Twilight star Kristen Stewart is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine and in her coverstory interview, she takes aim at the critics and “voracious, starving shit eaters” who criticize her red carpet poses (among other things). Well, now. Elsewhere in the mag, K. Stew looks all prettied up and glam in her VF photospread (shot by Mario Testino). Click below to see Kristen on the cover and in the pages of VF magazine and read what else she has to say about … stuff.
“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” Kristen Stewart tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Ingrid Sischy in July’s cover story. “I get some serious shit about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like shit in half my photos, and I don’t give a fuck. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving shit eaters who want to turn truth into shit. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!” On top of battling personal reluctance, Stewart also struggles with the public’s preconceived notions about her personality. “People have decided how they are going to perceive her,” Robert Pattinson tells V.F. of Stewart. “No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling” … Of her personal style, she tells us she’s evolved into loving wearing “some cool shit” from the world’s most respected and avant-garde designers, although she wasn’t always attuned to the power of fashion. “Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes. But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting—you don’t shave your legs!” Now past the initial sting of her harsh childhood critics, Stewart has developed into a wry and at-ease adult, and Sischy caught her in the mood for modest adventures—like when she takes the actress to a quiet, tucked-away table in the back of a Parisian seafood restaurant, where they are offered escargot, a dish that Stewart has never tried. After warily eyeing the snails, she dives right in—washing them down with white wine and bread—and says with a grin, “Pretty good. Though I just don’t want to eat a whole plate of them” … Of her life as a major star, she reflects on the moment when she realized that Twilight had changed her life. “You can Google my name and one of the first things that comes up is images of me sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and my dog. It was [taken] the day the movie came out. I was no one. I was a kid. I had just turned 18. In [the tabloids] the next day it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot. Big deal. But that changed my daily life instantly. I didn’t go out in my underwear anymore.”
Ah ha, the rebelliousness of Kristen Stewart is starting to rear it’s
ugly head. Look, I get it … no one likes to hear criticism about them, let alone about every. single. thing. that they do. Now that Kristen is getting more and more caché in Hollywood, she will start to test her strength little by little and let her true feelings and her true voice be heard. But, c’mon … can we please be real here? Kristen Stewart is still an awkward girl. She looks awkward in her films, she looks awkward in photographs and she looks awkward on the red carpet — and I’m not a “voracious, starving shit eater” for saying so. This girl has had an immense amount of fame heaped upon her for the mere fact that she won the role of a very popular book character. She is not beloved by her legion of fans because she is a stunningly adept actress nor is she adored because she is a stunning beauty. That’s not to say that she’s not a passable actress (well, in some cases) nor is that to say that she is not a beautiful young woman (IMHO, she is). My point is that the insane level of fame and fortune that K. Stew is enjoying would’ve been heaped upon whichever young actress won the role of Bella Swan in the first Twilight film. To her credit, I feel Kristen is getting better at acting and she is getting better at posing for photoshoots:
The true test of her fame will come years after the Twilight film franchise is over and hopefully long forgotten. She may have lucked out by nabbing the Twilight role but she was the chose actress for the part — she won the role and therefore everything that comes with it. It remains to be seen how she wields that power in her post-Twilight career. Honestly, I’ve yet to see anything that has convinced me that she is more than a one-trick pony. I hope to be proven wrong, tho. I’d love to see this young actress grow beyond the confines of Twilight. If she’s meant to be a bona fide star, she’ll have to prove that her fame is worth more than a serious of bad movies based on even worse books.