Harry Potter star Emma Watson defends Kristen Stewart in a recent interview, going on the record about the cheating scandal that ended the relationship of the Twilight actress and her actor boyfriend from both film series, Robert Pattinson.
Watson defends Kristen Stewart in Vanity Fair Italia, lashing out instead at the media who embraced Stewart as a “good girl” but shamed her for a mild indiscretion with director Rupert Sanders after filming Snow White And The Huntsmen.
According to Watson, the media spins the lives of celebrities in such a way any questionable decisions are blown out of proportion, and the star we know best as Hermione Granger seems to understand that Stewart’s very public shaming was laced with a subtle degree of envy:
“Those who criticized her are the same people that think that being rich and famous is like being covered in some kind of magic powder that makes life perfect: Nothing can go wrong in your wonderful world … For these people, Kristen deserves all the bad things that have been thrown at her because she had an amazing life and she ruined it.”
Watson also defends Kristen Stewart‘s mistakes as the sort everyone makes at that age, worsened by the feeling of entitlement people have when it comes to celebrities and their personal lives:
“I don’t know how to explain it, but it sure isn’t perfect. I thought that the media picked on her in a very horrible way. Kristen is human, just like everybody else, and she’s so young. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone. It’s not fair to consider them matters of public interest.”
But as Watson defends Kristen Stewart, she also seems to understand how fandoms get out of control and so heavily invested. She adds:
“On one hand, I can understand why it happened: people felt really involved in her relationship with Robert Pattinson. But it’s also true that they both have done everything in their power to keep their relationship as far from the public eye as possible.”
A few weeks back, Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence — all YA novel adaptation queens — shared a girls’ night out and bonded, perhaps sparking the passionate defense.