Kristen Stewart's Got That Wisdom Thing Down
8/28/2014 11:00 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Say what you will about Kristen Stewart -- you can say that she's gorgeous, a not-so-great actress, a very intelligent lady, all that stuff is fine -- but whatever you say, you know that the public as a whole has a pretty solid picture of who they think she is. After her affair with Rupert Sanders, and the way she brooded through "Twilight," not to mention the way she just seems awkward as hell in real life, it's easy to assume you know what she's all about. And Kristen knows that, guys. But she doesn't even care. Not even a little bit.
Kristen spoke with Vanity Fair France about her new movie, "Clouds of Sils Maria," and she said this incredibly wise, somewhat dramatic little thing:
I have very much fallen into every situation, every creative and not creative experience, that I have delved into, based on gut. Therefore true regret can never eat at me. In terms of what people consume about you and then subsequently how they shape their opinion of you, none of it is wrong. It's all a varied assortment of whatever flavors they've picked up at the newsstand or in the theater or on the Internet. But that literally is something that is not designed by me and so it's not something that bothers me.
But I don't want to add to this already pre-existing, enormous mound of salacious bulls--- that isn't real. That's not me defending anything. That's true. Just being in the middle of it it's weird to comment on it. But I feel oddly capable of stepping outside and going, 'Isn't it obvious to everyone?' I mean, it's fun, like Valentine says, in 'Sils Maria.' The stories are fun, but do you not realize that there are characters that have been cast in the media and people like to get their weekly fill on these stories. It's like soap opera.
I try not to let it mess with me, because my true personal life, as much as people think they know about it, they don't know d--- s---. Who could? By the way, nobody knows. Nobody knows what the f--- is going on. You're going to die. You're going to lay next to the people that you know the most in life, the people that you're going to grow old with. But you're going to lay next to them in the middle of the night deeply curious about them and who they are, because nobody f---ing knows anything.
Yeah, it gets a little weird at the end there, what with the "you're going to die" bit, but overall, this is really smart. It's great that Kristen doesn't let tabloids and gossip affect her, because it shouldn't. She's living her life as she sees fit, and really, what else do you need in life? Oh, besides the phrase "d--- s---." Let's get that one started immediately.