Kristen Stewart: ‘I Dont Want To Deprive Myself Any Bit Of Life’ [PHOTOS]

I’m totes loving Kristen Stewart after this V Magazine interview.  The oft-angsty 22-year-old arrived a bit late to her sit-down, but insisted on staying until the journalist got everything she needed.

Stewart appears more misunderstood than the whiny starlet she comes off as.

I really love people,” Stewart, who topped Forbes’ list as the highest-paid actress, said. “You can’t not as an actor. It’s just strange meeting someone and going, Okay, you start at square one and I will try and make up for what you already think you know about me.”

Play sixteen-year-old Marylou in On The Road helped Stewart learn more about herself while spending 99% of her time in the spotlight.

“I have realized that you can close yourself off to life if you put walls up, but it’s a difficult thing,” she said. “You can’t see over, people can’t see in, and you also can’t see out. So I’ve gotten quite comfortable with just being unafraid. I keep saying the same thing: it’s not about being fearless but really just embracing the fears and using them.” 

Being part of director Walter Salles’ picture, co-starring Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge and Garrett Hedlund was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Stewart.

“I would have done anything, I would have played any part,” Stewart said.. “Marylou is remarkable because she’s got a tough core. When you’re a teenager, a year can be crippling to maneuver through. You’re just out there questioning things, and so to be completely okay with that and not think that there’s anything wrong with you, that’s something I’ve recently understood. I’m 22. Marylou started this whole thing when she was 15.”

Being on the wrong end of the media spectrum has certainly forced Stewart to adopt a new outlook.

“I am not closed off to anything right now,” Stewart said with a smile. “That is what I was saying about not having any more walls up. I don’t want to deprive myself of any bit of life.”