"The day [Twilight] came out there was a picture of me — in the New York Post, I think. I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and dog. And I was like, "Oh shit, well, I have to be aware of that." She admits she found the sudden fame hard to handle: “I hadn’t carved out my spot, and people hadn’t gotten used to me yet. It was really fucking hard. I didn’t interview well. I was really nervous. People fucking didn’t respond that well.”

"You’ve got to get comfortable with fear; nothing’s worth doing unless you’re a little bit scared. People call women the weaker sex. It’s a total cliche - a man in a powerful position is considered assertive, whereas a woman is a ‘bitch’. You have to stand up to that and be ready for things to be hard and for things to be serious."

“Never at any point have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on. As soon as you start thinking about your career as a trajectory—like, as if you’re going to miss out on some wave or momentum—then you’re never doing anything for yourself anyway. Then you’re truly, actually, specifically working for the public. You’re turning yourself into a bag of chips.”

Kristen leaving the Chanel show in Paris

Clouds of Sils Maria Cannes Portraits.

Kristen Stewart photographed by M. Jones | Elle France, May 2012

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Kristen Stewart | New HQ of Instyle 2008 HQ Outtake

As long as I feel solid about my creative choices, people can have whatever image or perception of me that they’d like. You can’t think that someone’s impression of you is wrong—it’s their impression—and, therefore, you really can’t worry about it. 

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