interviewer kept asking the same question over and over.

Just Me on

On a different note, this interview went better than Brad Pitt’s Chanel commercial….what was he thinking?

CrashBandicoot on

She’s not a homewrecker. I agree with the a few of u other ladies. He should have known better. She was also in other movies besides twilight. So if your gonna talk smack about someone you should do your homework first. Just saying

Guest on

Clearly the Interviewer dropped the ball on this one! It’s her job to come prepared with enough questions and camaraderie to fulfill the allotted time frame.

Ter on

No doubt Kristen had a list of demands that included what she could be asked. The interviewer did the best they could with their hands tied.

meme on

How long has this brat been doing interviewing and she’s still nervous? Please, Stewart is a brat and acts like one.

hallowfan on

It was a great interview no doubt, but I found that the questioning should have been even longer to fill the 30 mins considering there was a ton of questions on the site asked that could have clearly made up for the 13 remaining mins. And I also think the lady who interviewed Kristen was asking the same question again and again.

Ann on

Not Kristen’s fault at all – they didn’t select enough questions to fill the 30 minutes. With over 5,000 they had plenty to choose from. As far as her fidgeting, I’m 43 and bounce my knee and rock back and forth – I don’t like sitting still either.

Tanya on

Having affairs do take up time. Poor child.

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