Booboo appeared in the February 2021 edition of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine as their IT GUY for the month and we have transcribed the Magazine to be read online.
Multihypnate Booboo Stewart doubles down on success with career growing roles and opportunities.
Story by Alexandria Abramian and Photographed by David Katzinger
At 27, actor Booboo Stewart (@booboostewart.art) already has a career’s worth of accolades, accomplishments and A-list opportunities. And yet the musician, mixed media creative and martial artist shows very few signs of slowing down. “I’ll wake up at 5:30AM to be at my studio by 7PM.” says Stewart, who landed his first breakout role at 16 as Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Sagas (Eclipse, Breaking Dawn and Breaking Dawn — Part 2).
However, Stewart’s latest film, Western thriller, Let Him Go, allows the actor to explore an entirely different kind of character. Starring as Peter Dragswolf, a young man encountered by a couple in search of their only grandson, Stewart says his interest was immediate. “Within the first 10 pages of the script, I could feel the tone and loved it.” says the son of legendary stuntman-actor-producer Nils Allen Stewart and brother of actress-composer-singer Fivel Stewart. Stewart dug deep to prepare for the part of Dragswolf, creating “a notebook for each character and filling as much of it as I could with backstory. (…) For Peter, it was building his childhood, the Residential School system and how he has coped with it.” says Stewart, referring to off-reservation boarding schools operated by the US government starting in the late 1800s, for many remembered as a time of abuse and desecration of culture.
The film didn’t just offer an opportunity to learn about the past. Stewart also found himself working alongside and learning from lead actors Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. “I truly just wanted to be around them constantly and just listen.” he says.
“I tried to soak up as much information as I could. They both had a calming energy to them, but a direct energy too. They were amazing.”
Today, Stewart continues his juggling act of many talents and opportunities. Next up are The Grizzlies, a Netflix movie about a group of students who discover the game of lacrosse in their remote Arctic town, and Those Who Walk Away, what Stewart describes as an “experimental thriller which we shot in a series of long takes without cutting.”
As for getting it all done, Stewart says it’s following his passion: “I love creating. I feel off in my day if I don’t create. So I just make the time to do it.”