Finding herself receiving more media attention ever since she starred as Sarah Altman in 2002 film "Panic Room", Kristen Stewart says she is grateful that she started her acting career early on. She credits her early fame to have given her the ability to cope with the pressures of fame during her adolescence.
"I think that if I had started now or just a couple of years ago, after the age of 14, if I had waited two more years, I would be wrought. I couldn't deal with the scrutiny," says the 19-year-old movie star. "I feel like starting out as a teenager may not have been as good. I conquered fears at a young age because I wasn't considering them, I just took them for whatever."
Kristen Stewart kicked off her acting career when she was still eight years old. Her first role was a short, nonspeaking part in the Disney Channel TV production "The Thirteenth Year". She subsequently secured roles in some other projects, one of which is as Bella Swan in the hit vampire drama film "Twilight", which was released in U.S. last year.
Recently, Kristen was quoted as telling Dazed & Confused magazine in an interview for its September issue that she thinks "the paparazzi and most interviewers" want her soul. "It's so scary because your persona ... and I guess I now have one, because people think of me in a certain way ... is all based entirely on quick snippets of crazed moments in your life. And that is what people then base their entire opinion of me on!" she elaborated her statement.