Kristen Stewart, VOGUE UK


The last thing Kristen Stewart needs right now is more publicity, but the relentless movie promotional circuit demands new sound bites like nothing else, and the On the Road star has once again found herself on the cover of a magazine.

Albeit for much more flattering reasons, this time around.

In a bout of good timing (for the magazine, anyway), Kristen is the October covergirl for British Vogue. So while Robert Pattinson's presumptive ex-girlfriend is doing her best to keep a low profile in the wake of the revelation of her indiscretion with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, the interview (which, judging by its notable omission of naming any names, was almost certainly conducted prior to her PR nightmare) will only dredge her dalliance right back out into the public.

A portion of the interview (the juiciest part, most likely) made its way onto Vogue's site this morning, and has Kristen spouting off on life in the public eye. No surprise, she's not exactly a fan.

"I know that if you haven't thought about how you want to present a very packaged idea of yourself then it can seem like you lack ambition," she said. "But, dude, honestly? I can't. People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing that you want and making lots of money out of it.

"But, you know, I'm not that smooth. I can get clumsy around certain people. Like if I were to sit down and think, 'OK, I'm really famous, how am I going to conduct myself in public?' I wouldn't know who that person would be! It would be a lot easier if I could, but I can't."

Easier, not to mention much less of a relationship and PR headache.

Still, Stewart has long fashioned herself a Hollywood outsider and spoke of her nonconformist nature to the mag.

"There is always going to be that seam of people who want things differently to the standardized version," she said. "It's not necessarily a rebellious thing, it's just who they are."

Speaking specifically of the Beat Generation, depicted in the forthcoming adaptation of the iconic Jack Kerouac novel, she said, "That world back then, it just seems freer to me than anything I could ever touch and I'm fully nostalgic for it, even though I wasn't even alive then."

"It's the loyalty aspect of it all," she went on. "I love being on the periphery with a group of people who have the same values that I do. People who don't get off on fame, who just like the process of making movies and thrive."

And, presumably, can deal with a scandal of epic proportions.

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