Kristen Stewart Calls Gender Inequality In Hollywood Discussion "Boring” & Makes Unrealistic Suggestions For Change
In a recent sit-down interview with Variety, actress Kristen Stewart addressed gender equality (or lack of thereof) in ol’ Tinsel Town, U.S.A. “Like in any business that’s so old, it’s going to have a somewhat narrow view,” she began, “And it’s expanding quickly on so many levels.” Aaaaand then, things begin to get a little murky.
“It’s hard for me to speak to that because, it’s awkward,” the Twilight star went on, “I’m so f**king lucky and so stimulated and driven, like, not bored, and I have something in front of me all the time. It sounds weird for me to sit around and be like, ‘It’s not fair!’ Guys make more money because their movies make more money. Let’s start making more movies. It makes sense.”
Wait, what? Last time I checked, the lack of gender equality in Hollywood is not a product of women not trying to make more movies/not trying to make more money/not trying to land big budget films/not trying to be regarded as equals; actresses aren’t treated like their male counterparts because sexism is a real thing. But hey, K. Stew knows that: back in an April 2015 interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K., the Still Alice actress spoke out against Hollywood sexism, stating, “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.”
“Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something,” Stewart told Variety. “Go write something, go do something. That’s easy to say, like, f**k, it’s hard to get movies made. It’s a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now, it’s boring.”
I like you K. Stew, but I do not dig this weirdly dismissive response to a serious issue. May our conversations be "boring" and progressive until all is right with the world.