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    Kristen Stewart Talked About Being Perceived As An "Asshole" During Her "Twilight" Days

    "I just want people to like me."

    Nowadays, most people recognize Kristen Stewart as a gifted actor, a style icon, and a very down-to-earth human being.

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    But back in her early days of fame (the Twilight era) Kristen had to deal with a whole lotta bullshit when it came to the public perception of her — mostly because she was quiet and occasionally awkward in interviews.

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    She was said to have a "bad attitude", deemed "unapproachable" by the media, and was even called one of the "most-hated" people in Hollywood.

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    Fortunately, times have changed, and so has Kristen's reputation. I mean, how can anyone NOT stan this woman:

    So in a new cover story for Vanity Fair, Kristen opened up about what it was like to have so much hate and vitriol directed at her at such a young age.

    “I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the center of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an asshole," she said.

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    "I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian.”

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    "I just want people to like me," she added.

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    And Kristen says she was able to shake off that reputation in part because of her pivot towards independent films.

    "It gave me a chance to not weigh something down. It was so much bigger than me."

    "I was finally given a chance to be looked at, not as this thing in this celebrity-obsessed culture that was like, 'Oh, that’s the girl from Twilight.'"

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    You can read Kristen's full Vanity Fair Cover story here.

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