The feedback is so bad that Kristen Stewart and IndieWire interviewer Anne Thompson have to avoid speaking directly into their microphones.

Stewart consequently sounds so faint and echo-y that I can’t really hear her…okay, I can hear the occasional phrase or expression. She doesn’t always speak in short, hurried, half-muttered phrases, but she often does.

Will Thompson ask about my all-time favorite Stewart performance — i.e., her ghost whisperer in Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper? That, for me, was her absolute peak achievement. I own and cherish the Criterion Bluray.

Thompson: “Your Personal Shopper character was in such an ethereal, spiritual place…it must have been hard to get into that.”

Was Stewart upset about original Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke being more or less thrown off the Twilight franchise? I can’t really hear her response.

I truly admired Stewart several weeks ago when she said she “doesn’t give a shit” about winning the Best Actress Oscar (or words to that effect). Very few contenders on her level have let go with that kind of candor. Hats off.

Thompson asks about Stewart’s starring role in David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future. Asked when we might see it, Stewart goes “oh!” but then pulls back and says she’s not sure. Translation: It will debut at Cannes ‘22.