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BY DONNA FREYDKIN

In the French drama 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' Kristen Stewart is the loyal, tenacious assistant of an aging actress grappling with career issues. The New York Film Critics Circle named Stewart best supporting actress -- a huge deal -- and she won the Cesar award as well. Also a massive deal.

Think of everything you've heard about Stewart, and cast it aside. In person, she's friendly, thoughtful and acutely intelligent. And she takes the whole madness of the awards circuit with a few grains of salt.

"It is a trip. It's a wonderfully unexpected icing on a cake to a positive situation. We shot this movie a long time ago. It's a foreign film. It's a little quiet. It's not extreme," she says. "This was really shocking because it's two women sitting in a room, rehearsing lines, and talking to each other about the work that they do and where they are in their lives."

But congratulations, Kristen! You earned it! "Thank you, dude!" she responds with a grin.

Should the acting thing stop panning out, she could learn a lesson or three from 'Sils.'

"I'd be a great assistant. I would be really good at that I think. I could really take care of an actress. Especially if I liked her. I'd make sure she was handled," says Stewart.

Much has been written about the dearth of meaty roles for women, especially for women of a certain age -- and the expectation of eternal youth. Carrie Fisher said she was asked to lose weight before shooting "Star Wars," and another very established actress recently was offered the part of a girlfriend who spends most of the film in a coma. She turned it down.

"I'm so one-in-a-million lucky. I'm presented with spectacular material. I've never been bored. It is hard for me to speak to that, but if you look around, you can answer that," says Stewart. "I've never been screwed by that. If there aren't any roles for me, at any age, wherever I'm at, and I don't feel that stimulation, I will find it elsewhere. I'm not driven by being in the spotlight."

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Kristen Stewart poses for photographers as she arrives for Chanel 's Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Actress Kristen Stewart poses for photographers as she arrives for Chanel 's Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Alice Dellal, left, Kristen Stewart, center, and Vanessa Paradis and Anna Mouglalis pose prior to Chanel 's Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Actors, from left, Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth attend a special screening of "Still Alice" at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema and Montblanc on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - JANUARY 13: Kristen Stewart seen in Tribeca on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon host a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Kristen Stewart attends The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: (L-R) Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth attend The Cinema Society with Montblanc and Dom Perignon screening of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Still Alice' at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Kristen Stewart attends AOL's BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the Stella McCartney Autumn 2015 presentation on January 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at Hollywood Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Kristen Stewart seen at LAX on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Julianne Moore attend the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi - 'Still Alice' Premiere at Dolby Theatre on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi 'Still Alice' Premiere at Dolby Theatre on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi 'Still Alice' Premiere at Dolby Theatre on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actors Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart attend the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Director Olivier Assayas and actress Kristen Stewart attend the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria', 'Merchants Of Doubt' & 'Silvered Water' screenings during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen in Soho on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Filmmakers: Peter Sattler, Kristen Stewart, And Peyman Maadi, 'Camp X-Ray' at Apple Store Soho on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Actress Kristen Stewart (tattoo detail) attends the Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Filmmakers: Peter Sattler, Kristen Stewart, And Peyman Maadi, 'Camp X-Ray' at Apple Store Soho on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen in Soho on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0140 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Kristen Stewart and host Jimmy Fallon play Ring Around the Nosy on October 7, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 02: (CHINA OUT) Actress Kristen Stewart attends film 'Equals' booting ceremony on August 2, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/French Select/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 08: Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Grand Palais on July 8, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: US actress Kristen Stewart (L) and French actress Juliette Binoche (R) attend 'Sils Maria' (Clouds of Sils Maria) film screening in competition during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BLACK AND WHITE VERSION US actress Kristen Stewart poses as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Sils Maria' at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: (L-R) Actress Chloe Grace Moretz, director Olivier Assayas, actress Juliette Binoche and actress Kristen Stewart attend the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart at the Hotel Majestic on day 10 of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart leaves the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Kristen Stewart attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart attends the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" special screening during the 52nd Annual New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kristen Stewart attends the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" special screening during the 52nd Annual New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the screening of Sils Maria at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Kristen Stewart seen at LAX on October 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK NY - OCTOBER 08: Kristen Stewart sighting on October 08, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actress Kristen Stewart is seen in Soho on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Kristen Stewart attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Kristen Stewart poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Kristen Stewart arrived for interviews at Collective Cabin on Friday, januray, 17, 2014 in Park City, Ut. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision for Collective Cabin/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Kristen Stewart attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actresses Kristen Stewart and Tara Holt attend the 'Camp X-Ray' premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Camp X-Ray' premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Camp X-Ray' premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the 'Camp X-Ray' premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 10: Kristen Stewart arrives for the Chanel 'Metiers d'Art' Show at Fair Park on December 10, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Chanel)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02: Kristen Stewart attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Grand Palais on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Actors Sandra Bullock (L) and Neil Patrick Harris (R) present Kristen Stewart (C) with the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress onstage during Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/KCA2013/Getty Images for KCA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Kristen Stewart, Rick Carter and Daniel Radcliffe pose in the press room the 85th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Kristen Stewart poses at the 85th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Kristen Stewart attends the 'On The Road' premiere at SVA Theater on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 4th Annual Governors Awards at Hollywood and Highland on December 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
This Jan. 17, 2014 photo shows Kristen Stewart posing for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
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