"Lüthi & Blanc" star Gilles Tschudi (56) about filming with Twilight beauty Kristen Stewart (23)
"A Very Normal Girl"
TV star Gilles Tschudi shot scenes with Kristen Stewart for the movie “Sils Maria”. The Twilight star was far from being difficult.
In Berlin, “Lüthi und Blanc” star Gilles Tschudi worked together with Hollywood star Kristen Stewart, shooting scenes in English for a US-production. “A really good film”, says Tschudi, “even though I only have a small role. But the work with the international crew was great and absolutely professional.”
In the drama, Tschudi portrays the Zurich mayor Marcel Gutzwill, who presents a prize to the successful actress Maria Enders, played by Juliette Binoche, at the Stadthaus (in the film: Schloss Grunewald in Berlin). The Californian Kristen Stewart plays Binoche’s assistant Valentine.
The actor from Basel is raving about his popular female colleagues. “Juliette Binoche is a wonderful actress.” And Kristen Stewart, about whom many people say she would be difficult, was a star without airs and graces, he said. Even though she had a trailer to herself while the other actors had to share one in pairs. “But apart from that she had no special requests, was always very nice and modest. I think she’s a very normal girl.”
"We were really focused on filming the scenes. And," he adds smiling, "the free time that I had I didn’t spend with her." Meanwhile Gilles Tschudi is back in Zurich. Without his film partner Kristen Stewart. The crew, he said, was moving to Sils Maria GR, where they will finish shooting the film. Until the last take.*
*In German speaking countries, the Twilight books are known as the “Bis(s) Series”. So Twilight is called “Bis(s) zum Morgengrauen” - in German “bis” means “until” and “Biss” means “bite”. So the German title means both “Until the daybreak” and “Bite at Daybreak”. The last sentence of the article is “Bis(s) zur letzen Klappe”, i.e. “Until the last take/Bite at the last take”.