Professional sullen teenager Kristen Stewart took a break from writing emo poetry and moping around the house and rolling her eyes at her mom’s new boyfriend (“Oh my god, this morning he said ‘pass the moo juice’. Steve is THE WORST”) to do a photo shoot in the grocery store wearing head-to-toe Chanel for Elle magazine (via NY Daily News) and talk to them about how dope her career is. Specifically how she’s totally not one of those conformist Hollywood actresses who let a studio turn her into a product marketed to the mainstream public:
“As soon as you start thinking about your career as a trajectory — like, as if you’re going to miss out on some wave or momentum — then you’re never doing anything for yourself anyway. Then you’re truly, actually, specifically working for the public. You’re turning yourself into a bag of chips.”
And that’s why you’ll NEVER see her flashing a smile to the paps, because KStew keeps it real! KStew doesn’t play that phony pageant queen Vaseline-on-the-teeth bullshit! But also because she knows she’ll take shit for it:
“Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo — not that I ever would — that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for. They’d be like, ‘Now you’re going to give it up, now you’re a sellout.’ Like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?”
Personally, I never want to see her flashing her pearly whites for the paps. It would be so weird! Kristen Stewart without a scowl is like a day without sunshine or a Kardashian without an ass full of medical grade silicone. Plus, imagine how deeply disturbing it would be for the photographers watching KStew try to bust out an awkward smile in person: think Wednesday Addams after she’s finished serving time in the Harmony Hut, but with a Bauhaus soundtrack. Did you feel that too?? I literally just got the same feeling I had when I watched The Ring for the first time.
Here’s more of Kristen Stewart serving up some sulky over-it supermarket realness for Elle.