Kristen Stewart Talks Feminism In New Wonderland Magazine Interview (PHOTOS)
A literally smoking Kristen Stewart sounds off on feminism in the new issue of Wonderland magazine. The actress, seen taking a drag off of a cigarette in the black-and-white pictorial (see below), answers the magazine’s question about what feminism means in 2015.
Stewart says, “I feel like some girls around my age are less inclined to say, ‘Of course I’m a feminist, and of course I believe in equal rights for men and women,’ because there are implications that go along with the word feminist that they feel are too in-your-face or aggressive.” Dispelling the erroneous notion that feminists are anti-men, she adds, “A lot of girls nowadays are like, ‘Eww, I’m not like that.’ They don’t get that there’s no one particular way you have to be in order to stand for all of the things feminism stands for.”
Touching on a subject she’s previously mentioned, Stewart reiterates how she would like to direct. “I wrote a sick, short film that I’m really proud of,” she tells the magazine. Stewart explains, “It’s more abstract rather than super narrative. It’s like a poem; it’s about water. People ask, ‘Why not just direct a feature?’ But I want to play around first. I want to have experience. I think the first thing I’m going to make will live in the in-between moments.”
Next up for Stewart are the César Awards in Paris on February 20. Stewart is the first U.S.-born actress in 30 years to be nominated for France’s biggest movie award since Julia Migenes received a nod for the film Carmen in 1984. Stewart is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Clouds of Sils Maria.
What do you think about Stewart’s comments about feminism in Wonderland magazine? Do you agree or not? And share your thoughts about her cover and cigarette photo.