Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson Address Rape Comments
Suddenly KStew is okay with fame—shocking!
Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner sat down for an interview with Entertainnment Weekly to discuss all the hooplah surrounding next week’s Eclipse premiere.
Check out some clips from the article:
Do you feel more at peace about being in the spotlight these days?
Stewart: I just feel more comfortable, more myself, and I feel less bare. I feel much more like nobody can take anything from me. Before, I felt literally like my chest was cracked open and people could just reach in and examine and pick at anything they wanted, and it just freaked me right out.
You got a lot of criticism recently for comparing the intrusiveness of the paparazzi to rape. The comment got blown out of proportion very quickly, and you apologized.
Stewart: I’m so sensitive about stuff like that. That is the one subject that means a lot to me. I made one movie directly concerning it [2004's Speak], and I made another one where my character has a horrible history of rape [2010's Welcome to the Rileys]. I talked to a lot of people about it. I used the wrong word. I should have said “violated.” But I’m young and emotional. It’s just the way it goes sometimes. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I just feel like people got so excited once they saw that it was me. It was like, “Sweet! Let’s get her!” And then for the people to exploit it under the guise of being morally upstanding is disgusting — and it embarrassed me because I was a part of it.
To see more of the interview go to EW.
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Sarah Polonsky is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.