Kristen Stewart: “I Want To Keep My Private Life Private”
Kristen Stewart is defending her tendency to come off as “guarded” and “preoccupied’ by clarifying how she feels about privacy.
Stewart’s new film Equals is all about the struggle to hide feelings in a future society that suppresses emotions like love, and she was posed interesting question by Buzzfeed. “How do you figure out a way to maintain honesty while also maintaining privacy?” asked the outlet, to which she replied, “I think it’s totally dependent on context.”
“If somebody’s being honest with me, and there’s an honest, genuine question asked, I do not ever shy away from it. I am drawn to it. All I want to do as an actor is reveal myself, rather than construct something that I can take credit for as somebody who tells stories,” explains Stewart. “I’m not telling stories. I’m drawn to stories that I have inside me. Even if they’re deeply buried, there’s probably a reason why I’m attracted to things. So the process of making the movie is answering those questions.”
She continued, “So usually, when people find me to be, you know, maybe too preoccupied with my privacy, I’m not at all. In fact, I just have a pretty good gauge of when somebody’s asking an honest question, or an honest question without intention. So honesty with just ugly motives, I’m totally opposed to that.”
“So I want to keep my private life private, I suppose, but only in terms of selling it,” Stewart went on to say. “I’m not private. I just really want to be true to myself. I have this aversion to faux journalism. It’s some bullsh*t. Like people are like, ‘Oh, I want to ask you a really dishonest question, and then judge you for being a liar.’ It’s like, ‘Well, yeah. You asked me a dishonest question, therefore I’m going to avoid you.'”
Stewart added, “And it’s not me being guarded. It’s actually me wanting truth, rather than feeding into bullsh*t.” TELL US: What do you think of Kristen Stewart’s take on privacy?