In the August issue of Marie Claire, reformed “control freak” Kristen Stewart discusses how much freer she gets as she ages. “Age,” she said, “has made me smarter and calmer. And it is fucking awesome.”
Not only is she calmer, but as she’s grown older, she’s stopped caring so much because — as lots of people who are freaking out about birthdays say — age grants us not only wisdom but total apathy, and that is time’s greatest gift. In her 25th year, Kristen Stewart has learned to stop caring about the following:
Being Pretty: “My hair was such a crutch. I looked quote unquote ‘sexy’ no matter what. I could hide behind it. As soon as I didn’t have all that hair, I had to let my face hang out. I felt more confident than I had in a really long time. And it felt really good. Maybe to most people long hair is prettier. But then what? Is your main goal in life to be desired? That is boring as fuck.”
Offending People: “Lately, I’ve been doing less of the ‘I’m sooooo sorry.’ And more of the ‘No. Fuck. Jesus.’”
Being Pleasing: “‘I believe the operative words are, accessible, easy, and uncomplicated,’ she says with an exaggerated roll of her eyes.”
Her Universe: “I lit my universe on fire and I watched it burn.”
Like a fine cheese, or a wine, or a piece of leather furniture, Stewart is only getting better as the years pass.