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Stewart: Acting is a lonely life

Kristen Stewart has confessed that acting has left her feeling "incredibly lonely" and said working in the industry can make you confuse co-workers and friends.

The 24-year-old actress - who split from Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson after having an affair with married director Rupert Sanders - has spoken to The Independent's Radar magazine about how life in the spotlight has changed her life.

Kristen said: "Actors become super-isolated. Again, I'm not complaining about it, it's just that you have a very unique perspective on things because people don't talk to you, they feel like they are not allowed to come up to you and say 'hi'.

"So suddenly you're incredibly lonely and people hire friends to have and what happens is the lines get blurred between co-workers and friends."

The Snow White And The Huntsman star was propelled into the spotlight after being cast as Bella Swan in the hit Twilight franchise, and admitted she had found fame hard to deal with at first.

She said: "Initially, and I'm not saying anyone's public image of me is wrong, that would be a silly thing for me to say, but I was deemed very ungrateful [for my success], like I didn't care. Do not think I didn't care, it was because I was nervous and freaking out that everyone was staring at me all the time."

Kristen added: "I totally have changed, just in the way that I can deal. It's not like they weren't right or weren't wrong, it's just that I wasn't conveying myself as easily. I was just so overwhelmed.

"Now I'm a little older and more experienced, it is easier to talk to the media about this stuff, but initially it was kind of impossible. If you are put on this spot you can't think, it was just like an excessive and ridiculous version of that, and it blew up in my face. It's just hilarious this perception that I don't care, because when that was happening I was like, 'Oh my God, no one cares about me. Like help!'."

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