After a two year hiatus, Kristen Stewart discusses the future of her career in a male-dominated industry.
Feminism has stirred up a debate among Hollywood’s elite in recent months. Many young starlets, including Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, and The Fault In Our Stars’ Shailene Woodley have publicly denounced the feminist label for being "too harsh." One starlet, however, disagrees.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern, Kristen Stewart opened up about upcoming projects and comments on the recurring trend plaguing young Hollywood actresses. Stewart says it’s "ridiculous" for them to identify as anything but feminist.
"That’s such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean? Do you not believe in equality for men and women?"
Stewart went on to say that many women are turned off by the feminist label due to "overly-aggressive types," and feels that "the loudest voice in the room isn’t necessarily the one you should listen to."
To back up her feminist views, Stewart sheds light on gender inequality within the film industry.
"In America, there are way more male filmmakers than female ones, and they want to tell more masculine stories. Most of our great films that we’re proud of, you’ve got Bob De Niro, Jack Nicholson, and the bravado is overwhelming. And that’s still going on... Not to sound cliché, but it’s a male-dominated and driven business."
Despite harsh realities, Stewart keeps her head up, and encourages other leading ladies to do the same.
"That’s a thing that women have to do - you must persevere. That’s what we’ve been doing. You need to make something that’s undeniably good. If a woman makes a bad movie, or does something stupid, then the door just slams shut....But that’s OK, because it’s fun to be the underdog."
Keep an eye out for Kristen Stewart in her upcoming film Camp X-Ray, in theaters Oct. 17th.
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