While promoting her latest film Certain Women at Sundance, Kristen Stewart spoke to Variety about Hollywood’s gender-inequality issues. “Like in any business that’s so old, it’s going to have a somewhat narrow view,” she explains in the clip above. “It’s awkward, I’m so fucking lucky and so stimulated and driven, like not bored, and I have something in front of me all the time. It sounds weird for me to sit around and be like, It’s not fair! Guys make more money because their movies make more money. Let’s start making more movies. It makes sense.”
“If you’re bored, or if you feel like there’s a lack of something in front of you, it’s silly for me to say, ‘Go do something’ … Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something,” she adds, stage-whispering the last part. “And you know, that’s easy for me to say, like fuck, it’s hard to get movies made. It’s a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies?” Roll the clip for her whole message.
[Editor’s note: Variety’s original story erroneously framed Stewart’s comments around diversity, as opposed to gender equality. This post has been updated throughout to also accurately reflect Stewart’s remarks. We regret the error.]