Kristen Stewart’s Healing may be hindered by false reports in the media
Hollywood needs to catch its breath because media companies are simply moving much too fast. What I mean is that in our effort to break celebrity news, quite a few publishers are misreporting the news; therefore, gossip and rumors are being touted as news. It’s happening to major publications like the Huffington Post, Gawker, Washington Post and many others. Their most recent mistake was reporting that Kristen Stewart was fired or dropped from the sequel to the “Snow White” series. These kinds of reports are unfair to Stewart and could very well prolong her healing process.
Since yesterday, I witnessed numerous articles referring to her being dropped. However, at 1 p.m. today, Us Magazine corrected the mistake (and that’s putting it lightly).
Us’ new headline reads “Kristen Stewart wasn’t Fired from Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel.” Reportedly, Us writes: Kristen Stewart has not been fired or dropped from a planned “Snow White and the Huntsman” sequel. Universal informed Us that “The Hollywood Reporter” got it wrong.
Clarifying for Us, a Universal spokesman said “We are exploring options to continue the franchise and no decisions have been made.”
With all of this going on, Stewart has been completely M.I.A. since she released her emotional public apology July 25 for her fling with Sanders. “Her friends think she doesn’t know how to deal with this,” a pal told Us.
The truth of the matter is that Stewart was not built for what she is currently experiencing. “Twilight” didn’t transform her into an extrovert; in fact, it may have made her more self-conscious. We all make mistakes, but excommunication? Please.
Fans and the acting community should be concerned that Stewart doesn’t become so depressed that she makes a mistake she won’t be able to return from. Think about it … Stewart is not a street girl. In Fact, her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, is a script supervisor, and her father, John, is a producer and stage manager, so she comes from good stock. It is quite reasonable for her to have withdrawn in order to avoid the humiliation of public shame.
As we have learned, Robert Pattinson’s head is on straight. With his recent return to the public eye, he is communicating to Stewart that it’s time to move on.
After a charming appearance on ”The Daily Show” and a red carpet walk at MOMA, the 26-year-old didn’t shrink into the corner for the “Cosmopolis” premiere afterparty at The Dream Downtown hotel in NYC’s Meatpacking district.
Following a private dinner at the hotel’s Library, the Gucci-clad actor — making his first public appearance since news of girlfriend Kristen Stewart’s affair broke — “looked happy,” one observer tells Us Weekly.
Observers who attended the outing not only noticed there was no mention of Stewart but the actor seemed to be enjoying himself, and in fact was smiling a lot.
Pattinson, enjoyed several bottles of Budweisers and chatted with the guest in his entourage.
The fun-filled evening was about “celebrating with his friends and costars,” so reported Us.
Though everyone new that there was an elephant in the room, Pattinson stood his ground, never provoking nor answering any question that had to do with Stewart and himself.
Realizing that Pattinson was not going to go anywhere near the scandal, media organization seemed to take an “if you can’t beat them join them” approach, talking about the issues that concerned the actor most.
“The Hollywood Reporter,” informed its readers that “The ‘Twilight’ actor will play T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.
Robert Pattinson is attached to play Lawrence of Arabia in “Queen of the Desert,” Werner Herzog’s biopic of Gertrude Bell.
Naomi Watts is starring as Bell, described as the female Lawrence of Arabia for the impact the English woman had in the Middle East and her work in establishing what would become the modern framework for Jordan and Iraq. She was an explorer, writer, archeologist and political attache, and during World War I, worked for British Intelligence.
Pattinson will play T.E. Lawrence, the archeologist-turned-British Army officer who played key roles in Middle Eastern revolutions in the same time period and became close friends with Bell. Peter O’Toole portrayed the explorer in the 1962 classic.
Herzog wrote the screenplay. Nick Raslan is producing with Cassian Elwes.
A fall shoot in Jordan and England is being eyed.
The move keeps Pattinson firmly in the world of independent film. One of the world’s most recognizable stars, the actor is this week promoting “Cosmopolis,” his drama directed by David Cronenberg. He is set to star with Guy Pearce in the post-apocalyptic indie “The Rover,” as well as “Mission: Blacklist,” an indie thriller about Saddam Hussein’s capture.
Herzog has been working on his since early last year, and it sounds like he’s gearing up and getting ready, especially if he’s casting very big names like Robert Pattinson. This will definitely bump up the profile of this project quite a few notches. Especially as Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” starring Pattinson, hits theaters this week.
So what has Pattinson accomplished during these last couple of public appearances? Clearly he exhibits a palpable sense of confidence and a general respect for others. Furthermore, Pattinson is unmistakably in control. The press was forced to engage him about the things he chose to discuss. He unwaveringly refused to discuss or answer any questions about Stewart and steered interviewers to cover issues he was comfortable discussing.
When the scandal first broke, Stewart’s attempt to reconcile with Pattinson by using the one platform he routinely avoided exacerbated the relationship and arguably forced Pattinson to retreat underground.
When Stewart realized her very public apology had no effect in producing forgiveness and may in fact have driven Pattinson further apart from any chance of reconciliation, she consequently decided to withdraw from public scrutiny. Wisely, she determined that the only thing she could do was to not do anything except wait for Pattinson to declare his future, which accordingly, would inform her of hers.
As growing anticipation fueled baseless stories in the media, their retreat gave them both time to think and clear their heads so that rational thought could take root.
Last Thursday, unconfirmed reports from multiple media outlets suggested that Stewart had dropped out of the lead role in “Cali.” If true, it’s an important score for Stewart as it nonverbally communicates to Pattinson that he is paramount to anything else in her life. Moreover, it indicates that she understands that couples make decisions together. They consult each other. They don’t make public apologies or make decisions that impact the relationship without joint consideration. Since Pattinson was not available for her to consult, she could not commit to the role.
“Stewart’s decision to back out of ‘Cali’ is certainly a big deal, especially since she was also listed as the film’s executive producer, which means it was a project she believed in,” says the Huffington Post.
Radar Online reported that Stewart was also ducking out of her promotional obligations for the movie “On the Road,” which is scheduled to premiere in London on Aug. 16. In fact, “Radar” sources claim that Stewart is too embarrassed and ashamed to show her face in public.
Though Gossip Cop disputes Radar’s story, it is reasonable that if she had commitments to attend a public event, Stewart may just as well decline the obligation, especially if her focus is on demonstrating to Pattinson her serious commitment to reconcile their relationship.
A “New York Daily News” source says, “Rob was super angry for the first couple of weeks. Angry at Kristen for ruining what they had, angry at her for the public embarrassment, angry at Rupert [Sanders],” the source explained, adding that now that he’s had some time to think, he’s starting to “wind down” and is contemplating his next step regarding their relationship.
Last week it was reported that Pattinson finally stopped giving Stewart the silent treatment and began to answer her “tearful texts” and multiple phone calls. But according to In Touch magazine, Pattinson has only called Stewart after he’s had a few too many drinks.
“He’s been drunk dialing Kristen. Rob had been avoiding her calls, but now they’re talking … well, they’re barely talking. There’s a lot of dead silence on the phone because there’s not a lot to talk about,” a friend of the actor told the magazine, who claims Rob has been “drinking like crazy” to numb his pain.
The actor has allegedly been wavering on how he should proceed with Stewart.
It’s clearly an emotional time for both Pattinson and Stewart and no one knows what he will choose to do. But one thing is for sure, Pattinson’s performance on the two very public talk show platforms he has appeared on has shown him to be kind, and respectful of the privacy of others.
He shined bright as ever on “Good Morning America.”
Pattinson refused to fuel the media’s appetite, so that they could go about the business of destruction. Though this is pure speculation on my part, I am counting on his compassion to take Stewart out of her apparent depression. She may be in a very dark place, contemplating who knows what, and no one wants her to do something to herself we will all regret.
Surely, Pattinson is aware of her fragile condition and will act responsibly. This doesn’t mean he has to take Stewart back,
No matter what happens, let’s be hopeful that he puts Stewart’s mind at ease sooner than later. It would be the honorable thing to do; and most of us have good reason to believe that Pattinson as quite honorable.
It’s Stewart’s time to come out of hiding so she can continue to interact with her adoring fans. Let’s hope that Pattinson’s example give her the courage to progress to the next step.
It would also be nice if we could somehow let her know that we’re not judging her.
Contributor: D. Chandler