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:Ã¢â¬ÅI didnÃ¢â¬â¢t carve out some path. I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t fight hard to be taken seriously. As much as the Ã¢â¬ËTwilightÃ¢â¬â¢ series shaped and defined me for other people in a grand way, for me it wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t something I had to get away from.ÃÂ It was just a long experience on a movie that I liked.Ã¢â¬Â
On returning to blockbusters: Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m a kid from the Valley,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅI love big movies that everyone sees, and I canÃ¢â¬â¢t wait for the opportunity to fÃ¢â¬âing nail that. It has to be the right people and the right time.Ã¢â¬Â
On defining her sexuality:Ã¢â¬ÅThereÃ¢â¬â¢s acceptance thatÃ¢â¬â¢s become really rampant and cool,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅYou donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to immediately know how to define yourself.Ã¢â¬Â Stewart didnÃ¢â¬â¢t feel that way growing up, but sheÃ¢â¬â¢s come to adopt this outlook. Ã¢â¬ÅI had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, Ã¢â¬ËFÃ¢â¬âk, how do I define that?Ã¢â¬â¢ IÃ¢â¬â¢m not going to. Plus, I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to fÃ¢â¬âk with other people,Ã¢â¬Â she says, referring to teenagers who struggle with their sexuality. Ã¢â¬ÅI didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to be this example: ItÃ¢â¬â¢s so easy. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time.Ã¢â¬Â
On appearing publicly with girlfriends: Ã¢â¬ÅAs much as I want to protect myself, itÃ¢â¬â¢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 thatÃ¢â¬â¢s not honest. I definitely found where IÃ¢â¬â¢m comfortable. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t take credit for that.Ã¢â¬Â She says that times have changed, and her publicist doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t even need to ask her how sheÃ¢â¬â¢ll handle these questions. Ã¢â¬ÅThings have really shifted in this wonderful way. IÃ¢â¬â¢m reaping the benefits.Ã¢â¬Â
For real, though- can Kristen just use the word “GIRLFRIEND” already? Jesus.