Kristen Stewart has opened up about her battle with anxiety, admitting that she struggled to cope with finding fame at such a young age.
The ‘Twilight’ actress began acting at the age of eight, and rose to fame in 2002 film ‘Panic Room’ with Jodie Foster, describing her subsequent teenage years growing up in the public eye as “really intense".
Speaking to US Marie Claire, Kristen said: “Between ages 15 and 20, it was really intense. I was constantly anxious. I was kind of a control freak.
“If I didn’t know how something was going to turn out, I would make myself ill, or just be locked up or inhibited in a way that was really debilitating.”
On reaching peace with her public image, she continued: “I’m really proud that I am able to move forward and not fall into every mental crater. That’s a new thing for me. Age has made me smarter and calmer. And it is fucking awesome.
“Lately, I’ve been doing less of the ‘I’m sooooo sorry.’ And more of the ‘No. Fuck. Jesus.’"
Adding what led to her moving forward, Kristen added: “It was a really traumatic period in my early 20s that kick-started something in me that was a bit more feral.”
Kristen appears on the cover of US Marie Claire, out now.