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The Kristen Stewart post-breakup interview that wasn't

September 04, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • A British Vogue cover story claims insight on the demise of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's relationship, but the Ministry confirms that the magazine profile was written months ago.
A British Vogue cover story claims insight on the demise of Kristen Stewart… (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles…)

There may be a feverish anticipation for Kristen Stewart's first comments following her scandalous personal events in July — but let's make sure they're actually her first comments. 

While the world waits to hear from Stewart, who was caught canoodling with married director Rupert Sanders this summer, the publicity machine still spins. In this case, it's whirring for her October film "On the Road."

A British Vogue cover starring Stewart was released Monday in support of the Jack Kerouac novel's film adaptation, and outlets have run wild interpreting her quotes on everything from beatniks to behavior in public in the context of her fallout with Robert Pattinson.

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The "Twilight Saga" costars have presumably broken up in the wake of the cheating incident, but a little math will tell you this isn't a post-breakup interview.

"This interview took place in the beginning of June," a source familiar with the situation told the Ministry. That's at least five weeks before Stewart's much-photographed indiscretion with Sanders.

In the case of a high-fashion glossy such as British Vogue, profiles and their subsequent photo shoots occur months before the magazine hits newsstands.

That's plenty of time to revisit said article, one that the source adds is "so exaggerated" in its musings on Stewart's present-day outlook in her personal life. 

We're not saying Stewart's thoughts aren't worth our attention (Pattinson's seemed to stop time), but let's make sure they're hers. And current.  

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Kristen Stewart apologizes for 'momentary indiscretion' with married director

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