Kristen Stewart: Twilight Sex Scene Was “Agony”
Kristen Stewart opens up about filming sex scenes, sexism in Hollywood, and even her weight in a new interview in Harper’s Bazaar UK. The star is the magazine’s featured star for June, with two different covers created for subscribers and newsstands buyers. See photos below!
Stewart has filmed a number of sex scenes throughout her career, including a particularly intense one with Robert Pattinson in the Twilight Saga. Asked for her take on getting down and dirty for the camera, the actress says, “I only hate them when they’re contrived. That’s when it’s grotesquely uncomfortable.” She explains, “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. Which sucks, because I wanted it to be so good.”
While we have no doubt fans loved the finished result, the pressure Stewart placed on herself is interesting, particularly because she believes the industry is inherently unfair to women. “Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard. Hollywood is disgustingly sexist,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar UK. “It’s crazy. It’s so offensive it’s crazy.”
And being famous also falls under the “crazy” category for Stewart. “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,” she complains. All that said, and despite Hollywood’s harsh glare, Stewart expresses confidence with her body. “I’m a little bigger than sample size when I’m eating cheeseburgers and am happy and comfortable,” she says.
The movie star continues, “If I’m stressed or working, the weight falls off. My weight and my sleep are tied to my nervous system. Sometimes I’ll sleep for 12 hours a night and sometimes sleep just doesn’t exist for me for a couple of months.” The full interview hits newsstands on Thursday. Check out both of Stewart’s covers below!