And just like that, a giant basket filled with freshly-baked L. Rons and a card reading “XO – Your pals at the Scientology center” appeared on Kristen Stewart’s doorstep.
Totally over-it teenager cosplayer Kristen Stewart is currently hustling her new movie Equals. From what I’ve gleaned in about 0.2 seconds of research, Equals is sort of like Logan’s Run meets Zardoz meets Kristen Stewart’s real-life personality. Basically it’s about a bunch of people in the future who have no emotions. According to The Daily Beast, the emotionless future people in Equals is an allegory for the pilled-up teens of today. That might sound like a bit of a reach, but not to KStew.
“‘Oh, do you feel something? We can help you with that.’ Self-exploration goes out the door with medication. You go, ‘Oh god, I have a little stomachache,’ and they say, ‘Here, we can help you with that.’ Well, why do you have that stomachache? Maybe it’s because your head’s in your stomach, so maybe there’s something you’re ignoring that you can work out. No, I completely agree.”
But it’s not just Big Pepto that KStew is coming after. There’s also a page in her burn book dedicated to antidepressants. When TDB brought up an anecdote about people they knew feeling better after they flush all their Zoloft, KStew had this to add:
“Yeah. As far as we know, you have one shot at this and it can be so fucking beautiful, so why lessen the feeling of anything? Why numb yourself? I’m not on antidepressants. I think it’s bizarre.”
I’m sure there are a lot of feet kicking out seats for KStew to have a seat on, but to be fair, I think antidepressants are bizarre to her because she just doesn’t understand them. Of course popping pills to feel better is weird to someone whose brain releases a burst of calming endorphins every time they shrug or roll their eyes or say “fucking” for the 1,486th time during an interview.
Because Kristen Stewart’s character in Equals falls in love with Nicholas Hoult’s character, which is apparently a no-no in their future world, she started talking about people being denied love. Specifically, shitty-haired LGTB love hater Kim Davis. I was hoping KStew would spread her butt cheeks and rip a hot stinky fart of bitchiness in Kim Davis’ general direction, but KStew doesn’t hate her that much. In fact, KStew just feels bad for her.
“Honestly, it makes me so deeply uncomfortable. I feel really bad for her. Anyone who’s so closed off to things that are so apparent? Imagine what else she’s missing out on in life. I’m not making any grand statements about her personally, but if something so glaringly obvious, such as this subject…That’s why I feel bad for her. It’s like, ‘Oh, buddy, that must suck.’ That fear of the unknown cripples people, breeds hate, and it’s just very sad.”
I don’t know why, but I love that KStew referred to Kim Davis as “buddy.” You know that pissed off Kim Davis so much.
Here’s the anti-antidepressant crusader on her way to an event for Equals as well as the TIFF premiere earlier today.