In case you were worried there wasn’t a more annoying person in Kristen Stewart‘s family than Kristen Stewart, fear not! For Kristen’s mom Jules Stewart exists! She works in film as well, serving as a script supervisor for movies like Mortal Kombat and Little Giants, but now she has her own project debuting, a film she’s directed called K-11 that comes out today. The concept itself sounds interesting — it centers on the regulations that had to be put in place to protect gay and lesbian inmates from abuse while behind bars — but the most interesting part of the interview she gave the Los Angeles Times is her bizarro comments about her daughter. Where most parents would be psyched that their kid was gaining recognition and able to support herself in such a cutthroat industry, Jules actually seems upset that she’s being overshadowed by Kristen. It’s very odd:
“It’s extremely frustrating for me, because she’s 22 years old and I’m almost 60. In terms of life experience — hello! — I have it all over her. It’s not like I came out of nowhere.”
Whoa, buddy! Those are some bold words! Even if you have secret frustrations about feeling outshone by the national coverage of your daughter’s affair that she totally regrets, these are thoughts to keep inside your head, not to share with a national media outlet, right? I mean it makes you sound suuuper weird and selfish, especially since this is your daughter you’re talking about. But oh wait, there’s more!
“To the world, I have no name. I am ‘Mama Stew’ — that’s what they call me, all of her zillions of fans. Or I’m Kristen’s mom; I’m famous for being her mom. Most of the female directors that are successful in this business came up through the ranks. And I’m hoping to follow in their footsteps. I have my own career. My own thing going on. And I would hate to think that it’s because of my 22-year-old that I got to direct a movie.”
Holy shit, woman! I’m getting some insight into why Kristen always looks so surly! So what if it is because of your 22-year old that you’re able to direct a movie? Even if that’s the case, what a great opportunity! I feel like the proper response is to be grateful for that and proud of her success — at least outwardly, anyway. Again, you can say whatever you want to your mirror in the morning or to your promise wall before you go to bed, but I’m not thinking these are not words the media is gonna let slide. Particularly because you’re sending out email blasts promoting the movie that are using Kristen’s name, calling Jules “more than just K-Stew’s mom”. That’s a nice slice of cake, there, Jules. Can I have it and eat it too?
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