But considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me.
It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves." Stewart elaborated that she tried to keep her romance with the British actor, 30, private, but the constant media attention made that difficult.
Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first film, said: 'In terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn't happen on the first movie. She said: 'After I cast him, I told Rob, "Don't even think about having a romance with her. You will be arrested."'The couple repeatedly denied rumours of a romance and, until last Spring, Stewart was dating long-term boyfriend Michael Angarano.
"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.
"It wasn’t this grand statement, ‘I was so confused! ’ I have not been struggling." WATCH: Kristen Stewart Looks Back on 'Uncomfortable' Years -- 'It Kind of Forced Me to Stand to Attention' Stewart -- who is rumored to be dating model Stella Maxwell -- says she now finds being open about her relationships and sexuality can be of some good.
"Considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me," she explains.