Twilight may have been over eons ago, but it surely left its impression on the world, whether favorable or unfavorable. In her new interview with Elle Magazine, Kristen Stewart mentions Twilight and when she realized it was going to change her life forever. She also talks about her career path, not being able to please everyone, and more. Enjoy the pics and sneak peek of her interview below. Kristen’s September 2014 fashion issue hits newsstands nationwide August 19.
On when she realized that Twilight was changing her life:
“The day the movie came out there was a picture of me—in the New York Post, I think. I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and dog. And I was like, Oh sh-t, well, I have to be aware of that.”
On not being able to please everyone:
“Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo—not that I ever would—that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for. They’d be like, ‘now you’re going to give it up, now you’re a sellout.’ like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?”
On working for herself rather than the public:
“Never at any point have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on. As soon as you start thinking about your career as a trajectory—like, as if you’re going to miss out on some wave or momentum—then you’re never doing anything for yourself anyway. Then you’re truly, actually, specifically working for the public. You’re turning yourself into a bag of chips.”