Robert Pattinson Defends Kristen Stewart in ‘Vanity Fair’: She’s Not Awkward, She’s Confident

By: Taryn Ryder / June 5, 2012

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Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart stuns on the cover of July’s issue of Vanity Fair, and inside the magazine her Twilight leading man Robert Pattinson heaped nothing but praise on his girlfriend.

“The perception of her is that she’s ‘awkward” says Rob. “But it’s funny knowing her. It’s the absolute opposite of what people think. She’s insanely confident.”

However Pattinson, 26, was surprised about one of Kristen’s recent hobbies:

Fashion.

“I never saw that coming,” jokes Rob.

“People have decided how they are going to perceive her,” Pattinson tells VF about her misconceived public persona. “No matter how many times she smiles, they’ll put in the one picture where she’s not smiling.”

Clearly, Rob and Kristen have each other’s backs both onscreen and off. Not surprising, then, that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recalled in the magazine how insane their chemistry was from the moment the two met.

“Honestly I was nervous,” Hardwicke said. “I saw they were so attracted and Kristen was under-age. I said, ‘Rob, we have a law in this country under 18. Don’t get in trouble here.’ I felt I was in the presence of something strong and powerful.”

Also in the article, Kristen’s reveals how she was bullied at a young age. Read the rest of the interview in Vanity Fair.

Watch Kristen talk about what a good team she and Rob are in the video below.

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