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Though she recently joked on NBC’s Saturday Night Live that she is “like, so gay,” the 26-year-old actress didn’t mean to diminish the love they shared. “I didn’t talk about my first relationships that went public because I wanted things that are mine to be mine,” she tells The London Sunday Times. “I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world. 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.”
For Stewart, dating Pattinson yielded more attention than she ever wanted. “If it didn’t seem like a relevant topic, like something that needed help, I would have kept my life private forever. But then I can’t walk outside holding somebody’s hand, as I’m followed everywhere,” she says. “When I was dating Rob, the public was the enemy—and that is no way to live. It wasn’t this grand statement, ‘I was so confused! Now I’ve realized who I am!’ I have not been struggling.”
As for why she decided to come out publicly, she says, “It just seemed important, and topical.”
While many fans turned on Stewart after her breakup with Pattinson, she doesn’t regret her time spent with the 30-year-old actor—or the film franchise that made them internationally known movie stars. “Every step turns you into the person you are, and yeah, [Twilight] shaped me enormously. Not just those movies, but the subsequent effect,” the César Award-winning actress says. “It made my involvement in Sils Maria more interesting, for sure. Ironic and meta.”
Referring to Clouds of Sils Maria‘s in-jokes, she says, “Those lines in someone else’s mouth would have been interesting, but not, like, ‘Whoa. She really knows what she’s talking about!'”
The tabloids have eased up on the actress in recent years, allowing her to focus on her desires. Regarding the future of her film career, Stewart says, “I want to push myself. In my life, when I’m emotional about something, I’m an extreme person. Subtlety is not my go-to. I just don’t want to fake anything, but the best opportunities for me are whenever I feel a little bit scared.”
Published at Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:30:00 +0000
Vanderpump Rules’ fifth season is coming to a close, y’all, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for the reunion. The SUR gang gathered in late February to film the reunion with Andy Cohen, and Jax Taylor told E! News it was an “intense” affair…even when it came to the seating arrangements.
“It was really intense,” Jax said. “It’s going to be very surprising because I’m sitting next to James [Kennedy], they plotted me right next to James. People are going to be surprised.”
And they might be surprised by some of the familiar faces they see appear during the special, with Jax teasing, “There’s a lot of surprise guests. There’s a lot of people that pop in, pop out.” (Hm…something tells us we might see Lala Kent. And that something is her Twitter account.)
But Jax, who has taken a lot of heat in previous reunions, said season five’s taping was “a lot of fun” for him. “It was good for me this year though, I didn’t get a lot of heat. I stayed back a little bit, I didn’t take that much.”
Unfortunately, there is one cast member definitely didn’t have as much fun as Jax: Katie Maloney, whose faced some backlash this season after her troubles with now-husband Tom Schwartz and the drama among the girls in the group leading up to her wedding.
“Katie gets beat up pretty bad,” Jax revealed. “I mean, she’s been beat up all season. She’s taking it hard this season, too. She’s kind of literally taking it really, really hard, with phone calls to everybody. She was kind of wanting to just go crawl in a hole. She took it really bad, so the reunion was no exception. She took a lot of heat.”
For more reunion scoop from Jax, who also weighed in on how many more seasons of SURving he has left in him, press play on the video above.
Vanderpump Rules airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
Published at Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:20:51 +0000