And it’s awful. But no, really. Look at that cover. Just look at what they did to her. Kristen Stewart is a pretty person, but Vogue really didn’t do her any favors here. I think what happened is that she’s wearing too much makeup, especially around the eyes, and the color, along with her greasy hair, dead eyes, and open mouth, make her look a little sickly. Also, that shirt is so stupid. Way to drop the ball, Vogue.
As for the interview, it’s kind of lame. It was done before that whole cheating thing, of course, so it’s just more of her talking about how real she is and how she’s just doing all of this for Art and blah blah Serious Actor*. Here are a few excerpts:
On being totally real: “I know if you haven’t thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition. But, dude, honestly? I can’t. People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it. But, you know, I’m not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, ‘OK, I’m really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public?’ I wouldn’t know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can’t.”
On the Beat generation: “There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardized version. It’s not necessarily a rebellious thing, it’s just who they are. That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I’m fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn’t even alive then. It’s the loyalty aspect of it all. I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don’t get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive.”
It always makes me laugh when Kristen Stewart talks like that, like she’s so above all the actors who take roles and do things for fame. Because, you know, Twilight. And as for the rest of it, uh, whatever, I guess. When is she going to be doing her next interview? That one might be vaguely interesting.
*Why isn’t Kristen dating Shia LaBeouf?