Welcome To The Rileys director Jake Scott to E! on Kristen Stewart: ‘She’s very vulpine, very wolfish, wily, kind of twitchy. Directing her is kind of like wrangling a herd of cats.. [Kristen]‘s been playing this same character in, what? two or three movies now, and that frustrates her. She wants to be taken seriously as an..
..actress, and the crazy thing is, before Twilight, she was doing that kind of work.. She’s very proud of her work in this movie. Kristen, more than anyone, would go off-script or off-course, but it would be brilliant and it would work. But it would throw [Rileys costars] Jim [Gandolfini] and Melissa [Leo].’
Veteran actors would make adjustments during a scene for Kristen, because they ‘respected her so,’ and they were totally into the fact that it ‘kept them on their toes. That was her character. She was unpredictable, uncontrollable force.’