The actress has spoken out about the pressures of conforming to Hollywood ideals.
Kristen Stewart has discussed her relationship with actor Robert Pattinson – describing their pairing as a “product”. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life,” she added.
I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world.
But considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me.
Proof came when Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira escorted Robert Pattinson onto Rockefeller Plaza Thursday morning, on the eve of the nationwide premiere of the second “Twilight” vampire romance saga, “New Moon.” A collective screech rose from young female fans lined up a dozen deep as the 23-year-old British heartthrob flashed a megawatt smile and worked the crowd like a seasoned politician. “Literally nonstop, yes.” “You’re dating your co-star: Her name rhymes with ‘Tristan Blewart,’ ” Lauer posed, tongue-in-cheek. Pattinson told Lauer that the hoopla seems nearly an out-of-body experience to him.
And the young actor handled some good-natured badgering about supermarket tabloid headlines with similar grace and more than a touch of self-mockery. “I wish I could give a more wide understanding of what it’s like, but I feel exactly the same,” he told Lauer.
A chalky complexion and a predilection for blood are no obstacles to movie idolhood. That would be true, yes.” Lauer continued down the list of rumors. And while merchandisers have sold some 40,000 life-size cardboard cutouts of the “Twilight” stars, 30,000 have been of Pattinson’s brooding hero.While many fans were upset with Stewart for cheating on Pattinson, she doesn't regret their years together, nor the Twilight movies that sent them both into superstardom. Despite dating for over three years, the couple were notoriously private about their relationship. “Twilight” — the movie based on the first of four Stephanie Meyer novels that have sold 40 million copies — grossed 0 million, and the young actor’s popularity has eclipsed even that of his attractive co-stars Stewart, Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner. “I was going to quit because I never got any jobs, so I guess it’s not really quitting when you’re not getting jobs — it’s just surrendering to fate.” But fate had something different in mind for Pattinson.