Twilight star uneasy with fame

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart - who became famous at the age of 18 for her role as Bella Swan - has admitted she had a hard time growing up in the public eye, saying she was "overly self-conscious" and that she appeared "weird" to onlookers.

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart said she was uncomfortable with fame. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

She told the Radio Times she was uncomfortable with fame even before she made Twilight, with the release of Panic Room when she was 13.

She said: "I was such a freak with all that stuff in the beginning and that's why everyone thought I was such a weirdo. I was definitely overly self-conscious."