Audiences first became familiar with Kristen Stewart in her younger years in movies such as Panic Room and Zathura. Her career really took off, however, when she was cast as Bella Swan in the film adaptations of the Twilight book series. Often criticized for being stony-faced or even boring, most who defended her simply assumed that the actress was happy living a more quiet and subdued existence. In an interview with AnOther magazine, she made it clear that she wishes she could live more out loud too.
“Dance Like No One’s Watching”
We’ve all heard the term “dance like no one’s watching” but how many of us ever expected to hear it come from Kristen Stewart’s mouth? The 25-year-old said: “I wish I would dance like nobody was watching. I danced the other night, and it felt so [expletive] good and it’s so not like me. I envy people like that so much. I’m pretty physical, but I really need to let myself go. Honestly, I just wish I could [expletive] dance more. That’s all.”
The desire has become so strong, in fact, that the actress judges potential friendships on her belief that she could “jive and dance” with someone. Again, she reiterated during the interview: “I wanna [expletive] dance.”
Life in Hollywood
“People who are interested in selling a life as if it’s a comic book story?” she explained. “It’s just money, money, money, money. It’s just [expletive] distraction, and a lot of people make a lot of money on that, because we wanna get distracted.”
She’s definitely got a point. Whether it’s increasingly mindless films or our addiction to getting instant gratification through smartphones and other devices, we are not paying attention to our in-person interpersonal reactions with the same gusto as we used to. It’s understandable that someone who entertains others for a living is keenly aware of this trend and, possibly, is very tired of it.
As for the future, it sounds like Ms. Stewart is planning to take things easy for a little while. “I just worked all year on a bunch of different things,” she said. “So right now I really don’t want to work for quite a long time. I really, really tired myself out. I need a break.”
Maybe, with the right friends, she will find herself dancing to her heart’s content. Shouldn’t we all be finding time to do the things that we love?