Kristen Stewart covers Vanity Fair’s September issue, and inside, she opens up about the choices she made after been thrust into the limelight after starring in the Twilight series.
Stewart explains: “I think I've grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn't leap willingly into being at the center of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a++hole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me.”
Stewart famously made headlines for her relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson, then her cheating scandal with married director Rupert Sanders. Since then, she’s been linked to Stella Maxwell, who also attended the shoot.
“I only date people who complement me,” she quipped.
Stewart admits that she was excited to finally work with indie directors like Kelly Reichard and Olivier Assayas.
She explains: “It gave me a chance to not weigh something down. It was so much bigger than me. My baggage was so minuscule in comparison to what Reichardt's and Assayas's story lines are, as filmmakers. I was finally given a chance to be looked at, not as this thing in this celebrity-obsessed culture that was like, 'Oh, that's the girl from Twilight.'”
She also gave insight into her stance on the supernatural. Yes, she does believe in ghosts.
Stewart spills: “I talk to them. If I’m in a weird, small town, making a movie, and I’m in a strange apartment, I will literally be like, ‘No, please, I cannot deal. Anyone else, but it cannot be me.’ Who knows what ghosts are, but there is an energy that I’m really sensitive to. Not just with ghosts, but with people. People stain rooms all the time.”
Stewart can next be seen in Charlie’s Angels November 15.