KStew: Why Women Cheaters Never Prosper
Filed under: Celebs & Money
Baby, you haven't exactly come along way. This year Kristen Stewart dethroned both Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker to become Hollywood's highest paid actress. Between May 2011 and May 2012, the 22-year-old actress earned $34.5 million. It's undeniable that she received a handsome payday, however, according to Forbes, Hollywood's 10 highest paid actresses earned $200 million while their male contemporaries earned $361 million.
Glimmers of pay equality do exist as KStew earned the same amount of money as her leading male co-stars, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner for the past two installments of the Twilight series ($12.5 million per film, plus a share of the profits).
However, this summer her fairytale-like rise in Hollywood is in jeopardy after she cheated on her longtime boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
Quickly the media and the court of public opinion were casted her into a cauldron of boiling oil over her indiscretions. Ironically, her director, who is 19 years her senior, married and a father of two didn't receive nearly as harsh a public punishment for his indiscretions. It's like he got off virtually unscathed.
The situation for KStew gets even worse, from a career perspective. In mid-August it was rumoured that Universal Pictures had planned to explore options to continue with Snow White and the Huntsman franchise, albeit, those options don't guarantee that Stewart will be on board, or at least the film's central character in the future. Nevertheless, it is very likely that director Rupert Sanders will return.
Dropping a star early in its franchise is an odd move for a major studio to entertain. Normally, the first two films are made featuring the originating character or characters, afterwards a spin off is made focusing on another character, similar to how the Batman series spun off Catwoman.
Sources say it's a financial decision. In any event, the timing of this decision is questionable.
As for her fair-weather fans, they're upset and showing it. Many have sported T-shirts that say "Trampire." Also during her red carpet appearance for On The Road at the Toronto International Film Festival one visibly upset fan yelled out,"Kristen, you little b----!" In August broadcast journalist Lisa Ling took to Twitter and tweeted this surprising comment,"Kristen Stewart, you f'd up my friend." Her tweet was followed by a link to the Robert Pattinson interview on The Daily Show.
Whoa. What just happened here?
The woman apologized. And yes, cheating is never right, but that's a messy issue for Kristen and Robert to untangle. I say enough with the public execution. Let those without sin cast the first stone.
How many times have famous and powerful studio heads been fired for having an affair with an up and coming Hollywood starlet? Remember Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie during Mr. & Mrs. Smith? Certainly Brad didn't miss out on work opportunities because of his indiscretions. Just about half of the industry has and will commit adultery at some point!
The rest of us mere mortals are not exempt from the temptation to cheat or have an illicit office romance either.
Alas, KStew is young and Hollywood loves a scapegoat. Someone to remind us all that non-angelic looking women shouldn't be trusted. The issue here isn't why are we still talking about this young woman who hit the fame and fortune jackpot. It's much deeper than that. It's frightening to think that people don't deserve to be forgiven for making a foolish decision.