Here's Why Kristen Stewart Feels 'Really Bad' For Kim Davis

"'Oh, buddy, that must suck.'"

09/14/2015 10:06 am ET
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Kristen Stewart feels bad for anti-gay Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, and she has good reason. 

The actress sat down with The Daily Beast during the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her new movie, "Equals," about a future society where people are emotionless, and those with emotions are eradicated. During the conversation, the subject of Davis came up. 

"Oh my god. Did you see her come out of jail?" Stewart asked. "Honestly, it makes me so deeply uncomfortable. I feel really bad for her. Anyone who’s so closed off to things that are so apparent? Imagine what else she’s missing out on in life. I’m not making any grand statements about her personally, but if something so glaringly obvious, such as this subject…" 

"... to have that much hate in your heart," reporter Marlow Stern replied. 

"That’s why I feel bad for her. It’s like, 'Oh, buddy, that must suck.' That fear of the unknown cripples people, breeds hate and it’s just very sad." 

Stewart has said she embraces the unknown. When her sexuality became headline fodder earlier this year regarding her relationship with personal assistant Alicia Cargile, she did not shy away ("Google me, I'm not hiding"), but she also didn't pander to labels. 

"If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it," she told Nylon. "But I am an actress, man. I live in the f**king ambiguity of this life and I love it." 

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