Just Shut Up and Let Me GoPosted: March 10, 2009
Actually what am I saying? Of course there is. We’ve gone from a Billy-Bob-blood-carrying Angie, to an erratic Courtney Love, to a couch-jumping Tom Cruise and I’ve barely skimmed the list of Hollywood Crackpots.
The difference with these people is that they do have charisma: a certain shimmering charm that ties the public to them and their quirks, making every unpredictable act an entertainment in its own right.
Kristen Stewart though…
I know quite a large amount of people who hate their jobs and quite rightly so. I know people ploughing away in supermarkets or busting their asses in clothes shops for a begrudging minimum wage. I know people dragging themselves into bleak offices and spending the day paper pushing or tracking people down on the phone when all they want to do is be out taking photographs or painting or writing. I know people temping as teachers when they dreamed of being psychologists or international translators.
Yet no matter how down these people get, they never look as constantly inconvenience as Kristen Stewart ALWAYS seems to. You would honestly thing she was dragged kicking and screaming into the film industry, rather than it being a career she’s pursued constantly from a young age.
I never cease to be amazed by how awkward and socially-retarded she is: it’s literally bewildering.
Why is it all she can seem to do is scowl at interviewers whenever they dare to ask her a question? Honestly, check out this short view of her being asked some random questions for the interviewer’s This or That section, and count the amount of times she rolls her eyes.
Why is it that every time she’s asked anything about Twilight she does her trademark eye roll and grumbles about how she hates the book and the film and the fans and the attention? In the interview with Nylon, she says on being questioned about the Twilight madness: “Anywhere we’d go for Twilight was a psychotic situation. The sound was deafening, and it’s thoughtless, as well… You get a slew of all these bullshit questions like, ‘What’s it like to kiss a vampire?’ and ‘How much do you love Robert?’ Then you’ll get one that’s actually real, but you’re like, ‘No, I can’t right now, I can’t even consider [it].”
Really? The Twilight fan base is made up of teeny-boppers who love Robbie P, so of course they aren’t going to be asking hard hitting questions! Humour them, they do pay your wages after all!
The whole teenager-angst act she has going on is so frustrating when she has the potential to give good interviews if she stopped constantly feeling sorry for herself. The following piece of wisdom is from an interview with Cinimatical:
Interviewer: I asked Mr. Pattinson if he ever dreams of being an actor in the era before the internet, as it’s hard to imagine Sarah Bernhardt or Laurence Olivier reading blog postings about themselves. Do you miss that kind of isolation?
Kristen: Yeah; those people were held in reverence — and I’m not saying that’s what actors of this day deserve — but they were kept on — not a higher pedestal — but they were just on a different plane. They were unattainable, and they were only to be understood through the characters that they played. And I appreciate that so much more. You ruin so much, you take so much of the mystery away. Because actors aren’t … we’re normal people. We’ve had, like, sort of crazy experiences that I guess people want to know about, but there’s no reason to be asking them about their deep inner thoughts about life and love and what it is to live forever and stuff like that. It’s like, “Watch the movie and think for yourself, how about that?”
See? Actual grown-up sense.
One last big thing that gets me about her is the physical awkwardness. Now I really will never judge someone for being really nervous and uncomfortable in the spotlight considering I’m the exact same myself. As soon as eyes are on me, I blush bright red and either babble like a maniac or completely clam up. Because of this I would never pursue a career in the public eye.
On her infamous interview with David Letterman, Kristen rolled her eyes, chewed her lip, fidgeted in her chair, barely answered questions civilly and was all twitchy-eyed. In the interview I linked earlier on in the piece, she rocks back and forth in her chair …while rolling her eyes and scowling. Now I knew a few kids like this when I was in school. One of them nearly ended up in prison and another is famous in my area for being a complete headcase to be avoided when possible for fear of personal safety…I’m just saying.
All this being said, if she was a Dakota-esque actress, she could be somewhat forgiven for her anti-social and ungrateful behaviour. However this is not the case.
After seeing the Twilight, I was genuinely at a loss trying to figure out what had possessed whoever cast her. Granted the acting in the film wasn’t high-class across the board, but Kristen’s wooden portrayal of Bella Swan as the constantly scowling and unnervingly-awkward teenager was a Worst Performance Winner by far …even beating off Robbie P’s “Omg I can smell her blood” nose-covering act in the classroom (cringe-tastic!). Every emotion that Bella was supposed to experience in that film came across as one thing: disdain.
A lot of women have been cast in films not based on their acting ability, but rather their aesthetic appeal, and considering the lack of thespian talent bestowed on Miss Stewart, her being attractive might be seen has the boost onto the ladder. However (and please don’t think I’m being cruel) I have never seen her look obviously attractive, so to the list of Things That Bemuse Me About The Fact That Kristen Stewart Is Now Famous is the fact that she is peculiar looking –not in a ‘Man, you uuuuugly’ way, just in a ‘Are you actually attractive?’ way.
Here are some pictures from her past interviews with Nylon magazine, and if someone could solve the mystery for me, I’d be very much in your debt! =D