WATCH: Here’s What Kristen Stewart Thinks of ‘Twilight’ These Days

It’s been almost five years since Kristen Stewart bid farewell to the Twilight franchise. Though the actress has made plenty of movies since starring in the worldwide phenomenon, even she can’t help but to look back and acknowledge just how much of an impact the saga has had on her life.

Appearing on Ellen for the first time in years, Stewart reflects on her Twilight days. For the 26-year-old, the first thing she remembers are the “really uncomfortable hair extensions.”

“I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook,” she says, checking out a picture of her and ex-boyfriend and former co-star Robert Pattinson doing promotion for their movie. “I don’t jump right back into those memories but as soon as you see a picture, you’re like, ‘Ooh god! It was like yesterday!'”

“It was something personal that became not the most personal thing” she explains of the pandemonium within the fandom surrounding the movies. “But at the same time it’s good because it forced me to stand at attention this way.”

She adds, “When I do stuff that scares me, good things happen.”