Wow, the last time Kristen Stewart was on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she was playing Twilight’s Bella Swan.
Now six years late, she has turned her breakout role into an incredible career on the big screen.
Ellen DeGeneres was quick to ask about what she remembers from those days, and Stewart’s response was exactly what you’d expect from her
Really uncomfortable hair extensions? I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook. It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after.”
Stewart, who was still a teenager when she was cast as the franchise’s titular character, continued,
I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook,” Stewart told DeGeneres. “It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after. I don’t jump right back into those memories, but as soon as you see a picture, you’re like, Ooh, god, it’s like yesterday.“
While she admitted to DeGeneres that she’s a little bit shy “on the weekends”, Stewart also said she was motivated by fans to give herself over to the vampire movies.
[Twilight] was something I really invested in. It mattered to so many people. Something personal became not the most personal thing, which is awesome, because to share that is great, but then at the same time I was 17 or 18 when it all kind of went down, and that’s the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird — you’re 17 and like, Whaaaa! But at the same time, it was good. It kind of forced me to stand at attention in this way.”
(You have to watch the clip for a better understanding of that noise she made when describing what being 17 is like — though it’s safe to assume that’s what most of us also felt like at that age, albeit with a lot more privacy.)
As Stewart promotes Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, one of six movies she has coming out this year, she acknowledges how much she gained by pushing herself when she was young.
When I do stuff that scares me, good things happen.”
Watch the interview, below: