Kristen Stewart Talks American Vs. French Filmmaking & Remains One Of The Most Honest Actresses In Showbiz
We already know that Kristen Stewart is usually proclaimed as not being your "typical" Hollywood actress — whatever the societal construct of "typical" has led us to believe. And recently, actresses like Stewart have been bravely proclaiming their distaste with the Hollywood machine, and I respect her all the more for it. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Stewart opened up about Hollywood and her film Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she made history as the first American actress to win at France's 40th César Awards.
The film portrays the story of an aging actress played by Juliette Binoche and Stewart as her loyal assistant. Binoche's character agrees to star in a theatrical revival in which she now plays the older woman, and a vapid younger actress, played by Chloe Moretz, is cast in her previous role. In the interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stewart shared her insight about the current state of celebrity, and how the film is bringing light to the strange world. She said,
One thing is for sure, Stewart will let you know when you are full of it. She's already proven to be a strong and outspoken feminist, and she continues to bravely make strides to separate herself from the crop of actresses that may only be seen as a facade of celebrity. Becoming a household name with her role in Twilight, Stewart wants to prove she is more than that, and her role in Clouds of Sils Maria does just that.
She told THR that playing an assistant was a great new challenge, saying, "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.'"
That's what Stewart is about: telling true stories, and those about women in particular, which is a beautiful and inspiring thing to see. She said,
Her thoughts might be controversial to American filmmakers, but as an American actress, Stewart knows first-hand the talks behind the scenes and what propels film in this country. As a woman, I am proud of the filmmakers and actresses in Hollywood who continually speak out about these stories and why they are important to tell. Stewart continued,
But still, Stewart will not back down and instead of cowering in the face of an industry that likes to attack her personal life, she chooses to fight for her voice within it saying,
I think the only way we can make a change is to celebrate, write, and share about the artistry and humanity that lies in film, and if we have passionate, intelligent, aware, and talented actors like Stewart leading the way, the positive changes will continue to come.
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