Kristen Stewart, best known for her role in the terrible Twilight franchise, has spoken out on the topic of gender equality.
When talking on the topic of gender equality with Variety, Kristen said: “Guys make more money because their movies make more money. Instead of sitting around complaining about that, do something. Go write something, go do something for yourself.”
Kristen then expanded upon this a little, explaining how she is a driven woman, which is probably due in part to her mother’s drive and ambition growing up.
“It’s hard to get movies made. It’s a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now, and it’s boring. It’s awkward, I’m so lucky and and so stimulated and driven and not bored, and I have something in front of me all of the time.
“It sounds weird for me to sit around and be like, ‘It’s not fair.’ My mum’s an artist. When she wasn’t working she was making something. She was never bored.”
This topic has been in the limelight somewhat lately, and many have spoken on it. This of course includes everyone’s favourite Jennifer Lawrence, who expressed her frustration at being paid less than her male colleagues.
“It’s hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman,” Jennifer said at the time, “because I can safely say my problems aren’t exactly relatable. When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need. (I told you it wasn’t relatable, don’t hate me).”
“But if I’m honest with myself, I would be lying if I didn’t say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’ At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled.’”