Kristen Stewart talks training for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot: ‘I find it really horrible’

Actress Kristen Stewart will star in the Elizabeth Banks-directed “Charlie’s Angel” reboot.


Kristen Stewart says the long-awaited “Charlie’s Angels” reboot directed by Elizabeth Banks, will certainly be an original take on the beloved franchise.

ET is Lauren Zima spoke with the 28-year-old actress about her new movie, “Lizzie,” on Thursday, where they also comment on Lucy Liu’s recent quotes to ET that the reboot will be a positive outcome for women.” Liu played in 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels” and 2003’sCharlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz.

Stewart plays one of the Angels in the Banks’ reboot next to Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.

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“Oh, that is really cool that they said that,” Stewart tells ET of Liu’s supportive comments. “It is true, I think, it is perhaps not everyone’s immediate response that it would be, as something we would see again, because I grew up with was so much fun, and you know, the re-imagining is so grounded and has good intentions and really shows how women can work together now. It tries to be warm and funny, but it lacks a kitsch element that we have seen before that works so well.”

“We are not trying to make an impression of the last, so yes, I think that Liz is just as really naturally funny all the time anyway,” she adds.

Stewart shares that she’s already started physical training for the film, but has yet to meet Scott or Balinska.

“I have boxing a little bit, that I have never done,” she reveals. “I’m so addicted to it. As soon as I actually start sparring already, I realize what I’m doing is meant to fight people. I’m like, it really is abuse and I really hate it. But all I’m doing lately is talking with Liz, and can’t wait to meet the other girls and I leave on Sunday … go and start doing more fight training, getting more aggressive very soon.”

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Later, Stewart also reflected in the upcoming 10-year anniversary of 2008’s “Twilight” in November, the film that catapulted her into A-list status. She says that the cast –including Robert Pattinson, Anna Kendrick, Taylor Lautner, and Nikki Reed still stays in touch “a little.”

“Yes, it’s been a long time,” she says. “I don’t know, it’s funny, I’ve also lived in the same neighborhood for 10 years and I thought it was the other day, and I was like, oh god, you know that a decade ago it was not so busy, and I was like, that is bizarre to be able to say that. So the same, but the cause … certain things, certain memories will close to you forever. So, it will never be more normal to say something that was a long time ago, and I feel that way about.”

These days, Stewart continues to excite fans thanks to her unpredictable career choices. Her latest film, “Lizzie,” is a psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. The film stars Chloe Sevigny as the infamous Lizzie Borden, who was accused and acquitted of killing her father and stepmother with an axe. Stewart co-stars as Bridget Sullivan, who secretly develops an intimate relationship with Signs.

Sevigny ET says that Stewart’s casting was a dream for her.

“She was the only one, yes,” Sevigny says. “She is one of my favorites, maybe my favorite young actress working today, and I think that her authenticity and her choices, how she really is, who she is as a person-and it just…what she brought to the film, and she was great to look at and be around and just a fan.”

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And the feeling is definitely mutual for Stewart.

“I have to be honest, probably saw the front page of the script and wanted to do it just because who is involved in it, and who was putting it together, because I not only admire her work, but everything she is,” she says. “I literally saw this and was the game immediately. I would have done anything to do.”

Stewart also admits that she is a big fan of the addictive true crime genre, and binge watches on the occasion.

“If I do, I always regret it afterwards, because I don’t sleep well, or do I have a weird kind of, like, male energy of thoughts, which I am, ‘Why do I feel this way? or, ‘Why I have this weird dream?'” she says. “I said, ‘Oh, because I saw three hours of murder,” that is not something I like to go to bed.”

“Lizzie” is in theaters Sept. 14.

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