Kristen Stewart’s Spencer is getting a lot of awards buzz, but she could care less. In a recent interview with Variety, when asked about the drama movie‘s Academy Award possibilities, she flatly says she doesn’t “give a shit”.
She expanded on her answer, to say that the Academy only honours a sliver of the great movies that come out and that she’s in it to make art that connects people. “The Oscars are such a funny thing. There are so many incredible movies and performances that barely get seen,” she explains. “It definitely says something about where we’re at as a cumulative presence – what we’re looking at, what we care about. I really appreciate that something that I was involved in, has ignited such a large conversation. We don’t make movies to not connect with each other.”
It’s unsurprising that Spencer has caused such a stir. Stewart herself is great in it, and the subject matter – Princess Diana’s exit from the royal family in the early ’90s – has its fair share of controversies and split opinions.
Pablo Larraín directed the movie based on a true story, from a script by Steven Knight. The awards discussion carries from strongly positive critical consensus, which our Emma-Jane Betts contributed to with in her review, linked above, calling Spencer “an in-depth look into Diana’s mind during a certain period of her life.”
As Stewart’s made the rounds supporting the film, her interviews have touched on a variety of subjects beyond Diana and awards seasons. She might be getting Guy Fieri to officiate her wedding, and she’s spoken on Robert Pattinson’s laissez faire attitude toward Twilight.
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