Kristen Stewart Says Getting “So Many” Notes From Execs About Her ‘Happiest Season’ Style Was “Annoying”

Kristen Stewart is opening up about filming Happiest Season, saying it was “fucking annoying” getting “so many” notes from studio executives about her style in the movie.

During a recent interview with Them magazine for her new film Love Lies Bleeding, the actress briefly looked back at filming the 2020 holiday rom-com, directed by Clea DuVall, that featured an LGBTQ love story.

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“The identity was beaten out of my goals there,” she said of the film. “I was getting so many studio executive notes about my hair and my clothes. I was like, ‘You did read the script. You did hire me. What are we doing here?’ It was fucking annoying.”

Stewart continued. “And it’s fine, because I guess there are ways that you need to shroud things for everyone to easily digest. And I’m down with that. And honestly, fucking hats off to Clea, because I don’t have the patience [to do] that.”

Happiest Season follows longtime lesbian couple Abby (Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis), who made plans to go home to the latter’s family for Christmas, but their relationship is quickly put to the test when Abby discovers that Harper hasn’t come out to her family yet.

The Twilight alum also pointed out to the outlet that she sees a difference between playing the “hidden vegetables” in Hulu’s family-friendly movie, and the raw, vulnerable characters at the center of Love Lies Bleeding, which she described as “pretty fucking sick.”

The steamy queer thriller, directed by Rose Glass, follows reclusive gym manager Lou (Stewart), who falls for Jackie (Katy O’Brian), an ambitious bodybuilder passing through town en route to a competition in Las Vegas. But their connection leads to violence as they get wrapped up in Lou’s criminal family.

Stewart previously opened up to NBC News about how important it was for her to display intimacy that was “literal instead of faux” in Love Lies Bleeding, which is currently playing in theaters.

“The run-of-the-mill, like, just-go-for-it simulated sex thing is so rote, and it’s like actors do have this default thing where, like, ‘OK we’re supposed to make out and have sex now,’” she said at the time. “That’s just not how people have sex, and I’m so sick of seeing it.”

The actress continued, “Really nailing the details and talking about the physical experience more so than even seeing it, like verbalizing it, talking to each other, sharing space, like having it not be cut up into a ton of different shots, it felt like…a really beautiful thing to deliver an experience that was, like, literal instead of faux.”

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