Why Kristen Stewart Still Has No Interest in Being Famous

Kristen Stewart started her robust career at the age of ten, starring in the film The Safety of Objects, and then going on to star alongside the famous Jodie Foster in Panic Room a few years later. However, it wasn’t until she landed the role of Bella Swan in the worldwide phenomenon, Twilight (and its four subsequent films) that she was catapulted into superstardom. After the first film hit theatres, Stewart immediately became a household name. For better or for worse, the film made her extraordinarily famous and easily recognizable.

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Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

Stewart inadvertently added fuel to the famous fire when she began dating her Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson. As Pattinson played her love interest on and off camera, fans were completely obsessed and enamored with their every move. Trying to gain some semblance of control around their lives and their relationship, they opted never to speak about it in public. In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Stewart gave her reasoning on why the former couple made that choice.

The Twilight era

“When me and Rob were together, we did not have an example to go by. So much was taken from us that, in trying to control one aspect, we were just like, ‘No, we will never talk about it. Never. Because it’s ours,’” the 29-year-old confessed.

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Of course, it’s been a long-time since Stewart and Pattinson dated. In recent years, it seems that Stewart has been more interested in women as romantic partners. Unfortunately, this decision has occasionally caused issues in her career. Some people in the entertainment industry have gone so far as to say that if she remained closeted about her romantic relationships with women, she could land more big-name roles in the industry. 

“I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favour, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people like that. Literally, life is a huge popularity contest,” Stewart recounted.

Why Stewart doesn’t care about being famous

But popularity has never been something that Stewart is concerned with or even has any interest in. In the past, she’s caught lots of heat for saying she disliked being famous but, her opinions on the matter haven’t changed much in recent times. Rather than wanting all the attention that comes along with being a successful actress, Stewart is far more interested in the craft of acting. She finds the most joy in getting to do the work rather than the fame that is often the product of doing good work on huge projects.

Stewart just wants to work

“I’ve tried to say this before, and I don’t think I’ve ever articulated it properly… but people get mad at you because you’re in such a grand position, so if you don’t hold that up, you don’t deserve it. I never valued the fame thing as much as I valued the experiences I got to do while working, and it perplexed me so much… Some people were like, ‘You ungrateful asshole!’ and I was like, ‘ Yeah, completely, I don’t want to be famous, I want to do my work,!'” the Charlie’s Angels actress declared.

Charlie’s Angels

We certainly can’t blame Stewart for her opinions, even if they aren’t very popular ones. We look forward to seeing her do more of the work in her upcoming film, Charlie’s Angels.