Kristen Stewart might prefer biting her lip to actual conversation, but it seems she also has trouble deciphering text messages.
Look, no one said life as a celebrity would be easy, okay?
In an interview with V Magazine's, the 26-year-old opened about her new film, Personal Shopper, which follows a young American in Paris working as a personal shopper with the ability to communicate with her recently deceased twin brother.
Discussing the film's portray of technology, the Twilight star and former ELLE cover star muses: 'When you speak to someone on the phone, that is a decipherable, understandable exchange. But with text and social media, it's essentially a dialogue with yourself and your interpretation of a shadow. It's not invalid; it's a new language.'
Let me get this straight. So, every time I send a message to my housemates asking them to buy more loo roll, I'm in fact telling myself to buy more loo roll?
Is that what you're saying Kristen? That by sending text messages I'm essentially communicating with my inner self, or my 'shadow' as you'd like to put it?
Mind = blown.
Also, as someone who studied languages at university and spent years learning the intricacies of the imperfect subjunctive and two ways of saying 'to be' in Spanish depending on the context, don't be telling me I have to learn yet another 'language' to communicate on Twitter and WhatsApp.
I've done my time. I've paid my dues.
Fortunately, the actress – who recently co-authored an academic paper on artificial intelligence – explained her theory further, referring to the impact of technology on our daily lives.
'You also become addicted to that hit by yourself and with yourself, every seven minutes or so, and you end up wasting so much time just validating something very superficial in yourself. It has definitely changed us.'
It's not invalid; it's a new language.
Okay, so this might explain why I found myself swiping through the deepest holes of Instagram Stories at 1am this morning, then.
Look, we get that the dawning of social media and technology has brought with it a plague of negatives that are slowly eroding the foundations of communication, interaction and expression but, come on Kristen, who doesn't love a 'dancing girl' emoji once in a while?