Little White Lies Interview with Kristen Stewart: In Her Own Words
Kristen Stewart is featured in the September/October issue of Little White Lies magazine (UK). She was interviewed while in Cannes for On The Road.
Here’s part of her interview:
“At first, the reason I started doing this was literally just because I wanted a job. My parents are crew – my mom’s a script supervisor; my dad’s an AD – and I always looked up to them, I really totally completely glorified the movies. And so at first, I really just wanted the responsibility. I wanted adults to talk to me. I wanted to be involved. I was bored. Then I turned 13 and I did this movie called Speak… I mean, to do a date-rape movie at 13, it really affected me and I suddenly felt like things could be really important and really help people.
“I did this PSA [public service announcement] right after I did the movie and this enormous influx of people called in and said things that they had never told anyone before. And it hit me so f**king hard. I was like, ‘Wow, something that I love, something that was so personal to me’ – because at that point, I had never gotten any acknowledgement for anything I’d done, it really was just for me – ‘suddenly touched people.’ Movies, they can be important if you want them to be.”
“I made Welcome to the Rileys [in which Stewart played a young woman with emotional issues] a few years back and now I want to open two halfway houses, one in New Orleans and one in LA, and I want to make a documentary about why it’s important. But all this ridiculously empty charity work that you see? Like, you show up at an event and you wear a dress and you auction your dress off and you suddenly feel important. I want to do it right. Right now, I just feel it. It’s not to be wasted. Because I know my value is f**king strong.”
Read the rest at Little White Lies! This issue is on sale now.
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