I feel pretty bad for Kristen Stewart. Really bad, actually. While her "ex" Robert Pattinson is chowing down on Ben & Jerry's with John Stewart on The Daily Show, talking about Cinnamon Toast Crunch on Good Morning America, and essentially being coddled by the media like a weeping toddler with a bellyache, she's, well ... miserable. I'm not condoning that she cheated on her boo with married father of two Rupert Sanders, but I mean, Will Ferrell's calling her a "trampire" for Pete's sake. That there's a fightin' word.
So I'm really really happy that someone's finally sticking up for her. Kristen's former Panic Room costar and longtime friend Jodie Foster wrote an eloquent piece for The Daily Beast talking about the difficulties of being an actress in today's media hungry world and her wishes for Kristen's future.
Believe me: Whether you're on Team Kristen or Team Rob, there's no denying that Jodie's got some chilling words for us all. Let's take a peek, eh?
If I were a young actor or actress starting my career today in the new era of social media and its sanctioned hunting season, would I survive? Would I drown myself in drugs sex, and parties? Would I be lost?
I've said it before and I will say it again: If I were a young actor today I would quit before I started ... I don't think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety.
Wow. Just wow. The piece in its entirety is amazingly well written. You know what? Jodie is right. Heck, Jodie is more than right. Being an actor today isn't just about the skills that you have for your craft, it's all about whether or not you can handle the pressure of being put under the microscope.
It makes me wonder. Would we see different sides of some of our favorite actors if there was less public scrutiny? Or are our favorite actors who they are (I'm lookin' at you, Timberlake) because they know how to handle the beast?
Pattinson himself commented on the idea of handling personal vs. professional with George Stephanopoulos on his all-too-adorable GMA appearance this morning. He said that when it comes down to it, there's just no getting used to the criticisms and whatnot that come with being famous.
I think if you start getting used to it [the hype], that means you're going crazy.
Well said, my man. Sigh. All of this, it exhausts me. In all honesty, I'm not too sure if Kristen can recover from this. If she does, then, well, she's a stronger woman than I. I'm sure she's happy to finally have a friend publicly addressing the issue from her corner. For her sake, I'm hoping a few more step up to the challenge soon.
What do you think about Jodie sticking up for Kristen? What did you think of her piece?
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