Kristen Stewart: More Than the “Girl from Twilight”

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Kristen Stewart only dates people who complement her. (photo: IMDb)

IO – It has been almost seven years since the “Twilight” series ended; however, Kristen Stewart is still most known for her role as Bella Swan in the saga. As a result, the 29-year-old actor decided to work with independent directors such as Kelly Reichard and Olivier Assayas, in the effort to break the mold.

“It gave me a chance to not weigh something down. It was so much bigger than me,” she told Vanity Fair for its September cover story. “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.'”

Not only were fans obsessed with the movies, but they were also fascinated by her relationship with Robert Pattinson. The now-exes regularly made headlines, especially after Stewart’s cheating scandal with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

Stewart has since been romantically tied to Stella Maxwell. The 29-year-old model even accompanied her to the Vanity Fair shoot. When asked about her love life, Stewart played coy.

“I only date people who complement me,” she quipped, as quoted by eonline.

However, Stewart’s protection of her privacy shouldn’t be misunderstood.

“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 asshole,” the Charlie’s Angels star told the magazine. ‘I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me.”

Kristen Jaymes Stewart was born April 9, 1990. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a César Award, which she was the first American actress to win. Her films have grossed over $4.3 billion worldwide, and she was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2012.

Born and raised in Los Angeles to an American father and Australian mother, both of whom worked in show business, Stewart began her career as a child actress in 1999. She gained notice in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster’s daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Feature Film.

She subsequently starred in Speak (2004), Catch That Kid (2004), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), and Into the Wild (2007). In 2010, she was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Stewart went on to gain wide recognition for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012), which collectively grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide. Her work in the series established her as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. (rp)