With fame comes cameras documenting the daily lives of celebrities from the moments they choose to share to the ones that they don't. Along with this comes the constant questions from interviewers, which most of the time celebrities will happily answer. Then there are those questions which steer away from the movie, focusing on the look of the actor or actress rather than the role they have starred in. These sexist and unnecessary questions have caused actors to get up and walk out of interviews, or straight up tell the person interviewing that the question is ridiculous.
The tables have turned now, as Kristen Stewart - who is someone who always stands up for what she believes in - and Jesse Eisenberg have teamed up for an hilariously awkward interview for Funny or Die.
The twist is that Kristen and Jesse are interviewing each other
Then the questions seem to get a little strange, mentioning facial peels, "bulking up," favorite designers, dating lives, and so on. Basically anything but the movie!
In this hilarious video the questions have been swapped, making the interview even funnier
Although this video is a spoof, it is not far from the reality of the pointless questions which hard working actors get asked all the time!
Check it out here:
Jesse and Kristen sure have a fair point! Interviewers really should take note.
Just within these past few months actors and actresses have routinely received inappropriate questions in interviews, but most of them handled it like the stars they are. Take a look at two recent times interviewers stepped across the line of what is appropriate and what is not:
In a horribly awkward interview in Australia with Kiis FM , Amy Schumer was asked a whole lot of really pointless questions. In the end, she just caved and could not hide her unhappy feelings any longer, telling the interviewers straight up after being asked "Do you have the word 'skanky' in America?"
"We do have that word ..That's a rude question."
Cara Delevingne did a radio satellite interview for Paper Towns on a morning show called Good Day Sacramento. The interview really went horribly off topic, where she was asked sexist and condescending questions. One of the worst questions of all was, "Did you get a chance to read the script?'' where she sarcastically responded:
"Uh, no I never read the book, or the script. I kind of winged it."
Reese Witherspoon's #AskHerMore
Reese Witherspoon famously slammed sexist Red Carpet Questions and asked Journalists to #AskHerMore instead of just focusing on her looks:
❤️ this movement #AskHerMore..have you heard of it? It's meant to inspire reporters to ask creative questions on the red carpet. I love the Oscars AND fashion like many of you - & am excited to share #WhoAmIWearing later tonight. (not yet!!) But I'd also love to answer some of these Qs....And hear your suggestions?! (Share em below!) There are so many amazing, talented nominees this year..! Let's hear their stories! Spread the word. #AskHerMore #Oscars #Countdown
Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes added this note in response to Reece's campaign:
Interviewers seem to forget that the actors are real people. They so often don't seem to be able to separate the fantasy of a character from the reality of a real person sitting in front of them. The interview with Jesse and Kristen was totally light-hearted, but they really make a point about the sexist questions both genders can encounter in interviews.