Kristen Stewart: “I Deeply Care What People Think”
Kristen Stewart has been criticized as coming off as aloof and indifferent. But according to the actress herself, it matters very much what people think of her.
“I deeply care what people think. I’m an actor — all I care about is being understood. All I want to do is convey myself,” she tells Stellar, the Daily Telegraph’s lifestyle magazine, in an interview released on Saturday.
Stewart goes on, “When I feel like I haven’t [conveyed myself], it drives me crazy. If I feel like I haven’t done a good job — or if I’ve projected a weird, tainted version of myself because I feel insecure — I walk away from those situations being really regretful.”
“So as I’ve gotten older I think, ‘You’re not going to be happy unless you breathe through this and stay completely yourself,'” she continues. “At the end of the day, you can own that. But what you don’t want to own is saying things you don’t mean and trying to be something you’re not.”
Stewart’s interview was timed to the Australian release of Café Society, which came out in the U.S. back in July. Here in the States, the actress is currently promoting Certain Women, which had a limited release last week, and next month’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which is generating awards season buzz.