It looks like Kristen Stewart has another staunch supporter in her corner – her friend and fellow actress Emma Watson has spoken out in defense of Kristen, several months after the infamous cheating scandal went public.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair Italia, Emma Watson discusses the media attention that Kristen has been bombarded with after she was caught cheating on Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders. She said, “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."
Emma made headlines when she was caught laughing and hanging out with Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart at the Toronto International Film Festival, in the holy trinity of young adult franchise actresses. It’s clear that she developed a bond with Kristen, as she continued defending her, saying, “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….”
Kristen definitely has a lot of people that will defend her in the media, and that list also includes Jodie Foster [who went on a rant last year about her privacy] and Dakota Fanning. However, it’s interesting to note that Kristen has barely gotten any backlash for the cheating scandal and has seemed to emerge relatively unscathed from the whole incident. Sure, she lost a few roles here and there, and there are all these reports of her career slowing down, but it doesn’t look like she’s lost any fans or any cache within the industry. Is that likely to change, especially if she doesn’t pick her roles wisely? At this point, if she continues doing indie movies and staying off the public radar, she could manage to fade out of mainstream fame within the next 5 years or so. Of course, whether that means she’ll also lose her A-list status remains to be seen.