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Kristen Stewart: Twilight “Made Me Who I Am,” Not Distancing Myself From Franchise

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Kristen Stewart told Seth Meyers on Jan. 15, that the Twilight franchise is still a big part of her life

She still twinkles for Twilight! Kristen Stewart appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday, Jan. 15, where she confided that the Twilight franchise is still very much a part of her existence.

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The topic came up when the Still Alice actress, 24, explained to Meyers how she decompresses after wrapping each film.

“By impulse, definitely. It comes up every single time. You’re completely invested for every moment until the very last. Then when it’s done, it’s like, ‘Go home. Stop thinking about it. You’re done.’ So yeah, I feel like I need to either go scrape my knees, or get a sunburn, get a tattoo or chop my hair off. I feel like, ‘I’m me again. This is mine. My mind, body everything.’ It’s mine again.”

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Stewart first made headlines as the young diabetic daughter of Jodie Foster‘s character in 2002 thriller Panic Room. “My mom carted me around for like a year going to auditions — thank you — because it paid off,” she reflected to Meyers. “I’m like, reaping the benefits of a decision I made when I was 8. I would have never started acting like as a 13-year-old or 14-year-old… I am so lucky.”

Kristen Stewart in Twilight
Kristen Stewart in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

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Stewart became a household name and bona fide star thanks to her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight movies, which were released in four installments from 2008 to 2012. “Oh man, honestly, those are my high school years,” said Stewart, who dated her costar Robert Pattinson from 2011 to 2013. “In no way am I choosing little indie movies to step away from it.”

“I don’t know what I’m doing,” the actress, who has since worked on films like Clouds of Sils Maria, Camp X-Ray, and Anesthesia (all 2014), elaborated. “I very impulsively go from one thing to the next.”

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Still, Stewart had only positive things to say about her experience as author Stephanie Meyer’s lead heroine. “Twilight blew up and I still look at it as something that made me who I am,” she mused. “In no way am I distancing myself…. I’m just trying to do cool stuff.”

Watch part of her appearance above!

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