Kristen Stewart is a controversial character to be sure… but she wants you to know that she TOTALLY cares.
Stewart has been skewered by the paparazzi for one thing or another (her public affair with director Rupert Sanders, her relationship Robert Pattinson, her sexual orientation, etc). Salon talked to the star at New York’s Crosby Street Hotel about her life and her new movie, “Still Alice.”
On having more control in her career: I’ve never tactfully maneuvered through anything I felt passionately about— my job being really, really high on that list. I haven’t planned, I haven’t thought about my trajectory or how to design my career in a way that I can get what I want. Luckily I’ve gotten what I wanted naturally — I’m such a lucky bastard— but I had no idea “Twilight” was going to be a big deal, it blew up. It’s always hard to compare projects and I think each moment we live obviously makes us the person we are right now, so each project has a bit of a through-line because it is me at different stages of my life but they don’t have anything to do with one another in terms of design.
On the positive reception of Still Alice: Well, yeah. I’m so lucky, because it wasn’t a choice. My agent sent me this script, you know what I mean? I wonder how I would be and how I would be shaped without these projects and without these insane fucking learning experiences in such isolated and accelerated periods of time. It’s not only now; it’s definitely cool that people like some of the projects I’ve been doing lately. That is awesome, but even though I have not always been completely comfortable being shoved into the brightest, most blinding spotlight you can imagine… that was always tough, but on the other side of it, what I do, I love that.
On her “who cares” attitude: I’m like, actually, no one gives a f**k like me. No one gives more of a f**k than me. It’s just ironic to me. I’m always like, really?
On the Importance of Still Alice: “You can f**k around on a movie set, do this and that, make fun of things. It’s like, this isn’t real, we’re not curing cancer. In this case, actually, we’re taking one massive step towards helping people overcome something that’s denied.”
Read the rest of the interview HERE!
Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 9:09am
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