“It really pisses me off that a lot of people hate on Kristen Stewart for the way she does press. Because that’s a different skill set than being an actress, and Kristen’s definitely one of those people, she enjoys the process of making movies more so than promoting movies. While there are other actors who love all the attention and the fame and talking to journalists and who can drive on that, she very candidly will say ‘This isn’t really for me’ and I don’t think someone should be, I don’t know, discredited for that. She’s a terrific young actress, she doesn’t get a chance to always show it in some of the Twilight films, but, you know, in a lot of the other movies she’s made over the years she really brings it and I think she’s one of those performers who just loves being on set, the collaboration with the crew and that kinda ‘summer-camp’ feeling you have when you’re on an indie movie or a smaller film. If you were around her I don’t know if you would say ‘Boy! She’s got that it-factor charisma!’, but she’s got that it-factor in terms of being a hell of a talent and that will supersede everything else.”— Ben Lyons talking about Kristen (x)
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—Emily Asher-Perren (via gingerginny)