Kristen Stewart is learning to “embrace” her fears.
The 22-year-old actress shot to fame playing Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise. Kristen is famously guarded about her personal life and has sometimes struggled with being in the public spotlight. However, in a new interview the star has revealed she is striving to be more open with people.
“I have realised that you can close yourself off to life if you put walls up, but it’s a difficult thing,” she told V magazine. “You can’t see over people, can’t see in and you also can’t see out. So I have gotten quite comfortable with being unafraid. I keep saying the same thing, it’s not about being fearless but really just embracing the fears and using them.”
Kristen experienced a tumultuous time with her personal life in 2012, after it emerged she had cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with married director Rupert Sanders.
The stars briefly split following the revelations, but have since rekindled their romance and spent New Year’s Eve together.
Kristen went on to reveal that she is feeling more confident than ever following the end of the Twilight series. She has appeared in movies including Snow White and the Huntsman and On the Road, and wants to continue challenging herself in both her personal and professional life.
“I am not closed off to anything right now,” she explained. “That is what I was saying about not having any more walls up. I don’t want to deprive myself of any bit of life.”
In On the Road Kristen plays young bride Marylou. She was thrilled to win the demanding role, and has recalled it was a real challenge to connect with the character.
“Until you really get to know the woman behind the character, it’s difficult to connect the dots. I’m a contemporary, sensitive, normal girl, and it’s difficult to try and empathise with someone who seems to have a lack of empathy,” she added. “She seems a bit callous in the book. She’s literally the farthest… I have never encountered a person that had their nerves so f**king close to the surface.’
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Thursday, 03. January 2013