Kristen Stewart On Learning Lessons the Hard Way

Posted Thursday January 3, 2013 12:30 PM GMT

Is there life after “Twilight?” Well, according to Kristen Stewart there is.

In a recent interview with V magazine’s Spring Preview 2013 issue, the 22-year-old actress opened up about her future career endeavors, as well as the important lesson she learned amidst her highly-publicized scandal.

On her new film, "On the Road":
“I would have done anything, I would have played any part. Marylou is remarkable because she’s got a tough core. When you’re a teenager, a year can be crippling to maneuver through. You’re just out there questioning things, and so to be completely okay with that and not think that there’s anything wrong with you, that’s something I’ve recently understood. I’m 22. Marylou started this whole thing when she was 15.”

On gaining strength through trials:
“I have realized that you can close yourself off to life if you put walls up, but it’s a difficult thing. You can’t see over, people can’t see in, and you also can’t see out. So I’ve gotten quite comfortable with just being unafraid. I keep saying the same thing: It’s not about being fearless but really just embracing the fears and using them.”

On her openness to future endeavors:
“I am not closed off to anything right now. That is what I was saying about not having any more walls up. I don’t want to deprive myself of any bit of life.”

Photo Credit: Inez & Vinoodh for V

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