Kristen Stewart has been trying to break away from the Twilight mold since the hit franchise wrapped up two years ago, but now she has finally admitted that Bella Swan will always be a part of her life.
She got her fame, her fortune, her cult following and her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson from the films, so it couldn’t be that bad. During a recent interview with E! News, Stewart revealed how her life has changed since filming has ended.
“On an exceptionally obvious note, it’s opened a lot of doors, but I’ve become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life,” she told the site at the New York City, New York, screening of her upcoming flick Camp X-Ray.
“I was able to work for years and years on something that took so much out of all of us and did not leave us empty, replaced every bit that it took. That’s why I love to do my job, it was just a very elongated version of that.”
“It was something that was really personal for a couple of years. It’s just sort of a part of who I am,” she added of her Twilight role in the Stephenie Meyer blockbuster.
But her new movie Camp X-Ray is very, very different from her Twilight days, so what made Stewart want to take on the role of a U.S. soldier and Guantanamo Bay guard?
“My initial motive to want to be a part of this is just that there was a really simple, intimate, interior story going on in a place that asks bigger questions,” she said of the forthcoming drama. “So I think the movie, while remaining entirely objective, is a reminder — it doesn’t answer any questions, but it asks them. It definitely presents an objective view of what it’s like down there.”