By Blaine Zuckerman Paul Chi
November 08, 2010 12:00 PM

>KRISTEN STEWART

The actress, 20, takes on a role as a teen stripper in Welcome to the Rileys and gets ready for Bella’s next phase in Breaking Dawn.

HOW WAS SHOOTING RILEYS IN NEW ORLEANS?

It was the first time I’d ever gone away on a movie by myself without a guardian. I stomped around that city like it was mine. I loved it.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF DOING INDEPENDENT FILMS?

There’s more freedom and more of a sense of family. Then again, doing a movie like Twilight and knowing that so many people share it with you is just a different level of cool.

ARE YOU STILL COOKING RECIPES FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHEF, PAULA DEEN?

I’m about to play an emaciated pregnant vampire, so I’ve stopped using as much butter as Paula does—just until Breaking Dawn’s over. It sucks!

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