Kristen has been making the rounds promoting her new movie “Still Alice,” and reveals in an interview with Salon that the common tabloid perception about here is all wrong.
Sh’s been painted as someone who has no regard for anything, whether it’s what people say about her, how she looks or what she says. But the I-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude ascribed to her is all wrong.
“I’m like, actually, no one gives a f*ck like me,” she tells the magazine. “No one gives more of a f*ck than me. It’s just ironic to me. I’m always like, really?”
In fact, sometimes she’s not even sure during interviews why she says the things she says.
“I find myself saying things that I hear other people say, where I’m like, ‘okay, you’re lying.’ But I say the same thing, and I wonder if people think I’m lying when I say, oh, we were just a big family on set!”
“I hate that stuff. People always ask if I chose the projects I’ve chosen because I’m trying to redefine myself or people’s perception of me. Uh, no. In a word, nah.”
She also makes clear that she not only loves her work, but she’s highly passionate about it. It often leaves her fumbling for words. She tells the magazine:
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.”
At heart Kristen appears to be an existentialist:
“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.”
Although she’s been passed over for acting awards so far by the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes, she says “Still Alice” is one of her most important films, for reasons that are not so obvious.
“You can f*ck 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. I will sit and watch one of my films with a little list of checks and balances and this finally took that away. Usually, the first time is never a proper experience, it’s always getting over hang-ups and weird memories, and this time it was just absolutely undeniable. What [Moore] does needed to be done. It’s so important.”
Stewart has nothing to say about her personal life and recent rumors she may be bi-sexual or lesbian. She has a close relationship with her long-time personal assistant Alicia Cargile.
Kristen spent the holidays in Hawaii with Cargile. They were spotted holding hands and Kristen also draped her arm around her as they enjoyed the islands, fueling even more rumors about her sexuality.
Whatever the case, she keeps her personal life off-bounds. She wants people to focus on her work, that’s what she loves most.
“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,” she says.
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