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Kristen Stewart Is Taking a Break From Hollywood, Acting: “I Need to Breathe”

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Kristen Stewart is taking a break from Hollywood, she said on Live! With Kelly and Michael on Jan. 26 -- find out her hobbies outside of acting

Give the girl a break. Kristen Stewart confessed on Live! With Kelly and Michael on Monday, Jan. 26, that she has been taking a break from Hollywood.

"I need to breathe," confessed the Still Alice actress, 24, who has been working for "like, a solid two years” straight on a string of movie projects, big and small. "I want to stay home for a while."

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The Twilight standout explained how she was looking to develop other hobbies during her time off. "Maybe do physical things," she mused to hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa. "You can say one thing about a detail of your life and it expands like wildfire. Like, 'Oh, so you're a painter now!' I'm like, 'Not at all, I'm like in middle school art class in my garage, basically.' I've done, like, six paintings. I just enjoy doing something different."

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As for any other surprise hobbies from the actress? Stewart revealed that she was recently starstruck by Food Network chef Alton Brown after seeing him at a hotel. That's in part because she's an avid cook. "If you can name it, I can make it," the actress claimed. "I think I'm a good cook. I love food. I'm like a total foodie."

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During her stop on the talk show, Stewart also discussed what it was like to work alongside her Still Alice costar, SAG and Golden Globe winner Julianne Moore. In the movie, Moore plays an author diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, and Stewart portrays her daughter.

"I've known her for a number of years," Stewart said of Moore. "Sometimes you can play something and it's so within your natural realm. Ugh… she could be my mom. It was not difficult to look at her and experience every level of fear. I wanted to give her the skin off my back. I wanted to do anything I could to help her, support her.”

(The actresses have known each other since 2004, when Stewart starred in Catch That Kid, which was directed by Moore's husband Bart Freundlich.)

Moore, meanwhile, gushed about Stewart in her memorable SAG Awards speech on Sunday, calling her "magnificent and sensitive."

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