MITCHELL: Just from the way she was looking at you?
STEWART: Yeah, totally. And then we sat down and talked about the part, and how it was an odd part for a young person to play, to be confused with a boy—Tim Olyphant’s character sees something in my character that reminds him of his brother who died. But Rose was really sensitive about it, and I was like, “No, it’s cool. I totally look like a boy! It totally works for me!” She was like, “Great. I’m not gonna have to be delicate with this one.” It’s interesting now that I’ve worked with kids, too. With kids, it’s like you can see something that they’re not aware of yet, even though they’ve got it in spades. I can totally see how all those women kind of went, “Oh, this kid likes it. She’s not just going through the numbers.” But I wouldn’t have kept doing things the way that I do them if I had just been pretending on Safety of Objects. I’m not a performer. Especially when I was younger, I was not the type of kid to put on a show. Acting was really about just wanting to have certain experiences.