Kristen Stewart On Lack Of Diversity: “Do Something” Instead Of “Complaining” (VIDEO)
UPDATE: Variety has corrected its original story to clarify that Stewart was speaking in the interview about gender equality, not diversity.
Kristen Stewart says that “instead of sitting around and complaining” about the lack of diversity in movies, people should “do something” to change the problem. The actress, who’s at the Sundance Film Festival promoting her movie Certain Women, suggests, “Go write something. Go do something” to fix the issue. See the video below.
In a video interview with Variety, Stewart starts off by saying, “It’s hard for me to speak to that because it’s awkward,” since she’s constantly getting film work. “I have something in front of me all the time,” she notes, adding, “it sounds weird for me to sit around and be like, ‘It’s not fair.'” Stewart then says she also doesn’t have a problem with the pay gap between men and women. She explains, “Guys make more money because their movies make more money… It makes sense.”
Stewart feels one need to empower themselves. “If you feel there’s lack of something… Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something. Go write something. Go do something,” she says.
The actress, of course, acknowledges that it’s easier said than done. “It’s hard to get movies made. It’s a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies?” But going back to complaints about diversity, she expresses, “That subject is just like so prevalently everywhere right now, and it’s boring.”
Check out the video below in which Kristen Stewart says that instead of “complaining” about the issue of lack of diversity, people should “do something.”