Kristen Stewart on Mistakes, Losing Robert Pattinson

    February 11, 2014
    Kimberly Ripley

Kristen Stewart spoke recently during an interview with Marie Claire about her past mistakes, including that of losing Robert Pattinson by cheating on him with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. She knows she’s made these mistakes and she hopes they take her to a better place in the future.

The Twilight starlet, who is soon to star in a film based in a film based on Guantanamo Bay called Camp X-Ray, says she’s still trying to figure out a lot of things–one of them being relationships.

“Some people have certain things, like, ‘That’s what I’m going for,’ and I have a subjective version of that. I don’t pressure myself … If you fall in love with someone, you want to own them – but really, why would you want that? You want them to be what you love,” she said. “I’m much too young to even have an answer for that question.”

Of course Kristen Stewart’s mistakes have all been played out in public–on TV, in publications and all over the internet. That certainly has added some insult to injury for the 23-year-old.

“I stand by every mistake I’ve ever made,” she said. “So judge away.”

Stewart also talked about how she’s often the subject of public scrutiny when it comes to how she handles the public. Often deemed awkward, withdrawn or shy–she admits to it all.

“People are like, ‘She just can’t handle’ – for lack of a better word – ‘the spotlight.’ No, actually, I can’t, and this is totally who I am,” she admitted. “I don’t try to force it or turn it into something else or fabricate this personality… so I totally agree when people say I’m, like, the most awkward person.”

What a lot of people seem to forget, too, is that Kristen Stewart is only 23 years old. She is barely a woman. And yes, she has been in the public eye since the inception of Twilight–where she met Robert Pattinson. That life isn’t a real one as compared to the lives lived by most of those passing judgment. Perhaps now that she has admitted to her foibles the public will cut her a bit of slack as she works to figure out what she wants in a relationship, how to deal with the “people” side of being famous and more importantly–exactly who she is.

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