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With 3 NYFF films, Kristen Stewart admits she's a workaholic

With 3 NYFF films, Kristen Stewart admits she's a workaholic

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three films in this year's New York Film Festival certainly qualify Kristen Stewart as a workaholic, but the actress doesn't think that's such a bad thing.

"Oh yeah, I'm totally addicted, man... I get super obsessed with stuff, you know, and which is to a fault. But it's served me well," said Stewart.

Since the "Twilight" franchise, the actress has quietly amassed an impressive body of work, including a trio of very plumbing dc different films at this year's festival. She's already premiered "Certain Women," directed by Kelly Reichardt, the festival is screening Olivier Assayas's "Personal Shopper," and Stewart will walk the red carpet again for Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" on Friday.

With a diverse set of roles since portraying Bella in the "Twilight" series, Stewart doesn't feel her evolution was intentional and says she just got lucky.

"Honestly, it was not like a tactical approach, you know what I mean? I've always known that if I have a certain dynamic with someone or conversation, it's either leading to productivity or not," Stewart said.

Besides acting, Stewart wants to direct, too, and working with Lee and Reichardt gave her a unique perspective, especially since the two take a completely different approach to directing a film.

"I think they are both absolute geniuses when it comes to being composed, and when it comes to being aware of something that we're not aware of. They see the invisible and they capture it, and that's what I would like to hvac services do while making movies," Stewart said.

But Stewart leans toward Reichardt's style.

"Seeing Kelly steel-train her way through a movie that seems so natural, but is so deliberate... It makes me want to work now, like start working, now," Stewart said.

"Certain Women" will be in select theaters on Friday, while "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" kicks off on Nov. 11. "Personal Shopper," in which Stewart plays a personal shopper for celebrities, isn't available in theaters until next year.

As for her own celebrity, Stewart doesn't see herself as an insider. "I'm so famous," Stewart joked before saying, "I don't even know what that means."


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Mother Of The Bride's Responsibilities

It is apparent that numbers of mothers are more excited than the bride as they plan and prepare for the wedding of her daughter. A mother wishes nothing but anything that's good for her daughter. At some instances, mothers are even more eager to do whatever she can for her daughter's wedding. But since there can be several people who may be assigned or volunteer to do certain things for the wedding, coordination and frequent communication with each other is very important. Each of them must know what their responsibilities are and what they don't need to lay their hands on most especially if there is already someone has got to do them. As a mother of the bride, you have your own duties and responsibilities for this event.

Primarily, the mother of the bride can be the master planner of the wedding. Once the bride approves who the wedding participants are - the maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen, etc. - her mother will need to set up a schedule for them to meet, integrate their ideas, and designate each of their responsibilities if her daughter and her fiance permits. She may need frequent conversation with them to monitor how everything is moving.

The mother initially discusses the overall cost wedding ideas for summer of the wedding with the couple including what she is willing to pay and wedding websites the ideal number of guests. She quickly draw up the guest list for your side of the family, and later, close to the date of the wedding, call any of your guests who are late in RSVPing.

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