Kristen Stewart is uncomfortable with fame. You don’t need to hear her say this to know this; just watch her at any public event or interview or other moment where a hungry camera or notebook wants a piece of her. And they always want a piece of her.
In her new Q&A cover story in Interview magazine, the 19-year-old actress articulates her discomfort perhaps as simply as I’ve ever heard anyone say before: “I wish I could take more walks.”
Now, the rich and famous complaining about being rich and famous doesn’t always go over well. But in Kristen’s case it feels less like spoiled whining and more like genuine awkwardness. I mean, she admitted to being nervous about saying hello to a 6-year-old: “Yeah. I’m just sort of intimidated by kids. I didn’t know what to say.”
That’s quite a thing for the star of one of the biggest young adult franchises in history to say out loud. Um, honey, kids are a huge chunk of your audience.
Kristen’s interview with famed director/actor Dennis Hopper was actually rather interesting (but don’t ask me why magazines keep asking actors to interview other actors; unemployed journalists everywhere are unamused).
It started off with her thanking him for the interview and delved more into fame and the films from there.
P.s. These shades have officially wrested the “least useful sunglasses ever award” away from Kanye West.
On how Twilight has overtaken her life:
On how the movies could be better:
On what how 10-year-olds don’t get subtext:
On her skyrocketing fame:
On how she handles the tabloids:
From the looks of the behind-the-scenes video of her cover shoot, Kristen is no more comfortable doing photo sessions either. She seems disinterested, amused by the absurdity, possibly bored and a little sleepy — maybe all four at once.
So, what do you think about Kristen’s conflicted feelings about fame? Is it fair for her to grumble? And, seriously, what’s up with those sunglasses?