“It’s the lowest hanging fruit there is”: Kristen Stewart Shares Emily Blunt’s Sentiment of Hollywood Milking Strong Female Archetype Roles in Brutal Statement

Kristen Stewart Followed in the Footsteps of Emily Blunt as She Criticizes Hollywood Using the Strong Female Lead Archetype to Make Money

“It’s the lowest hanging fruit there is”: Kristen Stewart Shares Emily Blunt’s Sentiment of Hollywood Milking Strong Female Archetype Roles in Brutal Statement


  • Kristen Stewart has given a bold statement once again.
  • The Spencer actress did not hold back her criticism for Hollywood using the strong female lead archetype to make money.
  • Emily Blunt has previously expressed her concern regarding the same thing as Kristen Stewart.
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Kristen Stewart has brought in a revolution in Hollywood. She has never been the one to go by the books. By the looks of it, she has been doing alright so far. Although she was a bit worried about being labeled an outcast in the industry in the beginning, she has let go of those reservations for good and is basically thriving.


When Kristen Stewart got involved in the infamous scandal with the director of a movie while in a relationship with Robert Pattinson, people thought it was the end of her career. Then she opened up about her sexuality, and people once again thought it was over for her. However, she has proved them wrong again and again. She has hit the industry once again with an opinion that might spell trouble for her.

Kristen Stewart in 2019's Charlie's Angels
Kristen Stewart in 2019’s Charlie’s Angels

Kristen Stewart Has An Opinion on Strong Female Roles

Kristen Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, based on Stephenie Meyer’s eponymous fantasy novel series. Her co-star Robert Pattinson is not proud of this project even though it was these movies that catapulted both of the lead stars to fame.

Kristen Stewart in Spencer
Kristen Stewart in Spencer

During the making of this film series, Stewart and Pattinson got into a serious relationship which ended after the former infamously cheated on her partner with Rupert Sanders, the director of her movie Snow White and the Huntsman. The scandal changed the trajectory of her life, to say the least.

However, the media scrutiny that she faced at the time made the Spencer actress strong enough to take on whatever came her way. She has never been one to keep her opinions to herself no matter how potent they are. This time around, she has an opinion on Hollywood’s interest in making movies with strong female leads.

When asked about such roles in the interview for Rolling Stone‘s cover story, Stewart boldly said:


“It’s bullshit. It means that we’re not actually letting women define themselves. It’s the assumption that we need to be empowered by the people deciding who gets to have perspective, that we have to provide something aspirational. It’s the lowest-hanging fruit there is.” 

Kristen Stewart’s upcoming movie is A24’s crime thriller Love Lies Bleeding, directed by Rose Glass. The movie aims to break this archetype of strong female lead.

Emily Blunt Has a Similar Opinion of Strong Female Roles in Hollywood

Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer
Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer

Kristen Stewart is another name in the growing list of female actresses who have spoken out against the archetype of strong female lead. Emily Blunt also expressed her dislike for this label.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Blunt stated how she felt bored with the roles that use this label, saying:


“It’s the worst thing ever when you open a script and read the words ‘strong female lead. That makes me roll my eyes. I’m already out. I’m bored. Those roles are written as incredibly stoic, you spend the whole time acting tough and saying tough things.”

Additionally, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law actress Tatiana Maslany has also said that she finds it frustrating that roles are reduced to that single trait of the character.


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