Kristen Stewart on Life Post-Twilight: "I've Become Who I Am Because of That'' Franchise—Watch!

''On an exceptionally obvious note, it's opened a lot of doors," she told E! News of the wildly popular film series

By Alyssa Toomey Oct 07, 2014 9:46 PMTags
Watch: Kristen Stewart on Life After "Twilight"

While it's been nearly two years since the final Twilight flick hit theaters, the wildly popular franchise still holds a special place in many fans' hearts. 

So when E! News caught up with Kristen Stewart at the NYC screening of her upcoming flick Camp X-Ray, we had to ask the 24-year-old stunner to share the most profound way her life has changed now that the Twilight franchise is officially in the rear view mirror. 

"It's difficult to answer that question," the Clouds of Sils Maria star admitted before carefully taking a moment to reflect. "On an exceptionally obvious note, it's opened a lot of doors, but I've become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life." 

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As for why the franchise—which quickly garnered an insane following from fans who fondly refer to themselves as "Twi-hards"—will always have a special place in K.Stew's heart? Press play to hear her response! 

The Snow White and the Huntsman star also opened up to E! News about the Peter Sattler-directed flick in which she plays a Guantanamo Bay guard and U.S. soldier. 

"My initial motive to want to be a part of this is just that there was a really simple, intimate, interior story going on in a place that asks bigger questions," she said of the forthcoming drama. "So I think the movie, while remaining entirely objective, is a reminder—it doesn't answer any questions but it asks them." 

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With regards to the movie's dramatic storyline, which follows a soldier (Stewart) who befriends a man at Guantanamo Bay where he has been imprisoned for eight years. "I think anyone interested in the movie would probably already know about it," she said. "I don't think we're shedding any light on something that people didn't know about before, but I just think it's a little hypothetical shred of what might happened there once and maybe again soon." 

Stewart, who prepared for the role by training with Marines, added that the film is "not entirely political driven, but at the same time we don't shy away from those questions, we just ask them." 

Camp X-Ray hits theaters Oct. 17. 

—Reporting by James Chairman