Too much fame makes an ‘awful existence’
TONIGHT / 19 Nov '12, 6:00pm
London - Kristen Stewart doesn't "get off" on being famous.
The 22-year-old actress - who has reconciled with boyfriend Robert Pattinson after cheating on him with 'Snow White and The Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders - has become a more open person since the 'Twilight Saga' franchise propelled her to international stardom, but won't give up her personal life for the sake of her public image.
Kristen Stewart at the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Reuters
Kristen said: "The spotlight is not something I get off on. You can't let it stunt you. Though, that's the thing. It's a huge change that I've definitely noticed within myself from the beginning to the end of this - that I'm more comfortable with walls being down.
"Because you can actually have human experiences and not deprive yourself of a normal life. You get too caught up in what other people think of you, then who the f**k are you? You start to become a really disjointed persona and everyone's perception is their own."
Kristen's top tip to survive becoming "exceedingly famous" is to just not overthink it and ignore other people's opinions.
She explained: "If you're considering other people's opinions about your life, that they really know nothing about, you are going to live a very disjointed, really unsatisfying, awful existence.
"You should probably be a bit more concerned about how you feel about yourself. It sounds completely cliche, but it's true, so you probably shouldn't think about it." - Bang Showbiz