Kristen Stewart Did NOT Talk About Rupert Sanders In “Marie Claire”, Despite Reports

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Kristen Stewart Rupert Sanders Marie Claire Interview

By Shari Weiss |

Kristen Stewart Rupert Sanders Marie Claire Interview

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Kristen Stewart did NOT specifically talk about Rupert Sanders in the new excerpts from her Marie Claire cover story, despite reports twisting her comments and putting words in her mouth.

As Gossip Cop reported, the first glimpse of Stewart’s August 2015 interview was released earlier Monday. The actress candidly opened up about her “traumatic” early 20s and her “debilitating” teen years. Straight from the magazine’s release, Stewart was quoted as saying:

“On her success at a young age: ‘Between ages 15 and 20, it was really intense. I was constantly anxious. I was kind of a control freak. If I didn’t know how something was going to turn out, I would make myself ill, or just be locked up or inhibited in a way that was really debilitating.’

On her past and moving forward: ‘Speaking very candidly, it was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kick-started something in me that was a bit more feral.’”

NOWHERE in the released quotes, or in the article on the Marie Claire website, did Stewart mention Sanders, their affair, or anything related to the cheating scandal. But a number of outlets are jumping to conclusions, unfairly making assumptions and associating her comments with something that isn’t actually mentioned even once. While readers are free to interpret Stewart’s quotes, it is irresponsible for news organizations to flat-out state the star said something when she didn’t.

The Daily Mail, for instance, ran the headline, “Kristen Stewart on how she survived the ‘traumatic’ scandal of her affair with director Rupert Sanders as she stars on the cover of Marie Claire.” Celebuzz announced, “Kristen Stewart Talks Affair with Rupert Sanders: My Early 20s Were ‘Traumatic.'” And TMZ, in a plug for its Fishwrapper sister site, even tweeted, “Kristen Stewart FINALLY opens up on Rupert Sanders cheating scandal… that changed her LIFE?”

The sensational misrepresentation of Stewart’s interview is why many stars are actually loathe to be candid and vulnerable with the media. It’s a shame that, though Stewart actually opened up, her quotes couldn’t just be taken at face-value. Once again, certain outlets felt the need to push deeper, and they did so inaccurately.


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