She also told the magazine that her greatest regret in life is not going to college. “The biggest struggle I’ve ever had has been about not going to school and working instead,” said Stewart. “I was worried about turning down specific individual experiences.” Though we’re sure K-Stew would have…
You know what sucks the most about Seventeen’s WTF dismissal of her regret that she didn’t go to college because she got to kiss cute boys? That the original interview is actually really compelling. She talks about insecurity and not feeling like she’s good at parts of her job and wishing she were smarter in terms of book smarts—it’s a pretty humanizing look at someone who gets beat up a lot by the media and public.
Yup. And you know what else sucks? The way Seventeen is diminishing her work by summing it up as “…making out with R-Patz/Taylor Lautner/Emile Hirsch” and then going for snark (and failing) with the comment about “…a far more important life experience than whatever she might have learned in ‘Intro to Romantic Poetry.’”
Lots of teens (and adults) struggle with making the “right” decisions about the future — work, school, military, parenthood, and any number of other options that either present or force themselves upon young adults as they approach adulthood. In one fell swoop, Seventeen somehow manages to dismiss both choices for Stewart, at once equating the difficult work of acting with simply getting to make out with hot boys, and then dismissing her admitted regrets (after headlining the article, “Kristen Stewart has no regrets”), implying that said making out was a more important life experience than college could’ve been.