Actress Kristen Stewart has made it clear that she doesn’t care what you think about the multi-billion dollar franchise Twilight.
“Anybody who wants to talk s—t about Twilight, I completely get it, but there’s something there that I’m endlessly, and to this day, f—king proud of,” she told singer Patti Smith in the March issue of Interview. “My memory of it – still feels – really good.”
In 2008, Stewart starred as Bella Swan in the movie adaption of the novel Twilight. Since then she has acted in Snow White and the Huntsman, Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria.
“I’m always asked about what type of things I want to do, and if I make decisions based on my last project,” she said. “Say I do a big franchise movie about a vampire that falls in love with a normal girl. It’s like, ‘Now do you want to show them that you can be a real, serious actor?’ It’s like, ‘Was I not being a real, serious actor?’”
She also emphasized that every single moment has led to the moment that has “made me who I am.”
“Every movie that I’ve done, they don’t stand independently from one another because a little bit of me is in every single one of those, and it’s part of my own personal growth. I can’t say that Twilight doesn’t have anything to do with Still Alice and Sils Maria. They have everything to do with each other. They are who I am,” she said.
The films also led her to become the first American woman to win a César, France’s version of an Oscar, for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria.
Lately, Stewart has been in the news for her sexuality, with media scrutinizing photos of her with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile together in Hawaii. When asked about the photos and how often she sees headlines that are far from the truth, she said, “There’s a whole other form of entertainment that’s just voraciously consumed in itself.”
Her co-star Julianne Moore said, “For her, especially, there’s been so much interest in Kristen for the longest time. Because of the size of the movies she’s been involved in when she was very young, it’s hard to escape that. I think that it’s also a form of entertainment. I think you have to take all that stuff with a grain of salt, and she often does.”