Emma Watson (Getty Images)Kristen Stewart (Getty Images)Emma Watson is sticking up for her friend, “Twilight Saga” star Kristen Stewart, saying that her cheating scandal from last summer held her up to an unfair standard.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair Italia the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” actress came to the defense of Stewart, 22, who was caught in a cheating scandal over summer with her married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders.
"Those who criticized her are the same people that think that being rich and famous is like being covered in some kind of magic powder that makes life perfect: Nothing can go wrong in your wonderful world,” Watson explained. “For these people, Kristen deserves all the bad things that have been thrown at her because she had an amazing life and she ruined it."
"I don't know how to explain it, but it sure isn't perfect,” continued the “Harry Potter” heroine. “I thought that the media picked on her in a very horrible way. Kristen is human, just like everybody else, and she's so young. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone. It's not fair to consider them matters of public interest.”
“On one hand, I can understand why it happened: people felt really involved in her relationship with Robert Pattinson,” Watson explained. “But it's also true that they both have done everything in their power to keep their relationship as far from the public eye as possible."
Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, and Jennifer Lawrence all shared a girls’ night out in November, which Stewart spoke of fondly.
"I think people assume that actresses don't want to [be friends]," Stewart told MTV about their bonding night. "It was kind of a great feeling, to be honest. I was like, 'This is kind of just awesome.'"
Stewart has been laying low in Los Angeles while boyfriend Robert Pattinson has been away filming “The Rover” in Australia.
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