Kristen Stewart says her ‘Twilight’ years were ‘uncomfortable’

Kristen Stewart at the New York Film Festival premiere of "Certain Women" on October 3. File photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) — Kristen Stewart says her “Twilight” years happened at an awkward stage of her life.

The 26-year-old actress, who played Bella Swan in the 2008 movie and its sequels, reflected on her younger self and the film series’ success on Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

“I look at [photos from back then] and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook,” Stewart said. “It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after. I don’t jump right back into those memories, but as soon as you see a picture, you’re like, ‘Oh, God, it was yesterday.'”

“It was something I really invested in and mattered to so many people,” she shared. “It was something personal that became not the most personal thing, which is awesome because to share that is great, but then at the same time [it isn’t].”

“I was 17 or 18 when it all kind of went down, and that’s the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird [time],” the star said. “At the same time, it’s good. It kind of forced me to stand attention in this way, which, I didn’t have that.”

Stewart and co-star Robert Pattinson were 18 and 22, respectively, when “Twilight” opened in theaters. The movies were a smash success and earned over $3.3 billion at the box office, but Stewart told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 she’s not focused on the past.

“Actresses go crazy when they feel like they want to hold on to what used to be, or whatever,” she said. “I’m so satisfied and happy and absolutely looking forward to what’s to come.”

“As time goes on, who knows what my ambitions and objectives will be? Who knows how I’m gonna feel about what I do and what that’s gonna turn into? I have a feeling that I’m gonna do this for a while — at least, being involved in this industry,” the star added.

Stewart has appeared in such films as “Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Still Alice” and “Café Society” since “Twilight.” She will next star in Ang Lee’s war drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which opens in theaters Friday.


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