Kristen Stewart—who stars as Bella in the film adaptations of Twilight and its upcoming sequel New Moon—has caught some flak from the books' fans, who feel she's slamming them in her interviews, and she's now going on record saying it's all a big misunderstanding.
Stewart says that the entirety of her comments are intended to be humble. Please allow SCI FI Wire to quote her in proper context. "I love the Twilight fans," Stewart said in a group interview on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she was promoting the independent film The Cake Eaters.
Stewart added: "I have literally never said anything remotely negative about them. You have to stay away from certain keywords that can be twisted in a negative connotation. Like the word 'psychotic,' apparently, is really bad. I don't understand why. I mean, I feel like it's a really humble position to take that it's not normal. You know what I mean? To find yourself in a situation where there are 5,000 screaming girls, and you're being literally, like, fodder. I feel like that's not normal, and it's not something that I should just say like, 'Well, you know, it's cool, I love 'em.'"
Another particularly sticky word was "thoughtless," which came from a quote in the March issue of Nylon magazine. "I feel like everything I said in that Nylon interview, if you actually read the whole thing, was very honest and genuine and talking about something that I am so immersed in, and I have absolutely no control over, and I'm just trying to stay honest and true to something that I care about," she said. "That's it."
In any case, Stewart said she is due back at work on the set of New Moon later this month. "March 23rd, I think, is the first official day of shooting," she said.
Stewart expects a tough job ahead portraying Bella's continuing journey with vampire and werewolf lovers. (And, contrary to rumors, she is not quitting the franchise.) "It's a completely different story," she said. "It entirely undermines the first. Edward's gone. For me, that was the whole story. It's hard for me to get past [that]. Like, I don't know how Bella's going to deal with that, but she matures a lot. It's a much more painful story than the first one. It's actually quite devastating. It's smaller scale as well. She's very solitary for quite a while, so that'll be interesting. I'm excited about that."
New Moon is due in theaters Nov. 20 from Summit Entertainment.