Kristen Stewart is used to walking the red carpet after four years of Twilight premieres, but she wasn't always so confident making appearances at high-profile events. Seeing photos from her grand debut at the Panic Room premiere in March 2002, for example, makes Stewart's skin crawl.
"It's like a popular image to show from when I was younger, you know, like, 'She was a kid!'" she tells Marie Claire UK. "I look at that and I'm like, 'Oh... my... gosh.'"
"I had like these baby hairs and I was being weird about them, so I was like, 'I'm just gonna cut them off.' And I had like these little things poking out from under my hair and behind my ears, and a ridiculous outfit. I did not know how to get dressed up at that age at all—I didn't even know what I liked," Stewart said of her 12-year-old self. "It's just funny to see like that goofy kid version – [because] when I should really be looking at old school photos, I'm looking at a red carpet photo."
The Snow White and the Huntsman star adds, "It shouldn't be embarrassing because I was so young, but it doesn't even matter how young you are. You're just so, so embarrassed."
Though she now works with a stylist, Stewart is the first to admit she's made more mistakes on the red carpet. "I definitely look back and think, 'Oh that wasn't my best choice,' or that it was so obvious that I wasn't comfortable in that," she says. "But at the same time, you know, I liked it then—you can't really have too many regrets."
And when she nails it, she nails it. "It is a good feeling, though, when you get it right and you can walk tall," says Stewart, who reps Balenciaga's Rosabotanica perfume. "It shows—everyone can see that."