co-star, Robert Pattinson, she's altered her outlook when it comes to talking about her love life.
"I wasn’t hiding anything," she says of not speaking much about Pattinson, 30, while they were dating.
"It would take someone with a really unhealthy amount of ego to be upset that everyone doesn't love them.
"When I was dating Rob, the public was the enemy—and that is no way to live.
"It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves." As for her screen time with Pattinson, Stewart says she understands why not everyone would like theblowup as being generally traumatic,” she notes.
“It would take someone with a really unhealthy amount of ego to be upset that everyone doesn’t love them.
co-star—earning them the nickname "Robsten"—taught her a lesson in what happens when her personal and professional identities merged. "It's not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I'm doing in my life. But at the same time, I want so badly to expose myself," the 26-year-old actress says.
"People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It's that I don't want to become a part of a story for entertainment value."Stewart understands that as an actress in high-profile films, audiences will be interested in her love life. "I want to be understood and I want to be seen, and I want to do that in the rawest, purest, most naked way I can."It wasn't until recently, in fact, that Stewart confirmed she was dating visual-effects producer Alicia Cargile.