Oh, K-Stew. Just when I’m starting to think you might be cool, you turn around and say something kind of ignorant that makes me think you’ve got a lot to learn before we can be BFFs.
In the June issue of Elle, cover girl Kristen Stewart discusses her “sheltered” (i.e. pleasant) upbringing, saying that she wishes some terrible adversity would come along to make her more interesting:
You can learn so much from bad things. I feel boring. I feel like, Why is everything so easy for me? I can’t wait for something crazy to fucking happen to me. Just life. I want someone to fuck me over! Do you know what I mean?”
It’s clear Kristen isn’t lying about being sheltered, because if she ever had experienced unpleasantness of any kind, she would not be talking this way. The thing about unpleasantness is…well, it’s fucking unpleasant. Many people who go through difficult life experiences like loss, violence, addiction, homelessness, etc. may come out stronger and wiser at the other end, but they would not wish their misfortune on anyone else. Yet others are never able to overcome them.
I can’t help thinking of the second episode of Girls when Hannah says that she kind of wishes she had AIDS, because then she wouldn’t have to answer any more questions about what she’s doing with her life. “That’s an incredibly silly thing to say,” says the doctor, explaining how many people die from AIDS each year and how it is (duh) not a fun disease to have. Chastened, she shuts up a little bit. If Kristen Stewart is so bored with her easy, lucrative, fulfilling, enviable life, I’m pretty sure I know a lot of people who wouldn’t mind switching places with her for a while. The hard part would be getting them to switch back.