You know how Kristen Stewart is meant to be consistently upset that Robert Pattinson has a new girlfriend/potential fiancée in the form of FKA Twigs? Even though Kristen, well, seems to have what the tabloids call a ‘galpal’ of her own?
Maybe this anecdote from time the erstwhile on-screen/off-screen couple filmed a sex scene for Twilight will put any ‘oh god I just miss you so much’ rumours to bed, because Kristen has told Harper’s Bazaar in a no-bullshit interview that one scene with Rob was 'agony'. Imagine how Twilight fans would've freaked out if she'd said it back then!
‘I only hate [sex scenes] when they're contrived. That’s when it's grotesquely uncomfortable.
‘On Twilight we had to do the most epic sex scene of all time. It had to be transcendent and otherworldly, inhuman, better sex than you can possibly ever imagine, and we were like, "How do we live up to that?"’
She continued: 'It was agony. Which sucks, because I wanted it to be so good.'
And this isn’t her only problem with the film industry, because, well, as more and more actresses say: ‘Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard. Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It's crazy. It's so offensive it's crazy.'
It’s all so much she wonders why people ever want to be famous at all: ‘Fame is the worst thing in the world. Especially if it's pointless. When people say, "I want to be famous" Why? You don't do anything.'
The straight-talking, no-waffle approach of the interview also applied to clothing and dress sizes. It was almost gratifying to hear that, well, the only way Kristen can fit into the itty-bitty sample sizes given to actresses to parade on the red carpet, is if she’s so stressed she can’t eat properly: 'I’m a little bigger than sample size when I'm eating cheeseburgers and am happy and comfortable,'
'If I'm stressed or working, the weight falls off. My weight and my sleep are tied to my nervous system.' 'Sometimes I'll sleep for 12 hours a night and sometimes sleep just doesn't exist for me for a couple of months.'
Oof. We do wonder if the interview was preceded by one of those sleepless nights, because, well, we’re not saying she sounds agitated or grouchy anything, but her words slightly jar with the image of grinning woman on the magazine’s cover, (she’s in a pink Chanel sequinned dress, FYI). That said, we totally love that contradiction.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.