During the chat, which covered topics both professional and personal, Stewart explained why she shied away from discussing her romance with Pattinson while they dated, and why she’s more open now. I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine.
I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world,” she said.
It would be silly to say I don’t care what people think of my work and who I am, but stuff is polarizing, period.” Further recalling what it was like when she became an overnight A-lister thanks to her role as Bella Swan in the book-turned-movies, Stewart adds, "I used to try too hard, because I was nervous. I’ve just grown out of it." WATCH: Kristen Stewart on Where Robert Pattinson Romance Went Wrong -- 'Our Relationship Was Made Into a Product' In an exclusive interview with ET in October, Stewart also opened up about how she's come to deal with being in the public eye.
"I think it takes a minute to sort of acclimate to communicating with so many people at one time, with like, 'the masses,' you know," she shared.
"I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine.
I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world." "When I was dating Rob, the public were the enemy -- and that is no way to live," Stewart admits.
Could these two be getting back together, or have they just become really good friends in their romantic aftermath?
co-star—earning them the nickname "Robsten"—taught her a lesson in what happens when her personal and professional identities merged. "It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. But at the same time, I want so badly to expose myself," the 26-year-old actress says.
director Rupert Sanders, then issued a public apology to Pattinson.
Now, she's opening up a bit more about how she felt then—and how she's changed her approach to relationships and privacy post-Pattinson.
“But considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me.