In Kristen Stewart‘s new film Personal Shopper, she plays a young woman working in Paris as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother. Soon, she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source.
The 26-year-old actress is now opening up about how working on the film has caused her to think about how modern communication is affecting the way we deal with death.
“People feel so entitled to communication in the digital age,” Kristen told IndieWire. “I think mourning has probably changed because we’re so in each other’s faces no matter where we are geographically. Now imagine someone passes away and you’re like, ‘What do you mean I can’t talk to them? I can always talk to them.’”
“I haven’t had too many friends pass away, and my grandma’s a hundred years old. I haven’t dealt with death a whole lot, and, if I have, it’s been sort of peripheral,” Kristen added. “I can’t imagine going back and knowing that my entire text thread with this person is still there and they’re not. People’s Facebooks become memorial-type things. I think having this data in our hands all the time, depending on how you approach it, can be really scary because it’s a rabbit hole. It gives you an opportunity to know more than you could remember without it. Is it better to let things go and be affected by them, or always have it there to dwell on? Who knows.”
Pictured: Kristen joining director Olivier Assayas at their Film Independent at LACMA screening and Q&A for Personal Shopper held at the Bing Theatre at LACMA on Monday (March 6) in Los Angeles.
FYI: Kristen is wearing a Cotton Citizen cropped hoodie and a Zeynep Arcay leather mini skirt.
The 26-year-old actress spoke about the demands of Hollywood, social media, and more. Here’s what she shared…
On the impact of social media and technology on our daily lives: “But you also become addicted to that hit by yourself and with yourself, every seven minutes or so, and you end up wasting so much time just validating something very superficial in yourself. It has definitely changed us.”
On the demands of Hollywood and how she deals with them: “I know that it seems like just a couple weeks at a time or whatever, but between Cannes and the New York Film Festival, it seems like I need to force myself to be like, ‘OK no, stop being external. Enough of the output.’ Sometimes, you need to—this sounds so cliché—meditate on replenishing the well.”
On not promoting the “intimate” film she wanted to promote: “I was in front of 500 cameras promoting my films, but not the one. Not the intimate one. Not the one that I really care about.”
On her relationship to fashion and Karl Lagerfeld: “Karl has always, from the very beginning, made me feel like being myself was the right thing to do. And in [the fashion] world, that is a rarity. He’s a compulsive and obsessive artist and it’s contagious. And he’s kind. He is who he is for a reason. I feel so lucky to be in his space so often.”
For more from Kristen, visit VMagazine.com. Pick up the mag on newsstands Match 9.
If there ever is a Chanel event, you can count on Kristen Stewart being there and she was absolutely in attendance at the brand’s Pre-Oscar Dinner held at Madeo Restaurant on Saturday night (February 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 26-year-old actress and the 26-year-old model were spotted while grabbing coffee at Alfred Coffee + Kitchen on Tuesday afternoon (February 14) in Los Angeles.
Stella is back on the west coast after walking in a couple of shows in New York Fashion Week over the weekend. She also walked in the Tommy Hilfiger show in Los Angeles last week and Kristen stepped out to show her support!
FYI: Stella is wearing a Levi’s trucker jacket and Sunday Somewhere sunglasses.
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The Personal Shopper actress and the Victoria’s Secret model hit the shops on Monday (February 6) in New York City.
Stella carried a big shopping bag in her arms.
Kristen hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and she performed a ton of epic sketches – check them all out here!
During her opening monologue, she discussed President Donald Trump‘s past tweets about her cheating on ex Rob Pattinson, remarking, “And Donald, if you didn’t like me then, then you’re really probably not going to like me now because I’m hosting SNL and I’m like so gay, dude.”
FYI: Kristen is wearing Vans shoes.
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