Kristen Stewart graces the February cover of Vogue. - Mario Testino/VogueThough thousands of teenagers across the globe may end up in a catatonic state when the "Twilight" saga finally draws to a close on screen, Kristen Stewart is taking the series ending rather well. The reluctant star opens up to Vogue about the pros and cons of being thrust into the spotlight, identifying with her fans, and those pesky Robert Pattinson rumors.
When "Twilight" first hit theaters in 2008, Kristen Stewart had to deal with serious fame for the first time. This involved a lot of awkward TV interviews where the actress clearly looked like she'd rather be any place but in the interviewee chair. In the years-- and sequels -- since then, she's learned to embrace the "Twilight" juggernaut, and appreciate the uniqueness of her situation. Bella Swan, she says, is "a character who is embedded in so many people's psyches at this point. It's starting to enter my head a lot more than it used to because it's at the end and it's come such a long way. I just want the fans of the book to be happy," she laughs. "I don't necessarily care about anyone else."
Mario Testino/Vogue Ever self-effacing, she tells Vogue that the fans are screaming for her on-screen character, and not necessarily herself. "Masses of girls identified with Bella in a really profound way, for want of a better word," said Stewart, adding, "The connection that I've seen people have ... I've seen it physically. It's the characters they're flipping for."
As for the future, Stewart is definitely aiming for the road less traveled. There'll be no popcorn blockbusters if she can help it. "I choose things that are so overly ambitious, and if I can't do stuff like that, I don't want to be doing this," she says of her career.
And though Stewart has come to terms with her fame, she is still mourning the loss of her anonymity. "There's no way to eloquently put this," she says. "I just can't go to the mall. It bothers me that I can't be outside very often. And also to not ever be just 'some girl' again. Just being some chick at some place, that's gone."
If there's anyone Stewart can share the loss with, it's one of "Twilight's" other breakout stars, Robert Pattinson. Interestingly, Vogue calls RPattz her "costar-boyfriend" in its feature, though the actress refuses to confirm or deny a relationship. "It's not my job," she firmly tells the magazine. But still, if they have it in print, we can believe it, right?