Kristen Stewart: I’m not miserable, I’m just always about to cry

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Kristen Stewart is the June cover girl for American Elle Magazine. Now, I like Elle a lot, but this is a craptastic cover. It doesn’t look high-end at all. It looks like K-Stew is dressed in clothes from The Gap, and they threw her on the cover of Lucky or Seventeen. What’s weird is that Kristen’s look can go very high-end – remember her absolutely gorgeous, sexy photo shoot for Interview magazine? Thankfully, the other photos from Kristen’s Elle shoot are slightly better, although Elle seems to be focusing less on clothes and more on fancy settings lately. It’s weird.

Elle also put up some interview excerpts, where there’s a lot of K-Stew angst:

On the madness that has become her life: “It’s insane! Once somebody finds out, you have to get the hell out of wherever you are. People freak out. And the photographers, they’re vicious. They’re mean. They’re like thugs. I don’t event want to drive around by myself anymore. It’s f-cking dangerous.”

On her loss of privacy: “Somebody knocked on my hotel room door and asked for a light, then said that they were a big fan. I was like, ‘Do you really need me to light your cigarette? How do you know what room I’m in?’ I can’t be by myself and I like being by myself.”

On criticism of her public manner: “I think it’s funny that when I go onstage to accept an award, they think I’m nervous, uncomfortable, and awkward—and I am—but those are bad words for them.”

On her red-carpet demeanor: “People say that I’m miserable all the time. It’s not that I’m miserable, it’s just that somebody’s yelling at me…I literally, sometimes, have to keep myself from crying…It’s a physical reaction to the energy that’s thrown at you.”

On caring: “I hate it when they say I don’t give a sh-t, because nobody cares more than I do. I’m telling you I don’t know anybody who does this that gives a shit more than I do.”

On Team Edward vs. Team Jacob: “I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them. People say, ‘Just say who you’re dating. Then people will stop being so ravenous about it.’ It’s like, No they won’t! They’ll ask for specifics.”

[From Elle Magazine]

Nobody cares more than her? Really? I’ll buy that she cares about her craft, I’ll buy that she cares about her performance, but I don’t think she really gives a sh-t about the red carpets and the interviews and all of the extra stuff piling up that goes into being a professional actor these days. But, unlike some, I do buy that she’s awkward and uncomfortable, and not so much bitchy and snotty - although she should stop going to events baked, and she should stop rolling her eyes when the cameras are around.

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Photos and cover courtesy of Elle online.

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26 Responses to “Kristen Stewart: I’m not miserable, I’m just always about to cry”

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  1. Bella Mosley says:

    She is young and has gone from virtual obscurity to international fame with fans screaming, paparazzi flashing, mircophones stuck in her face robbing her of not only her privacy but the ability to take a normal step without strangers being in her way and even touching her. I would hate that. I, like her, love to be alone. I enjoy solitude, serenity and calm. This girl does too and has been robbed of that and also stolen her enjoyment of being a young woman and shopping, going to movies, etc without a crowd. Then people judge her is she doesn’t act the way they want her to.
    She is an actor. We can judge her on her craft and take pictuces, ask for autographs, etc when she is at an event which is directly related to her work. When it is her personal time – leave her alone! And BTW haven’t we grown up enough not to scream, jump up and down, and get in someones space just because they were in a movie? If you did this in an airport/on a plane you’d be arrested.

  2. luna says:

    I don’t get why she answered the last question like that? They asked her about the characters, not her personal life.

    The way the twilight cast answers questions about personal relationships makes it seem like there’s more of an effort to create the illusion that there are things going on behind the scenes than there might be in reality…

  3. Claire says:

    the picture of her in a room filled with pictures of herself is weird and cliche but still weird

  4. an says:

    Pretentious annoying hipster.
    She like Gwyneth only got a career thanks to parents and their connections in Hollywood and just like Gwyneth, Stewart is the snottiest condescending bitch I’ve seen in recent years. She is NO artist, artists create and don’t stutter/bite lips/shake etc.
    I don’t get it how people can think this PR manifactured image of emo-rebel crap is real.
    She should have stayed longer in school instead of dropping in 7th grade and learn some humility.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I can’t feel too sorry for her. She’s been a working actress for some time now so she didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, and she willingly chose to take the Twilight role knowing how popular the books were and that it would be life changing. And I agree that all this speculation about the off screen relationships is permitted because it keeps interest in the films.
    I’m sorry if paparazzi are mean to her, but if that’s the worst thing in her life, she should be thankful, as there are many with so much less.

    I do believe the attention is much more than she expected, but here’s an idea – if she dislikes all the other stuff that comes with being an actor – the red carpets, the photoshoots, etc – DON’T DO THEM. She’s on the cover of Elle, complaining about media attention!

  6. an says:

    lucy2:Agree with you that she acts like a hypocrite by doing the opposite of what she’s saying.
    She is on cover of several mags, goes to the Met Gala, fashion shows, other actors premiers and name drops other famous people she’s worked with or is friends just to prove how cool she is.Then she whines about paps. They only care about her when she stands next to Pattinson.

  7. Gabs says:

    I Love her so much. She is so not a snotty bitch. Technically she said she doesnt personally know anyone who cares more, not that they dont exist. Shes been an actress for a long time but theres actresses who dont get the media frenzy she has to deal with. Also, she had NO idea twilight was gonna be a hit. It was made as an indie and she said in interviews she thought it was gonna flop big time.So she really had no idea. I actually like the cover. At least they didnt go for the goth/emo look that she does in every other magazine. Its cute and classy.

  8. Aitch says:

    I really like her. She is different. Different As in NOT a famewhore.

  9. Crash2GO2 says:

    I thought she looked good in the cover and came across well in the interview.

  10. kai says:

    I liked that interview, particularly the quote on giving a sh-t. she doesn’t sound too ungrateful to me, I say let’s give her a few years and see how she fares.

  11. Jay says:

    Bad, bad actor. Shyness is no excuse or whatever. I’m terribly shy.

  12. Jag says:

    I still think all this “niceness” is a front and that she told us who she really was, and how she really thought, right after the first Twilight movie hit so big. She was awful and ungrateful, and I think she’s just got better PR people now.

  13. mollination says:

    wow, that sentence about crying just made me understand her so much better. I really do think she gives an S–t. I get it, now. I always feel like crying under extreme pressure/emotions (I keep myself from doing in 90% of the time, thank god). I think what she means about giving an S–t is that she is emotionally invested by this more than most, and thus she takes it critically/personally when somebody asks her a retarded love-life question when she’s there to promote her work.

  14. Beck says:

    I just watched Twilight (again) and New Moon. Man, Twilight was laugh out funny! The melodramatic music was very annoying and the pace of the movie sucked. I thought KStew was great in Adventureland but she was awful and annoying in both movies especially Twilight. Geez. (I know I am going to get trashed for my comments but I am only giving my opinion.)

    She does come off as an entitled brat sometimes. I think she just has some growing up to do. It probably doesn’t help her ego that all these people think she is the second coming.

  15. lucy2 says:

    She was good in Adventureland, and I’m sure will go on to do better things than Twilight, which sets the bar pretty low, IMO. I only saw the first one and thought it was lame, and considering that I thought each book was progressively worse, I won’t bother with the other films. But based on her other work, she’s not a bad actress.

    I’m not sure how she could have expected the film to be a flop – the books were hugely popular, and when the film was announced there was constant buzz about it.

  16. gg says:

    I think she’s just still trying to reconcile her love of acting with “being a celebrity”. If I were in her shoes I might come off negatively as well, not liking crowds of screaming people much myself.

  17. kim says:

    good interview in my opinion.

    I would be the same except I’d cuss more at people and flip them off.

    Too many people and too many opinions must suck.

  18. lolo says:

    People stop whining about her, she’s a nice young girl. Like most of us, or as most of us have been. I’m only jealous of the amount of money she makes! People should stop holding grudges, everyone is different so respect that. She’s not offending anyone is she?

  19. Carrie says:

    I like her.
    I’m a firm believer in accepting the consequences of your choices, and I generally don’t have sympathy for actors and celebrities who whine about the dark side of a very charmed life…

    However, she’s an indie actress. When Twilight was first cast, it was an indie film- only two of the books had been released at that point, and while they were popular, they weren’t at all what they have become. I was living in Portland at the time they were filming and while there was a group of girls who were fanatical about finding out filming locations, it was pretty low-key…and now she’s starring in one of the biggest film series of all time!

    I don’t think she ever wanted to be the type of actress she is currently- I think she wanted to be a Catherine Keener, not a Jennifer Aniston.

  20. beardreader says:

    I like her too, she’s gorgeous and refreshing & reminds me of my own friends. If I were a lesbian I would totally want her. I kind of do actually.

  21. Camille says:

    I like this girl, she’s pretty, doesn’t come across as fake and seems fairly down to earth, considering. I think she came across well in the interview as well.

  22. Diva says:

    Carrie, I think you’ve hit the nail directly on the head! Twilight WASN’T huge when she signed on, it was just another indie film. What happened subsequently would mess with anyone’s head, and she’s just a kid!

  23. Annabelle says:

    I like her. If I was in that world, I would want to be friends with her. she is sensitive & that’s why she always looks sad or whatever. She cares about what is going on around her & it drains her because a lot of it is negative (eg paparazzi yelling at you).

  24. chris says:

    I agree that it’s a bad cover. Not bad as in she looks bad but bad as in boring and not worthy of being the cover of Elle. The inside pictures are nice though. She needs to stop complaining in interviews. She comes off as a really whiney, ungrateful bitch who thinks the world owes her something when it does not.

  25. Kim says:

    She isnt new to the industry so I dont buy the woe is me – the paparazzi and its so hard blah blah blah. She CHOSE to be in the industry so be grateful not a snot about the attention you get. She is a terrible actress so she really , really should be thankful she is working.