April 29, 2015
Kristen Stewart Thinks "Hollywood Is Disgustingly Sexist," Slams People Seeking Fame
In the June issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., Kristen Stewart gets real about sexism in Hollywood. "Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard. Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It's crazy. It's so offensive it's crazy," she exclaimed. When it comes to people seeking fame, Stewart said she just doesn't understand it. "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 said. Stewart also touched upon body image explaining, "I'm a little bigger than sample size when I'm eating cheeseburgers and am happy and comfortable. 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." I agree with Stewart when it comes to Hollywood and sexism. You can see it in the way actors are interviewed and although it changes a little here and there, there are not that many wonderful roles for women over a certain age. Yes, I'm sure you can come up with a handful of brilliant roles in the last few years played by women who aren't 20 but the reality is, there aren't enough. Women's stories are starting to be told but there is a long way to go. I also think revealing weight, sleep and stress struggles is a positive thing. I mean, shoot, who can't relate? The more times 'famous' people share those things, the less stressed we will likely be about them in our own lives. But here is where I have a problem with this story. The cover girl of Harper's Bazaar U.K., is calling out the pointlessness of fame? Just doesn't compute for me. Being famous seems to work for her so far... You can check out the interview when the magazine hits the stands on April 30. What do you think of her statements? Speaking the truth or just being a blow hard?