Kristen Stewart gets a lot of grief for her signature ‘miserable’ expressions on the red carpet, in magazine spreads and when being photographed by the paparazzi.

However, the actress, 24, doesn’t let it bother her at all. In fact, she thinks people would complain no matter what look she gave them.

“Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo - not that I ever would - that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for,” she said in the September issue of Elle. “They’d be like, ‘now you’re going to give it up, now you’re a sellout.’ Like okay. What do you want? What would you like?” 

The former child star became a well known name in 2008 with the release of the first Twilight film and she can even pinpoint the moment when she first realized that she had reached a new level of fame. 

“The day the  movie came out there was a picture of me - in the New York Post,” she recalls. “I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend (Michael Angarano) and dog. And I was like, ‘Oh shit, well, I have to be aware of that.” 

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