By Amber Goodhand
Radar News Editor
“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I get some serious sh*t about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker!” Kristen said in the July issue of Vanity Fair.
“That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh*t in half my photos, and I don’t give a f**k. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’”
Kristen’s boyfriend and co-star Robert Pattinson echoes her thoughts, telling the magazine, “People have decided how they are going to perceive her.
“No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”
And Kristen doesn’t exactly embody the glamorous Hollywood persona, telling Vanity Fair that in all pictures of her taken before the age of 15 she looked like a boy — and after the age of 18 she had turned into a major movie star and it “changed my daily life instantly.”
“Look at a picture of me before I was 15. I am a boy. I wore my brother’s clothes, dude! Not like I cared that much, but I remember being made fun of because I wasn’t wearing Juicy jeans. I didn’t even think about it. I wore my gym clothes. But it’s not like I didn’t care that they made fun of me. It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting—you don’t shave your legs!” she admitted.
“You can Google my name and one of the first things that comes up is images of me sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and my dog. It was [taken] the day the movie came out. I was no one. I was a kid. I had just turned 18.
“In [the tabloids] the next day it was like I was a delinquent slimy idiot, whereas I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley Girl who smokes pot. Big deal. But that changed my daily life instantly. I didn’t go out in my underwear anymore.”