Kristen Stewart Says 'Twilight' Came With 'A Lot of Baggage'
On the heels' of 23-year-old Daisy Ridley's rise to stardom thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Twilight alum dished on the best way she can handle all that comes with the fanfare. "I did Twilight when I was 17. It came out when I was 18 and my life was never even remotely the same," she said in The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast.
K. Stew added that the whole experience was a "huge lifestyle shift," given that the attention surrounding her personal life went to a whole other level when Twilight was released. While that wasn't the easiest thing to deal with, Kristen said she doesn't regret signing on to the franchise. "A whole lot of other baggage—really heavy and really cool baggage—came along with it," she said.
Since Daisy was relatively unknown pre-Star Wars, Kristen said she should "focus on the fact that you're stoked 'cause you're doing the work that you want to do." The actress added, "It's literally mainly just about focusing on what makes you happy. And if losing your anonymity or whatever doesn't make you happy, then focus on something else." Two thumbs up for that.
We imagine it isn't the easiest thing having paparazzi follow your every move, but, it is a true blessing to make a living doing what you love. If your job makes you happy, there's no need to give a ton of attention to the negative aspects that come with it.
K. Stew's advice is not only applicable for Daisy, it's also something all of us can use as we head into 2016.