While promoting her film Certain Women at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Kristen Stewart spoke with Variety. As it often does these days, the topic of gender inequality in Hollywood came up. Stewart had a few somewhat scattered words to say.
Stewart begins her comments by asserting that Hollywood, because it's "so old," is bound to have "a somewhat narrow view." In spite of #OscarsSoWhite and repeated examples of gender bias, she suggests that this perspective is "expanding on so many levels."
She goes on to speak at length about how "instead of sitting around and complaining," people should "do something." She claims she doesn't fit into this category of women suffering from Hollywood gender bias because she's "so fucking lucky and so stimulated and driven, like, not bored," which is "awkward." Almost as awkward as insinuating women who are discriminated against for their gender are bored. But not as awkward as assuming men make more money because their movies make more money, and not because men have more opportunities to make films.
To be fair, Stewart does acknowledge that "it's hard to get movies made" and it's "easy to say" that women should "do something." Plus, she's continually proven it's nearly impossible for her to come off as likable in interviews. In her words, the gender inequality topic is "just so prevalently everywhere right now and it's boring." But that's also her attitude toward any topic she's ever discussed in an interview.