Honestly, how many of these can we read?
Kristen Stewart is kind of a compelling person to watch/read about, mostly because I feel like she’s always struggling with who she is and what she wants and how she wants to be perceived. I might be wrong, but she seems VERY image conscious, very pursuant of “cool.” And this Variety interview isn’t much different, aside from a bunch of stuff about her parents being normal, working-class movie people (her mom is a script supervisor and her dad is a stage manager). Other than that, the same old, no labels, not letting Twilight define her, etc. etc. etc….
On her post-Twilight Identity:â€œI didnâ€™t carve out some path. I didnâ€™t fight hard to be taken seriously. As much as the â€˜Twilightâ€™ series shaped and defined me for other people in a grand way, for me it wasnâ€™t something I had to get away from.Â It was just a long experience on a movie that I liked.â€
On returning to blockbusters: â€œIâ€™m a kid from the Valley,â€ she says. â€œI love big movies that everyone sees, and I canâ€™t wait for the opportunity to fâ€”ing nail that. It has to be the right people and the right time.â€
On defining her sexuality:â€œThereâ€™s acceptance thatâ€™s become really rampant and cool,â€ she says. â€œYou donâ€™t have to immediately know how to define yourself.â€ Stewart didnâ€™t feel that way growing up, but sheâ€™s come to adopt this outlook. â€œI had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didnâ€™t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, â€˜Fâ€”k, how do I define that?â€™ Iâ€™m not going to. Plus, I didnâ€™t want to fâ€”k with other people,â€ she says, referring to teenagers who struggle with their sexuality. â€œI didnâ€™t want to be this example: Itâ€™s so easy. I donâ€™t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time.â€
On appearing publicly with girlfriends: â€œAs much as I want to protect myself, itâ€™s not about hiding. As soon as you start throwing up so many walls, you cannot see over them yourself, so you just start isolating in a way thatâ€™s not honest. I definitely found where Iâ€™m comfortable. I donâ€™t take credit for that.â€ She says that times have changed, and her publicist doesnâ€™t even need to ask her how sheâ€™ll handle these questions. â€œThings have really shifted in this wonderful way. Iâ€™m reaping the benefits.â€
For real, though- can Kristen just use the word “GIRLFRIEND” already? Jesus.