Kristen Stewart: ‘I don’t know how people tactfully traverse their careers’

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I tried to give Kristen Stewart the benefit of the doubt the other day when she talked about “product-oriented” actors who… I guess, in Kristen’s mind, only do films that they believe will be huge hits. It was awkwardly worded, which is synonymous with “a Kristen Stewart interview,” but I tried not to overthink it. My interpretation was that Kristen wants to do small, important work that is artsy and she doesn’t want to choose overwhelmingly “commercial” projects. To which I say… Snow White and the Huntsman. Not to mention Twilight.

Anyway, Kristen has a new interview with Reuters where she returns to this sort of… lacking in self-awareness, I guess. Is it that she’s lacking self-awareness, or is it that she’s SO self-aware that it borders on the comical? Some highlighted quotes:

Why she did “Clouds of Sils Maria”: “It happened to be the perfect project, timing-wise. Just my experience with my career, how it’s gone – you know, “Twilight” blew up – I’m extremely famous. It’s interesting for me to play an actress’ assistant who then comments on that world and how it works and how superficial it can be.”

Whether there’s more “freedom” in European films: “It’s not absent in the States, but it’s not prevalent to feel free within the film industry, to feel like you can say what you want to say, not with any concern about how people are going to react to it, whether you’re going to piss them off. So here, it seems like people are less afraid because again they’re doing it for themselves. It’s for the art of it. It’s not to market things. It’s just, it’s a good feeling. You know, to make a movie is so ridiculous. We’re going to go film each other pretending to be other people so other people can watch us pretending to be other people? It’s insane. But if it’s worth it and it’s saying something … it can be transcendentally important.”

Self-awareness: “I don’t do what I do to … control perception or make people think a certain way about me. That would be traipsing all over the experience of making any film. It’s just so ass-backwards to me. I don’t know how people do that. I don’t know how people tactfully traverse their careers. I don’t know how they choose, ‘Well, this is a different side of me people have not seen and so I will present that to them now.’ It’s like, ‘Why are you doing this for other people? You should be doing it for yourself.’ And so I’ve functioned from that position since I started, and therefore I really don’t care about all that.”

[From Reuters]

She Who Lip-Bites just gave me a headache. It’s like she’s a walking computer thesaurus, unable to comprehend that even though some words are synonymous, they are not interchangeable. In other words, she acts like a kid who uses Word of the Day toilet paper. “It’s not prevalent to feel free within the film industry”??? “It can be transcendentally important”?? Anyway, same BS, different day. Kristen looks down her nose at actors who try to plan out their careers and consciously split their time between smaller passion projects and big-budget popcorn films. She thinks they are ass-backwards. She doesn’t care about them at all!!

My thing about Kristen is… I don’t mind when she plays the game. I don’t mind when she goes to fashion shows and takes modeling contracts and signs on to bigger-budget films. I don’t mind when she conveniently gets pap’d wearing Chanel clothing just days after her new Chanel modeling contract becomes public. But I do mind if she does all that and then acts like she’s ABOVE the game, that she would never play the game and that people who play the game are all unartistic a—holes. Own your sh-t, Kristen.

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  1. lana86 says:

    she looks so much like my friend’s girlfriend…that’s all i have)

  2. sure says:

    Hypocrisy is her second name.

    • Audrey says:

      How can people sign on to market things and be so superficial?

      By the way, have you seen my chanel bag? And yes, that lovely scent is the perfume that I get paid millions to sell

    • Liv says:

      I can’t believe how stupid she sounds.

    • And I’m reminded as to why I didn’t like her, before the whole ‘scandal’….interviews like this. She ALWAYS tries to act like she is SO above every other actor. Like she’s the only (or one of few) actors who are there for the ‘art’–not because of stuff. Which, sure. Fine. Do that. But don’t sign on to do fashion contracts, and actually do PRODUCT PLACEMENT (as in carry stuff out to be pap’d with it), and then say you’re above it all.

      Daniel Day Lew is probably, like the only actor who could say something like that.

    • CTgirl says:

      She really is a special little snowflake frosted in pretension, dusted with a 5th grader’s understanding of a high school senior’s vocabulary and dotted with little gooey globs of immaturity.

  3. Sarah says:

    She gives terrible interviews and doesn’t seem very likable that said for once I would actually pay to see her new movie. But that’s more due to the fact that It’s got binoche in it and is directed by stellar French director Oliver assays ( Carlos the jackal, something in the air).

  4. lucy2 says:

    I would say step 1 in “tactfully traversing” a career is to not mess around with your married boss when you know it will turn into a huge scandal should you get caught.
    Step 2 might be to stop whining about everyone else and just do good work.

  5. Lilyvanilli says:

    I have a twenty one year old daughter who talks just like that about design . They’ll grow out of it but poor Kristen’s crap is immortalized.

  6. Sisi says:

    Wow the writer didn’t have much talent or Kristen didn’t give much material to work with. How many times in three small paragraphs can a person say “it’s” or “I”? My teacher would have flunked me if I had turned in an interview like this one at college.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      College? Try high school. I can’t believe her publicists let these interviews go to press. Her continued torture of the language speaks of someone who, while trying to sound erudite, comes off woefully ignorant. A semester or two at the local community college would have greatly benefitted this girl.

      • Peach says:

        IA PunkyMomma. Ironic since her trying to come off as something she’s not is as fake as she claims everyone else in HW is.

  7. Heat says:

    It’s like, ‘Why are you doing this for other people? You should be doing it for yourself.’
    Uhhhh…newsflash Kristen: The point of films is to provide entertainment to the masses…hence, doing it for other people.

  8. yuck says:

    Whut? “Tactfully traverse”? Utterly incomprehensible. Take some college courses, Kristen, I wager you have no idea that what you said doesn’t say anything.

  9. Lark says:

    I feel like at this point Kristen could say “the sky is blue” and people would still jump on her. She can come across as dumb and pretentious, but I really fail to see the leap from her saying “do films for self-fulfillment” to people thinking “she’s looking down on other people like a grungy goop.” The film they are interviewing her about is about the Hollywood production process and actors versus European films too, so she seems to be staying on message about what the film is….I also read another interview where she said blockbusters have their place and she enjoys them and talked about enjoying products, so she’s self aware.

    Meh. I just don’t get how some male actors, cough cough who are beloved on here, can whine about mainstream action films or too many superhero films and they are deemed “artistic and swoon-worthy” but when a woman says one should do films for their own self-fullfilment it’s suddenly “she’s looking down on other actors.” Moreover, she’s commenting on a film that is about Hollywood and European filmmaking so it’s not like she’s bringing this up out of nowhere and it’s line with the film she’s promoting as that is what the plot line is apparently about. Anyway, she needs to stop talking like a first year MFA student but I still don’t think she’s “looking” down on anyone here.

    • Me1 says:

      Why are you trying to turn this into a sexism issue? It has nothing to do with Stewart being a woman and everything to do with her coming across as a hypocritical moron.

      • Anname says:

        I don’t think it’s about man vs woman and I don’t think she is a moron, I think she is lacking charm. Her personality may be fabulous with her personal friends, but she comes off very unlikeable and humorless in interviews/press situations. If you look hard enough, you can get to what she is trying to say, but omg it’s buried under lots of words.

      • Lark says:

        @Anname

        You kind of hit the nail on the head. She gets very wordy and has a hard time making her point, and she often comes across as dour and rather pretentious in interviews so broad generalizations/jokes don’t come across well. She seems a little better at interviews than she used to be, but she still has major problems…She’s really better off doing minimal press.

        The film is apparently about European cinema, Hollywood packaging, and how there is value in both….so her comments about “packaging” and “self-fullfiment” make sense in context (she has to address the film topic to promote it) and she even follows up her product orientated thing with admitting that she does it herself….BUT she meanders on and gets off track before mentioning herself so people tend to take the “negative” part and run with it. She really needs to learn to be concise. It kind of reminds me of Rooney Mara, who often has a point but also suffers from a lack of media charm and tends to use 250 words to describe something that can be summed up in 25 words.

    • cocos says:

      what about “I don’t do what I do to … control perception or make people think a certain way about me. That would be traipsing all over the experience of making any film. It’s just so ass-backwards to me. I don’t know how people do that.” is not clear? What about “You know, to make a movie is so ridiculous. We’re going to go film each other pretending to be other people so other people can watch us pretending to be other people? It’s insane. But if it’s worth it and it’s saying something … it can be transcendentally important.”? Or what about “the product oriented actors” comment? She’s not looking down on other actors/actresses work?

      And who are these male actors that complain about there being too much action or superhero movies?

      • Abbott says:

        Shia LaBeof, Chris Evans, Alec Baldwin, Ed Norton, Wahlberg (granted he’s changed his tune the last few years), James Franco, Alex Pettyfer, Emile Hirshe…

      • cocos says:

        @Abbott lmao what? chris evans’s last movie is a superhero movie, and when did these people complain about there being too many action or superhero movies when they’ve starred in so many of them?

      • Abbott says:

        Uhhh, Chris Evans was complaining about his franchise during his last press tour, caught a bunch of flack, and had to back track pretty quickly.

      • Lark says:

        The film she is promoting is about Hollywood packaging and European film making, so she does kind of have to address that divide. I suppose she could completely ignore it, but the point of promoting a film is to address the topic. She said something like it’s ass backwards unless you learn to realize what you want out of films, and I really fail to see how a broad generalization of “learn to make yourself happy” somehow means she is looking down on people who are not “happy.” She also follows it up by saying blockbusters have their place and she has done them and enjoyed them so she’s fairly self aware.

        I’m not saying she doesn’t come across like a pretentious twit at times, but there’s a big leap between pretentious twit (and at least she’s fairly self-aware) and downright Goop territory. And yes, there are about a million male actors who have moaned about super hero films….including Chris Hemsworth (who like Chris Evans) made comments about how nice it was to be doing real cinema and not have a hammer or ax in hand….and I hardly remember anyone accusing him of “looking down” on others.

      • cocos says:

        @Abbott didn’t he complain about past blockbusters he has made and how better his latest his?

      • Abbott says:

        Um, no.

      • cocos says:

        @Lark Chris Hemsworth was looking down on himself if anything else, since he’s the one holding the Thro hammer, no?
        KStewart always comments on how other actors are being fake, too media savy, how they use acting tools and techniques, how they’re not about the art but only after the money etc al the while doing exactly what every other actor in hollywood does. She talks about her privaste life to the press, she endorses brands, she stars in blockbuster that sure as hell aren’t art. And don’t try to ignore or manipulate what she’s actually saying: she’s telling that she can’t understand how other actors want to plan out their carreers by choosing the kind of product they want to star in (and let me point out that she chooses her project by the kind of products they’ll be too obviously if she says she wants to make “Art”), she says that movies in general are ridiculous but if you do it for the art then it’s important (aka: all the actors who don’t do it for the art are ridiculous). You want me to go on? How about the irony of an actress telling how ridiculous is playing other people then? And KStewart was telling people to learn how to be happy making movies? She’s the arbiter of other people’s happiness now? Lmao her fans really do her no favour.

      • mia girl says:

        “Shia LaBeof, Chris Evans, Alec Baldwin, Ed Norton, Wahlberg (granted he’s changed his tune the last few years), James Franco, Alex Pettyfer, Emile Hirshe”

        @Abbott – If Celebitchy had a “douche rating system”, most of these guys would be in the top 10! :)

    • Ali J says:

      @LARK +100000000000000

    • mia girl says:

      Lark – I understand where you are coming from because you are a fan of hers. But just because she often gets more vitriol than others might, it doesn’t mean that what is being pointed out today (her throwing shade to other actors) isn’t on point.

      She IS judging other actors and this is not the first time (“tool belt” quote is one for the ages). To add, on Indiewire last night, I read the excerpt of a roundtable she had at Cannes with only select journalists:

      “With some people you wonder why they’re still doing what they’re doing. What is driving you at this point? People who want to be movie stars… its such bullshit. That type of life is a huge driving force in so many actor’s lives. But they won’t be happy people at the end, ’cause they’re not doing anything for themselves. They’re always satisfying.”

      How is this not judgment of other actors? If any actor wants to be a movie star, then they can’t possibly be doing it for themselves? IMO she is just too immature to see that success and passion are not mutually exclusive. If her movie choices are driven more by self-fulfillment, great. But if someone wants to project outward, entertain in their movie choices, then its bullshit? It’s a product?

      So what I think many are reacting to are these type of blanket assumptions of hers. And because she’s says she is in it for the “art of it” vs. the success of it, she comes off pretentious.

      She can speak of her passion and motivation (which have merrit). But do it without questioning the motivation of others.

      When you repeatedly have to elevate yourself by casting aspersions on others then you open yourself up to comparison and criticism.

      • christy says:

        +10000000000000

      • Lark says:

        @mia girl

        I agree with you that the quote you have from a different interview is judgey, but I just don’t see it in this particular interview that Kaiser posted. Two different interviews. I also think she’s walking a weird, thin tight rope because the film is about the divide between Hollywood packaging, European films, etc. so she has to discuss those sort of things….and she’s not very good with interviews in the first place. My point was also that there are several other popular actors on here who have said very similar things, and they rarely get called out on it.

        Look, I do like her. I also think she can be judgey and rather pretentious at times. My point was in this particular interview I really didn’t get the judgey vibe, and more an awkward attempt to address the message of the film on the European vs. American film divide.

      • nadia says:

        I think the most satisfied and successful actors understand that if you want to keep doing the things you are passionate about, you need to have a strategy in place to keep those opportunities coming. They find projects that appeal to them personally, while also positioning themselves for the next role they want to take on. There is absolutely nothing wrong or anti-art about this! Every artist needs patrons.

        Those scripts she picks from her gut don’t show up because she wishes for them-they show up because of the huge commercial successes she has had, her past work on films that people admired, and a whole lot of hard work by her agents and PR folks. And, lest she forget, they weren’t showing up for a couple of years because of her massive PR screw-ups. It’s amazing that she still doesn’t get it, but maybe she will when the scripts dry up again.

        It’s absurd for her to say that other actors, without her enormous commercial success, shouldn’t plan their careers out carefully. If they want to get good projects, they have to prove their worth artistically and commercially–just like her (though I think her commercial success has compensated greatly for her lack of artistic talent). I think the answer to kaiser’s question about self-awareness, is that she is completely lacking it.

      • Miss Bennet says:

        mia girl, you said it. In an effort to sound artistic, deep and above it all, she’s adopted a way of expressing herself that’s pretentious and arrogant. She’s trying to play The Great Artiste and failing miserably because she lacks the necessary education and experience to back up her chosen pose.
        If Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench or Emma Thompson said something like this it would be excusable because they really ARE artists. In a young woman of Stewart’s age, with a small body of work and a wooden, empty eyed acting style, it’s insufferable.
        She’s behaving like a complete twat. It’s time for her to sit down and keep her mouth closed. Better yet, take four years off and go to college.

  10. malina says:

    I always have trouble understanding her in written form. In video interviews, all that gesticulating and eye rolling definitely helps to interpret her words.

  11. Abbott says:

    Things more interesting than this interview: Masterpiece Theater, a wall, Zach Braff, BBQ tools, Zach Braff holding BBQ tools, RPatz talking about his pool floatees.

    • Algernon says:

      I wish Rpatz would do an entire interview talking about nothing but pool floatees. I’m lukewarm on him in all things, but if he spent an interview waxing rhapsodic about pool floatees, I’d be a fan forever.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        Oh. I would pay hard earned dollars to heard him recite a soliloquy on a pool float – “An Ode to the Water Worm” –

      • Algernon says:

        This should be a new interview theme, perhaps. Following on the heels of Hiddles reciting Shakespeare to ducklings, Rpatz can read Keats on a pool floatee.

      • Abbott says:

        That was the best part of that interview. Blow up mattresses as furniture, water toy chillaxing. Dude has a hard on for all things inflatable. This needs to be explored more.

  12. Patricia says:

    She’s so basic. Just basic, basic, basic. That’s all I got.

  13. blue marie says:

    Umm, what? I don’t understand a thing I just read, maybe I started drinking too early.

  14. Ruyana says:

    Kristen seems to try to sound well-educated with a huge vocabulary, but every interview she gives proves the opposite. When you don’t know what a word means – maybe you shouldn’t use it?

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      It’s a mistake many people make in the false assumption that it will make them sound more intelligent. What’s that quote? It’s better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Stick to words you know, don’t ever be shy to ask what a word means, that’s the only way to learn, and look up words you don’t know, we’ve got all the information in the world at our fingertips on-line. Oh, if you can’t define the word to someone else, you probably shouldn’t use it, I’m eying you, KStew.

  15. Exactly says:

    EXACTLY Kaiser! You hit the nail on the head with what’s wrong with this girl. It’s not that she plays the game (they all do) it’s that she’s constantly shoving it down our throats that she isn’t. That she’s too cool, too real to be like all those fake actresses (ya know, the ones who shower and smile and actually seem grateful to be where they are).

    She’s constantly throwing shade at her peers for doing the very things she does herself. Her comments always reek of jealousy as well as self-righteous hypocrisy. I’m sure she thought her career would be an endless balance of Oscar nominations and big budget successes. Instead it’s straight to video crap like Camp Xray and low budget indies that no one’s going to see.

    She can keep trying to incoherently tell us how she’s in it for the art, doesn’t care about HW or it’s trappings, and how actors who are more successful than her are all lame and fake. Let her believe it. No one else does.

    I read the public will forgive just about anyone, anything except hypocrisy. And that’s Kristen’s problem. She reeks of it.

    • whatsmyname? says:

      + 1 YEEEEES to all of it.

      I actually like her but I’ve always disliked that she seems to think that being nice, smiling, and charming = fake.

    • TG says:

      The public will forgive even hypocrisy and dereliction of duty if you invoke God or Jesus in your speech. After all if God has forgiven you and you have accepted Jeaus into your heart then so should the idiotic public. See that cheating scumbag Mark Sanford from South Carolina who ditched his job as governor to bang his side piece and is now a representative for that state. A lot of dumb people in SC for sure. I think ditching class or a job for p*ssy or peen can be funny in your teens or early 20′s but would anyone really want someone leading their State who is that unstable.

  16. Peach says:

    I think the girl doth protest too much. She’d jump at the chance to be in another franchise. In fact, she DID. It’s just that no one really wants a SWaTH 2.

  17. Lyn says:

    Kristen is a hopeless case. It looks like her ego is going out of bounds again. She gets praises from some ass kissing critics (whose credibility I’m beginning to doubt) and here she goes sounding as if she is the best actress around and the most honest and real. Here is the reality Kristen- you are a homewrecker and everybody knows it. You were outed as a fake bad ass and revealed as a dishonest person to those who gave their trust to you —liberty Ross. Sadly Kristen is surrounded by ass kissing people who gets paid by her, friends who gets a free ride to her lifestyle and fans who defends her arrogant and pretentious actions. She will never know that she is being an a**hole and that she continues to be one and only gets worst. This woman needs a shocking reality check before she gets caught again doing something nasty again and she is probably desperately trying to hide from the public and succeeding at this point. This kind of celebrity does not deserve the support of fans who spend money and time in supporting her. She is such a total fake, a loser.

    • pam says:

      I was just about to write about ass kissing critics who praise her endlessly. It’s interesting to see because they’re not so generous with other young actresses and actors.

      • OhDear says:

        My hunch is that many critics see themselves in her (meaning her media image) – they think of themselves as still being in the “alternative” clique in high school who are so much smarter than everyone else and are the only ones who understand Art.

    • blueclouds says:

      Critics always praise her but the audience can judge for themselves. This time some critic from a major film site even called her “the most compellingly watchable American actress of her generation”. And they talked about an Oscar for her. I understand she might give a good performance but is she that good? If the trailer and teaser clips are anything to go by, she just plays herself over again. Sadly, the over-the-top ass-kissing boosts her already huge ego, and here we go with these precious interviews.

    • Pinky Rose says:

      Yes, because all the highbrows European, Lationamerican critics have a concern of she liking them. Right? *eyeroll*
      I get that people disliked the girl (I find her harmless and pretty much uninterestingly vapid) but maybe, just maybe it can be true that she gave an oustanding performance in a movie that according to many critics and the Cannes jury was fantastic. A lot of publications that I trust (Cashiers, Manhola Dargis, Premiere) have raved her performance and even my friend who writes for the International Cinephile Society has saw the movie at Cannes (and doesn’t care about her) said she has pretty much the soul of the movie and it was an acting confrontation between her and Binoche. It had me excited and I’m looking forward to it . But (sarcasm) it must biased, because many people here have decided she is a terrible actress, right?

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Maybe, but I’ve watched many films gushed over at Cannes and they’re not all worth gushing over.

  18. Deb says:

    *Yawn* another over-privileged Hwood brat. Dumb as a box of rocks stringing together big words she doesn’t understand because she thinks it makes her sound smart and artsy and real. Same old Kstew different day. How this trick keeps getting jobs is beyond me . I can only assume her Twi millions and her family connections in Hwood buys them for her.

    • sure says:

      We have photos of how she gets jobs.

      • mimi says:

        @sure

        “We have photos of how she gets jobs.”

        That’s not true at all. Yes, there are photos of her and Rupert kissing AFTER the film was released but there is no evidence anything happened before or even during filming. In an interview, Rupert admitted he pursued Kristen for the part of Snow White. He flew to Louisiana where she was onset filming another movie to meet her and talk to her about the Snow White role. Kristen didn’t pursue him or the role.

    • lindyuk says:

      You have absolutely ‘hit the nail on the head’ with your comment….there ARE intelligent people out there…

  19. Algernon says:

    How do you “tactfully traverse” a career? I don’t know, maybe how you “tactfully traverse” life? Be kind in your thoughts, respectful in your intentions and honest in your actions, or at least aim for those things anyway.

    The funny thing is, if you look at who is balancing large-scale success against maintaining some sense of privacy, it’s inevitably the actors who clearly engage in career planning who achieve that work-life balance. I understand that motivation is a big part of it for actors and I hate watching those boring, uninspired performances that tell you the actor took that role solely for the paycheck (it’s just not fun to watch), but putting some time into considering a career path and determining how the projects you choose influence your life doesn’t hurt. I like Kristen but frankly, her script selection process must involve darts and blindfolds. She picks horrible projects. The only movie of hers I like without reserve is Adventureland. She could stand to be a little choosier and consider more than just whether or not *she* likes the project because her taste is horrible.

  20. serena says:

    She’s only saying that now because she doesn’t get much work after her cheating-scandal. She is an as*hole.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Doesn’t get much work? She’s filmed at least 6 or 7 movies since that “cheating scandal.” There is also a Snow White and the Huntsman 2 in the works. She’s in the movie and Rupert Sanders isn’t directing. That should tell you something.

      • sure says:

        oh yes , Jennifer Lawrence is jealous of those projects

      • Anname says:

        i would be SHOCKED if Swatch 2 ever gets made.

      • serena says:

        She had really small roles, I wouldn’t call that ‘much’ work compared to what she had before. She’s in snow white and the huntsman 2 because, she IS snow white so of course better her than the director. . doesn’t mean anything.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Films no one is watching. She can make a dozen films but if no one sees them, it does nothing for her career. If she wants to make small, independent films, that’s fine but no one who does that is A-list. Directors have many options when casting and Kristin brings more headaches than she’s worth. That is bad for her career. She can look down her nose at other performers all she wants but she would do well to learn a little professionalism from them.

  21. tom says:

    Her answers are completely ignorant and condescending.

    “I don’t know how people do that. I don’t know how people tactfully traverse their careers. I don’t know how they choose, ‘Well, this is a different side of me people have not seen and so I will present that to them now.’ It’s like, ‘Why are you doing this for other people? You should be doing it for yourself.’ And so I’ve functioned from that position since I started, and therefore I really don’t care about all that.”

    To decide that people can’t wait to present a new side of themselves for an audience and for themselves is complete bullshit. she has decided without doubt that these two ideas are mutually exclusive, which is simply nonsense. How dare an actor try to develop range or try a new, inexperienced role to please fans, critics or even him or herself?

    She is such a bad ass and a true artist, other just don’t do it right. She makes movies for HER–not the billions of twihards who bought tickets to SWATH and buy the shit perfume she promotes. Her new commercial, Lionsgate (& American–how gross!) movie about pot-smoking CIA agents is TRUE ART. It’s not for the blockbuster appeal or to reach bigger audiences, it’s ART. She does it for her, ok?

    She is a spoiled kid who has never been told no. She is cocky (without reason) and pretentious. She reads a thesaurus to make up for missing high school and college and expects us to be impressed. She is so full of shit, it’s hard to comprehend. Why does she speak like she is the best actress to grace the planet, like she is above other hardworking actors and actresses doing what they need and want to do to achieve their dream. She sucks.

  22. The Original Mia says:

    She’s dumb. The end.

  23. I Choose Me says:

    I speak hipster. I get what she’s saying. :D

    • THeOriginalKitten says:

      Me too!
      I went to art school–this is actually quite tame compared to a lot of the pretentious crap I heard.

  24. Mel M says:

    She always sounds like this though, nothing new. I do agree with her quote about going to film them pretending to be other people for people to watch. If you think about it it is pretty funny and insane.

  25. lunchcoma says:

    We know, Kristin. We know.

  26. peaches mcdooby says:

    please make her go away

    hello Hollywood casting peeps….the paying public does not care about this girl

    stop giving her work

  27. kingkayskI says:

    As much as i adore this girl,i wish she would shut her mouth about other people/actress/fans/how they do movies in other countries,as she’s not very good at talking about this things,ever!She should just talk about or focus about what movie she’s promoting or what she wants,what she likes,who she likes,food,style,fav things,fav people,but she never never compare herself or what she wsnts career wise to other people,it’s very dangerous topic for her.

  28. Sky_O says:

    I don’t see it. It just seems like people are looking for something to criticize her for. She has said that she chooses projects because its a gut feeling and she just wants to do it. And that’s what works the best for her. Is that any different from when actors like Charlize Theron says she wants to make a career only working with certain directors.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Any actor or actress that dismisses their audience and claims that what they are doing is only about themselves is on an ego trip that has nothing to do with art or their craft. There is no acting without an audience, just as there is no art without an audience. Without that audience, the art is produced in a vacuum, held up to a mirror and reflected back, a meaningless exercise in self-indulgence; no an audience is essential to all art but especially theatrics. She doesn’t understand her craft or art, she is arrogant and self-centered. Artists need an audience, they need critics and fans and anybody who forgets that needs an art education.

      • mimi says:

        @Bob Loblaw

        I think you’ve missed the point she was making. She’s not dismissing the audience altogether. She said she picks her roles by gut instinct because something attracts her personally to the role/film and not with the audience in mind as a factor for picking the role. She has said in the past that she likes making her small indie movies and even though some don’t attract a large audience…she still enjoys making them. With any form of art, you have to want it for yourself first in order to give it your best efforts, otherwise, you’re only creating what you think people want.

  29. Shannon1972 says:

    *Shannon bites lip and stares blankly into the computer screen. After several moments pass, she starts to type…*

    “NOPE. NOTHING THERE. I TRIED, BUT I JUST CANT MUSTER UP ANY EMOTION AT ALL FOR KRISTEN. IM UTTERLY INDIFFERENT. MAYBE I SHOULD CHECK OUT TODAY’S KARDASHIAN POST. THERE MUST BE ONE HERE SOMEWHERE…”

    …wanders off in search of Kardashians….

  30. val5 says:

    when you think she has bottomed out in terms of stupidity, another interview comes out and you see that her stupidity is a bottomless pit …. and how awful was her filthy arms in Cannes? ! she has real boils ! arrrghhhhh!

  31. nadia says:

    I can’t with her. It’s just ME ME ME ME ME all the time. That’s not art, it’s self-indulgence. Just saying something you want to say isn’t art. Anyone can say anything, not everyone can make people listen. Maybe once she starts making sense, and has something to say that actually gets to the meaning of some of her work, I’ll start watching her performances. But this is piss-poor promotion. Who wants to watch an actress who complains about her industry constantly playing a non-actress complaining about the industry? Just typing that made my head hurt.

  32. Intro Outro says:

    I read that paragraph on self-awareness two times and still can’t summarise her message in one sentence lol.

  33. aquarius64 says:

    Stewart is “choosing” artsy films? Studios are reluctant to cast her in a major film because she put TWO franchises at risk with her shenanigans. Stewart was jeopardizing the money – a cardinal sin in Hollywood no matter how good of an actor you think or actually are. Why do you think she and Pattinson “reconciled” so quickly: Summit was afraid Twi-hards would stay home on the last movie of the series. She still has to prove to the powers that be she will not drag a project she’s in through the mud with a worldwide scandal.

  34. Div says:

    It always amuses me how ‘new’ people (I’ve commented on here long enough that I recognize the handles of most regular commenters) come on KStew articles to
    have an incredibly over the top (either positive or negative) reaction to what she says. There is praise or criticism, and then there is craziness and I see a lot of the third her.

    She sounds like a pretentious hipster, but nothing on here warrants or is even interesting enough for some of the rants. She literally has the most bizarre group
    of Stans and anti-Stans out there

  35. Lux says:

    I’ve never liked her, or found her particularly interesting looking or pretty. So it pains me to admit it but damn does she rock that red hair. It lights her whole face up.

  36. David says:

    I will never understand why she feels she needs to call out other actors or insult other actors so often in interviews. She sounds sooo insecure. She has all of her success, yet she just constantly feels the need to show how she is so above everyone compares herself with what everyone else is doing. Saying how others are in it for money, how others act in films and how its not genuine , what wrong things others do with their careers. For literally years shes been trying to rationalize to everyone how she does it right, how when she does it, its from the heart, how she is the one who TRULY understands the art. How many other ways can you say it; your part of the precious circle of a handful people on earth who does it right and everyone else does it wrong, the rest of us just can’t see it, hence why you keep trying to, in great detail, explain it to us. I also had a laugh at “You know Twilight blew up- I’m EXTREMELY famous.”

  37. annalisa says:

    It sounds like she’s been reading the dictionary under the letter ‘t’. Traverse, traipse, transcendentally………

  38. LaurieH says:

    How do people “traverse” their careers?? Simple. 1) we do our jobs; and 2) don’t waste time under the apple tree contemplating how to “traverse” our careers.