Kristen Stewart has joined the ever-growing list of female celebrities who have been publicly calling out sexism in Hollywood of late. The Hollywood star also admits that she hates being famous, often pondering why anyone would aspire to be a star.
Fame is the worst thing in the world. Especially if it’s pointless. When people say, ‘I want to be famous’, Why? You don’t do anything.”
The actress, famous for her role in the Twilight series, and most recently starred in Clouds Of Sils Maria, where she played a personal assistant to a famous Hollywood celebrity – recently made history for becoming the first American actress to win France’s César award, speaks frankly about gender politics in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar UK, she blasted Hollywood as ‘offensive’ and ‘disgustingly sexist’, Stewart has hit out at the industry which ‘makes women work harder’.
You don’t do anything. Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard. Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It’s crazy. It’s so offensive it’s crazy. Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard. Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It’s crazy. It’s so offensive it’s crazy.”
The actress also discussed how she agonised over her sex scene with former boyfriend Robert Pattinson in the Twilight franchise – explaining she felt pressure to live up to what fans wanted to see in the vampire love scene, and it led to a few sleepless nights.
I only hate (sex scenes) when they’re contrived. That’s when it’s grotesquely uncomfortable. On Twilight we had to do the most epic sex scene of all time. It had to be transcendent and otherworldly, inhuman, better sex than you can possibly ever imagine, and we were like, ‘How do we live up to that?’ It was agony… I wanted it to be so good.”
The Twilight star plays a personal assistant to a big Hollywood star in new movie The Clouds Of Sils Maria, opposite Juliette Binoche.