Honestly, this is not a question we’d normally ask about anyone in their 20s, but after it was posed to Kristen Stewart in her recent interview with Salon, we think it’s not totally random. Sure, the 22-year-old hasn’t been in wars or living in a commune or kidnapped or anything like that, but neither have some of our favorite nonfiction writers. And as she’s been out and about promoting On the Road, the things she’s been telling reporters make us think she’d have something to say in a book, too.
“It’s hard to say in black-and-white terms, but on some level I suppose I have a unique perspective,” she told Salon in response to how she feels about life in the media spotlight. “I look through a really strange lens at the world because of all this. But it’s no less interesting. I’m not deprived of any bit of life, you know? It would be really stupid to deny how interesting it is to look at the world in this way.”
And here’s what she told The Sun (of all outlets!), when asked how she dealt with the scrutiny following her affair with director Rupert Sanders: “You have to be OK with your own fears. If you’re an honest person you’ll make mistakes, but that’s when the most interesting things happen. I used to just stay in my hotel room rather than deal with everything, but if you get too caught up in what others think you become a really disjointed person.”
What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, and also gives you good material, right? Which is why the Salon writer asked her if she’s been taking notes for a book. “Yeah, I don’t know. I do love to write, but I don’t know if I’m the best storyteller,” she said.
So what do you think, Kristen fans? Should she be penning a tell-all? Or should she reserve all this “unique perspective” for use in her acting?