Critics, take note: Twilight star Kristen Stewart is down with her trademark scowl.
The 22-year-old actress opens up in the latest issue of Vanity Fair (check out the cover here) about how the vampire franchise changed her life, and hits out at people (make that "voracious, starving sh*t eaters") who critique her red carpet posing.
"I have been criticised a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I get some serious sh*t about it. I'm not embarrassed about it. I'm proud of it," she says of the perception that she often looks bored in photographs.
"If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, 'What an actress! What a faker!' That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh-t in half my photos, and I don't give a f**k," she adds.
"What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, 'She was cool.
"She had a good time. She was honest.' I don't care about the voracious, starving sh*t eaters who want to turn truth into sh*t. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!"
As it turns out, you can.
In the interview, accompanied by a haute couture spread shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, the Snow White and the Huntsman actress also says she's used to people taking potshots at her style.
"Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother's clothes, dude!" she tells the magazine. "Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn't wearing Juicy jeans. I didn't even think about it. I wore my gym clothes.
"But it's not like I didn't care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me," she adds.
Stewart, who was recently named Glamour magazine's most fashionable woman of the year, also says she was bullied for her personal grooming habits.
"I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, 'Oh, my God! That's disgusting - you don't shave your legs!'"
On how Twilight changed her life, she says: "You can Google my name and one of the first things that comes up is images of me sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and my dog. It was [taken] the day the movie came out. I was no one. I was a kid. I had just turned 18.
"In [the tabloids] the next day it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I'm kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot. Big deal. But that changed my daily life instantly. I didn't go out in my underwear anymore," she admits.
Stewart's boyfriend and Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson, also dishes to the magazine on the public's perception of the starlet.
"The perception of her is that she's 'awkward,' but it's funny knowing her. It's the absolute opposite of what people think. She's insanely confident," Pattinson explains.
"People have decided how they are going to perceive her. No matter how many times she smiles, they'll [the media] put in the one picture where she's not smiling."
Check out a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot below:
Click on over to Vanity Fair for more from the interview.
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