Susan Sarandon Praises Kristen Stewart And The Kardashians (VIDEO)
Speaking with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, Sarandon discussed the impact social media has had on celebrity and fame. It’s added increased scrutiny for stars, whether because fans are using Twitter and Instagram to track their every move, or because they’re being urged to put themselves out there and interact. Stewart falls in the former category, whereas the Kardashians are definitely in the latter.
“So much becomes about the way you look and how much weight you have,” Sarandon said, calling it a big “distraction.” She went on, “I admire, you know, the Kristen Stewarts of the world, who can maintain their sanity and keep working and seem authentic when they’re under so much scrutiny all the time. It’s horrible.”
On the other end of the spectrum, Sarandon said, “The Kardashians obviously have it down to a science. But that’s all they do, so that’s their job.” She added, “I don’t know how they do it. They’ve lived with [TV] crews their entire lives, and they do it really well.”
“They’ve monetized everything,” Sarandon said, giving props to Kris Jenner. “The mother is amazing. You know, what she’s done, starting with a porno film and look [now] they’ve got a whole — they could buy America!” Watch below to see Sarandon’s full comments.