One thing that will stay with me forever is, I really love work. I love hard work. I’m somewhat OK with the isolation. At times I realize, that’s so not normal. It’s weird, but it gives me the opportunity to do what I love. I do wish it was a bit more normal. Plans are just difficult. You have to be ready to change them any moment. If you walk into a place and there are weirdos there, you leave.
I’m also not that uncomfortable with it because I’ve gotten used to it. I am really traversing this and getting stronger every day. I’m better at this than I ever have been. I like being uncomfortable. I like standing up to things.
—Kristen Stewart on fame.
I’m definitely not one to get on a soapbox about things I care about. You can affect change in other ways. That’s why doing interviews about it is funny for me. Dude, I did a movie. I thought it was a courageous reminder. It is not righteous in any way… I was really excited to play an essentially American girl who is so simple. Exploration for truth and discovery is not what we’re known for. I know it sounds really negative, but I feel it’s true. I thought it was interesting to have this girl, a good person, a sweet person, a positively inclined girl, who wants to forget herself and wants to be dignified by something. How do you condemn anyone who wants to serve our country? The denigration of that notion was really interesting.
—Kristen Stewart on Camp X-Ray
What did I take from it? I want to do good work. We all worked really hard on those movies, actually. Every moment and every day leads us to where we are now. Standing up to something so much bigger than me was a good test of my character and a good introduction to myself. It was an accelerated growing-up process.
—Kristen Stewart has nothing but fond memories of Twilight.
You read that book and all you want to do is go outside and forget you have a job and take a sketch book and a journal and observe.
—Kristen Stewart, on Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”
I’m really happy right now, overly happy. I’m definitely not looking furtively — I like to look around at [things]. I feel great. I’m not overcoming fear right now. I was scared of so many things. I was not overcompensating but just compensating. Now, I really have no apprehension about anything, which is great. I can get behind all of my creative endeavors more so than ever before. I’m super happy and challenged and inspired and relaxed.
—Kristen Stewart (x
"Everyone’s like, ‘You’re back to doing indies.’ I tried to do an indie between every Twilight movie. I still do this,” she says. “Plus, Twilight initially was a funky indie teen flick. There was something about it that I thought was really special and great. I’m not trying to make people think I’m serious or anything. The roles for women in Hollywood — they’re very categorically narrow. When a good script sticks out as being unique, I jump on it.”
“She walked up to the table. She’s so rad and completely open. I don’t think she’ll care. She was like: ‘It’s a full moon and I heard you’re in town and I really like you and I thought I’d come out and try to find you and here you are.’ And I was like, ‘Oh.’ She’s a huge inspiration to me. Her body of work is all over the map and I find that really inspiring. It’s like kismet. I can feel it. She was like, ‘What are you doing? Are you happy? What are you making?’ I was like, ‘Do you want to do something together?’” (About meeting Patti Smith).
Talking about her role in Camp X-Ray