Kristen Stewart Flashback: The 'Twilight' Actress Talks Career Aspirations, Tomboy Image (VIDEO)

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My, my, how the time flies.

Even then at 12 years old, Kristen Stewart was dead set on being herself while pursuing a serious acting career.

Footage of a young Stewart -- then promoting the 2002 film Panic Room -- recently surfaced on the web, and it looks like the Twilight actress hasn't changed much since then.

"I like to surf. I like to skateboard," Stewart said in the Access Hollywood interview, remaining faithful to her famous tomboy image. "I like hanging out with my friends."

When asked to try on wetsuits during a shopping trip at a local surf shop, the modest teen quickly shot down the idea.

"No, no," she said, crossing her arms. "That'll be too tight."

Stewart, who is now 22, has since starred in the highly successful Twilight franchise and wowed critics with her work in indie favorites such as On the Road and Into the Wild.

"I think if you want to get to the ultimate point of being the best that you can be, you have to be serious about what you do," a young Stewart said in 2002.

Her Panic Room costar, Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, echoes her sentiments in a recent letter addressing the backlash Stewart received amid news that she had cheated on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

“In my era, through discipline and force of will, you could still manage to reach for a star-powered career and have the authenticity of a private life …” Foster, 49, writes in the emotional essay. “Not anymore … I’ve said it before and I will say it again: if I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally.”

"Eventually this all passes … You survive," she concludes. "Hopefully in the process you don’t lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and—finally—the most beautiful survival tool of all. Don’t let them take that away from you."




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  • clara

    kristen é uma vadia ....nunca vi garota mais egoista...que vergonha celebuzz fzendo a menina virar uma vitima...ela nao tem porra nenhuma de vitima

  • Rona

    Stunnig girl! Wish her well.


    Beautiful photos… Can't wait for another more…

  • Yehh

    Are you sure mimi? maybe she was kissing the director's dick...and now? she's still a naive girl? come on...are you a nun? open you eyes, wake up to life, she knew perfectly what she was doing and she enjoyed it! she likes to feel the rush of the passion, the forbidden, that's fine...but it is a petty, if she continues like this, choosing the wrong guys...she will put her career in risk.

  • DanielVanWick

    I liked her better when she was a boy.

  • Cristina Kozain
    Cristina Kozain

    Totally agree with you, there are people who do not see themselves!!

  • mimi

    I think you should be ashamed of yourself for spewing your hate toward someone you don't even know. You do not know what her reality is. I know you'd like to see her punished forever for kissing her director(scum bag by the way)but I assure you most people don't feel that way. Your self righteous bs is wearing really thin. We as a nation believe in forgiveness and redemption. She is young and inexperienced no matter what her public persona is. She has been in two relationships and contrary to what you crazy fans are spewing out there, this girl is not a promiscuous woman. Believe me we would have known about it if she was. She is kind hearted and sweet which is why Rob loves her. She will come out in public when she is ready. She is not hiding, she is recovering from a broken heart too. She may have brought it on herself, but it doesn't make it less painful.

  • nina

    well well well... look at that! All this latest media craze towards poor little stew is even MORE infuriating! Poor little stew, who is hiding away, supposedly crying in guilt for her dids and the terrible, horrible haters who are praying on this poor little, tiny, innocent girl.... I don't see her around tryng to pick up the pieces of her broken home life or trying to work through the sh*t storm some1 else created! All I see is stewart hiding away from what she did, while the other parties (Liberty and her children, Stewart's boyfriend) have to face the media craze, even though they;re the victims of this case!(Even the director is out of hiding, only stewart is still hiding away). What I also see the past few days is the media (obviously payed off by her twilight money) running to her rescue! Rescue for what? Out of fear that her career might take a downfall? that she might not make millions upon millions anymore? And what's this post of an innocent little baby stew? What's the end goal celebuzz? Do you really think this tomboy girl can erase from people's minds the sexy vixen who;s getting her punane eaten by her director/boss??? All in all, I think you should be ashamed of yourselves celebuzz, this is outrages, because it's blatant!