As a kid growing up under the harsh glare of the media spotlight, there's not much Kristen Stewart doesn't know about the cult of celebrity. The outspoken star has recently become bolder in her interviews, and it's fascinating to hear her views about the media circus that constantly surrounds her.
What does it all come down to? Well, Kristen Stewart says MONEY:
"If you think about the source of it all, which is really the big, big, big green monster of cash, there’s just no way that that’s stopping.
It’s a new industry — celebrity news is a whole new form of entertainment — and it’s a huge, booming, f***ing money-making industry, so why would it stop?"
Kristen is hounded by the press non-stop, but she just keeps her cool - typified below in her wry smile when paps ask her when she's coming out:
So why does she keep on trucking? Because she's passionate, that's why:
"I love what I do and so it’s worth protecting. Hopefully, one day people’s priorities will shift a little bit.
Why aren’t we mentioning the fact that it’s so crazy that there are so many people that are so full of it? And why are we consuming them en masse?"
At least some good has come of living under the paparazzi microscope: Kristen used her experience to inform her Cesar-winning performance in Clouds of Sils Maria:
"I’ve seen so many of those scenes play out in real life. You know, weird stuff goes on behind closed doors, and we [Clouds’ makers] sort of open them up and go, ‘This is what might be going on in this woman’s life.'"
If you've seen Clouds of Sils Maria, you'll know how much Kristen threw herself into the role...